Father’s Day on the Gold Coast: Things to do and dining options for 2021

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 are our top recommendations for things to do and places to eat for Father's Day on the Gold Coast.

Make sure to practise 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

Breakfast at Paperbark Burleigh

Breakfast at 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 QLD 4220
  • Cost: From $6.95 for 1 person, $13.90 for 2 people or $27.80 for 4 people
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    Our top picks for Father's Day lunch on the Gold Coast

    Private dining experience at home

    Private dining experience at home from RedBalloon

    Celebrate Father's Day with an extra special 3-course dining experience in the comfort of your home.

    • Inclusions: A 3-course meal for 6 people, personal chef, complimentary bread, sides, set-up and more
    • Location: At home
    • Price: $900 for 6 people
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    Lunch at The Cardamom Pod

    Lunch at 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: 2 main meals, rice and a kofta ball.
  • Location: Shop 1/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach QLD 4218
  • Cost: $15 for 1 person, $29 for 2 people or $58 for 4 people
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    2-course Italian lunch

    2-course Italian lunch from Groupon

    Treat Dad to a taste of Italy in Surfers Paradise with an authentic Italian lunch with parmigiana, chicken Caesar salad and a glass of wine.

  • Inclusions: Starter to share, main dish for each and glass of wine.
  • Location: 3106 Surfers Paradise Boulevard QLD 4217
  • Cost: $55 for 2 people or $110 for 4 people
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    2-course Thai lunch with a drink

    2-course Thai lunch with a drink from Groupon

    Bring Dad to Surfers Paradise Thai Restaurant and Cafe on Father's Day for lunch and let him enjoy some authentic Thai food like curries, spring rolls, fish cakes and more.

    • Inclusions: Entree to share, prawn crackers, main for each and soft drink or juice.
    • Location: 1/3100 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
    • Price: $49 for 2 people or $98 for 4 people
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    Our top picks for Father's Day dinner on the Gold Coast

    3-course dinner at Hard Rock Cafe

    3-course dinner at Hard Rock Cafe from RedBalloon

    Bask in those postcard views of Surfers Paradise this Father’s Day as you enjoy 3 courses of seafood, meat or cheesy pasta goodness at Hard Rock Cafe.

  • Inclusions: A 3-course dinner with priority seating for a family of 4 and Surfers Paradise views.
  • Location: Corner Cavill Ave and Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
  • Cost: $160 for 4 people
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    Seafood platter dinner

    Seafood platter dinner from Groupon

    Take your pick from fresh items including lobster mornay, bugs, prawns, octopus and more this Father’s Day at Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean Restaurant.

  • Inclusions: Seafood platter, salad and dessert.
  • Location: Shop 6 / 50 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215
  • Cost: $69 for 2 people or $158 for 4 people
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    8-course teppanyaki dinner

    8-course teppanyaki dinner 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: 8-course teppanyaki meal, rice and dessert.
  • Location: 3/2643 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach QLD 4218
  • Cost: $59 for 2 people, $118 for 4 people or $177 for 6 people
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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

    Get the family together for a jet boating experience
    Get the family together for a jet boating 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 O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk
    • Set up a picnic at Cedar Creek Falls

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