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10 awesome Father’s Day experiences to give Dad this year

We've rounded up the best Father's Day experiences to give Dad this year to make it an event he'll never forget.

Looking for the best Father's Day gift this year? The one that he'll remember for years to come? The one that'll leave your siblings jealous as you get promoted to favourite child?

Perfect. You've come to the right place.

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1. Skydiving

There is nothing quite like the rush of jumping out of an airplane and falling from the sky at a few hundred kilometres per hour.

If your dad is into extreme sports or is looking for the thrill of a lifetime, why not buy him a skydive for Father's Day?

We can guarantee it's something he'll never forget. Plus the views of the countryside or coastline he'll catch while on his way down are pretty hard to beat.

Gold Coast tandem beach skydive
RedBalloon
Melbourne Weekend Tandem Skydive
Adrenaline
Sydney Tandem Skydive
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2. Scenic flights and flying lessons

If jumping out of a plane isn’t your dad’s thing but he still wants a sky-high experience, send him on a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride. He'll have the chance to soar over sites like some of the country's most iconic sites like Sydney Harbour, Great Ocean Road or Ayers Rock.

Scenic flights and hot air balloon rides are available in most cities across Australia.

If he's eager to take the wheel, alternatively, get him in the cockpit for a beginner’s flying lesson.

Perth scenic flight
RedBalloon
Brisbane scenic flight
RedBalloon
Gyrocopter Flight
Adrenaline

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3. Sailing and boat cruises

Set sail on an racing yacht or settle in for a twilight river cruise.

We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful oceans, bays and coves so take advantage of them, and treat dad to a day on the water.

Whether he prefers to sit back and relax with a drink in hand, or get involved in sailing the ship, there will be the perfect experience available for him.

Melbourne cruise
Viator
Melbourne Tall Ship sailing experience
Viator
Gold Coast Sunset Sailing
Wotif

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4. Whale and dolphin watching

September is whale watching season, so kick that boat cruise up a notch and throw a few whales into the mix.

These cruises will get you up close and personal with the majestic creatures that grace our shores, and many guarantee a sighting.

September through November is prime time to see whales along the coast from Western Australia and South Australia and up the east from Victoria north to Queensland.

Whale watching on a speed boat
RedBalloon
Perth 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour
Adrenaline
Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise
Adrenaline

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5. Drink tasting and cooking classes

It’s a given that you’ll have some sort of celebratory meal for Father’s Day.

Why not make it special and cook it yourselves, or give dad a chance to train himself up to become the next MasterChef.

If he's more interested in liquid meals, treat him to a beer- or wine-tasting course.

Sydney beer and brewery tour
Viator
Yarra Valley Cider and Beer tour from Melbourne
Viator
Perth BBQ half-day tour
Viator

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6. Rally driving and racing

If your dad has a need for speed, get him onto a professional racing track.

He’ll experience a real adrenalin rush driving a V8 supercar, luxury sports car or a more family-friendly go kart.

Alternatively, he can hop in the passenger seat while a professional driver zips him around the track at real racing speeds.

F1-Style race car ride
Adrenaline
V8 Front Seat hot laps
RedBalloon
Ipswich WRX Rally Drive
finder.com.au

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7. Scuba diving and snorkelling

Australia has some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites, with the Great Barrier Reef on the east, and Ningaloo Reef on the West.

But if you're stuck to the cities, there's also fascinating things to sea beneath the water near cities, like in parts of Sydney Harbour, around Rottnest Island or just off the Mornington Peninsula.

Treat dad to the incredible experience that is swimming with colourful reefs and brilliant coral – he may even find Nemo or Dory along the way.

Rottnest Island tour
Viator
Great Barrier Reef diving with lunch
RedBalloon
Snorkelling Adventure Sunshine Coast
finder.com.au

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8. Bridge climbs

Traveller.com.au calls the Harbour Bridge climb “Sydney’s number one must-do”, so take dad to the top of one of the world’s most famous bridges on Father’s Day.

It's not just in Sydney where you can climb atop the city's most prominent bridge. If you’re in Brisbane, you can trek across the Story Bridge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge day climb
RedBalloon
Story Bridge Climbing Experience
Wotif
Story Bridge Climb
Viator

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9. Golfing

Did you know there are more than 1,400 golf courses in Australia?

If dad’s an avid golfer, or is interested in trying out the game, try a new course with him as a Father’s Day treat or take him to a tried-and-tested favourite.

Golf experience at Sandhurst Club
RedBalloon
Sydney Golf round championship course + cart hire
RedBalloon
Golf Gift Card for 30+ Courses
Adrenaline

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10. Paintballing

Battle dad at a round or two of paintball skirmish, or get the whole family involved.

Depending on where you live, you’ll likely need to be 16 or older to play, but your inner child will thank you for it.

Paintball in Swan Valley
RedBalloon
All-Day Paintballing across Australia
Groupon
Indoor Paintball in Sydney
Adrenaline


Some of our top picks for Father's Day experiences:




Looking for some more gift ideas? Check out some of our favourite fashions, tools, gadgets and other Father's Day gifts.

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Mens Homer Simpson Doh Scuffs
Peter Alexander
Jeff Banks Leather Wallet
Jeff Banks
Gift Bottle
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Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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