Father’s Day: If anyone deserves a day devoted to them, it’s dear ol’ Dad. Australia is one of a small handful of countries that celebrate Father’s Day, and with the holiday fast approaching, make this one especially memorable by spending time with the guy who loves you the most.
If you live in Australia or happen to be visiting around September 1, these activities may be just the thing to put a smile on your father’s face:
1. Feast at a premier food festival
It’s said that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and there will be plenty of opportunities for him to enjoy the food he loves the most at the annual Taste of Coogee Festival. Located at the Coogee Oval on Brook Street, this yearly showcase features some of Sydney’s finest places for exotic and familiar fare. Exhibitors this year include Burger Barrel, La Bastide, and Poke and Sofrito, which specialises in Spanish cuisine.
2. Attend the Royal Adelaide Show
For over 180 years, the Royal Adelaide Show has brought the kid out of Aussies as one of Australia’s longest-running annual events. Held on the Adelaide Showground, this world-renowned agricultural fair is expected to draw 500,000 people. There will be loads of things to do and see, including sheep dog trials, livestock competitions and an endless variety of fair food vendors. Visit the official website for more details on ticket prices and showtimes for certain performances.
3. Escape it all at Centennial Homestead
If your dad prefers peace and quiet to hustle and bustle, Centennial Homestead in Sydney may be right up his alley. You name the outdoor activity, and Centennial likely has it, including horseback riding, rollerblading, bicycling, bird watching and lots of space for a picture-perfect picnic. You can even preorder a pantry picnic box for two, four or six people. Make a booking today.
4. Cruise a classic car showroom
Located in Sydney’s Lower North Shore is the Classic Throttle Shop (CTS). Established in 2003 and located within the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Throttle Shop showcases some of the most beautiful cars ever made, several of which trace back to the 1950s and 60s. CTS has a rotating list of vehicles on display, as the company can also buy and sell. Aston Martin, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are a few of the nameplates you and your dad may see there.