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How To Spoil Dad This Father’s Day On The Sunshine Coast

By Urban List Writers
28th Aug 2023

Do you want to finally become the favourite child? It’s time you ditched the same jocks and socks Father’s Day gift that you’ve been giving dad for the past five years. No, not even the standard golf club or fishing rod is going to secure you the favourite child status. It’s time to step it up a notch.

Luckily, dads are way easier to please than mums, because the way to many a bloke's heart is generally through his stomach. This Father’s Day on the Sunshine Coast, treat your old man to a feast that will fill his belly, make him loosen his belt and will certainly guarantee you favourite child status. 

Give Your Dad A Father’s Day Brewery ExBEERience 

Various locations

Buying your dad a six pack of beer is a safe bet, but why not take that sentiment and turn it into a full ‘exbeerience’? Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours offers brewery tours of the Sunshine Coast, taking you behind the scenes of four local craft breweries to meet the makers, learn how beer is made and sample locally brewed craft beer.

You’ll start at Moffat Beach Brewing Co., before grabbing a bite to eat at Your Mates Brewery in Kawana, exploring the vintage collections of beer memorabilia at Sunshine Brewery and then meeting the legends at 10 Toes Brewery. The itinerary can be customised to suit your needs and if dad is more of a spirit drinker, you can swap one of the breweries for a distillery or winery.

Where: Various locations; door-to-door transfer included in tour

For more information, click here.

Devour Massive Burgers And Whisky at Rick’s Garage


Burgers and dads go together like the sand and the sea, that’s why heading to Rick’s in Palmwoods is one of the best ways to spoil dad this Father’s Day on the Sunshine Coast. Order him the monstrous ‘Big One’ which comes loaded with all the works and weighs a whopping 1.1kg, or keep it budget-friendly and go for Rick’s classic beef burger and pair it with a schooner of beer.

Then tow him upstairs to the whisky bar, which has the largest range of spirits on the Sunshine Coast, to down a few nicely aged drops. 

Where: Rick’s Garage, 14-16 Margaret Street, Palmwoods

For more information, click here.

Gift Dad A VB-Infused Grooming Kit

vb grooming kit

In need of a hard-earned moisturise? The Victorian Bitter-infused grooming kit is the key to Dad's heart. Pairing one of Australia's go-to beers with a little touch of luxury, the six-product self-care range includes a myriad of lager-mixed treatments from an exfoliating scrub, a facial mask, and moisturiser.

There's even a VB bath bomb and a scented candle to really set the mood. Secure the gift of all gifts for this Father's Day over here

Embark On A French Gastronomic Journey At The Long Apron


Skip the obligatory gift giving this Father’s Day—we all know the way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach. Any Sunshine Coaster who’s in the know will tell you that The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly Estate is one of the best French restaurants around.

This Fathers’ Day, pappa can enjoy a gourmet four-course share-style meal that will celebrate the flavours of France—without the long-haul flight. The Father’s Day feast costs $120 per person and it will sell out, so bookings are essential.

Where: The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate, 68 Balmoral Road, Montville
Cost: $120 per person

For more information, click here.

Teach Dad The Coffee Basics At This Coffee Roastery Tour


If your old man is partial to an espresso and fancies himself a bit of a coffee connoisseur, this one’s for him. At The Coffee Training Co. in Noosaville, Dad can learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes to make that perfect cup of joe at this awesome roastery tour. The only prerequisite is a love of coffee and for two hours, he will walk through the First Batch specialty brewery, learn how to roast his own coffee and put his palate to the test, smelling and tasting his way through the coffee cupping session.

Where: The Coffee Training Co., 2/8 Venture Drive, Noosaville
Cost: $50 per person

For more information, click here.

Image credit: Claire Plush for Urban List

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