Best things to do with dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great time to show your dad you care (after all, he deserves it doesn’t he?) and we think one of the best ways to do that is by spending quality time together and making memories. We're here to help you find Father's Day gifts your old man will love to receive. Leave it to us, we’ll help put a smile on his face! 

What are good Father’s Day gifts?

Don’t get dad another boring tie or socks-and-undies combo. Forget the usual gifts and enjoy an experience you’ll both remember instead. We've got all kinds of exciting Father's Day gift ideas, so take a look and gift dad something he really wants this year. 

Family fun with dad: Theme parks and/or animal attractions

Theme parks aren’t just for kids! They’re great for all ages, and particularly for fun loving dads who are big kids at heart. Gold Coast is home to some incredible theme parks, with plenty of thrills and spills on offer at Australia’s biggest theme park – Dreamworld and WhiteWater World. Grab a one-day pass and enjoy more than 50 rides and attractions, including the Big 9 Thrill Rides. Check out the full theme parks and attractions range for more great days out, from Luna Park, Sydney to Legoland Discovery Centre in Melbourne.

Petrolhead Dads: V8 and/or Rally

Does your dad love cars? Then he’ll love getting behind the wheel of a V8 supercar on real racetracks like Sydney Motorsport Park, Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway and Gold Coast’s Norwell Motorplex. This ever-popular bucket list activity and gift for dad includes professional instruction to help him make the very most of his driving experience. You could even challenge him and see who can get the fastest lap! Finish things off with some high-speed hot laps, where a pro racing driver will take speed up to another level… there’s nothing quite like it. Find your local track and choose an experience, this is a day you’ll both remember forever.

Dad who has everything: Beer tasting

We think it’s fair to say that Aussie brewing is better than ever right now. Don’t just take our word for it, get out there and put it to the taste test! Gift your dad the chance to get behind the scenes and learn more about some of the delicious drinks being produced by brewers around Australia with our range of beer tasting experiences. These tours typically include plenty of tastings and some, like the popular Carlton & United Brewery Tour, even come with tasty food included. Perfect for any beer lovers!

Outdoorsy Dad: Fishing

Get away from it all and get out on to the water with a fishing trip. Our experiences provide you with everything you need for the perfecting day of fishing, at locations across Australia. It’s a great way to spend some quality time together, relax and put your skills to the test. Whether you and dad are old pros or a first-timer, you’ll be sure of a great time on trips like the Full Day Sport Fishing from Cronulla, Sydney. Lunch is included and you, with a bit of luck, you could even walk away with something for that night’s dinner too.

What to write in a Father’s Day card?

Once you’ve got a great Father's Day gift for dad sorted, all that’s left to do is buy a card and decide what to write in it. There’s no one correct answer to this, but it’s always nice to make it personal. You could thank him for the things he’s done for you, for being there, or even for his sense of humour! A few words of appreciation will probably mean the world to him, but you could also add in some classic Father’s Day dad jokes. We’ll let you decide what he’d like best.


With our incredible adventures for every type of dad, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for Father’s Day.