10 ways to treat Mum using Dine and Discover on Mother’s Day

Posted: 29 April 2021 4:42 pm
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Stuck on how to treat Mum to a Mother's Day she won't forget? Read on.

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It's a match made in heaven: A way to get out and about come 9 May and getting your money's worth from those glorious Dine and Discover vouchers.

So instead of having them sit around waiting for your spending, make the most of those money-savers on the last big event before they expire (30 June 2021).

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Top ways to use Dine and Discover on Mother's Day

Koala on Sydney Zoo

1. Have whole family fun in the city

Bring the entire family along for a day out among Sydney's favourite attractions. Between spotting local kangaroos at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, meeting less-than-chatty celebrities at Madame Tussauds, going under the sea at SEA LIFE Aquarium and heading above the skyline at the Sydney Tower Eye – the Mother's Day itinerary fills itself. This multi-entry pass gives you access to two attractions, with a whole month to visit the second one if Mother's Day gets a little busy.

Location: Sydney


Katoomba, world's steepest railway

2. Head out among the treetops

Pack up the car and head onto the road for a trip to the one and only Blue Mountains. With World Heritage-listed attractions everywhere you turn, climb aboard the Scenic Skyway to see it all from a different perspective. Along the way Mum can expect to feel right in the heart of the Blue Mountains with surrounding scenes of lush rainforest. Be sure to catch Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley.

Location: Katoomba


Couple on a Sydney Harbour cruise

3. Treat her to lunch with a million-dollar view

Lunch is sorted in an instant this Mother's Day with a three-course à la carte serving aboard Sydney's premier fleet. Dine on ravioli pasta, barramundi fillet, Australian tenderloin fillet, chocolate caramel cheesecake and tiramisu towers (just to name a few) as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House pass her by.

Location: Sydney Harbour


Picnic box and a bottle of sparkling

4. When in doubt, picnic in the park

Indulge Mum with a picnic filled with edamame and avocado salsa, roast duck salad, honey pork charcoal bao, spring rolls and cream caramel pudding. The menu is a curation from Luke Nguyen himself, with a wine list to follow through. Take your pick from Totara sauvignon blanc, First Creek Botanica semillion, Twelve Signs Field Blend rosé and Saltram 1859 shiraz.

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens


Glass of Chandon and shared breakfast platter

5. Sort out the most important meal of the day

Get the Mother's Day celebrations into gear nice and early with breakfast. There'll be smiles all round with seasonal fruits, homemade croissants, assorted pastries, homemade pancakes, eggs Benedict, sausages, hash browns and two glasses of Chandon Brut. All accompanied by iconic scenes of the Cockle Bay waterfront.

Location: Darling Harbour (Adria Bar Restaurant)


Food platter at Cyren

6. Let someone else do the cooking

Not a wizard in the kitchen but still want to make her feel special this Mother's Day? We've got you covered. Nestled in Darling Harbour, Mum will enjoy those unbeatable waterfront views, a three-course meal for her and a guest, two glasses of wine and an espresso martini. What's on the menu? Think grilled king prawns, rock oysters, lobster mornay, homemade taramasalata and freshly baked bread.

Location: Darling Harbour (Adria Bar Restaurant followed by Cyren Restaurant)


Dolphins at Jervis Bay

7. Say hello to the Jervis Bay locals

Is there a more delightful way of starting the day than with dolphins? We didn't think so. The whole family can settle in with this 1.5-hour cruising experience of Jervis Bay's scenic coastline. Setting sail from Huskisson, your captain will provide expert commentary as you marvel at herds of wild dolphins, white sandy beaches and the sun-kissed waters.

Location: Jervis Bay


Horse riding adventure on the north of Sydney

8. Enjoy a breath of fresh air via horseback

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with the untouched forests of Glenworth Valley. She can take her pick between being guided with one of the many experts or venture out onto the range if she's got a bit of experience up her sleeve. Expect rock pools, vibrant rainforests, vast valleys and 360-degree views of the hinterlands.

Location: Glenworth Valley


Women drinking champagne during a paint and sip class on Liverpool

9. Unleash her creative side

It's the experience that has taken the cities by storm: paint and sip classes. Mum can unwind to her favourite bottle of red (or white) and let her creative side go wild. No worries if she's never been acquainted with a brush before, an experienced artist will be there every step of the way. All paints, canvas and aprons are covered.

Location: Liverpool


Hot Air Balloon Flight & Breakfast at The Farm - Byron Bay

10. Set her sights to the skies

If it has always been Mum's dream to see the world from a bird's-eye view, Mother's Day is the time to make it happen. Now if you ask us, there isn't a better place to get flying than over Byron Bay's encapsulating hinterlands. Gently float past views of the ocean, rolling hills and a rising sun on the horizon. Oh, and breakfast is included post-flight at the renowned Three Blue Ducks restaurant.

Location: Byron Bay

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