Top 5 Christmas gift ideas for adventure seekers

Need a present for the adventurer in your life? We’ve got 5 ideas that will rock their world.

It’s that time of year again: Christmas. A time for giving and receiving wonderful, and not-so-wonderful gifts to friends and loved ones. To help you avoid giving a not-so-wonderful gift, we’ve compiled a list of 5 Christmas gift ideas for the adventure seekers in your life. And don’t worry, we’ve covered all versions of adventurer: tame, active and wild.

So, before you rush to order the old stand-by gifts of socks and ugly sweaters, consider giving the gift of adventure and experience. Sure, some of these amazing excursion pressies may cost more, but can you really put a price tag on fun and feat?

Read on for our top 5 Christmas gift ideas for adventure seekers in and around Perth.

Might as well jump

We may be biased but let’s face it, giving someone a tandem skydive over Rottnest Island is one badass Christmas gift. And although it may seem like it’s only for hardcore extremists, it’s not. At Skydive Geronimo, we’ve had the privilege of skydiving with some pretty reluctant adventurers who went on to love every minute of their jump.  Skydive Geronimo gift vouchers start at $100 and can be purchased online and sent straight to your inbox. Go on, you know you want to freak someone out with a tandem skydive Christmas voucher.

Wake on the lake

Boardsport lovers and water babies will be thrilled with a day at Perth Wake Park, Western Australia’s only cable wakeboard park. The park is set up for first-time to advanced riders so everyone can have a go. The park features a beginner’s lake for learning and the main lake is for perfecting skills but both provide hours of fun. It’s a great day out for water-loving adventurers and a pretty rad gift.

Bonus: There’s a cafe on-site to re-fuel after or during sessions.

Love is in the air

Hot air balloons are often associated with marriage proposals and romance but they also make an impressive gift for Christmas. Windward Balloon Adventures take off from Northam and fly over the beautiful Avon Valley from April to November (it’s too hot, dry and windy during the summer months in WA), so this is a Christmas gift that will include some anticipation and waiting.

Bonus: Prices include a champagne breakfast after the flight.

Fast track it

Calling all speed demons! Indoor go-karting is a fast and furious (and competitive) way to get your racing kicks in a safe and controlled environment. This is a great group outing (10 carts are allowed on the track at a time) so if you have more than one adrenaline junkie to buy a Christmas voucher for, this is a good one-stop shop. There are no age restrictions but there is a minimum height of 135cm for single carts and 110cm for double carts. Sign the whole family up!

Bonus: At The Kart Centre in Canning Vale, gift cards start at $35.

Glide through the sea

There’s a cool new way to explore the crystal clear waters around Rottnest Island called The Seabob, a small electric jet that propels you through the water. The Seabob looks like a tiny jet ski but instead of sitting on it, your upper body lies on the equipment when you grab hold of the handlebars. From this position, you can zoom on top, or under the ocean in an effortless and easy way. It’s been likened to a personal-size water scooter.

Bonus: The Seabob is low weight and super quiet. For ages 8 and older.

We hope this list of 5 gift ideas for adventure seekers helps you give the gift of fun and experience this Christmas. Happy Holidays!