Gone are the days when a new pair of socks, a last-minute bottle of whisky or an IOU for a week’s worth of beers would suffice in representing the love and appreciation that you have for your old man. This September, why not try thinking outside the box – or outside the supermarket – for a Father’s Day gift that will knock last year’s socks plain off?


For the dad that: Just needs some peace and quiet

Annandale, New Zealand

Annandale is a place for dads who just need to get even further away from far away for a few days. If he’s the kind of dad who spends his life on the phone to clients, responding to emails from Clive and Susan or swearing down the phone at his insurance company, then send him somewhere where there’s very little phone service and only the seabirds to boss around.

This working coastal farm invites guests to “stay where the world can’t find you…” with four different types of accommodation offering gumboot luxury at its finest. Treat dad with farm-to-table dining plucked from the property’s edible garden, red wines by a cosy fireplace and long hikes where you’re more likely to see a dolphin or seal than another human.

Sanctuary by Sirromet, QLD

For the dad that: Likes to drink his wine where he sleeps

Sanctuary by Sirromet, QLD

This Father’s Day why not send your vino-loving dad to the source of his favourite tipple with a ‘wine safari’ at Sanctuary by Sirromet? Expect him to come home acting like Bear Grylls after spending a few days in 500 acres of wilderness at Queensland’s first vineyard glamping experience, where the stylish tented pavilions are already pitched and salmon and cream cheese bagels arrive in a charming hamper for breakfast.

If he likes to think of himself as a bit of a wine buff, then he won’t be able to resist the property’s cellar door, with the Sirromet wines having collected almost 900 national and international awards since the year 2000.

AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences, QLD

For the dad that: Would rather be at the beach

AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences, QLD

At AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences, your dad can literally roll out of bed and be on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in a matter of minutes. These modern apartment-style rooms come complete with kitchens and lounge areas where the whole family can get together for drinks before heading out to lively Surfers Paradise.

Expect a lot of sand in the shoes, plenty of fresh seafood and lots of memories that your dad –even though he might not admit it – will treasure for years to come.

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Wilpena Pound Resort, South Australia

For the dad that: Is always outdoors

Wilpena Pound Resort, SA

As the only accommodation located within South Australia’s Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound Resort is one of those places where time stand stills. It’s easy to lose track of the day whilst gazing at the surrounding 800-million-year-old, red-orange landscape that has been home to the Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years.

This is for the dad that you often find simply sitting and staring into the distance for long periods of time. Change up his view at Wilpena Pound Resort, where he can sit on the porch of a safari-style tent and spend a few days immersed in the Australian Outback.

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