Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to step up your gift giving game. Forget about socks and jocks, your dad deserves so much more than new underwear. After all this is the guy who turned up to all your footy games, gave you your first sip of beer and taught you how to change a tyre. Get dad something he really wants this Father’s Day and spend some quality time together doing something that he loves. Stuck for inspiration? Check out our gift guide for the top 5 Father’s Day getaways for you and the old man.
For the dad who likes nothing more than to spend a day out on the green, Fiji golf offers some of the most beautiful championship courses in the world. Surrounded by swaying coconut palms, idyllic beaches and the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean, your dad can choose from some of the finest championship golf in the Pacific. Whether he’s a happy hacker or can putt like a pro, there are Fiji golf courses to cater for all skill levels. Perhaps the biggest challenge will be focusing on your game and not getting distracted by the spectacular views.
Don’t Miss: Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Novotel Hotel Nadi Executive Golf Course, Shangri-La Fijian Resort Golf Course and Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.
Hang ten with your dad in the Bali surf and see who can stay upright the longest. With direct swells from the Antarctic, Bali is a haven for surfers – particularly the south west and south east coasts. There are great waves all year round in Bali, however the dry season is the peak surfing season. Running from June to September, you’ll be just in time for some of the best surf this Father’s Day. Take your favourite board with you or avoid the excess baggage charges and hire one once you’re over there. Check the surf report daily to ensure conditions are right for your favourite surf spots and challenge dad to see who will wipeout first.
Don’t Miss: Kuta Reef, Airport Right, Impossibles, Padang Padang, the Temples, the Peak, the Racetrack and the Outside corner.
Has your dad always fancied the idea of captaining his own ship? Well, now he can thanks to Whitsundays sailing adventures! One of the best sailing destinations in the world, the Whitsundays offer warm and sheltered waters ideal for a boating holiday. Get qualified with the Whitsunday Marine Academy, sail yourself around beautiful islands like Hayman, Long, Hamilton and Daydream and explore the Coral Sea as you snorkel right off the back of your boat! Charter anything from motor cruisers to luxury yachts and even tall ships.
Don’t Miss: Classic Sailing, Bareboat Charters, Luxury Sailing, Tall Ship Sailing, Adventure Sailing and Learn To Sail.
Is your dad an avid angler? Throw a line in in Thailand and experience some of the best freshwater fishing in Southeast Asia! Fishing in Thailand is known for its catches of native species such as Giant Mekong Catfish, Giant Snakehead, Siamese Carp and Barramundi. From the Gulf of Thailand to Bangkok, there are fantastic fishing spots all over Thailand including dams, ponds, lakes, fishing parks and plenty of other wild caught options. From big game fishing to fly fishing, lure fishing and everything in between, you and dad might just net the monster catch of your dreams!
Don’t Miss: Bungsamran Lake, Jurassic Fishing Park, Boon Mar Ponds, Khao Laem Dam, Cheow Lan Dam, Shadow Lake and Hua Hin Greenfield Fishery & Resort.
Pump up the pace and lower the temperature with a Queenstown ski holiday in New Zealand. So your dad thinks he’s cool? Show him just how cool things can get at the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest four season alpine and lake resort. Strap on some skis or slide into a snow board and check out all the ski fields and winter sports activities within an hour of the city. There’s terrain to challenge and delight skiers of all skill levels as well as plenty of ways to relax dad’s sore and tired muscles at the end of the day. Need to give dad’s old bones a rest? Why not build a snowman for old times’ sake!
Don’t Miss: The family friendly Remarkables, the world class pipes of Cardrona, the South Island’s largest and best ski area Treble Cone and the closest ski field to Queenstown – Coronet Peak.