Going the extra mile with your Father’s Day gift this year doesn’t need to blow your budget. Forget giving your dad the same old presents and get him something he’ll really enjoy – an experience! Here are some affordable gifts, all for $100 or less, that are sure to make him happy.
Get dad out on to the water with a kayaking experience. It’s the perfect way to unwind, exercise and make the most of some of Australia’s most beautiful waterways. Kayaking is available at locations across the country (check our full range for both urban and remote options) and it’s perfect for all ages to enjoy, so why not join dad? How about kayaking on Sydney Harbour? Or maybe you’d prefer the Brisbane River guided kayak tour?
Has dad got a head for heights? You’ll soon find out with a thrilling abseiling experience. No previous experience is needed for this gravity-defying activity as full instruction and all the required equipment is supplied. Bring his action movie hero dreams to life at the popular abseiling run down a building in Melbourne or see the city from an entirely new angle by abseiling Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane. Or, for a wilder experience, how about abseiling the famous granite peaks at the You Yangs?
Beer tasting with lunch
Does your dad love a good beer and a decent meal? Treat him to a tasty day out with plenty of both on the menu. These tasting tours, with food included, are a great afternoon out, so why not try one of our popular options like the Carlton & United Brewery Tour with beer and food matching in Melbourne? Or, for those based in Brisbane or planning a visit, how about the XXXX Brewery Tour with beer and tapas taster plate? Perth’s Eat, Drink and Walk guided tour is another experience beer-loving dads won’t want to miss. For more options take a look at our full range of beer tours.
Let dad live out some of those Mad Max fantasies by racing across the sand dunes! All this is possible in Port Stephens, New South Wales. There’s nothing post-apocalyptic about this quad biking experience, but it is a whole lot of fun. This desert-like terrain is ideal for practicing skills like four-wheel drifts and donuts, and full tuition and all experience is provided. Dad will get around an hour to master the quad bike, but we think he’ll remember the experience for a long time afterwards.
Take your Father’s Day gift giving to the next level! Our range of helicopter rides are a bucket list favourite and for good reason, but you can enjoy the incredible views from a scenic flight over Brisbane CBD for under $100. An even lower priced option is the Mount Coot-Tha helicopter flight, with a window seat guaranteed. You’ll probably want to book a seat for yourself too. No one said you can’t treat yourself too…
Sure, dad’s probably travelled on a few boats over the years, but a jet boat ride is a journey like no other. Blast across the water and enjoy plenty of twists, turns and manoeuvres (as well as some awesome views) on these thrilling adventures. Just choose a location that’s best for your dad. Options include Sydney Harbour, Surfers Paradise, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Mooloolaba.
Give your petrolhead dad a tyre-smoking adrenaline rush without blowing your budget. Drifting is a turbo-charged experience in purpose-built cars. Dad will be strapped in with a professional driver at the wheel for some fast and furious laps. How about four hot laps at Queensland Raceway? Or maybe Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek is closer to home? Perth-based dads will love the experience at the famous Barbagallo Raceway.
Tall Ship Sailing
Ahoy there! Test dad's sea legs by gifting him a trip on a traditional wooden Tall Ship. History loving dads and those with a love of the water and the quiet life will appreciate these relaxing trips. A beautiful Sydney Harbour cruise on a stunning tall ship is like taking a trip back in time, but with all the modern day views and photo opportunities. Those in Melbourne can hop aboard the Enterprize, a replica of the traditional 1830s original that brought the first white settlers to the city. Check out the full sailing range for other locations and packages, including cruises with dinner.
Winery / gin tour
What’s your dad’s favourite tipple? If he loves wine, we’ve a range of wine tasting experiences that are sure to please him, including options in his nearest city, as well as tours in Australia’s best wine regions. Maybe he appreciates gin more? We think a gin tour and tasting in Miami, Gold Coast is a great Father’s Day gift idea and includes a distillery tour, a gin and tonic and a tasting paddle of gins.
A gift voucher
Can’t decide? Don’t stress, hand the burden of choice over to dad! Get him an Adrenaline voucher and he can pick an experience that suits him.
Left it late? Remember, all of these experiences can be given as last-minute gifts and sent instantly via email.