30 awesome ideas to spoil your Dad this Father's Day

This Sunday marks the first Sunday of Spring and Father's Day.

Haven't got a present yet (eek)? Instead of buying another (boring) gift card or 'make-your-own-beer' kit, how about you treat your old man to a nice day, spend some quality time and make some lasting memories!

To celebrate the father figures in our lives and appreciate everything they do, we bring to you our monstrous Gold Coast list of epic things to do to spoil your Dad this Father's Day!

Watersport junkies
Is your Dad a watersport junkie? Check out our 6 water based activities that will surely get him excited for Father's Day.

1. Gold Coast Jet Ski Safaris
Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the Gold Coast's waterways and along pristine, sandy Island beaches. With our voucher you'll get $20 off selected tours.
Mariner's Cove Marina, 7A/60-70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

2. Jetpack Adventures
I'm sure you've heard about jetpacks by now but what about flyboards or jetbikes (a.k.a the Jetovator)? That's definitely something every Dad should have done in their life plus you'll get a great discount and a free HD video with our voucher.
Waterways Dr, Main Beach

3. Fish the Deep Charters
Dad's and fishing go hand in hand, which is exactly why you should take your Dad out fishing this Sunday! Fish the Deep Charters offer half and full day deep sea and reef trips.
 The Spit Pontoon, Muriel Henchman Dr, Main Beach

4. Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters will take you to jig your own live bait before you even head out to sea. No experience necessary, juts grab your Dad and off you go.
The Spit Pontoon, Muriel Henchman Dr, Main Beach

5. Gold Coast Watersports
Gold Coast Watersports has got it all. From jetskis, parasailing to kayaking and SUP there's surely something to get your Dad excited. Check out our voucher here!
Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

6. Jetboat Extreme
Jetboat Extreme is one of the most adrenalin charged water activities ever! Receive a free gift with our voucher.
30-34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise


Sky adventurers
Want to stay dry? No problem! How about some adrenalin pumping sky adventures instead?

7. iFLY Indoor Skydiving
 IFly in Surfers Paradise is an indoor skydiving experience you don't want to miss, 'cause it's super fun! You'll also get $10 off any intro package using this voucher!
3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

8. Gold Coast Adventure Flights
Gold Coast Adventure Flights offer exhilarating aerobatic and adventure flights in a Russian YAK 52 aircraft over the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast and the Hinterland. Receive a free photo with our voucher.
1/78-88 Musgrave St, Coolangatta

9. Aussie Air
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of flying in a helicopter and seeing your home town or tourist destination from a totally new perspective. At Aussie Air you can choose from a range of packages or even make your own! Get a 10% discount for 2 adults or have the 3rd person fly at 50% off.
Hangar 51, Lores Bonney Circuit, Bilinga

10. Gold Coast Skydive
Is your Dad brave enough? Test his limits with Gold Coast Skydive, an experience he surely won't forget! Receive free photo with our voucher.
78 Musgrave St, Coolangatta


Thrill seeker - on land
Is your dad more the thrill seeker? Get ready for some action from navy seal style fitness courses to 4WD tours, we've got you covered!

11. Planet Commando
Yatala's Planet Commando features a series of military-style high ropes and obstacle courses ranging from standard to Navy Seal that provide a real physical and mental challenge. Is your dad up for it? Get $10 off using our voucher.
76 Business St, Yatala

12. Australian Shooting Academy
Ever shot a gun before? I bet your Dad would love to, no license required at Australian Shooting Academy and you'll get 10% off with our voucher!
Shop 464, Level 1, Paradise Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

13. SIPC Southport Indoor Pistol Club
For all the Southport locals and Brisbanites, there's also a Pistol Club near you, shoot 5 guns for $110!
1/76 Ferry Rd, Southport

14. Go Karting at Kingston Park Raceway
This outdoor race track has over 100 go karts and 3 separate tracks for you to choose from. If you're done racing how about a round of mini golf? Get 10% off with our voucher.
20 Mudgee St, Kingston

15. Slideways Go Karting Centres
In case it's raining on Sunday (fingers crossed) you might want to check out Slideways Go Karting just 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Their indoor track features a huge 55m cross over bridge, a cambered berm, tunnel, esses and sweepers! Save some money, 10% off two races using our voucher!
10 Spencer Rd, Nerang

16. Game Over Adventure Park
Game Over Adventure Park is THE place to be on Father's day with amazing attractions including go karting, lazer tag and clip'n climb areas. Want to celebrate early? Head over to Game Over Saturday 3rd September from 5pm - 9pm for some amazing street food and $25 karting all night!
88/108 Siganto Dr, Helensvale

17. Timezone
Timezone is your one-stop spot for some serious fun this Father's Day, cause kids of all ages are welcome here! They've got the best and newest arcade games, bowling, lazer tag and so much more! Visit Inside Gold Coast for 10% off any single package!
Cavill Ave, Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise
The Strand, Coolangatta

18. Southern Cross 4WD Tours
Southern Cross 4WD is for the whole family (or even a group of Dad's). Get away from the city and enjoy exclusive venues, no crowds, just nature! Included are guided rainforest walks, waterfalls, animal spotting, wine tasting, off road driving, bird feeding and much more.
 5/3078 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise


Last but not least, what would Father's Day be without a feast and a couple of beers? Whether you go out for dinner or make it a Sunday sesh and spend all day, who are we to judge?  Here are our 12 top picks. Rest assured, your dad will love'em.

19. Lester and Earl
How does American BBQ, slow smoked brisket, beef and pork ribs, fried chicken, burgers and 12 craft beers on tap sound? Think Daddy's gonna love it? We sure do!
1097 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach

20. Moo Moo Wine Bar & Grill
If you really, really love your Dad you'll treat him to a world class steak at the best steak house on the Coast.
2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

21. Glenelg Public House
If you're on a budget but still love your old man how about a visit at the Glenelg Public House?!  They source the best produce they can find, prepare it with minimal interruption and bring it to your table at a price that can be enjoyed every day!
9/2454-2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

22. Fortitude Brewing Company
Is there a better location to celebrate Father's Day than a brewery located on top of Mt Tamborine? We didn't think so. Take a peek behind the scenes via huge glass windows in the vintage decorated ‘retro room’, grab a beer (or two), one of their homemade pizzas (the BBQ Chicken is mighty tasty) and make yourself cozy at a table on the timber beamed patio!
165 Long Rd, North Tamborine

23. Taps
You can pour your own beer, need we say more? If you're not convinced check out our visit to TAPS in Surfers Paradise!
3/15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

24. Ribs and Rumps
The team at Ribs and Rumps love Dad's so much they're taking a whole week to celebrate the Dad's of the World with Father's Week. Besides sticky and delicious ribs, you can give your Dad the gift he really wants — a bouquet of mouth-watering bacon and beef roses, yumm!
16/74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

25. Jupiters Casino
Say thank you to Dad for everything he does by treating him to something extra special at Jupiters Gold Coast this Father's Day.  The talented team of chef's at Cucina Vivo, Garden Kitchen & Bar and Food Fantasy have put together an array of delicious dishes to ensure a very special day. 
Casino Drive, Broadbeach

26. Black Hops Brewery
The boys from Black Hops Brewery have a couple of aces up their sleeves for Father's Day this year. One being their brand new book 'Operation Brewery', a how to guide on starting your own brewery (every Dad's dream) and the other one being a Father's Day Brewery Tour on Saturday the 3rd including a tour, beer tasting plus a little gift for only $40, but be quick they only have 16 spots available. More info here!
15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads

27. Swannie's
This new Southport hot spot is the perfect venue for treating your Dad, because Dad eats for free with every Father’s Day booking this Sunday.
34 Nerang Street, Southport

28. Paradox Coffee Roasters
Tell your best Dad joke to receive a free coffee or book for a Sunday Roast and Dad can have a take-home coffee pack (bookings essential for the Roast on 5538 3235).
The 4217, 7/10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise

29. Double Zero
We love Pizza and surely your Dad does, too! Double Zero in Broadbeach brings you the PePe Father’s Day Special - $20 pepperoni pizza and Peroni.  Bookings are essential on 5526 8635.
2/2715 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

30. Salt Meats Cheese
If you're not satisfied with only eating pizza, how about making your own? Check out Salt Meats Cheese's Father’s Day Pizza Masterclass from 3pm – 5pm on Sunday, for $59 per person. Bookings are essential on 5661 1517.
The 4217,10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise

By Louisa von Ingelheim