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40th Birthday Ideas They’ll Remember Forever

Turning 40 is a huge milestone that deserves an awesome celebration that will be remembered forever!

Not sure what gift to choose that special someone? These 40th birthday ideas are unique, fun and have just the right amount of adrenaline to keep the adventurous types on their toes! Make boring birthdays a thing of the past with these 40th birthday ideas that are guaranteed to make an impression for years to come.

Take a scenic helicopter flight

Imagine spending your 40th birthday witnessing breathtaking Australian landscapes from a helicopter that’s flying 1,000 feet above some of our most iconic landmarks!Whether it’s a flight over Perth’s white sand beaches, cruising along the Great Ocean Road or taking in the NT’s iconic red deserts, no matter where you’re located or what your preference, a scenic helicopter flight is sure to deliver a 40th they’ll never forget. Check out Adrenaline for a great range of flights and choppers that are sure to suit any location or budget.

Staycation in a country estate

Escape the hustle and bustle for the weekend with a 40th birthday getaway to the country! Whether it’s a quiet, romantic staycation or you want to pack up all your friends and family for a party in the great outdoors, there are plenty of traditional b&bs, Airbnbs and private hotels that are happy to accommodate groups or couples looking to get away from it all. Simply book your accommodation, pack up the car and you’re on your way to fresh air and good times!

Go hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley

Victoria’s Yarra Valley is renowned for its exquisite wine, scenery, food and best of all… it’s perfect weather conditions for hot air ballooning! If you like the idea of floating over endless vineyards and quaint towns as the sun rises over mountains, then this is the perfect 40th birthday gift for you or your loved one. Located an easy hour from Melbourne airport, Go Wild Ballooning offers a range of packages including private and group tours, and can even organise you a champagne breakfast or Yarra Valley accommodation.

Commission a personalised hand-drawn portrait

Turning 40 is a big deal that deserves to be immortalised. Give them a gift that can be handed down for generations by commissioning a local artist to create a personalised hand-drawn portrait! Whether it’s a cheeky and cheerful caricature, funky oil painting or realistic fine art that captures everything that makes them unique, a piece of personalised art is a thoughtful and unique gift that shows how much you care.

Sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour

A sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour is a 40th birthday gift that will be remembered forever. And when it comes to awesome, it’s hard to go past Sydney Harbour Tall Ships who offer cruises with just the right mix of adventure and luxury. Cruise Sydney Harbour onboard an 1850s ship while you enjoy champagne, canapes and a sensational sunset over the skyline. For an extra special gift, shout them to a catered, overnight stay onboard, where they can wake up on the harbour to a hot buffet breakfast followed by a convict tour of Goat Island.

Take a Melbourne Brewery Tour

For the beer lover in your life, there’s no better 40th birthday present than a tasting tour in and around Australia’s craft beer capital! Melbourne Brewery Tours offer personalised tours to boutique and mainstream breweries in the city, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Victoria’s Surf Coast. Have a chat with the brewers while taste testing all the latest products straight from the source. Melbourne Brewery Tours provide you everything you need for a great day out – including small group sizes and a designated driver so you can do all the tasting you want!

Splash out on dream concert tickets

Everyone has a band they’ve always dreamed of seeing but haven’t had the chance yet. What better time to bite the bullet and turn rock n’ roll dreams into reality than a 40th birthday! Not sure who’s touring or where? Jump onto Ticketek to find out the dates and locations of all of their favourite acts. For extra brownie points, aim for front row seats or a VIP meet and greet experience.

Let loose at a Gold Coast amusement park

For the big kid who’s not ready to let go of their youth just yet, a day to let loose and go wild at a Gold Coast amusement park is the perfect 40th birthday blowout! There’s so much to do on the GC, so why not let them pick out their favourite theme park and then kick back and enjoy the bars, surf and adventure that comes with having a birthday in Australia’s party capital.

Host a casino night

Want to host a 40th birthday party but are worried it will be boring? Look no further than a casino party! Imagine the fun of playing all your favourite casino games while you enjoy some drinks with friends and family. The best part is, Blackjack Nights can do all the hard work for. Sit back and relax while they supply all the equipment for blackjack, roulette, the big wheel and even poker – including croupiers who make sure that everyone is getting involved and having a great time! Because casino parties don’t use real money, everyone can have a go and experience the thrill of placing a few bets.

Overnight hike at Cable Mountain, TAS

Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. For an outdoorsy and adventurous 40th birthday, why not head down to Tasmania’s stunning Cable Mountain, where visitors can hike and stay in a range of accommodation from campsites to luxury cabins. In driving distance from Launceston and it’s attractions, Cable Mountain is a beauty that has to be seen to be believed and a 40th birthday adventure that won’t be forgotten.

Request the Chef’s Table at their favourite restaurant

If you know a foodie who’s turning 40 soon, booking the premier or ‘Chef’s Table’ at their favourite restaurant is a birthday present that’s sure to delight their taste buds. You’d be amazed at how accommodating restaurants are when they receive VIP bookings and will likely bring out all the stops to make sure the night is celebrated in style!

Go on an NT fishing adventure

If you’ve got a mate who loves to fish, you’ve got to head up to Darwin and spend their 40th birthday on an NT fishing adventure! Territory Guided Fishing host day and overnight guided fishing trips where you can try your luck catching the famous NT Barramundi and take in all the awesome wildlife that frequent Top End waterways. Think crocs, buffalo, goanna and an abundance of native birds.

Race cars at Fastrack V8

For the ultimate 40th birthday present, nothing goes past the thrill of jumping in a V8 race car to do some hot laps at one of Australia’s Supercar championship circuits. Fastrack V8 offers the best V8 car racing at tracks all over Australia from the NT right down to Tassie. Not only can you experience the thrill of driving a custom built race car, there are chances to meet and greet with racing superstars and even ride as their passenger while they show you just how fast they can rip it around the track.

If you have a 40th birthday coming up that you’d like to spoil someone for, Fastrack V8 is the ultimate gift you can give them. Book your experience online, today!

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