This is your official reminder – Father’s Day is less than two weeks away. Want to really spoil him this year? We’ve gathered a collection of incredible experiences that will certainly get you in the good books.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Northshore Harbour Café’s ‘Burgers, Beers and Boats’ promises to be a spectacular day out for the whole family. Inviting you to enjoy lawn games and live music, the riverfront venue will be serving up delicious burger-filled hampers and icy cold brews.
Bring along a picnic blanket, share some irresistible treats and watch the world go by on the nearby Brisbane River. Adding to it all is the chance to win a slew of prizes, plus 30-minute cruises on River to Bay’s fast boats. All aboard!
Another brilliant option for those seeking day-trip ideas, Mount Cotton’s Sirromet Winery will be hosting a special Father’s Day event complete with a barbecue feast and live music. There’ll also be free entertainment for any littlies tagging along, as well as an enticing drinks menu of wine, beer and cocktails for the adults.
Looking to really go all-out? Sirromet Winery’s annual Burning of the Vines event (September 5) is back to light up the night’s sky. Celebrated since ancient times, this hallowed ritual marks the end of the grape harvest and the start of the new season. Expect a specially curated three-course paddock-to-plate menu with paired wines, live entertainment and one seriously impressive bonfire.
If dad prefers his drinks a little stronger, treat him to an unforgettable tour of Grandad Jack’s distillery. Renowned for its gin, vodka and liqueurs, the new Albion venue will walk you through the distilling process and offers special tastings.
What really makes this trendy haunt stand out is its family connection. Named after the owners’ grandfather, the family-owned and operated Grandad Jack’s uses recipes passed down through the generations to create their award-winning tipples. If that doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzies, its limited edition single-barrel whiskey surely will!
Did your old man never really grow out of his ‘big kid’ phase? Running until October 4, the amazing Brickman Wonders of the World exhibition at Queensland Museum will enchant those young at heart.
Showcasing more than 50 phenomenal displays from LEGO Masters Australia judge Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught, this extraordinary exhibition features icons such as the Taj Mahal, the Empire State Building and the Great Wall of China. That’s a lot of Lego bricks…
Lockdown is over (fingers crossed) and it’s time to get out and see our sensational city in all its glory. Perfect for doing just that, Riverlife's exclusive Father’s Day hire passes cover everything from self-guided Brisbane River kayak tours to New Farm Park bike rides. The Kangaroo Point-based group also offer unique ‘water bikes’ that allow you to cycle on water. Three words: best day ever.
You can explore Brisbane at your own pace – enjoy one or two experiences, or fit in as many thrilling activities as you can (the last hire session is at 3pm). Top it all off with an old-school milkshake or a coffee at Riverlife’s green Citroen-van-turned-café Gustave.
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