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Mother’s Day in Canberra: Dining options and things to do

From countryside getaways to local dinners, these meals and activities will make Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day.

Treat the mum in your life this Mother's Day to picnics among the vineyards, sauna sessions and fresh Batemans Bay oysters (just to name a few).

These are our top picks for where to eat, things to do and the deals to save you dollars.

Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch in Canberra

2 Course Steakhouse Lunch with Drink - For 2

2 Course Steakhouse Lunch with Drink - For 2 from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Lunch for 2 and a glass of house beer, wine or soft drink each
  • Location: Casino Canberra, 21 Binara St Canberra ACT 2601
  • Price: $99 for 2
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Brunch with the Bunch Alpaca Experience - 2 hours

Brunch with the Bunch Alpaca Experience - 2 hours from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Brunch, meet and greet with the alpacas and llamas and a visit to The Blackwattle Farm Shop
  • Location: Murrumbateman, NSW
  • Cost: $60 per person
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    Canberra Wine, Gin and Chocolate Tour with Lunch

    Canberra Wine, Gin and Chocolate Tour with Lunch from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Return transport from Braddon, 8-hour tour, visits to 3 wineries, a distillery and chocolatier and lunch
  • Location: 48/38 Mort St Braddon ACT 2612
  • Cost: $225 per person
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    Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner in Canberra

    3 Course Steakhouse Dinner with Wine - For 2

    3 Course Steakhouse Dinner with Wine - For 2 from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: African and Australian-inspired menu with a mouth-watering selection of premium meat cuts and a glass of wine each
    • Location: Casino Canberra, 21 Binara St Canberra ACT 2601
    • Price: $158 for 2
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    La Cantina Canberra

    La Cantina Canberra from Groupon

    • Inclusions: 30% off takeaway orders
    • Location: Narrabundah
    • Cost: 30% off your takeaway spend
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    Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Canberra for Mother's Day

    Perfect Pizza Oven At Home Kit

    Perfect Pizza Oven At Home Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Pizza Oven Kit in a gift box, bottle of red wine and pizza slice cutter
    • Location: Your home
    • Cost: $269
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    Homemade Pasta Kit

    Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Homemade pasta-making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta-making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery.
    • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
    • Cost: $149
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery.
    • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
    • Cost: $139
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    Gourmet Gift Hamper

    Gourmet Gift Hamper from Edible Blooms

    • Inclusions: Dancing Monkey honeycomb and rocky road, Rowe & Hunt smoked almonds and cinnamon almonds, The Treat Co. coconut apricot balls and choc coated raspberries, Charlie's – cheese bites, Lindt milk chocolate balls, golden flower card with a Belgian milk chocolate, signature Edible Blooms Hamper delivery box and packaging including a free gift card.
    • Location: Your home.
    • Price: $90
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    Things to do on Mother's Day in Canberra

    Half-Day Canberra Winery Tour to Murrumbateman

    Half-Day Canberra Winery Tour to Murrumbateman from Wotif

    • Inclusions: Visit 3-4 wineries/venues, Tasting fees, Lunch, Shared cheese platters, Complimentary drinks, Photo shoots in scenery locations
    • Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    • Cost: $229 per person
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    Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk Entry

    Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk Entry from Experience Oz

    • Inclusions: Walk up to 45m above the forest floor and and enjoy the breathtaking views of Illawarra escarpment
    • Location: 182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill, NSW 2577
    • Cost: $27.50 per person
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    Women's History Walking Tour with Local Guide in Canberra

    Women's History Walking Tour with Local Guide in Canberra from Wotif

    • Inclusions: Learn the real history of Canberra in this entertaining and educational walking tours you discover the true movers and shakers behind the city
    • Location: Meet up at King George V Memorial
    • Cost: $60 per person
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    Wildbark Visitor Centre Twilight Tour: Canberra

    Wildbark Visitor Centre Twilight Tour: Canberra from Experience Oz

    • Inclusions: Spend twilight in the wilderness on a guided bushwalk where you'll learn about the local environment and conservation efforts and spy nocturnal creatures
    • Location: Departs from 25 Rosenburg Street in Throsby, at the Wildbark Visitor Centre
    • Price: $65 per person
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    Hot Air Ballooning Over Canberra - Weekend - For 2

    Hot Air Ballooning Over Canberra - Weekend - For 2 from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Overlook Canberra’s most picturesque locations as the sun rises with a complimentary glass of champagne after you land
    • Location: 120 Commonwealth Ave Canberra
    • Cost: $960 for 2
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    Big River Distillery Tour and Tasting

    Big River Distillery Tour and Tasting from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: 45-minute guided tour and tasting experience by Big River's founder
    • Location: Building 3/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick
    • Cost: $30 per person
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    Canberra Wineries Full Day, Electric Vehicle with Guided Tour

    Canberra Wineries Full Day, Electric Vehicle with Guided Tour from Viator

    • Inclusions: Private winery day tour in an electric vehicle, personalised according to your interests and tastes
    • Location: Canberra, ACT
    • Cost: $899 for up to 4 people
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    Canberra Beer, Wine and Spirits Half Day Tour - For 2

    Canberra Beer, Wine and Spirits Half Day Tour - For 2 from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: An afternoon tasting tour to 2 breweries, a winery and a distillery, with beer, wine, gin, vodka and whisky samples
  • Location: Departs from Braddon, ACT
  • Cost: $340 for 2
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    Mystery Picnic in Canberra

    Mystery Picnic in Canberra from Klook

    • Inclusions: Self-guided mystery experience, prepaid picnic items, clues and riddles on your smartphone
    • Location: New Acton, Civic, Braddon
    • Cost: $75 per person (minimum 2 people)
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     Private Helicopter Flight

    Private Helicopter Flight from Adrenaline

    • Inclusions: 30-minute helicopter flight for up to 3 people
    • Location: Departs Wolloroo
    • Cost: $747 for groups of 3
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    Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo

    Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Day entry to the National Zoo and cheetah encounter
    • Location: 999 Lady Denman Dr, Yarralumla ACT 2611
    • Cost: $195 per person
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    See the latest dining and experience deals in Canberra for Mother's Day

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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.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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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% off select activities

    Available on hot air balloon flights, skydiving, lunch cruises, jet boat rides and attraction passes on Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, SkyPoint Observation Deck, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and more. Minimum spend of $350 is required. T&Cs apply.
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