Gifts for the cool dad

by Elisa Parry

Does your dad consider himself cool? Maybe he’s a bit of a hipster? He gets bonus points if he’s on Instagram (and actually knows how to use it!). If he’s is the kind of man who’s interested in the latest trends and likes to get out and about and try the new things, we’ve got some perfect Father’s Day experience gifts for him.

NSW: Hands-on barista course

Gifted Dad a fancy coffee machine in the past? It’s probably time you gifted him the chance to learn how to make the perfect coffee! After this hands-on barista course, he’ll be mastering latte art in no time.

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NSW: Private photography workshop

So, Dad has a cool camera, but hasn’t quite mastered how to take the perfect family portrait? This private photography workshop will turn him into a pro in no time. Who knows if you’re lucky – everyone’s head might make it into the family Christmas photo this year?

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VIC: Stunt driving wild passenger ride

Did your dad give you driving lessons? It’s time to return the favour with this wild stunt drive passenger experience. Dad will have the ride of his life as a professional driver performs 360-degree spins and ramp-to-ramp jumps.

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Man diving with Great White Shark
SA: Great white shark observing in their natural habitat

Do you think your dad could keep his cool cage diving with a great white shark? Help Dad tick an item off his bucket list and get up close and personal with these monsters of the deep.

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NSW: Top Gun jet fighter flight

Does it get much cooler than soaring over Sydney in an L-39 Jet Fighter? Gift Dad the chance to be Top Gun for a day. He’ll experience a series of high ‘G’ force manoeuvres at speeds of 910km/h.

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VIC: Behind the scenes sports tour of MCG and Flemington

Cool dads are usually into their sports, which means they’d probably love a behind the scenes tour of the MCG and Flemington Racecourse. Dad will get the chance to sit in the coach’s box, media centres and exclusive member areas, smell the liniment in the change rooms and walk on the hallowed turf of the MCG.

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NSW: Blue Mountains outdoor survival course

Does Dad consider himself a bit of a Bear Grylls when he’s more of a Russel Coight? This outdoor survival course will set him straight. This full-day course is designed to give you the essential skills in bush survival and wilderness travel. Handy skills for every dad!

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