The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

Surprise dad with these amazing things to do in the Ipswich Region.
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

V8 Experience

V8 Race Experience | Queensland Raceway, Ipswich

Get dad into the driver’s seat to experience the thrill of a lifetime around the iconic Queensland Raceway paperclip track on one of their V8 Race Experiences. Get behind the wheel of a Holden or Ford V8 race car for six, nine or 12 laps. Upgrade your experience with three hot laps in a car with a professional driver.


Trike tour

Ipswich Trike Tours, Ipswich

You don’t have to be born wild to enjoy an exhilarating motorbike experience with Brisbane Trike Tours. Soak up the thrill while being a passenger on a three-wheeler trike as an expert takes charge.  This is an experience you can do with dad as the trikes can take up to three passengers.  


Hot air ballooning

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights | Ipswich

Float majestically over the Ipswich region on a Floating Images hot air balloon flight. See the sun rise on your morning balloon ride taking in the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset country side.  Then return for a yummy breakfast at the Ipswich Country Motel.


Father’s Day ExBEERience

Father's Day ExBEERience

Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa has bought back their popular Father’s Day ExBEERience. Teaming up with 4 Hearts Brewing once again, dads can relax with a two and a half hour treatment that includes a 50 minute massage with hop-infused oil, hops exfoliation and a bath in 20 litres of beer. Dad can then enjoy a cold 4 Hearts brew while soaking up the cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties in the unfermented beer mixed with hot water and hop flowers.


Free museum entry for dads

The Workshops Rail Museum | Ipswich

Enjoy a day out the whole family will enjoy!  

Entry to The Workshops Rail Museum is free for all dads this Father’s Day, Sunday September 1.

  • Get up close to genuine locos and vintage carriages
  • Check out the visiting exhibits, Bush Mechanics and Meteorites
  • See the huge model railway of Queensland
  • Try driving a train on a simulator

Things to see and do for the kids:

  • Unleash curiosity and creativity in the Sciencentre
  • Let off steam at Nippers Railway, kids adventure playground and expansive grounds
  • Get active with hands-on exhibits

Buy tickets at the door to redeem this offer.


Lunch at Spicers

Lunch at Homage

Treat dad to an amazing lunch at the hatted Homage Restaurant.  Head chef Ash Martin has created a beautiful tasting menu that includes Homage farm pork and lamb as well as red claw yabbies, native fish and more.  For something special grab a gourmet picnic with a selection of locally sourced meats, antipasto, cheeses, and more.



Pterodactyl Helicopters | Ipswich

What if dad loves beer and being in the air? You can combine the two with a country pub crawl thanks to Pterodactyl Helicopters.  The day involves a pint at five country pubs and a delicious lunch.  Pterodactyl have lots of tour options including winery tours and even lunch experiences that fly you right into Spicers Hiddenvale.


Seraphim Escape

Seraphim Escape

If dad’s into activities that get the blood pumping, an escape room might make the perfect gift.  Seraphim Escape Rooms have two scary rooms, The Executioner’s Toolshed, and Atonement.  Imagine a self-proclaimed executioner has been stalking you, you wake up with only one hour to escape before he returns. Work with your team; find clues and solve puzzles, to escape before time runs out.  Seraphim Escape are open Wed to Fri from 4pm – 10pm, and 10am – 10pm Sat and Sun.

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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