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Father’s Day on the Gold Coast: Things to do and dining options for 2020

Sort out all your Father’s Day plans from scenic flights over the sunshine state to family-favourite dinners.

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With Father's Day slowly making its way around for another year, we've made organising an extra memorable one a whole lot easier. From seafood platters to skydiving, these restaurants and experiences have something for every dad. Here's our top recommendations for things to do and places to eat for Father's Day on the Gold Coast.

Make sure to practice social distancing and good hygiene if you're dining out to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Our top picks for Father's Day breakfast on the Gold Coast

Paperbark Burleigh

Paperbark Burleigh from Groupon

Take a stroll this Father’s Day down to the Paperbark cafe for a coffee with your choice of muffin, bacon and egg burger or eggs on toast.

  • Inclusions: Choice of brunch and coffee
  • Location: 14 Park Ave Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
  • Cost: From $6.95
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    Our top picks for Father's Day lunch on the Gold Coast

    Family Three Course Meal at Hard Rock Cafe

    Family Three Course Meal at Hard Rock Cafe from RedBalloon

    Bask in those postcard views of Surfers Paradise this Father’s Day as you enjoy three courses of seafood, meat or cheesy pasta goodness at Hard Rock Cafe.

  • Inclusions: Three course dinner with priority seating for a family of four and Surfers Paradise views.
  • Location: Cnr Cavill Ave and Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $150
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    Two-course Italian meal

    Two-course Italian meal from Groupon

    Tuck into favourites like spaghetti carbonara and a glass of wine this Father's Day at Nicolinis.

    • Inclusions: Antipasto, main dish and a glass of wine each
    • Location: Nicolinis Restaurant
    • Price: $49 for two

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    The Cardamom Pod

    The Cardamom Pod from Groupon

    Put a creative spin on Father’s Day lunch with a selection of entrees, lunches and desserts at The Cardamom Pod. This restaurant was also awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

  • Inclusions: Two main meals, rice and kofta ball
  • Location: Shop 1/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
  • Cost: From $15
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    Sky Restaurant Marina Mirage

    Sky Restaurant Marina Mirage from Groupon

    Say yes to Yum Cha with 11 courses at the Sky Restaurant Marina Mirage. Immerse yourselves in the flavours of China with spring rolls, dumplings, pork buns, dim sims, ribs and coconut pudding.

  • Inclusions: 11 dishes including dessert
  • Location: Marina Mirage 72 Seaworld Dr, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $49
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    Galaxy Seafood & Mediteranean

    Galaxy Seafood & Mediteranean from Groupon

    Take your pick from seafood, red meat or a classic marinara pasta this Father’s Day at the Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean restaurant.

  • Inclusions: Main meals with garlic bread per person
  • Location: Shop 6 / 50 Marine Parade, Southport
  • Cost: From $49
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    Our top picks for Father's Day dinner on the Gold Coast

    Gringo Loco Cantina

    Gringo Loco Cantina from Groupon

    Treat dad to a taste of Mexico in Surfers Paradise, with a variety of nachos, guacamole, salsa and churros for Father’s Day.

  • Inclusions: Three course Mexican dinner and sangria
  • Location: Soul Boardwalk Shop 101, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $39
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    Gold Coast Seafood and Steak

    Gold Coast Seafood and Steak from Groupon

    Whether dad favours ribs or a good old fashioned steak, the Gold Coast Seafood and Steak house has you covered for an extra special dinner.

  • Inclusions: Volcanic rock steak meal or beef ribs meal with wine
  • Location: L402/18 Cypress Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $49
  • Available for takeaway? No
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    Galaxy Seafood & Mediteranean

    Galaxy Seafood & Mediteranean from Groupon

    If dad is a lover of all things seafood, you can’t look past Galaxy Seafood & Mediterranean’s Mornay lobster dining night.

  • Inclusions: Three course lobster meal
  • Location: Shop 6 / 50 Marine Parade, Southport
  • Cost: From $49
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    Sage Restaurant

    Sage Restaurant from Groupon

    Celebrate this Father’s Day with oysters, Queensland sand crab, Hervey Bay scallops, Moreton Bay bugs, smoked salmon, barramundi, clams and calamari at Sage Restaurant.

  • Inclusions: Seafood platter with wine
  • Location: 5 / 20 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
  • Cost: From $79
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    Hanasaki Teppanyaki

    Hanasaki Teppanyaki from Groupon

    Marvel at dinner and a show when you book at Hanasaki Teppanyaki. Dad will be treated to miso soup, hot plates and a fire show.

  • Inclusions: Eight course teppanyaki meal, rice and dessert
  • Location: 3/2643 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
  • Cost: From $59
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    Italian Kitchen Co

    Italian Kitchen Co from Groupon

    Keep things light at the Italian Kitchen Co with a mezze platter. Indulge in a nice glass of wine, bread, olive oil and salami.

  • Inclusions: Mixed antipasto board with wine or beer
  • Location: Shop 2/2460, Corner of Glenelg and Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
  • Cost: From $28
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    Ragdoll Dining

    Ragdoll Dining from Groupon

    Excite the taste buds with a trip down to Burleigh’s Ragdoll Dining. Enjoy a two course meal and finish off the evening with wine and a dessert.

  • Inclusions: Two course meal and drinks
  • Location: 49 James St, Burleigh
  • Cost: From $69
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    If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance to check that they can cater to your dietary needs.

    Top things to do on Father's Day on the Gold Coast

    Have a round of Topgolf

    Have a round of Topgolf from RedBalloon

    Gather the family together on Father's Day for a fun (or competitive) game of Topgolf.

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    Have a go-kart race

    Have a go-kart race from RedBalloon

    Take to the track and enjoy some friendly competition with a go-karting race.

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    Take a scenic flight

    Take a scenic flight from RedBalloon

    See the best views of the Gold Coast during a scenic flight overlooking the coast and hinterland.

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    Take a leap of faith

    Take a leap of faith from Adrenaline

    For the ultimate adrenaline rush, free fall over the Gold Coast and enjoy an exhilarating beach landing.

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    Have a jet boating experience

    Have a jet boating experience from Adrenaline

    Treat dad on Fathers Day with an action-packed jet boat ride with unmatched scenery.

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    Score the catch of the day

    Score the catch of the day from Adrenaline

    Refine your fishing skills and head out to the open water to get the biggest catch of the day.

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    Drive a supercar

    Drive a supercar from Adrenaline

    Treat dad to one of the finer things in life with a Ferrari driving experience.

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    Free things to do on the Gold Coast on Father's Day

    • Catch the sunrise at Burleigh Heads National Park
    • Go for a bike ride along the Gold Coast Oceanway
    • Hit the beach for a day of swimming and basking in the sun
    • Feed the lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Hike at one of the many National Parks in the Gold Coast hinterland
    • Walk through the canopy at via O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk
    • Set up a picnic at Cedar Creek Falls

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