Things To Do

12 Things To Do For Father’s Day 2022 In Brisbane

By Constance Allan
12th Aug 2022

several men throwing axes at targets

Dads are almost impossible to buy for because yes, you already bought him a new wallet last year, and over the years he has been gifted more than enough biographies, caps, chocolates and beers to last one man a lifetime. We understand, so we’ve come up with some ideas for Father’s Day in Brisbane that will definitely put you in his good books. Delete that socks purchase from your cart and treat Dad to some quality time instead of a lame gift this Father’s Day.

Line Yourselves Up For Some Axe Throwing

Score a bullseye this Father’s Day with the most epic axe throwing experience at Maniax. With several packages to choose from, you finally have the chance to flex your muscles—and maybe release some pent up parent-child tension—as you conquer the ultimate tournament. For first timers, individual coaching and target practice is available so you can be on your way to becoming an ‘axe-pert’ in no time. Head here to learn more.

Throw Your Way To Victory At Oche

Who doesn’t love some healthy competition between father and child? Have your aim at the ready and your game face on because Oche in Fortitude Valley has revolutionised the game of darts. Say goodbye to dingy pubs with crumby boards and hello to technologically advanced darts boards. With automatic scoring, all you have to do is grab a drink and ready your smack talk. If this hits the bullseye, everything you need to know about Oche is here.

Eat Your Weight In Steak

What says ‘I love you, Dad’ more than a steak? Honestly, nothing. Treat pops to a meal of epic proportions, also known as Brisbane's best steak houses. Whether it’s dry-aged goodness at Walter’s Steakhouse or dinner with a view at Blackbird Bar & Grill, dad is sure to be pleased with this list of drool-worthy options.

Drive A Virtual Race Car Simulator

If your dad is a backseat driver (should we even say ‘if?’), here’s a chance for him to take the wheel. VR Motorsports lets you and dad learn to drift in a way you never could before because one, your tyres (obviously), and two, your life. This virtual reality experience has been created so that you feel every roll, tap or jolt, and best of all, you can drink in-between drives. Buckle up and read all about it here.

Cruise The River On This Pub Crawl

This one won’t take much convincing. Boats and beers. It’s as simple as that. Take the hassle out of pub crawls with Brisbane’s hop-on hop-off Brewery Cruise along the Brisbane River. Tickets start at $109pp for you and Dad to be dropped at the doorstep of some of Brisbane’s best breweries, and you drinks on board. Find out more here.

Take A Quad Bike Through The Dunes 

Want to spend some quality time with dad this Father’s Day, or gift him an island adventure? Well tell him to clear his entire schedule and enjoy a day full of adventure on breathtaking Moreton Island. From a thrilling ATV quad bike tour in the morning to feeding dolphins at dusk, there’s no shortage of bonding activities to bring you closer. After soaking up the sun, end the trip on a high note with a cheeky beverage as you cruise home—what could be better than that? To book dad’s day out, head here

Wine And Dine At City Winery

If your dad likes to think of himself as a bit of a wine connoisseur, it’s time to put those taste buds to the test with the ultimate wine tasting, no tour bus necessary. Sit back and enjoy a two-course shared dining experience at City Winery in Fortitude Valley, along with a wine tasting paddle of four Gerler wines all for the price of $75pp. While sipping away to some of Brisbane’s finest wines, he’ll have the chance to immerse himself in the winemaking process of the city’s first urban winery since 1860. To nab him tickets, head here.

Ramp Up The Adrenaline With Go Karting

Start the day with some friendly rivalry as you zoom around Kingston Park on a pair of Sodi SR5 Race Karts. Cranking up a speed of up to 85km, you’ll endure the thrill of whizzing around an international 1100m race track—after some training of course—as you strive to take home first place. The package includes your kart racing licence, helmet hire, driver tuition, four 10 minute race sessions and printed race results all for a cost of $125pp. Head here to book now. 

Devour A Brunch To Remember

Killer French toast, bagels, big brekkies or trusty avo on toast? It’s a yes to all of it from us. If you’re looking to cruise into Father’s Day in Brisbane with ease, brunch is the way to do just that. And luckily for you, we’ve collated a list of Brisbane’s best cafes. Choose one (or give dad that difficult task) and treat him to a hearty AM feed. 

Hike Your Way To Serenity

We know there are active dads who major in fitness as a hobby (goals). Show dad you’re at least a little genetically linked by taking him on a Brisbane hike, with locations close to home like Mt Coot-tha or a short road trip away like Lamington National Park. Wind down those windows and let Jimmy Barnes blare as you trip with Dad to one of these breathtaking hiking locations.

Indulge In Brisbane’s Best Dinner Spots

Gourmet dads, we see you, and thanks for cooking for us all these years. And in return kids, take him out for an oh-so-luxury dining experience. Indulge with dad at reliable favourites like e’cco bistro or lesser-known gems like Rogue Bistro for an evening of delectable dinners. And if a three-course meal just doesn’t do it for you, degustations are plentiful at a number of our current fave Brisbane restaurants, which you’ll find here.

Sip And Snack At Brisbane’s Best Breweries

As spring lurks just around the corner, crack open a cold one with dad this Father’s Day. And by crack, we mean on-tap pints of pale ales, lagers, ciders and IPAs at some of Brisbane’s best taphouses and breweries. Here’s where to get the best pours.

Just want a gift you can wrap up? You’ll find plenty of ideas here

Image credit: Maniax

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