Why not enjoy one of the fabulous experiences this country has to offer. Here are just five we think he’ll love you for.
1. Father’s Day Steam Up, Victoria
For locomotive lovers: He will greatly enjoy taking a ride on the historic Kerrisdale Mountain Railway, a steam train journey with breath-taking views of the gorgeous Goulburn Valley. Following the trip, there is free entry into the accompanying museum and workshop to have a closer look at the engines and discover how they work. Turn it into a whole day and catch a Daytripper Tours coach, providing commentary and sightseeing to Kerrisdale. Lunch and other refreshments available on site.
2. Brisbane Breakfast or Lunch Cruises
For the sailors: The Brisbane River winds its way languidly through the sprawling, buzzing city, and there is no better way to see it than on a restored paddle boat. This journey will take you back to the late 19th century – the era of exploration and luxury on our beautiful waterways. Choose between a breakfast or lunch cruise, each offering a relaxing two-hour trip and a delicious meal: bacon, eggs, and a variety of other delicious breakfast options, or a roast carvery buffet for lunch.
3. Top End Barra Fishing Day Tours, Northern Territory
For the outdoor dad: Spend the entire day enjoying quality time with your dad while fishing in a spectacular location? Top End Barra offer fishing trips that promise both excitement and peaceful downtime, all surrounded by magnificent scenery. Destinations include secluded billabongs, beautiful harbours, and other hidden gems easily accessible from Darwin. Meals and refreshments are provided – but save room for a dinner of your own freshly caught fish!
4. Belgenny Farm Father’s Day Open Event, New South Wales
The farmer at heart: Modern Australia was built on the hard agricultural work of our very first English settlers. Take your father on a fascinating and entertaining tour of Belgenny Farm, a historic homestead dating back to the very beginning of Australian agriculture. There is plenty of food and drink, as well as endless things to learn, all in the gorgeous rural setting of this picturesque old farm.Be sure to take along the grand-kids and show them how it was done.
5. Helicopter Winery Tours, Tasmania
Adventure and wine connoisseurs: South-eastern Tasmania boasts brilliant scenery: stunning dolerite cliffs dropping to perfectly curving bays, presided over by the imposing yet beautiful Mount Wellington. Take your father on an unforgettable helicopter ride, soaring over this unique and ancient landscape. At the end of the flight, you will visit the award winning Frogmore Creek winery for a free wine-tasting and delicious lunch.
About the Author:
Keli Wallace is a mum-of-three and owner of Daytripper Tours & Charters. Based on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, they have been operating for 16 years. As one of the leading day trip and extended trip experts, they provide fun filled, interesting and relaxing group tours – either in their coach or flying – that have been specifically designed to suit senior travellers.