Taking high tea with mum to new heights

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

We know each and every mum is special in her own way, so finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift that hasn’t ‘been done’ can be super tricky.

Instead of buying her another bottle of perfume or a trio of soaps, a beautiful bonding experience is a great way of celebrating just how much she means to you.

Whether that’s getting your MKR on and treating her to a delicious home-cooked degustation, or hitting the town for a night out, it’s the effort and the time that counts.

My mum and I tried out high tea on a Ferris wheel. Photo: Be

Be was invited to try a Mother’s Day experience at the Ferris Wheel High Tea at be/aube/au, and boy-oh-boy, it did not disappoint.

As the name suggests, it involves hopping onto the Ferris wheel where you’re served a delectable high tea with prosecco, and left to admire the incredible views over Sydney Harbour.

The view wasn’t too shabby either. Photo: Be

We started from the bottom up, and worked through the savoury sandwiches and croissants, before starting on scones with clotted cream and strawberries, macarons, mini cupcakes and a sticky caramel slice.

As you’ll see in the video above, the view is everything, so make sure to whip out your smart phone for a lasting memento… you’ll thank us later.

The hour-long experience will set you back $150 for a carriage of two, but if you’re bringing a sibling, it’s $225 for a carriage of three and $300 for carriage of four. Unfortunately they’re already booked out for the month of May.

The experience lasts for an hour. Photo: Be

If you’re not in Sydney, fret not, there are plenty of classy places to enjoy high tea all over the country. Here are three we love:

Melbourne:
Afternoon Tea at the Windsor – The Windsor has served afternoon tea every day since 1883 and has perfected the traditional offerings including sandwiches and scones.

Pricing: Monday-Friday $69-$89 per person or $89-109 per person on a weekend.

Brisbane:
Customs House High Tea – It’s always 5pm somewhere in the world, so why not indulge in a Champagne high tea with river views?

Pricing: $74 per person.

Perth:
Two Feet and a Heartbeat Morning Tea Tour – For something a little different, you can experience a morning tea tour of Perth. It takes you through some of Perth’s heritage buildings, and important arts and cultural sites before ending with a tour of Cathedral Square.

Pricing: $35 per person.

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