Being a father is not easy; shouldering the burden of the family and working hard to keep that smile on your face is a tough job that good fathers’ do.
If you haven’t made any plans, do not fret. We have a list of places that you can visit with your father and your entire family and build memories that will keep you going in years to come by.
1. Botanic Gardens:
What better way to start the day than a visit to the much loved and much visited Botanic Gardens by the Brisbane CBD on the banks of the Brisbane River. Home to some of the most famed cycads, figs, palms and bamboos you can refresh your childhood memories here in the company of the man who helped build them. Pack a picnic lunch and relive those memories. You can sign up for a guided walk through the various attractions or just idle under the shaded trees as your kids explore the “hide and Seek” children’s trail. Don’t forget to take a selfie with the famed fountains and ponds.
2. The Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Society
The Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Society will be a treat to the children and the parents who have the exuberance of youth and inquisitiveness of a child. The society is now located on the coast of Brisbane at Wynnum West after floods forced them to relocate. The ride will take you across several historical sites at a calm and unhurried pace. By the end of the ride, you will not be sure who enjoyed it more, your dad or the kids!
3. Mount Coot-Tha Lookout:
One of the most visited tourist spots in Brisbane, the Mount Coot-Tha Lookout located at 300 meters above sea level has spectacular views to offer. Out of the several popular walking trails on the mountain choose either the less travelled unexplored trails or take the Currawong trail so named after the brave Australian soldiers who traversed it in world war II. If your dad loves to bike than the world class bike trail is right there waiting for you to explore. End the evening with a sumptuous meal at the restaurant.
4. Moreton Island:
If You are looking for a quiet day just with dad, check out the Moreton Island located 58 kilometers from Brisbane. It is the world’s third largest sand island. The pristine surrounding the clean sandy beaches and the luscious greenery is the perfect setting for idling and reading a book. The crystal-clear waters and the starry skies are a treat that your dad won’t forget in a while.
5. Grape Therapy:
What’s a celebration without a glass of wine?! And what better place to go than Grape the Vintage Charm, the old world ambiance, choicest Australian wine and the finest cheese will be the best way to end Father’s Day in your dad’s company. If your dad loves wine then just this is where you should be.