This Father’s Day, show your dad you appreciate him with a weekend trip. A chic tie to wear at the office, his favorite book or running shoes, we know that these are some of the gifts you have been presenting him year after year. Now it’s time for a change, offer something different that he will love. Surprise him with a weekend getaway and do the things he will enjoy. So, why not take him away for some quality father and son/daughter time? A Father’s Day weekend trip to Brisbane.


Explore one of the country’s most iconic site. Hiking, bike riding, canoeing, and camping are great Father’s Day activities accessible to anyone. This trip is a fun way to rejuvenate him and give you guys a sense of adventure. It’s about getting away from the busy schedule and avoid being hooked in the technology 24/7.


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city this Father’s Day for a family trip down the glorious Tingalpa Creek Reserve. It is located in Capalaba West, just 17km east of the CBD and is a haven for nature lovers, especially those who enjoy bushwalking. Animal lovers will get the opportunity to see Australia’s native wildlife including koalas and wallabies. The walk is 950m which is manageable for the most people.

Short drive to Samford and Mount Nebo

Take a short drive through the green surroundings of Brisbane’s west. Only 45 minute drive from CBD, Samford embraces its country town feel with plenty of quaint cafes, craft shops and museums. Have a leisurely walk along Samford Valley Heritage Trail as it meanders through 13 historical sites, including galleries.

Sports Tour at the MCG, Melbourne

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is traditionally known as the super stage of Australian sports and is the perfect place to wow your dad if he is a sports fan. You can check out the inner sanctum of the players changing rooms and even walk on the arena with a fully accredited sports heritage complex.

Comedy Cruise

Laughter is the best medicine so why not treat your dad to something a little different this Father’s day, and take him on a comedy cruise departing from Auckland Harbour. While cruising the seas you can enjoy a lineup of first-class comedians. There’s even an opportunity for amateurs to try their hand on stage.

Riverside Markets

Riverside markets are Brisbane CBD weekend farmers market, located in the City Botanic Gardens and the lower block of Albert Street. Take your dad for breakfast and stay for the lively atmosphere with great coffee, brunch and live bands. You can browse the extensive range of fashion, arts and gifts, and/or pick up your weekly stock of organic fruit and vegetables.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Climbing Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge is an adventure like no other. It’s a unique gift for your dad as well as a great experience to share with him. It’s an adventure both of you will always remember. When you are standing at the top, surrounded by the stunning panoramic views, you will have one of those rare ‘wow’ moments. The climb is a relax one, so take in the glorious views from every angle. People of all ages can enjoy the experience together as you don’t need to have a particularly high level of fitness. You will learn about the colorful history of the Story Bridge and discover things about Brisbane that even many Brisbane residents don’t know.

Bribie Island

A popular escape for water sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and families is just an hour’s drive from Brisbane CBD. Spend your day relaxing on the beach or get in the action with a guided kayaking, windsurfing or kite surfing tour along the sheltered channel.


You might not really know what to get for this Father’s Day. You may feel like you constantly fall into this trap of knowing a few things that he enjoys. If you want to gift him something meaningful, something he will enjoy, then visit the countryside and enjoy a quiet time together. Book your holiday with Clandulla Cottages. Call (+617) 5543 0990 or 0409 831142 for more information.

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