Never too old for adventure: Top activities for seniors to enjoy this May

Apr 24, 2023
Here's a list of the top things over 60s can do this May. Source: Getty

With May just around the corner, it’s time to start scheduling your calendar with fun-filled activities. Whether you’ve just turned 60 or are on your way to 90, age is just a number and there’s no reason to slow down when it comes to having fun and enjoying all the adventures Australia has to offer.

May is the perfect time to get out and about, and we’ve got you covered with our top picks for activities for the young at heart. From immersive art to a scenic hot air balloon ride, and adrenaline-pumping flights, there’s something for every senior to enjoy.

So dust off your hiking boots, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories.

For lovers of food, culture, and wine

Italian Pasta Cooking Class


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Location: Bowral, NSW

Get ready to channel your inner Italian chef and immerse yourself in a cooking class like no other with Stefano, a true expert in authentic Italian cuisine. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Highlands, you’ll learn the secrets behind creating classic Italian dishes such as orecchiette, tagliatelle, and ravioli, paired with perfectly matched sauces.

Once the class is over, sit down with your fellow cooking companions and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Savour each and every mouth-watering dish you’ve prepared while enjoying the stunning views around you.

This is an experience you won’t soon forget!

Monet & Friends Art Experience

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Why settle for a quiet, distant view of masterpieces when you can fully immerse yourself in the world of the artist on an epic scale?

Monet & Friends allows you to step into a fascinating period of art, surrounded by a symphony of sounds, aromas, and tastes that bring the vivid colours and intricate details of world-renowned artworks to life before your eyes.

This unique experience is uplifting and intriguing, much like the impressionists’ works themselves.

With no time limits and no set paths, your experience is entirely up to you.

Native Bushfood and Seafood Cruise

Location: Mooloolaba, QLD

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and bask in the warm sun on the deck of the oldest commercial vessels in Queensland. As you soak up the sunshine, the ship’s friendly crew will serve you a delicious lunch made with fresh, local produce and unique native flavours that will tantalise your taste buds.

While cruising through the tranquil waterways of Mooloolaba, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the local history through informative commentary from the knowledgeable crew. To make your experience even more special, you’ll be serenaded by the unique sounds of the Indigenous instrument, the Yidaki.

For those who want a memorable May

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Melbourne


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Location: Melbourne, VIC

There’s no need to head over to Cappadocia in Turkey for a truly unforgettable hot-air balloon ride! Make your way over to Melbourne this May and get the chance to soar through the sky.

Picture yourself gliding peacefully above the city on a hot air balloon, taking in breathtaking views of the gorgeous city’s skyline, lush parks and gardens, and the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay. As the sun rises, the city is bathed in a warm glow, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

After your amazing flight, you’ll head to the luxurious Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel for a traditional sparkling wine breakfast.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you won’t want to miss!

Retro Drive-In Movie, Overnight Stay and Breakfast


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Location: Blacktown, NSW

Why not relive the good old days and surprise your loved one with a memorable night at the trendy Atura Blacktown Hotel in Western Sydney? This unique space boasts a modern industrial design and is sure to impress!

While you’re there take a drive to the Skyline Drive-In next door and experience a blast from the past with retro vibes, complete with roller-skating waitresses serving hot dogs and root beer. You can even enjoy the latest blockbuster movies from the comfort of your car under the stars!

Don’t miss out on this chance to create a special memory with your special someone.

For the adventure and thrill seeker

Hands-On Trial Flight With Aerobatics

Location: Jandakot, WA

Turn your dream of flying into a reality with this exhilarating hands-on flight experience. Take the controls and feel the thrill of flying from the pilot seat as an expert pilot guides you through the experience, ensuring your safety while giving you the freedom to enjoy the adventure.

To make this flight even more special, your instructor can also perform aerobatic maneuvers to give you an extra rush of excitement. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you fly through the air with ease and agility.

Don’t miss this opportunity to live your dream and experience the wonder of flight like never before; this flight experience is an adventure you’ll never forget!

Adelaide Oval Roof Climb


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Location: Adelaide, SA

Looking for a unique way to experience the iconic Adelaide Oval Stadium? Then this one’s for you.

Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll venture onto the purpose-built walkways and test your love, or fear, of heights while taking in the views of the stunning coastline and breathtaking Adelaide Hills, all while watching the sunset.

As you ascend the rooftop, you’ll gain a new perspective of the Adelaide Oval Stadium and surrounding areas, experiencing a thrill like no other.

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