5 things to do with Dad (that don't involve watching sport)

by Elisa Parry

First thing’s first. There’s nothing wrong with watching sport with Dad. In fact, it’s great. But every now and again it’s nice to do something new. So, next time your old man is in town, here are some ideas for new experiences to share together from beer tasting to behind-the-scenes tours of some of the biggest sporting centres in the country.

View of the Sydney Cricket Ground
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the SCG or MCG

Taking a tour of the MCG or SCG is very different than just catching a game together. You’ll get to learn all about the history of these impressive stadiums and enjoy access to some pretty exclusive areas including the coach’s box, change rooms and even set foot on the hallowed turf. This is a great day out, and you might want to go ahead and lock it in for Dad’s next birthday present.

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Men about to go on a V8 experience
Hit the race track

You and your dad don’t have to be a revhead to enjoy a day on the race track! If you’re looking for a heart-racing adventure, then a V8 experience is for you. If you’re after something a little less loud, treat yourselves to a self-drive experience in a luxury vintage car. There’s something to suit all occasions. Who knows, maybe Dad’s always wanted to tick a ride on a Harley Davidson off his bucket list?

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Enjoy a beer or wine tasting experience

Let Dad get to know his inner hipster on a craft beer brewery tour. Or take him on a tour of one of the classics like the Cascade Brewery in Tassie. If he likes wine but has a lot to learn, treat him to a masterclass – he’ll be quaffing with the best of them in no time.

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Man holding a large fish on a boat
Go fishing

We have a range of fishing charters all over Australia. Depending on what you feel like doing you can hire your own boat and take it easy, sign up for a full day charter or even go on a 4WD beach fishing safari. If you’re looking to plan a special trip, you can check out more this epic fishing safari on Groote Eylandt departing from Darwin here.

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Steak meal
Share a meal together

What’s better than spending quality time together while tucking into good food? From classy pub grub to a fancy seafood degustation treat Dad to a dining experience he’ll rave about. If you’re feeling up for a challenge you could always try a cooking class together? But we won’t judge if you’re more about the eating and less about the preparation…

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