We all know what to do with our dine vouchers… eat. The discover vouchers aren’t quite as simple. However, if you’re craving something a little more than going to the movies, taking the kids bowling or haggling a bartender to let you use it at the pub, here are some other options that are a bit more out there.
If you’re not a 20-something Inner-West resident having a mild identity crisis, you might not yet know about bouldering. Bouldering is free wall climbing, in this case, performed indoor on rock climbing walls, yet the walls don’t go overly high and large crash mats are there to soften any falls. It’s a genuine full body work-out and with a discover voucher, your first climb can be more or less free. The climbing gym Blochaus in Marrickville is a great experience, with slack lines, ping pong, an attached cafe, a gym and upbeat music all making up part of the package.
Price after applying voucher: $3 for for adult ticket + shoe hire
Explore more: syd.blochaus.com.au
Take a Darling Harbour whale watching cruise
Sydney is blessed to have a wonderful whale season every year where sightings of humpback and southern-right whales are aplenty. A trip out to the harbour could wield sightings of anything from seals to penguins to orcas to turtles, but those two will be your most likely suspects to catch sight of on a Whale Watching Cruise. The cruise comes with a sighting guarantee, meaning that if you don’t see one you can get a free cruise to have another go. If you’re super lucky you might even see a humpback whale thrust itself into the air and put on a show for your viewing pleasure. With your voucher if you snap it up fast, you can get this experience for as cheap as $20-45.
Price after applying voucher: $20-45
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Take a stand up paddle lesson
With a large discount already in place, throwing your discover voucher on top of that can get you a completely free Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson in Manly. Stand Up Paddle allows you to exercise, get out into the ocean and gaze at marine life beneath you. Bring along a friend you know has a terrible centre of gravity to ensure you aren’t the worst in the class and enjoy gliding through Manly’s idyllic waters. If you’ve already got the technique down, you can hire a board for the same price.
Price after applying voucher: free!
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Splurge with Blue Mountains Picnics
If you’ve got someone you’re looking to impress, maybe you’re even all poised to pop the question, put a $25 dent in Blue Mountains Picnic’s pricing. You’ll be taken off to a secret location with all the equipment set up for you and your eyes can split their time between the indescribably beautiful mountains and gazing googly eyed at your partner or picnicking companion. You can opt for a cheaper option and BYO your picnicking treats or let them do the work and treat you to a gourmet feast.
Price after applying voucher: $185 – 425
Explore more: bluemountainspicnic.com.au
Take a Taste Cultural Food Tour
If you’re more of a foodie than anything else, then here’s a little tip to essentially turn your discover voucher into another dine voucher. A local guide will lead you on a mouthwatering itinerary, where you’ll not only dine but also learn about the history and culture behind why your taste buds are so ecstatic. Choices include ‘Taste of Chinatown’, ‘Taste of Iran, ‘Taste of India’, ‘Taste of Vietnam’ and many more. You’ll indulge in some of Sydney’s best food and with your voucher, a delicious tour like ‘Taste of Iran’ can be booked for as cheap as $35.
Price after applying voucher: $35-135 depending on tour
Explore more: tastetours.com.au
Paint and Sip at Cork and Canvas
Sipping on BYO wine while getting a painting lesson is an increasing trend and honestly, it’s just really fun. Depending on what day you book for you could be reimagining Van Gogh’s Starry Night, doing an abstract impression of the friend you came with or painting any range of landscapes, animals or objects. You’ll be guided through the process step by step to make sure your painting turns out nicely, but if you fancy yourself to have some creative flair, you’ll have more than enough freedom to put your own stamp on it.
Price after applying voucher: $30-35
Explore more: corkandcanvas.com.au
Have an axe throwing experience
If you’re reading this, you’ve either done axe throwing, never heard of axe throwing or have been weirdly intrigued by axe throwing. Whichever category you fit into, with your discover voucher taking the price down to only $35, why not give it a go? You’ll get some quick instructions on how to hurl an axe at a wall, a bit of time for target practice, then you and the rest of your group will engage in an axe throwing tournament. Whether you’ve got some anger to get out and meditation isn’t cutting it or you can feel your inner-viking trying to claw its way out, your discover voucher is the perfect chance to try axe throwing.
Price after applying voucher: $35
Explore more: maniax.com.au