From dishing out the dosh when the going gets tough, to the daggy dad jokes and the big bear hugs – it’s the time of year to gather the fam and celebrate your old man in all his fatherly glory. If you’re stuck for ideas, why not return the love and treat your dad to a top day out in our neck of the woods? We’ve rounded up a hit list of 9 dad-friendly things to do on the Gold Coast this Father’s Day…
Spoil dad with a schmoozy and boozy takeaway “Man Tea” package from QT Gold Coast. We’re talking Moreton Bay Bug Rolls, loaded fries, “The Cigar” dessert with craft beer to wash it all down. Yum.
2. AXE MAN
Golf-loving dad’s, here’s one for you. Swing into the new Top Golf for a sizzling experience that combines epic brews and bites (and cocktails for Mum!), live music and golf-inspired games. If Oxenford is a little far out of the way, keep a little closer to the Coast and visit the driving range at KDV Sport. Talk about tee-rific day out!
4. SILVER FOX
Pamper your papa and shout him a visit to Barber Bro’s and Co. this Father’s Day. The boys here will tend to your dad’s tresses, shout him a beer, and have him feeling a million bucks in no time.
Is your daddio’ a country boy at heart? Get along to Paradise Country where the whole family can enjoy a bootscootin’ good time where dad can chow down on a delish lunch and sink some beers in the Farmhouse Restaurant.
6. BAIT UP
If ‘Gone Fishin’’ is your dad’s mantra, then be sure to drop anchor at Tallebudgera Creek. This blissful corner of the Coast is an angler’s dream, with so many spots to snag a fish and chuck on the barbie for the freshest lunch in town.
7. HIGH FLYER
If adrenaline is your dad’s middle name then make a beeline for the TreeTop Challenge. It’s here dad can get his Tarzan on and soar through and above the canopy at 70kms per hour on the Canyon Flyer Zipline Tour.
8. REV HEAD
Skip the socks and ties this Dad’s Day and sashay into Slideways Go Karting for a fist-pumping day of fun with the whole family. Kids as young as four can get amongst the action, and big kids will be reeling with excitement on the three-story racetrack as they live out their Mario Kart dreams in real life.
9. BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’
Does your pa have a penchant for the great outdoors? Head for the hinterland and go for a bushwalk in the incredible Tamborine National Park. Fuel up post-hike with a schnitty and a beer from the iconic St Bernard’s Hotel, famous for its five-star views across Guanaba Gorge and beyond.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.