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Fun on Father's Day: Activities and Destinations Your Dad Will Enjoy

father and son playing with toy cars

Father-bonding memories always carry a special place in our hearts. But how does one make richer the strong bond between father and daughter, or  father and son especially on his special day? By watching  a game together? Pizza night every Thursday evening? Hitting the road on the weekend? Toy shopping perhaps? As travelling gets more popular these days, so too have father-daughter and  father-son trips.

Father's Day ideas for different types of dads

This coming Sunday, September 3rd, it's time you celebrate and honor the men in your life with a bang.  For every type of dad , there's always an ideal Father's Day activity to enjoy and new destination to explore - from rock climbing to surfing to go karts to playing golf and camping, VroomVroomVroom has a few suggestions to get you started. If you are flying from another country or different city, you may want to book a car hire through us to enjoy a hassle-free celebration in and around Australia.

1. Dads who love the adventure

Want your dad to experience the thrill of a lifetime? Then why not take him for an exhilarating scenic flight or hot air balloon ride. All these superb views are available in most cities across Australia. Provide your pops the opportunity to enjoy some of Australia's most iconic sites, such as  Ayers Rock, Sydney Harbour, or Great Ocean Road. Or if skydiving is his thing, notable standouts include the Skydive Mission Beach in Cairns,  the Wollonggong Beach Skydive, the Lee Point Beach in Darwin, the Skydive Byron Bay, the Bells Beach in Torquay, the Fraser Coast in Harvey Beach and the Skydive Sydney.

2. Dads who love the outdoor

Some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world can be found in Australia. Spoil your dad to the wonderful experience and visit the Great Barrier Reef on the east and Ningaloo Reef on the West. Numerous South Australian waters offers some of the most pristine diving experiences in the world, such as Yorke Peninsula, The Port Noarlunga Aquatic Reserve, The ex-HMAS Hobart and Rapid Bay.

In addition, Australia has some of the world's best off-road driving. If your dad enjoys the 4WD, Let him experience some of the notable Aussie 4WD tracks, including the Canning Stock Route, the Cape York Track, the Gibb River Road, the Binns Track, the Victorian High Country, the Birdsville Track, the Gunbarrel Highway, the Hay River, the Simpson Desert and the Stockton Beach.

3. Dads who love arts and culture

Depending on the history and traditions your dad prefers, there are lots of options to choose from in Australia. Take him to a cultural cruise on Sydney Harbour with Tribal Warrior, or sign him up for a heritage tour in The Rocks. He can also explore the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales for its extensive  and outstanding collections.

In Melbourne, he can head to the Southbank precinct – where The Arts Centre, MTC, Malthouse, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria form Melbourne's beating cultural heart. At Federation Square, where art meets architecture, your dad can watch inspiring audio visual shows at ACMI, see the collection at the Ian Potter Centre, or catch a recital at The Edge theatre. 

4. Dads who like to stay 'close to home'

And while majority of the men would rather stay at home than travel for up to 24 hours, no need to travel around the globe for an epic getaway with your dad.  If he enjoys eating, just take him out for a fancy dinner. Here are this year's best restaurants in Australia from The Gourmet Traveller: Brae in Birregurra, Orana in Adelaide, Vue de Monde and Attica in Melbourne, Bentley, The Bridge Room, Sepia, Quay and Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney.

Or, if your dad prefers to drink, why not treat him to a beer- or wine-tasting course? Let your dad sip on whisky at Lark Distillery in Tasmania, simply because it's his day (and because he can)! Or, allow him to go wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, which is outside of Adelaide. Another fantastic idea is to bike around the beaches of Rottnest Island in Perth with your whole family .

5. Dads who's done it all

So your dad has been everywhere and seen everything, but maybe he's just never heard of the Big Red yet? Deemed as the biggest sand dune in Australia's Simpson Desert, Big Red is about 35km from Birdsville. Standing at 40metres in height, enjoy the best spot and watch the spectacular sunset from the top of the Big Red.

Did we miss anything? Please share us your Father's Day ideas!