Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday 8 May, to be precise) and we’ve got some great last minute ideas on how to spoil every type of mum and make her feel very special.
For the adventurous mum
MSC Cruises 2016 Mother’s Day Deals
MSC Cruises have a range of special offers, ideal for mums who love to go on overseas adventures and voyages. Get 25 percent off your second cruise when you book a second cruise, and take mum on the adventure of a lifetime, discovering exotic and faraway lands on a range of voyages cruising the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Arabian Peninsula and Cuba.
For the fashionable mum
Mother’s Day Shopping Night at The Star, Sydney
On Wednesday 4 May, The Star’s retail precinct will showcase a glamorous evening of designer shopping, featuring live fashion installations, hot autumn trends, and great offers, discounts and prizes. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival as well as some treats and DJ beats while you indulge Mum in a spot of retail therapy.
For the fun-seeker mum
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Enjoy awe inspiring 360 degree views of Melbourne on one of the world’s largest observation wheels. Mum gets to fly free and can go in the draw to win a High Tea Experience in a private cabin. You can also add a special surprise by treating her to an exclusive Chocolate Hamper from Melbourne chocolatier CHOCAMAMA!, available from the ticket desk.
Cirque Du Soleil Kooza
The newest act from world-renowned Cirque Du Soleil to hit our shores, is Kooza, a story that returns us to our origins and explores the journey of the innocent through acrobatics, clowning, and music. There are special offers for the whole family or you can treat mum to an exclusive VIP experience.
For the foodie mum
The Windsor, Melbourne
Elegant, sophisticated and steeped in tradition, The Windsor has been serving its famous Afternoon Tea since 1883. The grand occasion features the best selection of finger sandwiches, savoury canapés, exquisite French pastries, and freshly baked scones, served on an elegant three-tiered stand. A a glass of French sparkling wine is served on arrival, and you can choose from a wide range of freshly brewed specialty teas throughout the session.
The Star, Sydney
With a selection of premium culinary offerings, The Star will spoil Mum for choice when it comes to breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners. Sokyo will feature a specially crafted eight-dish Japanese set menu, with a glass of Champagne on arrival. Enjoy a three-course lunch paired with Mumm Champagne and stunning harbor views at BLACK by ezard, or indulge in some Italian at Osteria Balla Manfredi with a four-course menu designed by renowned chef Stefano Manfredi.
For the animal-lover mum
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Mums can celebrate the special day in the company of some fellow furry mums at the park, which has recently celebrated the arrival of new babies. Home to over 2,200 Australian native animals, Featherdale Wildlife Park is also offering mums free entry this Mother’s Day, with a special gift pack for the first 200 mums through the door.
For the sweet-tooth mum
Crossroads Bar, Swissôtel Sydney
After undergoing a recent refurbishment, Crossroads Bar is modern, yet classic and features an open-plan dining area with intimate dining pods, making it ideal for family get-togethers. There will be an exclusive macaroon bar created by the hotel’s talented pastry team, where you and mum can mix and match your favourite flavours to create your very own unique macaroons, while kids can also enjoy a fun chocolate workshop where they can make their own chocolate gifts.
For the active mum
Mother’s Day Classic, NSW
Bond with mum while being part of a great cause with the Mother’s Day Classic in various locations across Sydney and regional NSW. Enjoy the outdoors together in a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run while raising funds and awareness for breast cancer.
For the beauty-queen mum
SpaQ at QT Hotels & Resorts
The designer day spa is offering an exclusive session for mum called ‘Nurture Thy Nurterer’ at its QT properties in Sydney, Gold Coast and Port Douglas. The indulgent three-hour pamper session includes a revitalising Bamboo and Ginseng polish, relaxation massage, and bespoke Uspa Custom Facial, with the treatment concluding in the Relaxation Lounge with a glass of sparkling water or wine. A Hammam-inspired steam room session can also be enjoyed at QT Gold Coast and QT Sydney.
Botanica Day Spa, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
Located right in the heart of Melbourne, this gorgeous day spa is the perfect place to treat yourself and mum to some well-deserved pampering. The Pamper Yourself With Mum package includes a face and body massage and a luxe spa pedicure with complimentary glass of champagne.
For the cultured mum
Ghost The Musical
Treat mum to a night at the theatre by taking her to see the classic romance, Ghost, on stage at the Theatre Royal in Sydney. Based on the famous film, the story now comes to life on stage, through a showcase of breathtaking illusions, special effects and that famous song Unchained Melody you know mum just loves.
For the indulgent mum
The Anchorage, Port Stephens
Indulge in a decadent lunch at The Galley Kitchen, signature restaurant at the iconic Anchorage, Port Stephens. Guests will be treated to a glass of Veuve Cliquot before enjoying a selection of canapés and a two-course Mother’s Day lunch menu. Mum will also receive an exclusive BABOR gift from Spa Lucca.
Eagles Nest Brisbane
Take your Mother’s Day brunch to new heights at this beautiful rooftop bar, boasting stunning views of Brisbane, or enjoy the sunset with a two-hour deluxe canapés and cocktails package.
For the health-conscious mum
Asana by Pete Evans, at The Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Perfect for mum’s who watch what they eat for health reasons, this in-house restaurant is spoiling mums with a paleo high-tea. Offering a delicious mix of sweet and savoury mini treats, all menu items are completely sugar, dairy and gluten free, and come beautifully presented in exquisite high-tea style.
For the mum that has it all
A holiday in Vanuatu
Knock her off her socks and whisk her away on a tropical island getaway to beautiful Vanuatu. My Vanuatu and The Havannah are offering a seven-night package including airfares, accommodation in a lovely garden villa, daily breakfast, bottle of French wine, lunch for two, spa credit, sunset cruise and loads more.