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Things to do on Mother’s Day and gift ideas for 2024

For the mum who loves adventure, we've hunted down dozens of gift ideas and things to do on Mother's Day for every budget.

Mother with children at the beach.

On the hunt for the perfect gift or experience to do on Mother's Day? You've come to the right place.

We have hand-picked dozens of ideas to help you in your search for that perfect present for Mum. Whether she enjoys adventure-filled experiences or loves to sit back with some bubbles, these are sure to earn you major brownie points.

Top Mother's Day gift ideas

Budget-friendly options

Treat Mum without breaking the bank with these gifts and experiences to suit every budget. You can book gifts to surprise Mum on the day or to use in the future.

Under $50

The Bell Tower Tour and Bell Ringing Experience in Perth
The Bell Tower Tour and Bell Ringing Experience in Perth

Klook

Gorge Wildlife Park General Admission (Cudlee Creek, SA)
Gorge Wildlife Park General Admission (Cudlee Creek, SA)

RedBalloon

$50–$100

Wine Tasting and Canapes at Maxwell Wines
Wine Tasting and Canapes at Maxwell Wines

RedBalloon

$100+

Snorkelling with Sea Dragons in Victoria
Snorkelling with Sea Dragons in Victoria

RedBalloon

Private Yoga by the Sea Session in Bondi
Private Yoga by the Sea Session in Bondi

RedBalloon

Thrilling experiences

For a Mother's Day experience she won't forget, surprise Mum with a gift fit for a thrillseeker. RedBalloon and Adrenaline offer gift vouchers that are valid for 3 years, so she can choose her adventure and have something to look forward to.

Brisbane Story Bridge Twilight Climb
Brisbane Story Bridge Twilight Climb

Experience Oz

Black Ops Military-Style Helicopter Mission & GoPro Footage
Black Ops Military-Style Helicopter Mission & GoPro Footage

Adrenaline

Melbourne Tandem Skydiving up to 15,000ft
Melbourne Tandem Skydiving up to 15,000ft

Experience Oz

Creative courses

Learning a new skill is a great way for Mum to take time out for herself and do the things she loves.

Resin Art Class: Make Your Own Charcuterie Board
Resin Art Class: Make Your Own Charcuterie Board

Classbento

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Workshop in Melbourne
Turkish Mosaic Lamp Workshop in Melbourne

Classbento

Cruises

If Mum loves the water, take her cruising with some unique fine dining and classical music in the background on a fancy Mother's Day lunch or dinner.

Swan Valley Guided Tour with River Cruise, Winery Visit & Lunch
Swan Valley Guided Tour with River Cruise, Winery Visit & Lunch

Luxury Escapes

Brisbane River City Lights Dinner Cruise
Brisbane River City Lights Dinner Cruise

RedBalloon

Whitsundays Tall Ship Sunset Sail with Snacks and Bubbles
Whitsundays Tall Ship Sunset Sail with Snacks and Bubbles

RedBalloon

Breakfast ideas

Start Mum's day off right with a Mother's Day breakfast.

Brunch with the Bunch Alpaca Experience
Brunch with the Bunch Alpaca Experience

RedBalloon

Optus Stadium Guided Tour with Breakfast at City View Café
Optus Stadium Guided Tour with Breakfast at City View Café

Luxury Escapes

Lunch and dinner ideas

Enjoy a Mother's Day lunch or dinner with your loved ones to show Mum how much you appreciate her.

6 Course Tasting Menu by the Harbour with Wine
6 Course Tasting Menu by the Harbour with Wine

RedBalloon

3 Course Dinner at Dundee's on the Waterfront
3 Course Dinner at Dundee's on the Waterfront

RedBalloon

Three-Course Australian Meal with a Drink at Drunk Elephant
Three-Course Australian Meal with a Drink at Drunk Elephant

Groupon

A Seafood Platter or Premium Seafood Platter at Richmond Oysters
A Seafood Platter or Premium Seafood Platter at Richmond Oysters

Groupon

6 Course Tasting Menu by the Harbour with Wine
6 Course Tasting Menu by the Harbour with Wine

RedBalloon

High tea ideas

Treat her on Mother's Day to high tea fit for royalty. If it's booked out, order a home-delivered high tea or choose a future date to celebrate.

Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin High Tea
Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin High Tea

RedBalloon

Traditional Afternoon Tea with Sparkling Wine
Traditional Afternoon Tea with Sparkling Wine

RedBalloon

Sparkling High Tea in the Hunter Valley
Sparkling High Tea in the Hunter Valley

RedBalloon

Spa and massage packages

Make Mother's Day a relaxation day by getting Mum a well-deserved massage or spa treatment.

Rejuvenating Spa Packages with 65-Minute Massage & Beauty Treatments
Rejuvenating Spa Packages with 65-Minute Massage & Beauty Treatments

Luxury Escapes

Alba Thermal Springs Bathing and Dining with Free Gift
Alba Thermal Springs Bathing and Dining with Free Gift

RedBalloon

60-Minute Facial, Massage Pamper Package Or 90-Minute Pamper Package at Eassa Day Spa
60-Minute Facial, Massage Pamper Package Or 90-Minute Pamper Package at Eassa Day Spa

Groupon

Detoxing Sauna, Floatation Tank and Salt Therapy Package
Detoxing Sauna, Floatation Tank and Salt Therapy Package

RedBalloon

Hampers

Hampers are thoughtful gifts that show just how well you know Mum. They come as traditional food hampers to pamper hampers and drinks bundles. Can't find what you're looking for? Find more Mother's Day hamper options here.

At Home Chardonnay Gin and Wine Tasting Experience
At Home Chardonnay Gin and Wine Tasting Experience

RedBalloon

L'Occitane Rejuvenate & Pamper Hamper
L'Occitane Rejuvenate & Pamper Hamper

The Hamper Emporium

Gift cards

Sometimes it's hard to book something without Mum finding out. A gift card is a perfect Mother's Day present that lets her choose when to use it. All of the gift vouchers below are valid for 3–5 years.


See the latest experience and dining deals for Mother's Day in 2024

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Up to 50% off select adventures

Escape the ordinary with Adrenaline's thrilling discounts. Experience Australia's wild side for less with these limited-time deals. T&CS apply.
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Up to 62% off select experiences in Australia

Save up to 62% on select dining, day tours, tourist attractions and more in Australia at Luxury Escapes. Limited time offer and while stocks last.
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As low as $29 on Australia tours, sightseeing and cruises

Save on selected tours and cruises in Australia with these special offers at Viator. Book for as low as $29. Limited time offer. T&Cs, exclusions apply.
Code

School holiday experiences from $19.50 + 10% off with code

Book some of the top school holiday experiences in Australia and New Zealand with prices starting from $19.50 at Experience Oz. Plus use the code FDEXOZ350 upon checkout to get 10% off your bookings. T&Cs apply.
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10% cashback + up to 50% off select Australia activities

Enjoy up to 50% discount on selected experiences and activities in Australia, and get 10% cashback on your bookings at Travello. Available until sold out. T&Cs apply.
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Australia sightseeing tours from $20

Available on select travel dates in 2023. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
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Up to 34% off things to do in Australia

Available on select travel dates across Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Activities include day tours, zoo and animal interactions, tandem skydives, hot air balloon flights and jet boat rides.
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10% cashback Australian tours and activities

Valid for a limited time only at Backpacker Deals. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.
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Member Price: Up to 30% off

Available for travel on select dates across Australia at Expedia. Destinations include Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and more. T&Cs apply.
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Cocktail-making classes from $49

Available on select dates in 2024 in locations across Australia such as Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Australia sightseeing cruises from $109

Available on select travel dates until 2023, including Easter and school holidays. Activities include whale- and dolphin-watching and lunch and sunset cruises in Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne.
Deal

Up to 45% off Australia Klook attraction passes

Available on select Klook attraction passes in Australia. T&Cs apply.
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10% off your Australia activities

Use the code and get 10% off your Australia activities in Yarra Valley, Phillip Island, and New South Wales. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off Australia activities

Sign up with your email address and unlock Sneaky Saver deals. Activities include day tours, attraction passes and hop-on hop-off bus tours. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne. T&Cs apply.
Code

5% off quad biking experiences with code

Available on select travel dates across Australia including Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, NSW and more. Minimum spend of $250 required.
Code

Up to 10% off activities and experiences with code

Valid for new Klook customers. Available on select dates in 2023 – 2024 for selected activities including day tours, park passes, boat rides and more. Valid for New Zealand and Australia residents only. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 12% off Australia flight experiences

Available on select dates on hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. Destinations include Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay, Sydney, Whitsundays, Gold Coast and more.
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Up to 73% off things to do in Australia

Available on purchases such as getaways, dining experiences, attraction passes, sightseeing cruise, cinema tickets and day tours. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
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Up to 2.5% off holiday bookings + extra 10% off day tours

Available on select dates until 2023 across Australia and New Zealand when you purchase 2+ tours. T&Cs apply.
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Get tickets to concerts, sport and theatre online

Buy tickets online to events around Australia.
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Music tickets from $51

Available on tickets for concerts and more across Australia.
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Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do

Valid on select dates including holidays such as Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Dubai, Australia, London and the US. T&Cs apply.

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