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'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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a round of Topgolf from RedBalloon
Gather the family together on Father's Day for a fun (or competitive) game of Topgolf.View details
Have a go-kart race from RedBalloon
Take to the track and enjoy some friendly competition with a go-karting race.View details
Take a scenic flight from RedBalloon
See the best views of the Gold Coast during a scenic flight overlooking the coast and hinterland.View details
Take a leap of faith from Adrenaline
For the ultimate adrenaline rush, free fall over the Gold Coast and enjoy an exhilarating beach landing.View details
Have a jet boating experience from Adrenaline
Treat dad on Fathers Day with an action-packed jet boat ride with unmatched scenery.View details
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.View details
Drive a supercar from Adrenaline
Treat dad to one of the finer things in life with a Ferrari driving experience.View details
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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