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Mum & Dad

Cruise to the Zoo – with the Gleeson Crew.

Recently my mum and dad came to visit from Tassie. Cue the two-headed, inbred jokes – it’s better to get them out of your system before we go any further. Done? Good, let’s get on with it then…

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A regular Friday at the RedBalloon yacht, er office

A regular Friday at the RedBalloon yacht, er office

So, it’s Friday at the RedBalloon office. And what were we doing to celebrate this, the most cherished or all workdays? Well the same thing I’m sure people in offices all around the world were doing. That’s right, you guessed it! We went sailing on the most beautiful harbour in the world. (What do you mean not every [...]

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Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us…

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us…

For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow… Well, in case you hadn’t already noticed from the singing, the big sale on the website, numerous blog posts or the constant Facebook and Twitter updates – RedBalloon is turning ten this week!! In the style of any ten year old, we even [...]

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Americas Cup Sailing

Americas Cup Sailing

RedBalloon is all about making memorable experience so when the opportunity arose for us to occupy two Americas Cup Yachts, separate in to teams and race each other, there was no way we were going to miss it. We were met by our professional crew who were going to put us to work and (for [...]

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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour

Port Douglas: Worth the journey

Located 1700 kilometers north of Brisbane, Port Douglas is the ultimate destination for relaxation, adventure or indulgence. With year round sunshine, a warm climate and refreshing sea breezes, Port Douglas provides the perfect backdrop to unwind and experience something different.

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Us and the Extreme.

Jemma Discovers Jervis Bay – Day 2

We awoke to the birds and the light piercing the tent and arrived at my brother’s tent to find them both bright eyed and full of excitement because not one but a WHOLE FAMILY of kangaroos had been right outside their tent all morning! JACKPOT!!!!!

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Our luxury camp amongst the trees.

Jemma Discovers Jervis Bay – Day 1

With my brother and his wife over from the UK, I really wanted to get them out of the city and amongst the natural beauty of Australia. So with the relentless ‘I want to see a kangaroo’ chant ringing in my ears, I considered my options. Find out what happened on Day 1 of our Jervis Bay adventure.

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The corporate team before we get on the catamaran.

High Speed Catamaran Sailing

The trip to Hamilton Island was a team incentive that had been dangling like a carrot at the end of the stick, ever present on each person’s mind for the entire duration of last financial year. Luckily each team member worked hard to surpass their targets and the trip became a reality.

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Ahoy Me Hearties – It’s Christmas!

Ahoy Me Hearties – It’s Christmas!

There are pirates, a giant parrot and an alligator with flip flops! Where are we? Celebrating Christmas with RedBalloon! This year we lived our value of a ‘Sense of Humour and Fun’ and embarked a tall ship journey on Sydney Harbour for our Christmas party. There was a pirate theme and all got involved in [...]

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