Win Christmas with these thoughtful travel and treat gifts


Made; dining experiences take the cake when it comes to Christmas gifts. No more random socks, candles or wine bottles, we’ve found a way to really show your loved ones that you care this holiday season.

Plus, it requires minimal effort on your part. Because the team of BananaLab helps you deliver the gift of choice with its expertly curated experience gift boxes. They’ll be spoiled for choice as one box contains hundreds of epic journeys and dining experiences to choose from. In addition, you will also support Australian businesses and reduce the waste of unwanted gifts. It’s a win-win.

Want to taste what awaits you? We’ve rounded up our top delicious picks below.

Culinary experience of chef St Hugo

Barossa Valley, SA

Immerse yourself in the relaxing nature and beauty of the Barossa with a tasty trip to Vineyard of St Hugo. Before a decadent gourmet lunch, you will enjoy a tour of the family estate and the vegetable garden, discover local products and even try to harvest some. A glass of champagne will be followed by a delicious food and wine pairing, as well as a bottle of wine to take away. It turns out that there is heaven on earth.

Be part of this experience with the Ultimate gift box.

Voyager Estate Wine Tasting and Cheese Board

Margaret River, WA

Wines and cheeses, name a more dynamic duo. This experiment solves the simple things; a great tasting at Voyager Estate’s wine cellar, with behind-the-scenes details of the vineyard’s organic practices and the winemaking process. Pair it with a cheese board and you will have an exceptional day. All you have to do is decide who to take with you on this outing …

Be part of this experience with the Bucket List Gift Box.

A taste of Tasmania


It’s no secret Southern Tassie knows a thing or two about expertly crafted handcrafted sips. Get a taste of the scene with a Guided tour thanks to the experts at Drink Tasmania. Discover some of the best distilleries and wineries in the area, plus free tastings, lunch, and of course a ride between your destinations – bliss.

Be part of this experience with the Wanderlust Moments Box.

Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

Yarra Valley, VIC

While wine and cheese may be the ultimate pairing, a glass of wine and artisan chocolate is a solid second choice. This tour is a feast for the taste buds, taking you through the sights, sounds and tastes of the Yarra Valley. Enjoy exclusive tastings at the cellar door including French sparkling wine, a visit to the Yarra Valley chocolate factories, and a gourmet lunch to round it off. This is the definition of perfection.

Be part of this experience with the Ultimate gift box.

Wine and Dinner at Eureka 89


What’s better than a five-course dinner? A five-course dinner served as the backdrop to Melbourne’s glittering night skyline. This gourmet experience with Eureka 89 is simply exceptional. Take things to new heights as you hike the Skydeck before dinner, followed by a free cocktail and a sumptuous multi-course meal. Put on your cheerful rags; just make sure they are expandable …

Be part of this experience with the Wanderlust Moments Box.

Tasting of the Sirromet cellar

Mount Cotton, QLD

Discover Queensland’s Granite Belt wine region on this private full-day tour with Wines of Sirromet. You’ll find out about everything wine-related, from the story, to the process, to what makes these drops so great to sip on. Finish it off with a tasting of their award-winning premium wines (reserved for special people only) on a charcuterie board topped with local cheeses and meats.

Be part of this experience with the Bucket List Gift Box.

Salvador Dali and the mixer bench

McLaren Vale, SA

Nothing is healthier than a day spent soaking up a slice of history, accompanied by a glass or two of your favorite drop. Spend a day in D’Arenberg, where you will experience the winemaking process up close, complete with a drink tasting and a visit to the Salvador Dali exhibition. A free bottle of wine is also included – how good it is.

Be part of this experience with the Wanderlust Moments Box.

Exclusive dining experience with Amber Restaurant

Sydney central business district

Amber Restaurant, located in the CBD World Square, tops our list of perfectly prepared local products. This new dining experience emphasizes the best of the best, serving top-notch Australian meat and premium seafood. Work your way through a dreamy three course meal and drink to match, how divine.

Be part of this experience with the Wanderlust Moments Box.

Rowlee Wines Ultimate Picnic Basket

Nashdale, NSW

It’s safe to say we’ve all become very fond of outdoor picnics this year. The team of Rowlee Wines takes things up a notch with her take on an old favorite. Make your way to Rowlee Vineyard on the Cargo Road Wine Trail to start your experience. The candle picnic basket includes artisan cheese, local produce, meat, a fresh baguette, dessert and the all-important bottle of vino-delish.

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5-course wine and dinner at La Belle Vie


The absolute pinnacle of romance is a luxurious French tasting. Add a food and wine pairing, and it’s a sure-fire winner. TO La Belle Vie Bistro, elegant evenings are spent under the stars sipping selected wines and tasting carefully prepared dishes. This is exactly what you will experience with one lucky person on a food tour in Bardon, so what are you waiting for?

Be part of this experience with the Ultimate gift box.

One night stay at Cairns Oasis Resort

City of Cairns

Enjoy the ambiance of a tropical vacation without the expensive airfare, thanks to the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. You will be accommodated in a deluxe room overlooking the city with access to amenities such as a swimming pool and a swim-up bar, it’s dreamy. Bonuses include a welcome cocktail on arrival and the winning breakfast the next day.

Be a part of that experience with the ultimate gift box.

Let’s be honest; everyone is a foodie to some extent. So give the gift of choice this holiday season with BananaLab’s experience gift boxes, which cover you from sky-high cocktails to elegant tasting dinners.

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