The weather is warming and Father’s Day is right around the corner – there’s no better excuse for an adventure with dad.

Go deep
There’s a fishing trip, and then there’s a fishing trip with Gold Coast Fishing Charters (formerly True Blue Fishing Charters) – the ultimate deep sea and game fishing experience. Whether the dad in your life loves fishing or not, it’s hard to beat a day out on the water with the True Blue crew. They know the best spots, provide the best gear and tackle and have more than two decades in the biz’. A quick scroll through their Facebook page and you’ll see that this is a fishing experience like no other.

Boat ’round
You and dad can expect 360 degrees of fun, guaranteed, with Coasting Around – the self-drive round boat experience that lets you see the Gold Coast Waterways like you’ve never seen them before. BYO food and drinks or splash out on one of the three BBQ-equipped luxury round boats, which seat a whopping 30 passengers. All boats come with a Bluetooth speaker and Sumbrella, too.

Gotta jet
Strap in and brace yourself for a wet, wild ride above the Gold Coast waterways! Jetpack Adventures at Surfers Paradise is home to the world’s first water-powered jetpack device, which has been sending adventurers high into the sky since 2012. Whether you’re ten or 89 (the oldest and youngest jetpack pilots the company has seen) both you and dad are bound to love being propelled above the water by the jetpack’s two jet nozzles. Steer using your bodyweight or the two hand controls – the adventure is totally yours.

Get some air
We can’t think of many places better for a spot of hot air ballooning than Byron Bay. With the cove below you, the mountain ranges behind you and kilometres and kilometres of sprawling green to look out over, it’s truly paradise – and Byron Bay Ballooning is the perfect way to experience it. Safe and spectacular, you won’t soon forget your day with Byron Bay Ballooning. It’s what Father’s Day dreams are made of

A Gold Coast icon
This iconic watercoaster is a must-experience Gold Coast activity, letting you tour the city like never before. The amphibious ‘duck’ takes you from land and water, starting in Cavill Avenue and heading out along the famous golden beaches of Surfers Paradise before jetting straight out onto the Broadwater. Cruise the Gold Coast’s intricate waterways, keeping an eye out for famous landmarks and native wildlife, then look out the window as the boat transforms back into a bus to take you home again.



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