Best gifts for teenagers

Looking for the perfect gift for the teenager in your life? Don’t settle for getting them things they don’t need just for the sake of it. Give them a gift that gets them up and out doing something amazing! Whether it’s a bucket list activity like swimming with sharks, getting active with a kayaking tour or a virtual reality experience with their mates, we’re sure to have something they’d love to do. Here’s some ideas to inspire your gift giving, whether it’s for a birthday or just to show you care…

Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding

One of the best ways to get out and have fun exploring has to be by taking to the water. Teens can get active and cause a splash by going kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding at locations across Australia. Choose your best fit from a range of experiences around the country, from a dolphin and shipwreck kayak tour in Adelaide to SUPing on Sydney Harbour.

Go karting

The rush of go karting is perfect for teenagers. Get a group together and put driving skills to the test to find out who’s fastest on the track. Teenagers who like getting competitive playing video games will love racing around the track in a kart, wearing a helmet and race overalls to really look and feel like a racing driver.

 Virtual reality

Let them step into a different world with a virtual reality experience. There are thrilling team-based adventures perfect for teens and their mates (or even to enjoy as a family), as well as thrilling solo experiences like racing simulations and even indoor skydiving with a VR headset.

Swimming with sharks

For teens with a real sense of adventure, swimming with sharks has to be up there when it comes to ‘must-do’ experiences. Choose from a range of options, including diving with sharks at an aquarium or swimming with whale sharks in the wild. Some age restrictions apply, so check your teen is old enough for the experience you like the look of before booking.

Theme parks and attractions

Australia is home to some incredible theme parks and attractions, ready and waiting to entertain almost every day of the year. How about a trip to some of the best theme parks in the Gold Coast, like Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild? Or maybe an aquarium visit or multiple attractions pass would suit them better?

Defensive driving

If you’re looking for a gift they might be thankful for in the years ahead, this is it. A defensive driving course is an investment that could build their driving skills and self confidence, as well as improve their knowledge of how to handle a car safely in emergency situations. Courses are available on tracks around Australia. We even have a Junior Driver Experience for kids aged 12-16!

Flying fox and tree adventures

Who doesn’t love flying through the air on a ziplines and flying foxes? Get your teen out of the house and active with one of these fun high-rise activities. There are some awesome views and the feeling of shooting through the trees is a real adrenaline rush at Australia-wide locations.

Jet boat ride

Forget the usual scenic boat cruises and give the gift of a jet boat ride. These turbo-charged trips across the water feature plenty of twists, turns and manoeuvres, making them the fastest, most thrilling way to see the sights. Just choose your location! Options include Sydney Harbour, Cairns, Mooloolaba, Airlie Beach and Surfers Paradise.

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