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Top Ideas for Father’s Day

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Every year as Father’s Day approaches, so does the challenge of finding the perfect gift for the man who seemingly has everything.

Socks, books and gadgets have all graced his collection over the years, but surely there’s another way to express our appreciation for the legendary dad in your life.  This year could be the year to step up a class and go outside the realm of tangible gifts and offer a new experience that will create everlasting memories.

Our top ideas list offers the best of the best experience options for him and the whole family, designed to captivate the mind, body and soul! From thrilling escapades that ignite his passion for adrenaline-boosting activities, to indulgent relaxation that renews his energy and spirit, we’ve explored far and wide to present you with this unique and memorable collection of things to do to make his Father’s Day truly exceptional!

iFly Father's Day

iFly Father’s Day

1. Indoor Skydiving

For thrills, this is right up there! iFly is a unique and thrilling indoor sky diving experience that will literally lift you up and keep you wanting more. There’s nothing like an iFly experience, and it’s super easy to coordinate with plenty of time slots available plus its an activity you can do in all weather conditions.

Why not suit up as a family and set off on your flight mission together?! Several parents from within the SPARK POP community have reported their littles doing iFly and having an absolute blast!! Each package includes pre-flight training, a flight certificate and even an exciting demonstration of skill and flair by the experts.

Location/s: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth

Lamborghini thumbs up

Supercar Drives Lamborghini Experience

2. Supercar Drive

Is Dad someone who has high regard for superior engineering and design? Does he enjoy the thrill of acceleration?  If you have a tween or teen who enjoys a thrill – we’ve found their match!

Put a grin on his face with a European supercar drive experience! Located in Helensvale he’ll have an unforgettable 60 minutes handling the stunning 500hp V8 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider or V8 Lamborghini.  An awesome experience as he takes the best seat in the house to feel the thrill of the speed, handling and power of these exceptional machines.

Location/s: Gold Coast

3. Flight Experience

To satisfy curiosity and passion for flight or perhaps a mad Top Gun fan! Flight Experience is the world leader in flight simulation entertainment with their signature 737 Jet Airliner Experience a popular choice! Put Dad in command of a full-size commercial airliner with a commercial pilot beside you to take you through the basic instrumentation and controls before taking off at an airport of your choice and conducting two approaches.

For someone more inspired by the military or virtual reality, you may like to choose the VR Jet Fighter Experience exclusive to Sydney and available in a 15 or 30 minute session. See excitement levels peak as your pilot take on a variety of military aircraft through a serious of challenges from the valleys of the Grand Canyon to the skyscrapers of New York city, this is flying from a whole new perspective! BONUS – the whole family can get involved in this one either as passengers and or pilots.

Location/s: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth

4.  A Picnic on the Water

Round up your nearest and dearest and climb abord a GoBoat to celebrate Dad’s special day. Mum, you can skipper your own boat, no boat license needed.

Holding up to eight passengers (even your fur baby), this is a safe, family-friendly, unique and totally Instagrammable activity! Source and pack your own picnic, bring some tunes or hire Bluetooth speaker and set sail on a two hour exploration of the river.

Location/s: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne

Movies - TMNT

See the latest release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

5.  Movie Outing

Surprise Dad with a family pass for EVENT Cinemas with the promise of nostalgia and some time out to chill and connect over the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ new release Mutant Mayhem (out 7 September).

Independent of previous TMNT movies, this CG-animated film follows the teenage brothers who are eager to break free of their home in the sewers and their overprotective father figure Splinter (voiced by Jackie Chan) by earning the love of New York City by protecting them from an army of mutants.

Get your family Event Cinemas pass here for $45.

6. Dinner & Show

A dinner and show is a wonderful way to honour and show your appreciation for Dad! Australian Outback Spectacular on the Gold Coast is a world-class family friendly show taking you on a journey to the heartland of Australia. From the meticulous choreography, to the immersive transformative arena, and the spectacular talent, this is an extraordinary show not to be missed.

Your Australian Outback Spectacular experience includes a 3-course meal and show. With a massive WOW factor, this is a shared experience sure to make a mark in the memory banks. Be quick to secure your seats for Father’s Day weekend – Saturday 2 September at 7.30pm.

Location/s: Gold Coast

Camels at Sunrise on Summer Land Camels

Camels at Sunrise on Summer Land Camels

7. Sunrise Camel Ride & Brunch

For an inspired start to the day, venture out to Harrisvale for the unique experience of riding a camel.  Set in one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations your camel expedition will take you through the grounds of Australia’s largest camel farm and dairy, boasting a sunrise view with Flinders Peak as your backdrop.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and experience the serenity, and the native wildlife including kangaroos, birds and even koalas. This really is a magical treat the whole family will enjoy, book now!

They also have a special deal for Dad and the whole family – Take a Farm Tour & Taste and enjoy a delicious Breakfast or Lunch!

Location/s: Scenic Rim

Elevate to a new level on this high ropes adventure.

8. Next Level Adventure

If you’re on the Sunshine Coast and have a partner who likes a challenge this one is for you! For some physical fun, to test his limits, book him and the kids in for the ultimate bonding session of high ropes. The unlimited pass offers access to 4 or more circuits with 145 different aerial obstacles and ziplines over a half day. Shorter two-hour sessions are also available, and what’s great is that its conveniently located at Sunshine Plaza Maroochydore giving mums the perfect opportunity for some retail therapy or simply time to run errands. Why not book in with friends so you can enjoy the time together?  Everyone’s a winner!

Location/s: Sunshine Coast

A personal gift for the snow seekers.

9. Snowsports Session

Looking for a personalised experience? Is Dad a snowsports enthusiast? Did you know that you can hit the slopes just 15 minutes out of Brisbane’s CBD at Queensland’s only indoor ski slope?! So if he’s been hanging out to hit the slopes or is lucky enough to be heading off on a ski trip, why not gift or book him in for a private snowsports lesson at Urban Xtreme.

Book it in for your child and Dad to give them quality time together and be confident you’ll be facilitating core memories. If you need to entertain the whole family, you’ll find adventure fun with climbing, the Adventure Park, plus Playland for littles plus a café and ample seating. DEAL ALERT!! Dads play FREE with a purchase of a child adventure park pass. WINNING! 🏆

Location/s: Brisbane

10. Family Stunt Session

Families who play together stay together! Reach beyond your comfort zone and bond as a team as you put your action skills to the test for the first time. Stunt Park offers this one-on-one session to help master some new moves that are sure to challenge and offer next-level excitement and adrenaline.

Choose four activities from Motorbike Riding, Advanced Abseiling, High Falls, Theatrical Fighting, Wirework, Archery, Tumbling, Samurai Swordplay, Tumbling and Trampoline. The Family Stunt Session package is a two-hour session for two adults and two children.

Location/s: Gold Coast

So whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, heartfelt moments or shared experiences, these top ideas for Father’s Day offer a range of thoughtful ways to honor and celebrate the special fathers in our lives.

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