Sydney is a magical place filled with plenty of fun things to do and amazing sights to see. Instead of giving your dad weak coffee and burnt toast in bed, why not spoil him this Father’s Day with something a bit different? Be adventurous, explore the city and it’s surroundings. Whether your dad’s a thrill seeker, big drinker or happy to have a quick catch up over a meal, there’s something to suit him. If you’re stuck for ideas we’ve got you. Here are ten hand picked things you can do to show your dad your love this father’s day:
1. Breakfast Along Cronulla Beach
They say food is the way to a man’s heart. Whether your old man is an early bird or a little sluggish on a sunday, food will always satisfy and Cronulla beach makes for the perfect place to grab a bite whether it’s brekky or brunch.
2. Harbour Cruise From Darling Harbour
Boat enthusiast or not, nothing beats the wind in your hair as you skim across the surface on a sunny day. Your dad will enjoy soaking in some of the iconic sites surrounding the harbour from a different viewpoint.
3. Take A Cable Car Tour Through The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains make for an amazing natural landscape to see, especially from the panoramic view of a cable car. With so much of this beautiful place to see, you’ll want to stay. Tell your dad to bring his swag tent (buy here for $187) and spend the weekend away from the hustle and bustle.
4. Whale Watching At Circular Quay
If you want to give a present with a difference, try basking in the beauty of the ocean's biggest creatures. From the harbour to the ocean in a matter of minutes, your dad will be amazed by these magnificent mammals.
5. Lunch At North Bondi
Take a contemporary approach to the traditional fish and chips by the beach by dining at one of the hotspots in North Bondi. Seafood and a serene view of the coast is an excellent way to spoil dad. If he’d prefer to stay in and relax, get him a portable BBQ grill (buy here for $50) for a seafood BBQ lunch.
6. Barefoot Bowling At Concord Bowling Club
Is your dad a man that loves his recreational sports? Barefoot bowls is a great way to unwind and socialise over a drink. Bring out your dad's competitive side by taking him down and having some fun.
7. Brewery Tours With Dave's Brewery Tours
Does your dad love a drink? If so, then get him a ticket to a beer lovers day out. Brewery tours offer your dad the chance to learn more about their beverage of choice. With a range of pub and brewery tours you can choose something that you think suits your dad best. If your dad isn’t much of a beer lover you can't go wrong with a Jack Daniels gift pack (buy here for $31).
8. Guided Tours Of The Royal Botanical Gardens
Take dad to get some inspiration and ideas for the garden from Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens. With guided tours, your dad can become closer to nature than ever before. The gardens will be hit with the early spring sun, making for a spectacular display of plant life.
9. Dinner At The Grounds of Alexandria
Dinner is a great way to catch up with dad. The Grounds of Alexandria offers a set dinner menu fit for a king. Why not go home for a family game night afterwards? Then spice up the games night with a game of poker on your dad's new poker game table with carry bag (buy here for $79).
10. Jet Flight Simulator At The Air Combat Centre
Perfect for dads who are seeking a bit of a thrill but with no real risk. Let your dad be the captain on father's day with an exciting simulation experience. He’ll be amazed with all the thought you put into his gift and he’ll have to make a mighty effort to top it with your next birthday.