6 Fun Activities to Enjoy Around the World for $100

Saved on fees with your 28 Degrees card? How about spending it on some of these incredible experiences overseas?

1. Hang out with Harry

Explore haunted Hogwarts Castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Florida, USA. Potter fans will love the flagship ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which you’ll find within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Entry to Universal Studios is about US$100.

2. Go volcano trekking

Stay in a hut or a treehouse below Mount Yasur on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu and climb up to see the boiling mass in the afternoon. Once the sun goes down, the lava really starts to shine (and spit, and shoot out – be careful!). The entry fee to the volcano is about $90AUD and $100 will cover two nights’ accommodation at its base.

3. Take a class in classic tapas

Eat better than the restaurants at a Barcelona cooking school. First, a guided tour of the market, then gather in a small class to prepare your meal together. Finally, wine and dine with your new friends and enjoy the fruits of your labour! A three-hour class will set you back around $100AUD.

4. Learn to mix famous drinks

Get ginny with it at Raffles Hotel Singapore, with an hour-long Singapore Sling masterclass. This drink, considered by some as the ‘national drink of the country’ just celebrated its 100th birthday! Snack on satay while learning how to get the perfect blend of gin, Dom Benedictine and Cointreau.

5. Help out some Sun and Moon bears

Learn about, feed, and watch 130 sun and moon bears gamboling around in a rescue centre and zoo outside Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Sign up for a Bear Care Tour and you’ll get picked up in town, given a talk and tour of the centre, then head off to make some snacks for the cute (but maybe not so cuddly) rescue bears. Next up hide the food in their enclosure and watch as the bears head back in and search out the goodies.

6. Take some friends on a wine tour

$100 will let you take yourself and shout four more friends on an urban wine tour in Argentina. You’ll each get a glass as well as tastings, though how you’re going to stop that glass from breaking on further travels is anyone’s guess. Still, you can have zero knowledge about wines and still enjoy this social and unusual way to get to know Buenos Aires.