We hope you’ve been practicing your best Dad Jokes because Father’s Day is nearly here! Whether you’re planning a special day for your dad, mum-dad, step-dad, foster-dad, grandpa, pa, uncle or brother – there’s no better way to celebrate than with shared experiences, escapades and good-quality-fun-times together. Read on for our round-up of ‘not to miss’ adventures this Father’s Day.
Geelong to Bellarine – Cruise Wine & Dine
Saturday 31 August
We’re cruising from Geelong direct to the bountiful Bellarine for this delicious foodie event. Discover your own backyard and visit two unique and rustic venues, including Bennetts on Bellarine winery and French-inspired restaurant, Bouchon at Bellarine. It’s all happening the day before Father’s Day, so you’ll get extra cred for getting in early. Bookings over this way 👉 Geelong to Bellarine Cruise Wine & Dine 👈
Terindah Estate Father’s Day Luncheon
Hit up Terindah for a three-course lunch (and some of the Bellarine’s best views) at their Father’s Day Luncheon. For here, you’ll be wined, dined and serenaded with live music. They’ve covered all bases so thoroughly, there’s even a special 1:30pm sitting for Port Phillip Ferry passengers! Bookings at www.terindahestate.com
All aboard! Father’s Day on the Q Train
Score some brownie points with a three-hour Father’s Day lunch on the Q Train. Experience stunning views, coastal scenery AND delectable Bellarine produce with Sail, Rail and Dine. Spend a day riding the rails on the unique and memorable Q Train; a restaurant train that travels along the historic Bellarine Railway between Queenscliff and Drysdale. This experience includes a return ferry trip, transfers and a degustation lunch. Luxury from go to whoa (or wow?). Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate to us. Bookings at www.theqtrain.com.au
Port Phillip Bay Wildlife Tour
Is wildlife spotting more his thing? Cruise across Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne with us and then spend the day on the water with Sea All Dolphin Swims, where you will meet the friendly (but wild) locals of Port Phillip; playful Australian Fur seals, pods of local Burrunan dolphins cruising the bay and other amazing bird and marine life. Find out more here.
Go, Go Go Your Boat
Does your dad wish he could command a vessel like Skipper Craig and Skipper Pete? Merrily, merrily, life is but a dream. Treat him to a Go Boat experience on the Yarra. These fantastic electric boats have the capacity for 8 people, feature a central picnic table and don’t require a boat license or any boating experience – so you can set sail and experience the city from the water. And for Port Phillip Ferries ticket holders they’ll even discount your boat rental by 15%! Head here for more info: Go Boat Offer
AFL Celebration of Football Weekend
Sure, the AFL is taking a quick break before week one of the qualifying and elimination finals for 2019, but that doesn’t mean you can’t revel in the AFL’s Celebration of Football Weekend. Running from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September, the weekend’s star event will kick off with the 24th annual EJ Whitten Legends Game at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
Sky-high on the Melbourne Eye
This Father’s Day, your dad will be offered a flight at half-price with along with a free beer. Soak up the spectacular 360-degree views that stretch out over the city and Port Phillip Bay, with a cold frothy in hand and the people he loves most in the world. Bliss! Enjoy the offer all weekend long. Bookings at: www.melbournestar.com
Regal at The Sebel
Shout dad to a weekend in the big smoke with this fantastic package from our friends at The Sebel Docklands, where he can enjoy the hustle and the bustle of a night in the city without the fuss. Package includes a return ferry trip, one-night stay at The Sebel, Breakfast at the Capri Café & Lounge and a ride for two on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, all for just $288. Head on over to The Sebel Docklands for bookings and more information: www.sebeldocklands.com.au
Still looking for the perfect gift?
Good news. There is plenty more where these ideas came from! Head on over to our Packages and Experiences page for more inspiration for adventures on either side of the bay. One of them is guaranteed to be just right!