Father’s Day gifts for the difficult to buy for Dad

by Elisa Parry

Dads aren’t often easy to buy for. They aren’t always the best communicators either, and while some Dads might drop the occasional hint, getting any clues out of others can be like pulling teeth. The other problem can be that your Dad has already bought himself everything he could possibly want or need! If your Dad falls into the ‘difficult to buy for’ category, don’t panic. We’ve pulled together a list of unique Father’s Day gift ideas that Dad will love. Our top tip? Choose an experience gift that feeds his passion, such as flying, V8 driving or food and wine.

Off Road Racing
Off-road driving experience

Get ready to send the dust flying! Why stick to a race track when you could have an off-road adventure? Gift Dad the ride of a lifetime this Father’s Day.

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Ferrari joy ride

Chances are you probably can’t afford to buy Dad a brand-new Ferrari for Father’s Day, but you can gift him a joyride on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Dad will also get the chance for a photoshoot with the car. We have a feeling this shot will be going straight to the pool room.

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Roar ‘n’ snore sleepover at Melbourne Zoo

Another great idea for Dads who love animals is the Roar ‘n’ Snore experience at Melbourne Zoo. Dad will experience behind-the-scenes access to Melbourne Zoo after dark while camping out at the historical Elephant Exhibit.

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Helicopter flight lesson over Western Australia
Learn to fly a helicopter

Give Dad wings this Father’s Day. He’ll have the chance to take the controls of an R22 helicopter as he cruises over some of Australia’s unique landscape.

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Brew your own beer experience

Even if Dad already dabbles in homebrew, it may not be drinkable… Gift Dad the chance to become a master brewer under the guidance of experienced experts and he might start enjoying his own batches at home.

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View of the Sydney Cricket Ground
Behind the scenes tour of Sydney Cricket Ground

On this behind-the-scenes tour of the SCG Dad will be able to get up close to iconic sports memorabilia like Don Bradman’s 1948 baggy green cap and Steve Waugh’s lucky red hanky! This is an unforgettable experience for all sports lovers, but especially cricket fans.

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Whale Shark swim and snorkel tour with lunch and photos

If Dad loves getting out and about in nature, diving with whale sharks is one experience he’ll be dying to tick off his bucket list. He’ll experience the ultimate thrill swimming alongside these majestic creatures. It’s like being inside a David Attenborough documentary!

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Two people Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Shark diving at Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium

If getting to Ningaloo Reef to swim with whale sharks is out of the question, Dad can jump inside the tank in the aquarium. Imagine the rush of coming face-to-face with a shark?! This is an experience Dad won’t forget in a hurry.

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Fishing trip

Does Dad love his fishing? Spend a day together on the water. Take a charter or hire your own boat then get busy catching dinner.

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Jetpack or flyboard experience

Looking for something really different to treat Dad with this Father’s Day? Give him the chance to soar above the water on a jetpack or flyboard experience. He’ll channel his inner superhero and fly up to 10 metres in the air.

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View our full Father’s Day gifts range HERE.

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