Happy Father’s Day, mate (to all you Aussies out there!). What better reason to focus on the five best day trips for dads in Australia? Kids: spend some time reading through our top picks. Dads: You might just want to forward this one on to your offspring!
This is definitely not just an Aussie thing - dads everywhere love a spot of golf, right? But not everywhere has the kind of breathtaking views offered by Australia.
A top spot is Hamilton Island Golf Club - the only championship golf course on its own island in Australia. Your dad will just love a day trip out to the island, enjoying 360-degree sensational views from almost every one of the 18 holes on the course.
Of course, there are plenty of options for all those dads not quite at the championship level and who’d prefer a day with the kids doing putt-putt instead; Victoria Park in Brisbane, City Golf Club in Toowoomba and Pittwater Golf Centre in Narrabeen just three examples.
Give your dad an escape route to the unsurpassed beauty of the Blue Mountains. Blanketed in dramatic scenery, it’s made up of rugged cliffs, eucalyptus-filled forests (giving off a natural blue haze), waterfalls and gardens. A World Heritage site, it’s one of Australia’s most stunning regions and - if he’s into nature - he’ll just love hearing the calls of native birds and spotting wildlife.
Because what dad isn’t a big kid at heart? No matter where you are in the country, there’s a huge choice of awesome amusement parks to choose from, each ready to thrill, challenge and scare the leading man in your life.
If you’re on the Gold Coast, why not treat him to a three-day extravaganza, with an unlimited pass to the trio of top theme parks on offer: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild? He’ll enjoy the southern hemisphere’s most extensive collection of rides, slides, shows, attractions and experiences.
Of course, this is one that he’ll obviously want to do with you, too, so win-win all round, we’d say!
Perfect for any fathers looking to test their physical strength on some of the best natural rock climbing cliffs Australia has to offer, you could do a lot worse than booking this full-day rock climbing and abseiling adventure in Adelaide - offering varying difficulty climbs depending on your experience, each with a picturesque backdrop.
Other top spots to test your mettle include Point Perpendicular in New South Wales and Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania.
We’ve saved this for last as while it can undoubtedly be considered the best for those adrenaline-junky dads out there, it might not be for everyone.
However, if your dad is an ultimate thrill-seeker, he can take his pick from a range of exhilarating skydiving adventures, including Skydive Mission Beach in Cairns, Skydive Melbourne, Skydive Perth and Skydive Noosa.
Interested in something that’s not on our list or looking for more inspiration? Get in touch - we’d love to help!