There’s two months to go until Aussie mothers are honoured nationwide in the celebration of Mother’s Day. So now is the perfect time to plan a special treat. While handmade cards, gifts and breakfast in bed are always appreciated, every mother will tell you that a well-earned getaway will definitely impress.
Here are five ideas for truly spoiling mums from the luxury travel specialists at Abercrombie & Kent.
Whale Sharks in W.A.
For sun, sand and snorkelling, Ningaloo Marine Park in W.A. is a standout. And if you plan to be celebrating the big day there, there are excellent opportunities for swimming with the majestic Whale Sharks which frequent these waters between April and July. Three nights at idyllic Sal Salis wilderness camp is sandwiched between a night in Perth at beginning and end. In addition to marine activities at Ningaloo there are bush walks, extraordinary sunsets and gourmet tucker.
6 days from A$4,540 per person.
Golfing in Tassie
Golfing mums will be thrilled with this new offering from A&K. Easy to slot in to a busy schedule, this three-day getaway includes two days playing the iconic links courses of Barnbougle and a round at Australia’s newest course, Cape Wickham Links, on King Island. At Barnbougle, accommodation is at the stylish Lost Farm Lodge and access is via charter flight from Melbourne.
3 days from A$7,650 per person.
Biking in the Barossa
What about a four-day indulgence of great South Australian food and wine without the guilt factor. How? Get yourself from A to B by pedal power. Guests cycle through the vineyards, enjoying the scenery, meeting local producers and of course sampling the world famous produce. Accommodation is at The Louise, an idyllic gourmet retreat in the great Barossa Valley.
4 days from A$1,985 per person.
Land of the long white cloud
Dust off the passport and head to New Zealand for a longer escape. A&K’s seven-day luxury alpine adventure includes the delights of Queenstown and a stunning Milford Sound cruise where dolphins, penguins and seals cavort in a landscape that defies belief. There’s a day enjoying the wineries of the Central Otago region plus a spectacular stay at Minaret Station in a remote part of the Southern Alps, accessible only by helicopter.
7 days from NZ$9,785 per person.
Let her choose.
Or if the destination decision is too challenging, what about an A&K gift voucher? Vouchers are redeemable on any of A&K’s journeys of five days or more and can be purchased for as little as A$250.