Each year we get to say thanks and honour Dad with our special Father’s Day celebrations on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for enjoying time out with family and creating memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re wondering what to do this year, here are 5 ways to spoil Dad this Father’s Day.
1 – Melbourne Zoo
Having the distinction of being the oldest Zoo in Australia and the third oldest zoo in the world, the Melbourne Zoo offers a variety of fun for the whole family. Spring is a particularly beautiful time to visit the zoo, making it a perfect place for Dad on Father’s Day.
With its emphasis on conservation, the zoo is home to over 320 species, housed in environments which resemble their natural habitat. As a visitor, you get to experience a wide variety of fauna and flora, from Asian and African rainforests to Australian bushland and even see what goes on with life underwater.
2 – Dandenong Ranges
Just under an hour away from Melbourne’s CBD, you can find yourself in the lush, green environment of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. If your Dad loves the outdoors and taking a walk in nature’s scenic splendour, then a picnic here is sure to bring a smile to his face.
While the area offers many different walks, there is also an opportunity to explore various gardens, each of which has its own distinctive offering. Some of the highlights are the National Rhododendron Gardens, the Cloudehill Gardens and Diggers Club Nursery.
The National Rhododendron Gardens are famous for their colourful wildflowers and soft fragrances. This, together with the opportunity to explore the plant and animal life along the various paths, makes for a memorable family outing.
For a special treat, why not take Dad to SkyHigh Mount Dandedong. This perfect place to spoil Dad, with amazing views across Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and beyond, is sure to make Dad feel extra special this Father’s Day.
3 – Eureka Skydeck
A visit to the Eureka Skydeck this Father’s Day is the perfect way to enjoy the city of Melbourne from a total new point of view!
As the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka provides unsurpassed aerial views of Melbourne’s neighbourhoods.
The venue also boasts the one and only Edge Experience – a glass enclosure that extends from the Eureka Tower’s 88th floor, some 300 meters high above Melbourne city.
This vantage point means treating Dad to magnificent views of the city by day or the glistening city lights at night.
4 – Yarra Valley
Home to a wide variety of different experiences, the picturesque Yarra Valley is a haven of scenic walks and contoured hills. The verdant valley is also home to a wide spectrum of wineries.
This is the perfect time to explore the natural wonderland of this area along the various trails of the Yarra Valley.
Whether you choose to picnic and then enjoy the wine tasting offerings or to dine at one of the many restaurants, this beautiful natural sanctuary is sure to make an indelible impression on Dad and the family as a whole.
5 – Luxury Car Service
Make this truly Dad’s day off by booking your own private chauffeur service for your outing. This means that everyone can sit back and relax, focussing on making wonderful memories as a dedicated professional driver takes you wherever you want to go, adding to Dad’s (and the whole family’s) enjoyment of the day.
With all these great options and more, you will be able to spoil Dad and give him an unforgettable day of relaxing, enjoying the precious moments of spending time together as a family.
Happy Father’s Day. With warm wishes, Australian Wide Chauffeur Cars.