Go for thrills with Christmas gifts this year

All I want for Christmas… is a serious dose of adrenaline! Said some of us this year. After a year of lockdowns and border closures, the need to shake off the cobwebs!

There’s a slew of Aussies this year swapping traditional Christmas for thrills! Adrenaline has done the research – almost half of young Aussies are keen to skip out on Christmas Day celebrations and go straight to action instead. We’re talking sky diving helicopter rides and jet boats! And a whopping 86% of young Aussies leaning towards Christmas gift they can experience with someone special.

Can’t quite get away with ducking out on Christmas Day? We hear you. Put a few activities on the Christmas list – it’s not too late.

We had a little sneak peek of the action a few lucky ones are going to get up to on Christmas or being given as gifts on Christmas Day and we got jealous, so we headed out on our own Adrenaline adventure on the harbour with Oz Jet Adventures. How many times have zipped past as you’ve been at Opera Bar or on the ferry commute? After a rip-roaring 30 mins zipping around Sydney Harbour up to Taronga Zoo, doing spins in front of Garden Island and zooming under the Harbour Bridge, we were windswept and wet but boy we could not wipe off the smiles!

The jet boat rides depart several times a day and aren’t for those who get a bit woozy standing on the wharf but if you’re after a bit of fun on the sea, this one’s for you. Forget long, drawn-out Christmas cruises with your colleagues, it’s fun, fast 30 mins that will have you gripping the handle bars as you do spins with the Harbour Bridge in the distance.

Not your style? No problem, Adrenaline has a range of different activities to suit all types. We’re talking kayaking, canyoning, V8 race car laps, brewery tours, clay shooting, cooking classes, even ghost tours.

Even better you can order gift certificates even on Christmas morning!

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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