Father’s Day Activities in Melbourne for Every Type of Dad

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Father’s Day has once again snuck up on us faster than a bad dad joke. If you’re still on the hunt for that perfect pressie for your dad, why not treat him to a fun activity instead? Whether he loves a bit of man-pampering, a good feed at the pub, or adrenalin-pumping action, we’ve got you covered.

Hipster Dads

He may not call himself one, but if your dad shops at op shops, loves a craft beer, and exclusively eats organic food, let’s face it: he’s a hipster.

Cuts, Beans & Beats

The Bearded Man

We’re willing to bet a fresh haircut, fresh roasted coffee from Industry Beans, and some fresh beats spun by a live DJ will be just the ticket to your hipster dad’s heart. Throw in a beard trim and you’ve pretty much guaranteed the best present ever.

Men’s Instant Energiser Package

Botanica Day Spa


There’s nothing wrong with a dad who appreciates a bit of “me” time every now and then. Help your pops relax and re-energise with a 30-minute deep tissue massage and 30-minute skin energiser facial.

Brewing for Beginners

The Craft & Co


Remember that old saying? Give a dad a craft beer and he’ll have a drink for a day; give him a ticket to a craft beer brewing class and he’ll drink for a lifetime? Amen to that.

Foodie Dads

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and whether your dad’s into deconstructed degustations or $10 steak night at the pub, these foodie activities will have him feeling the love.

Beer ‘n’ BBQ

Red Hill Brewery
Red Hill South

How do house-brewed beers and a two-course lunch with slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, beans, slaw, and mac ‘n’ cheese sound? We’re sure your dad will let you come along too if you ask nicely.

Father’s Day at the Fromagerie

Milk the Cow

St Kilda

If your dad can’t get enough cheese (and/or cheesy jokes), lunch at Milk the Cow should do the trick. The full a la carte menu will be available, as well as some extra cheesy and boozy specials.

Father’s Day Buffet & Carvery Lunch

Yering Meadows Golf Club

Yering Meadows

The buffet and carvery lunch at Yering Meadows will feature a sumptuous display of seafood, roasted meats, salads, and oodles of desserts. He can even go for a round of golf afterwards to work off the aforementioned feast.

Workaholic Dads

If your dad’s middle name is ‘hard work’, help him kick back, relax, and have some well-earned downtime with these activities.

Clint Eastwood Double Feature

The Astor

St Kilda

“Amazing movie-viewing experience! Old-style theatre complete with balcony viewing. The double features are a real value, and where’s a better to watch an old black and white movie than in an old theatre?! Lots of seats so you don’t have to worry about finding a good one, and nice popcorn and other treats. Such a fun treat.” – CST06 

Father’s Day Retreat

St Jerome’s Hotel


Treat your dad to a unique glamping experience (hey, guys can glamp too), on the rooftop of St Jerome’s Hotel, paired with complimentary cuts and shaves from the Men+Co pop-up barber shop, a rooftop barbecue, premium drinks selection and more.

Smash Everything

The Break Room


Sometimes to “relax and unwind” means to stand in a room and smash everything in sight. That’s exactly what your dad can do at The Break Room, and trust us – he’ll come out feeling cool as a cucumber.

Active Dads

If your father’s version of a dad bod is a six-pack and tickets to the guns show, we’re willing to be he’s going to love these heart-pumping hotspots.

Outdoor Go Karting

Le Mans Go Karts

Dandenong South

Take your dad and the rest of the family out for an adrenalin-filled spin at Le Mans outdoor go karting centre, with four thrilling tracks to choose from, as well as paintball and laser tag facilities.

Tree Surfing

The Enchanted Adventure Garden

Arthurs Seat

In case you didn’t know, tree surfing is totally a thing now, and it involves zip lining across the treetops, plus multiple levels of aerial obstacles to tackle. Oh, and dads get a free coffee or tea this Father’s Day too. Score!

Shark Dive Xtreme

Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium


So your dad likes an adventure, does he? Well then, a dive with real, living, breathing, toothy sharks should satisfy his thrill-seeking tendencies. There are no cages involved, either – so it’s an unbeatable up-close-and-personal experience.

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