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Father’s Day gifts that Dad will actually want

by Elisa Parry

Hint: It’s not socks.

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to elevate yourself to “favourite child” status. You simply have to get Dad a gift that he actually wants. Why not think outside the box and give him an experience he’ll love. Imagine your dad behind the wheel of a V8 race car, or learning to fly a helicopter. If you’re feeling generous, go in with your siblings and take this opportunity to help Dad tick something off his bucket list. Here are a couple of unique Father’s Day gift ideas to get you started.
Two people eating a steak dinner
Go gourmet

Beer, wine, BBQ experiences – we’ve got them all. Send Dad on a tour of his favourite brewery. Gift him the chance to make a batch of homebrew that’s actually drinkable! If he’s into wine more than beer, we have loads of wine tours and tastings available.

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Go on a lap around the race track

Whether it’s a V8 race car or a Lamborghini you can’t go wrong with a driving experience. Set Dad up behind the wheel of a supercar. If you think he’ll have more fun learning from the experts, gift him a hot lap so he can see how it’s really done. Get his engine revving with an experience he’ll remember forever.

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Go on an adventure
Is your dad’s favourite movie Top Gun? Did you know we offer Top Gun fighter jet experiences on our site? Alternatively, you could go for a Black Hawk Ops helicopter flight, or what about a seaplane adventure over Sydney?  There are plenty of thrilling flying experiences to choose from. 

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Go down a creative path

Photography courses, barista and cooking classes, trapeze workshops, magic shows – we honestly have an experience to suit every type of dad. Is he into his video games? You could always gift him a virtual reality experience.

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Go for something iconic

Has Dad always wanted to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge? What about fly over the 12 apostles in a helicopter? Or find Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef? Help Dad tick something off his bucket list this Father’s Day. Choose something you’re keen to do as well and do it together!

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