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10 Memories to Gift Dad this Australian Father's Day 


The best Father’s Day gifts aren’t wrapped – cement your status as the golden child with the perfect experience they’ll never forget.  

It’s never easy trying to find the perfect gift for the father figure in your life. But the best gift doesn’t always come in boxes – create memories with your dad or give them a personal day off to celebrate in style. Whether your dad prefers an outdoor adventure, diving into the wine world or eating up a storm, treat them to an unforgettable experience. Gifting your dad an experience not only means they’ll have a memory to treasure, but if you’re lucky, you’ll get to tag along too – and what would celebrate Father’s Day better than that?

Ready to gift? Check out our selection of experiences here.

QLD: Rooftop cocktails and gourmet indulgence

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Mediterranean-inspired dining at Sofia's Restaurant, Broadbeach.

Dads love showing off in the kitchen, whether they’re a self-acclaimed grill master or are tackling an elaborate recipe (while ignoring the instructions). There’s no better way to treat your father figure than by giving them a night off with a delightful dining experience. Kick off the evening’s events with a rooftop session at Cielo’s in Fortitude Valley. Warm your seat with a cocktail on arrival, then nibble on a local assortment of charcuterie and gourmet cheeses as the sun sets over the Valley. For something a bit more indulgent, venture to Gold Coast’s Sofia’s Restaurant for a set menu with a European twist. Delight in delectable offerings like oysters, creamy burrata, and the freshest catch of the day, all culminating in the perfection of a house-made tiramisu. Molto bene!  

SA: Adelaide Oval tour and helicopter flights

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There's no greater thrill than soaring over the landscape in a helicopter.

Every dad has a few items on their bucket list, so help them tick off a lifelong dream this Father’s Day. Let your dad geek out over the certified legends who made Adelaide Oval the icon it is today with a behind the scenes access tour. Take a step onto the revered green, where the echoes of the country’s finest players still linger, and step up for a private pitch tutorial with a Senior Groundsman. But this isn’t just a visit; it’s a chance to become part of history – craft your very own nameplate and proudly display it on the Heritage-Listed Scoreboard. If an aerial adventure is calling dear dad, opt for a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight in the Barossa Valley. Soar above verdant vineyards and undulating hills as your flight tracks over the Barossa’s charming towns for a breathtaking viewpoint that can’t be beaten.   

VIC: Melbourne golfing and craft beer tours

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Spend a quality day on the green together at Goonwarra Public Golf Course.

Prove that you’re the favourite child with a gift that speaks to your dad’s specific interests. Raise the bar with a private brewery walking tour for the dads who don’t say much but love a local brew. Be a tourist in your own backyard as you trot and tram your way to three cherished venues, learning about their different contributions to the Melbourne beer scene. For a gift that’s sure to be a hole in one, bring your dad along for an afternoon on the green at Goonawarra Public Golf Course. Demonstrate once and for all that the student has become the master by challenging your dad to 18 holes at this par 70 championship layout.  

NSW: Boating and brewery tours

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What better way to spend an afternoon than cruising on the Parramatta River.

Dads wear many hats, so why not add a few more to their wardrobe of sneakers and chinos? Let your dad don a captain’s hat for the day for a leisurely glide in a GoBoat on Parramatta River. Boasting a central picnic table with room for up to eight passengers, all you’d need to do is pack the Esky, stock up on food and gather their best buddies for a day out on the water. If your dad prefers a trucker cap, consider gifting an experience that outlasts a six-pack: an afternoon breweries and distilleries tour in Byron Bay. Tuck into a range of inventive brews and learn what techniques really makes them hop – it’s a great way to see Byron’s sights while whetting your palate with delectable drinks.   

TAS: Countryside wine tastings 

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Raise a glass to Father's Day at House of Arras.

There’s more to tasting wines than sniffing, swirling and sipping, which your dad will soon come to realise with a wine tasting at House of Arras. Unpick the threads of Tasmania’s rich soil, climate and captivating agriculture heritage while you’re on your way to becoming a sparkling wine scholar at Australia’s most awarded winery. You’ll taste-test vintage and non-vintage méthode traditionnelle wines, and your dad will be taken on an oral tour of where, when and how sparkling wine in Tasmania has drawn worldwide attention. The best part? Savour your new favourite drop on the balcony with a selection of brioche sandwiches, offering a moment of well-deserved indulgence.  

NT: Jetski experiences

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Feel the adrenaline with a jetski tour from Mindil Beach.

For the dad who can’t be shaken or stirred, (swim)suit up on Mindil Beach and race along Darwin’s spectacular ‘Magic Mile’ with a jetski tour to rival their favourite an action movie. Hop on your very own jetski and ride into an ethereal sunset as visions of Darwin’s city dance entrancingly on the water’s edge. Unleash your inner secret agent as you feel the unreal thrill of zipping along the picturesque coastline. Whether your dad is an expert photographer or amateur shutterbug, they’ll want to have a camera handy for this unforgettable golden hour.

See our collection of Father’s Day experiences here

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