Mother’s Day in Australia falls on the same day as Mother’s Day in the US – the second Sunday in May. As we all know, many people mark this day as a chance to spoil their Mums, who typically receive cards, gifts or breakfast in bed as a token of love and appreciation of all the hard work that goes into being a mother!
While some people may think that card manufacturers and florists invented Mother’s Day, it has actually been around for thousands of years. ‘Mothering Sunday’ was celebrated annually during Lent in 16th century England and prior to this, maternal goddesses were honored during an ancient Greek spring festival.
Mother’s Day in Australia is a busy day for restaurants, tearooms and spas! If you’re in Melbourne on May 8th this year and in the market for something just a little different from the usual Mother’s Day fare, Viator is offering a special Mother’s Day lunch cruise along the Yarra River (details below).
We’ve combed Viator.com and come up with a few more ideas to get you thinking about how you might like to treat your Mum.
- Enjoy a gourmet lunch and river views on a Mother’s Day lunch cruise on the Yarra River in Melbourne.
- Trundle through the city on an iconic Melbourne tram tour as you wine and dine.
- Take your mum on a winery tour or book a private table at one of Australia’s award-winning wineries. Regions include: Yarra Valley (Melbourne); Hunter Valley (Sydney); Barossa Valley (Adelaide); Swan Valley (Perth) or Margaret River (WA).
- Buy her tickets to see a show at the Sydney Opera House.
- Treat her to high tea at an old hotel, tearoom or restaurant.
- Give her a Mother’s Day to remember with a hot air balloon or helicopter ride!
There are really no limits to how much you can and should spoil your Mum. And to all the mothers out there who might be reading this, Happy Mother’s Day (if your kids don’t treat you then make sure you treat yourself)!