Father’s Day Giveaway: $200 RedBalloon Voucher

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We both agreed, it was up there with one of our best dates.  At dusk on Saturday, the husband and I climbed the Brisbane Story Bridge before heading out to the stunning views of Mt Cootha for dinner.

Climbing the bridge was a wonderful experience!  And thanks to RedBalloon, I’ll be doing more fun stuff like this over the next 6 months, so stay tuned! I love the adventure of it!

The Climb

The Story Bridge Climb in Brisbane is one of 3 in the world! The climb was meticulously organised, and our guide Caleb, was professional, fun and knowledgeable. It was an easy climb and I felt safe (just a little shaky for the first little bit as I got used to the height).  The 360° view at the top was stunning, stretching out across the city lights to Moreton Island, the Glasshouse Mountains, Flinders Peak and Mt Barney.  A fabulous experience for both locals and tourists.

redballoon experiences -- story bridge climb brisbane

redballoon experiences -- story bridge climb brisbane

The Date

My husband and I grew up in Brisbane, met in Brisbane, fell in love in Brisbane, and had our wedding reception in Brisbane, so it was special to revisit many of the places from above, that hold significance to our relationship.  Once the jitters left, we both found ourselves feeling strangely calm and quiet.   It was a special experience to share with each other, and it was so fun to go on an out of the ordinary date. Just what we needed; just like a mini holiday.

What the husband said: I was really impressed by the professional way in the organisation was run. All the equipment was well maintained, and the tour guide was excellent.  I enjoyed it, even more than I expected! There was something very calming about being on top of the bridge; it felt like I was away from it all. Very refreshing!

About RedBalloon

RedBalloon is the ultimate place for gift experiences, with over 2,500 different gifts available all over Australia. I absolutely LOVE the idea of giving someone an experience, memories, as a gift.  The variety of experiences available are HUGE, from V8 car racing and helicopter rides to indulgent spa days and jewellery making classes; there’s something for everyone. Perfect for special occasions too, like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.

Ordering and claiming the voucher on the RedBalloon website was a simple process, and the staff and the Story Bridge Climb had all our details ready when we walked in the door. Seamless.


Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m trilled to offer a chance to win a $200 RedBalloon gift voucher to go towards any experience you like. Browse through these Father’s Day Gifts to give you an idea of the sort of experiences are available near you.

How to enter: Entering is easy, simply browse through some of the Father’s Day Gifts and come back here and leave a comment below about what you would buy a special dad for Father’s Day.

Terms: 1. Australian residents only 2. Winner will be drawn randomly  3. Winner will be notified by email and if no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn  4. Giveaway open from 13 August to 20 August 2012. 5. Voucher will be valid for 12 months. 6.Voucher is subject to Red Balloon T&Cs. 7. This competition is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Reader Discount

BeAFunMum reader discount! For everyone!

Offer: Spend $129 or more on any RedBalloon experience, and receive $30 off.

To redeem:  Visit www.redballoon.com.au and enter the promotional code (REDMUM01) at the checkout to receive your discount.

Code: REDMUM01

Terms and Conditions: 1.Offer valid until 31/12/13. 2. Promotional Code can only be used once per person. 3. All purchases are subject to Red Balloon T&Cs.


Thanks to the team at Digital Parents Collective for inviting me to be a part of the RedBalloon Experience Program. I will share my awesome experiences with you over the next 6 months. Stay tuned!  As always, all opinions are my own however the experiences are complimentary. I was not paid for this post.

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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  1. Josie Storey says

    I would choose two for my husband as it is his forst fathers day this year.

    Two Hot Laps in a Wrx at the Gold Coast $100.00 and a Seafood Feast Indulgence at The Sunny Coast $140.00 I would put the extra towards it. He would be so stoked if he got either of these little loan both.

  2. Debra Stanley says

    I would definately get Fishing Trip Deep Sea Adventure – Full Day as my hubby loves fishing
    Because we have a daughter with Cystic Fibrosis and I have severe depression he spends most of his time looking after us He doesnt get much for hmself and never asks for anything
    Something like this would put his senses into overdrive and he would have aawesome time
    He doesnt get to do as much fishing as he used to

  3. Ashleigh Hassell says

    I would buy my husband the story bridge climb because he has a fear for heights and he’s always said “if I can climb that then I can do anything” lol

  4. Louise Youd says

    I think my husband would probably like the Strahan one. Because even thought Tassie is only a small place and we have lived here our whole lives we have never ventured that far. Although he would probably be happy with most of them.

  5. crystal k says

    for the most incredible father i know, my husband, i would use the voucher to buy him anything that would get his heart racing the way mine does everytime i look at him.

  6. Kylie D says

    My Husband would love the Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Climb! A fitting Father’s Day “thank you” gift as I am so thankful for all the help he gives me with our two gorgeous kids.

  7. Kylie Christie says

    My husband is a mad car racing fan – he absolutely loves it.So its an easy choice to make – the V8 Racing 9 Lap Combo Package – Wakefield, NSW

  8. amanda says

    V8 Racing 9 Lap Combo Package ,
    my husbands no back seat driver,giving him an adrenaline rush he will be talking about for years.

  9. kim wardle says

    This is so hard, so many to choose from. I know he would love the Tiger Moth Joy Flight, the Stunt Driving & Creative Car Control, the V8 Car Drive and also the Fishing Trip Deep Sea Adventure. So if I won it, I think I will have to put them all in a hat, and pull one out of it.

  10. Jodie Moss says

    My hubby would love a wine cruise. He is a wine a holic and loves going to the cellar door. Deserves it after the sleepless nights with bub number 4

  11. Nicole says

    I think my hubby would love the V8 hot laps, but I would choose something we could do together – probably the Storey Bridge climb. We don’t get out much these days with a 4 month old bub and 4 year old twins!

  12. says

    Wow, so many to choose from! The golf package, the beer tasting, wineries tour, Turkish dinner or a rally drive?! I think Red Ballon has my gift’s sorted for my Hubby and my Dad for a long time to come :)

  13. Hayley says

    I would like my daddy to have a relaxing day on the tall ship adventure with my mummy & me. He does a great job with my mummy who is having a baby in 2 months. Hes a hard worker and deserves a days break. We would love a day as a family before my little brother or sister arrives. It would mean the world to us! :)

  14. casey says

    A massage for sure! 60min of quiet time for dad and he will no doubt float home on a cloud nine ready to tackle another day of being partner, dad, mr fixit, chef, dog walker and story book reader extraordinaire!
    : )

  15. Kat says

    Any of the car/plane/helicopter activities where he gets a turn at driving it himself would be fabulous (though might set the bar quite high for every Father’s Day after it!!)

  16. Rebecca says

    I guess I’d have to get him a flying session, although my dad being in the UK probably wouldn’t be able to fly here to use it! So I think instead, I’d get my hubby a car racing experience, and sign it from my little lady!

  17. Sarah White says

    I would get my wonderful hubby a 1/2 day fishing trip – deep sea adventure. He spends long days working as a truck driver so it would be wonderful for him to get away from the traffic for at least 1/2 day. I would also send our 2 sons with him – and then my daughter I can catch up on some Serious Gold Coast Shopping!!

  18. Katey says

    Three course seafood indulgence dinner for 2. My dad LOVES seafood. Would be nice to treat him (& mum) to a dinner out.

  19. RACHAEL says

    I think Dad and/or Hubby would love the Aerobatic Warbird Flight in a YAK52!
    It would be the perfect gift that they both would love! I’m sure they both have enough socks and undies by now :)

  20. Amanda Gorham says

    (F)light Simulator Experience for hubby, he’s been so helpful with bubbly,
    (L)ittle bub is so sick with pneumonia in her lungs, nothing’s too much trouble hubby says with love and hugs,
    (Y)ou wouldn’t believe how much time he’s had off work, lucky his boss isn’t a jerk!

    (M)oney is tight, everything I think of for Father’s Day is never quite right,
    (E)ntrust me with this voucher for the flight, and everything would be a surprise and a delighted scream and a fortunate fright!!

  21. Vicki says

    My hubby would love the V8 hot laps. He is a bit of a rev head, but with a mortgage and 2 kids, is now driving a 4 cylinder buzz box. He really misses his sports car.

  22. Marnie says

    Think my hubby would enjoy the ‘beach & dolphin’ tour. We watched the Seaworld dolphin show recently with our 4 children – all 6 of us were in awe of how beautiful they are!!

  23. sarahjane says

    Fishing Trip Deep Sea Adventure – Full Day
    My father wasn’t exactly a dad. My best friend since I was a baby, her mum is my mum’s best friend and her parents I call my Kiwi Mummy and Kiwi daddy as they live in NZ but we visit eachother often. Recently whilst there I was down and kiwi dad took me out sightseeing and when I used all the ink in the printer for study I asked what cartridge it was to replace it. He replied I don’t charge (daughters name) why should I charge you. He does so much for everyone and one of his simple pleasures is fishing.

  24. taneen says

    I always wanted my hubby to propose on my 21st… but by the time that came around i was 8 mths pregnant with our 1st child.. 7 yrs, 3 kids and a wedding later we want to do the harbour bridge climb to reconnect childfree on a romantic date.

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