Gift your time this Father’s Day to the man who held your little finger and taught you to walk; the man who is your pillar of strength through all your ups and downs in life. This September, do something different; take him to hitherto undiscovered treasures of Perth. Explore places where you can bond with him, laugh and play like you did years ago - a family outing to create memories to cherish.

Here is a list of the top 5 places that can add that extra zing to your celebrations.

1. The Perth Zoo:

Go down memory lane and travel the well-trod paths of the Perth Zoo with dad this Father’s Day. 1200 animals from all over the globe are comfortably housed in this zoo. They are all kept in realistic habitats. As a special treat for your dad, the Zoo offers free entry to all dads on this fun outing. It is a great way to relive your childhood and be mesmerized by animal antics and performances. Pack an exciting picnic lunch of dad’s choice or visit the nearby Wild Bites Café and feast on a wide variety of healthy food and drinks. End the day with some memorabilia from Zoonique, the Zoo’s gift shop.


2. Aviation Heritage Museum:

All aviation enthusiast should not miss visiting this Heritage Museum located in the suburb of Bull Creek; it is a self-funded Museum housing 30 civilian and military planes. There are several other artifacts related to the field. There are interactive exhibits that enthral youngsters and the elderly alike. You can book an aviation tour for your dad wherein he will be taken on a tour of a restored bomber.


3. The MAZE family fun park:

Explore the latest mazes in this fun filled maze park, a top spot for a family outing. Besides the mazes, there is a mini golf area, giant jumping pillow and encounter with animals. A perfect place where the young and the old can create laughter filled moments. And the icing on the cake is that fathers enter free.

4. Perth Observatory:

Book a night tour for your dad in this ancient Perth Observatory located 25 km from Perth in Bickley and let him immerse himself in the shimmering night sky and discover new constellations via the latest telescopes. You can, in fact, tailor the evening to suit any specific needs including a delectable BBQ meal. It is a magical experience for everyone. Take a guided tour of the observatory and learn about telescopes of yore and modern day. Make this night extra special by presenting a unique gift of adopting a star wherein you can choose any star visible in the southern hemisphere.


5. Rottnest Island:

Finally, if you want that exclusive one-to-one, man-to-man bonding with dad take him to the Rottnest Island. Take a ferry to this car free island and explore this island and its 63 fascinating beaches and equally enthralling bays. Spend the day swimming or snorkelling in any of the spectacular beaches or hire a bike and cycle leisurely around the island. You can also opt for guided tours.