Every dad is different. But finding a great gift for yours this Father’s Day 2019 (September 1st) doesn’t need to cause you a headache. We’ve got adventures for every type of dad, but sometimes it helps to think about your dad’s personality type. Keep reading for some of our very best gifts for thrill seeker and foodie dads, and have a think about which your dad would like best.
Five for thrill seekers
If it’s thrills he likes, jumping from a plane has to be just about as good as it gets! Want to score the ultimate brownie points? Get dad a tandem skydive. These true bucket list adventures are available in locations across Australia. Brace yourself, he may not stop talking about it once he’s done it!
Does your dad love wildlife? A meet and greet with a shark is sure to get his blood pumping. No need to deep sea dive, he can get up close to these magnificent creatures at an aquarium. This is one day he’ll never forget. But do you dare to gift it?
Dads with a need for speed will love our V8 experiences. These fast-paced track days let him take the wheel of a V8 racecar for laps around a real racetrack. With expert instruction, he’ll feel like he’s ready to turn pro… until the pro driver takes over the driver for some seriously speedy hot laps that is!
Make dad feel like a rockstar with one of our supercar drive days. Petrolhead dads can live life in the fast lane and drive some of the world’s best road cars, from the Lamborghini Gallardo to the Ferrari F430 F1 Spider. He’ll even be able to take home a souvenir snap of him with the car… perfect to show off to his mates.
Urban explorers and outdoor enthusiasts alike can put their head for heights to the test and enjoy the rush of abseiling. Dad can channel his inner action movie star and do the ever-popular abseiling run down a building in Melbourne, or get away from it all with a full day of canyoning and abseiling in the stunning Blue Mountains. No previous experience needed and all instruction and equipment provided!
Five for foodies
Does dad fancy himself as master of the BBQ? Whether he’s earned his spot as king of the barbie, or there’s still a bit of work to do, sending him to BBQ school will up his skills to a whole new level. These fun cooking classes are a great way to learn tasty recipes and tips and tricks that the whole family will benefit from. Of course, there’ll be plenty of food for him to enjoy on the day too. Just make sure you score an invite to the next BBQ he does.
If dad likes a beer, he’ll love our beer tasting and brewery tours. Get a behind the scenes look at how some of Australia’s best beers are made, along with plenty of samples. Tours are available across the country, with many including tasty food too, so it’s a great eating and drinking experience you can do together. Sounds like the perfect way to spend some quality time with the old man!
If you’re dad loves adventure and food then how about giving him the chance to catch his own dinner with a fishing trip? Fishing is a great day out on the water and a great way to relax and get away from it all. Regardless of his catch on the day, he needn’t go hungry. Some trips – like the full day sport fishing with lunch in Cronulla – come with drinks, snacks and lunch included. Why not join him and make it a fun day out for you both?
Australian wine is some of the best in the world, so give your dad the chance to live it up like a connoisseur and refine his palate. You could send him off to one of our incredible experiences in stunning wine regions like the Mornington Peninsula, Swan Valley or Hunter Valley. But, if you need an experience closer to home, how about wine tasting with gourmet cheeses in Sydney? He can try eight of Australia’s finest wines and tastiest artisan cheeses, without needing to hop between vineyards.