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Forget a pair of socks and novelty mug! This Father’s Day give your dad a gift he’ll remember on the Sunshine Coast.

Think a scenic flight over the Glass House Mountains, the ultimate ‘breakfast in bed’ with a gourmet brunch box or even a bottle of ‘the Coast spirit’ with Sunshine & Sons Original Dry Gin from CAVU Distilling.

Here Visit Sunshine Coast has taken the guesswork out of gift buying to make sure your dad has the best Sunshine Coast Father’s Day.

  1. Turn your gift of beer into a full ‘exBEERiance’

Buying your dad a six pack of beer is a safe bet, but why not take that sentiment and turn it into a full ‘exbeeriance’? Creative Tours and Events offer Brewery Tours of the Sunshine Coast, taking you behind the scenes to meet the makers and sample locally brewed craft beer. Tours are followed by a lunch at Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny, making it the perfect day out. And if beer isn’t your dad’s thing, why not head to the newly opened CAVU Distilling next door to the Big Pineapple that offer Sunshine & Sons gin and vodka.

  1. Make lasting memories: golf, surf, race or take to the skies

Sometimes some of the best Father’s Day gifts are not the ones that come wrapped in a box. This Father’ Day, why not give your dad the gift of an experience on the Sunshine Coast? Enjoy a scenic flight over the Glass House Mountains with Paradise Seaplanes, shout dad a round of golf at Maleny Golf Club or take on the Mini Golf course as a family at Maroochy River Golf Club, learn to surf with Coolum Surf School or get your adrenalin pumping at the Big Kart Track.

  1. Make breakfast in bed a dining experience

If your culinary expertise is limited to vegemite on toast, why not let someone else do the cooking this Father’s Day? Gather by Bonnie and Maleny Food Co create delicious brunch boxes perfect to enjoy at home or on a scenic picnic, or why not head out to a seaside café for breakfast at The Caf Coolum. If lunch is more your thing, you can’t go past Ricks Garage in Palmwoods whose famous ‘Big One’ burger towers above the plate and weighs in at a whopping 1.1kg! In keeping with the bigger is better theme, Kenilworth Country Bakery offers a 1kg donut challenge as well as coffee in a donut!

  1. Turn Father’s Day into a long weekend away…

Why not make the most of Father’s Day with a weekend away on the Sunshine Coast! Escape the crowds with a camping weekend at Rivershore Resort or Habitat Noosa Everglades Ecocamp, where you can get back in touch with nature with early morning kayaks on the Maroochy River or Lake Cootharaba and plenty of walking tracks to explore. If resort accommodation is more Dad’s style then you can book a two or three bedroom sanctuary apartment at RACV Noosa Resort or enjoy the new waterpark with a stay at Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort.

  1. Give a Sunshine Coast gift

If your dad can’t make it to the Sunshine Coast this Father’s Day, why not send the Sunshine Coast to him! Your Mates Brewing Co, located in Warana on the Sunshine Coast, is offering an ‘Epic Dad’s Pack’ this Father’s Day featuring their signature craft beer, stubby cooler, air freshener and cap. If you’re after a locally crafted gift why not pick dad something out from the Eumundi Markets. Operating each Wednesday and Saturday, you’re guaranteed to find something unique.

  1. Make Father’s Day eventful

What Dad doesn’t love a BBQ? Even better, he doesn’t need to cook at the Sunshine Coast BBQ Festival. To be held on Saturday 5 September, the BBQ & Beer Roadshow will be held at Aussie World with a mouth-watering menu including baby back ribs, 12-hour wood smoked pulled pork, Texas style brisket, burgers and flame grilled pork belly. Or you can go wild this Father’s Day at Australia Zoo! On Sunday September 6, all Dads enjoy a free Mrs Mac’s Pie. Take part in their Fantastic Fathers Scavenger Hunt, paint dad a picture and capture your family as a caricature. Discover how to win an Oztent tent valued at AUD$1899!

Looking to turn your Father’s Day gift into a Sunshine Coast getaway? Stay, play and save with these Sunshine Coast deals –

Visit Sunshine Coast recommends checking with each operator in relation to opening times and terms and conditions. It is also advisable to book ahead with attractions/tours and dining venues due to limited capacities and to avoid disappointment.

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