Father’s Day gift ideas guaranteed to make dad smile…

Looking for Father's Day gift ideas? Check out this list of experiences available...
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Still need to get dad something special on Sunday 6 September? Then check out this great list of gift ideas for Father’s Day.

Stay and play package

Quest Springfield

For the month of September you can treat dad to a staycation at Quest Springfield

Gift vouchers are available for this Spring deal which is valid for the entire month of September and includes one nights’ accommodation for two in a self-contained one bedroom apartment (a two bedroom upgrade is available at an added cost), a complementary welcome treat on arrival and a complimentary beer tasting paddle at Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar and Kitchen which is walking distance from the hotel.

Remind dad to pack his swimmers as the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Orion lagoon, and runners as there are fantastic trails, sporting fields and parks to explore.  Need more gear?  Ask reception for sporting equipment to loan.

Floating high in the sky

Floating Images

Get up in the sky with a gift certificate for a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight, this would be a great one to do as a family, get it off your bucket list and onto your to do list for Dad’s day.

Race around in a Mustang

V8 Race Experience

Give dad a gift certificate for a V8 Race Experience in their new Mustang!  The purpose built race car with a 500hp engine and supercar race suspension is brand new, and there’s nothing else like it in Australia.

Sample some Japanese culture

Japanese Tea Ceremony

A trip to Japan might be off the cards for a while, but you can buy dad a ticket to a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Ipswich. The next one will be held on September 26 and then October 31.

Picnic amongst the olive trees

Watercress Creek Olives and Limes

Take dad to an olive grove for a picnic lunch.  At Watercress Creek Olives and Limes you can purchase a picnic pack with fresh tapenade, olive oil and dukkah, Turkish bread and olives.  Wander through the olive trees and find a shady spot to relax and enjoy the local produce.

Meet some furry friends

Animal Encounters at the Ipswich Nature Centre

Book dad in for a behind the scenes Animal Encounters Tour at the Ipswich Nature Centre.  Get a ticket for an upcoming tour, it’s a great day out with the kids!  Pair the tour with a visit to the Queens Park Café for extra points.

Pub crawl by helicopter!

Pterodactyl Helicopters

Dad will love a heli-pub crawl around Ipswich and surrounds with Pterodactyl Helicopters.  Get him a gift voucher to stop in for a brew at a few country pubs and finish with a stop in at craft beer brewers 4 Hearts Brewing in town.

Escape challenge and haunted histories…

Ipswich cemetery tour with Jack Sim

Does dad like mysteries and horror films?  Then get him a ticket to Seraphim Escape Rooms, he can test out the scariest room in Brisbane, the Executioners Toolshed.  Or get him a ticket to a ghost tour at the Ipswich Cemetery.

Relax with some pampering – Boss Man style

new rooms

Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa are offering The Boss Man package for Father’s Day.

Dads get a welcome ale, a 60 minute orange infused full body massage and a 60 minute power peel facial.

The two hour package also includes a hydrating alginate facial mask, foot and hand scrub and detailing for $165!

Book in for a round or two…

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

If dad loves being outdoors and getting active, a round of golf at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club is a fun idea!

Purchase a Father’s Day gift voucher which includes 18 holes of golf, shared cart, logo cap and logo bag tag for $129.

Phone (07) 3814 5500 to purchase.  Voucher available for purchase up to Sunday, September 6, 2020. Redemption of voucher until December 24, 2020.

Book in for lunch…

Prince Alfred Hotel | Ipswich

To make dad’s day great, take him out for a food and craft beer experience at brew pubs The Pumpyard and Ballistic Springfield.

Or check out the Prince Alfred Hotel an award winning venue known for its fresh red claw dishes and for having the biggest range of craft beers on tap in the Southern Hemisphere – with a whopping 72 beers on tap.

Other great lunch ideas for foodie dads include Bakehouse Steakhouse, Homage Restaurant, The Cottage RestaurantMemories of India and Indian Mehfil.

For more restaurant ideas see our eat and drink page.

For dads with green thumbs…

Flowers at Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

And finally if dad loves to potter in the garden take him over to Trevallan Lifestyle Centre to pick out some new plants.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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