Tips to treat your mum to an unforgettable Mother's Day

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Show your gratitude and appreciation to all the mums in your life this Mother’s Day - whether it’s your mum, your aunt, your grandma, or even just a mother figure.

Treat her to an experience she will never forget.

An older and younger woman, both with similiar blonde shoulder-length hair sit on a lounge in a craft workshop holding blue and silver glass turkish lamps they have just completed. The cafe ceiling is strung with many brightly coloured lamps. Other people can be seen in the background working on projects.
Treat the mum figure in your life to a bright and lovely Mother's Day.

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2022, Tripadvisor has a fantastic list of experiences to surprise Mum with.

Here are ten to treat her (and yourself) to.

Chef Jacqui's French Cooking Classes from $180 per person - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Spend an afternoon in Chef Jacqui's home learning how to make delicious food.

Her expertise comes from working in some of Melbourne and Europe's best professional kitchens, under the most talented, passionate and humble chefs.

She will teach you kitchen tips and tricks for cooking French, Italian and Australian cuisine - sometimes all at once!

Chef, Jacqui, centre, in white coat and hair tied on her head instructs a woman in dark clothing how to cut garlic on a board as another smiling student looks on. The scene is a home kitchen with a window overlooking the garden.
If your mum loves to cook, this one is for her! Photo: TripAdvisor

Small-Group Gin Masterclass from $89 per person - Gold Coast, Queensland

Learn how to make your own gin using the Alembic Pot Stills at the Wildflower Distillery.

You'll delve into the fascinating history of gin, learn about botanicals and how Wildflower makes its gin.

You'll then create your own gin, choosing botanicals for your very own blend.

At the end of this relaxing class, you'll walk away with your own custom bottle of gin to share with your friends and a whole new appreciation for this beloved spirit.


Two women are seen standing at a work bench with copper stills and funnels and glass bottles of ingredients as they learn how to make gin.
If you enjoy a cocktail or two with mum, this class is perfect! Photo: TripAdvisor

Mosaic Lamp Workshop from $89 per person - Sydney, New South Wales

For crafty and creative mums, learn the art of traditional Turkish mosaics in this 2.5 hour class.

Learn the techniques of a 500-year craft and practise assembling geometric patterns, as well as historic techniques for laying the tiles.

Using your selected geometric template, you will be guided to create and take home your very own traditional Turkish mosaic candle holder!

One hand holds a glass mould, while the other hand uses tweezers to add a red glass tile to the red and blue pattern being assembled. Dishes of glass tiles sit on the table.
Crafty and creative mums will love sitting down and getting creative with their kids in this fun class. Photo: TripAdvisor

Half-Day Cruising Experience with Seafood Banquet from $379 per person - Broome, Western Australia

For a sunset experience mum will never forget, embark on a journey of the senses as you wine, dine and savour the rich cultural flavours of the Kimberley region.

Your seven-course seafood banquet is paired with a selection of premium still and sparkling wines from Howard Park, plus local and international beers, and soft drinks.

Take advantage of this exclusive vantage point to capture photos and videos to your heart’s content.

You are not only watching this incredible sunset, you are part of it.

A woman in a floral print summer dress, sunglasses and long dark hair holds a glass of wine as she sits on a boat on a lovely blue sea.
Wine and dine mum with 7-course seafood banquet. Photo: TripAdvisor

Peninsula Hot Springs with Day Spa Experience from $125 per person - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Discover a peaceful you, as you relax and rejuvenate in the natural wonder of these healing mineral-rich waters.

Bathe in award-winning social bathing pools with carbonate minerals to stimulate healing.

Offering a ton of health benefits, allow the waters to stimulate, exfoliate and wash your worries away.

Simply sublime.

Two women in white towel robs with long dark hair worn loose stand at the top of stone stairs as they prepare to enter a stone mineral pool in the open air, with a sweeping view of surrounding countryside.
For the ultimate hydrotherapy session, enjoy a fast-track shuttle service from Melbourne to the world class Peninsula Hot Springs. Photo: TripAdvisor

Country Canvases - Art Class from $150 per person - Malmsbury, Victoria

Country Canvases is a series of intimate, artist-guided acrylic painting classes, led by Tia Alysse.

Spend the afternoon in the countryside surrounded by Tia’s pet deer and horses.

A woman with long dark hair and summer dress sits in an artist studio, with a black and white lapdog, surrounded by easels, frames and paintings.
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life with Mum, getting crafty in the countryside. Photo: TripAdvisor

Yoga + Wine Experience from $500 per person - Lovedale, New South Wales

The experience starts with a 60-minute yoga and meditation class, tuning you out from the world outside.

It is followed by a delicious wine tasting and cheese and fruit grazing station of the freshest local produce, whilst you enjoy one of the best views in the Hunter Valley.

A group of women sit on yoga mats in a light-filled room as they take part in a guided meditation.
This two-hour experience is the perfect accompaniment to your wine country weekend. Photo: TripAdvisor

Harvest Your Own Pearl Private Experience from $500 per person - Perth, Western Australia

Enjoy the unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience of harvesting your very own Australian South Sea cultured pearl, straight from the oyster.

Sip on Margaret River sparkling wine and enjoy canapés, while your guide reveals fascinating insights about pearl harvesting and demonstrates intricate techniques.

Then you will get to harvest one for yourself to keep.

At left, a man and woman smile as the woman is shown how to harvest a pearl from shell presented to her. The couple both have wine glasses. At right is a closeup shot of the woman harvesting her pearl as a hand holds out the large shell.
Every pearl is unique, much like every mum. Photo: TripAdvisor

Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour from $15 per person - Hobart, Tasmania

Discover how the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens developed from a colonial produce garden into a showcase of plants and tall trees from around the world.

Your guide will lead you through many highlights, sharing stories of the people and plants that make this garden unique, and revealing the behind-the-scenes work protecting Tasmanian species for the future.

A blurred image of visitors to the Tasmanian Botanic Garden as they descend and ascend stairs which lead down under a heavy stone arch onto cobblestones.
Find out what subantarctic pioneers ate to survive, which trees have outlived the dinosaurs, and enjoy the beauty of the blooms. Photo: TripAdvisor

Opal polishing workshop from $195 per person - Gulgong, New South Wales

Get hands-on experience working with authentic Australian opals in this two-hour private workshop.

Benefit from the personalised, intimate service of a private class, as you learn about the history of the craft directly from your expert host, then try your hand at polishing a few stones yourself under supervision.

A pile of stones revealing shards of colourful opals on a white background.
Take home your polished gems as a token of your trip, or get them set in jewellery on site. Photo: TripAdvisor

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