Top Five Mother's Day Destinations in Australia
Got anything special planned for your mum on the second Sunday of May? Showering her with gifts and treating her out will definitely make her feel special, but taking her on a weekend getaway is an experience that she'll truly remember. Mother's Day isn't only for our loving mums, this day is for all the mothers out there -- including grandmums, wives and sisters -- so make sure to acknowledge them as well. You may even want to ask them to join the road trip! If you still have no idea where to take your mum, check out VroomVroomVroom's suggestion of places where you can bring the most special woman in your life.
Exciting things you can do with your mum
Indulge in tea and pastries in Melbourne (Victoria)
Afternoon teas, high coffees, and crafty teas are fast becoming popular in Victoria and you can find some of the best high tea venues in Melbourne. Distinguished women get a pleasure of sipping on warm tea and nibbling on delectable snacks and desserts. It is very relaxing and you can spend hours reminiscing or sharing new experiences. TimeOut recommends Hopetoun Tea Rooms, which is known for their delicious scones and the kid-friendly High Tea at Crafternoon.
Wine and dine in Margaret River (Western Australia)
If your mum is more of a wine lover than a tea drinker, then it's best to take her on a winery tour in Margaret River. There are more than 2,400 wineries all over Australia, but most of the country's premium wineries can be found in this region. You can choose between half-day or full-day tours. There are several local companies that arrange wine tours, but it would be more fun if you explore the area with a car hire so you can spend more special moments with your mom. You can book a wine tour directly at the wine estates, including Leeuwin Estate, or enjoy the six wine and food courses at Voyager Estate.
Feel pampered with luxurious villa accommodation and spa treatment in Gold Coast (Queensland)
Escape all the hustle and bustle of the city by heading to the Gold Coast hinterland for a relaxing rainforest retreat. You'll get a chance to see more than 500 different waterfalls, 160 kilometres of walking trails and 250 wildlife species almost as soon as you step out of your room. O'Reilly's features a wide range of accommodations – from Canopy Suites to luxurious Villas that offer breathtaking views of Lamington National Park. Your mum will surely feel rejuvenated after taking a dip at the Lost World Spa. You could also surprise her with a picnic on the verandas of their historical homestead!
Hot air ballooning adventure in Alice Springs (Northern Territory)
Road trips are fun because you can stop anytime to appreciate the sights, but hot air ballooning can let you gaze over your surrounding while floating up in the sky. The experts say that the best place to ride the hot air balloon is over the Outback, where you can get a chance to see the spectacular Ayers Rock and other amazing landscapes. Outback Ballooning is the only balloon company in the country which operates in the remote Outback. The meeting place is in Alice Springs, and you can choose between a 30-minute or 60-minute balloon flight.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise, buffet, and live entertainment in Sydney (New South Wales)
If your mum is scared of the heights, then take her on a harbour cruise in Sydney instead. There are several companies that offer cruise packages on Mother's Day so find the one that will best interest your mum. Rhythm Boat Cruises will feature one of the country's top Abba tribute bands. Watch their live performance while enjoying the Sydney Harbour views and delectable lunch and dessert. Captain Cook Cruises, on the other hand, offers a special buffet lunch for all the mothers out there.