Father's Day,  Parties & celebrations

Where to take Dad on the Gold Coast for Father’s Day 2020

Father’s Day is only a week away – are you ready for it!? Here I’ve rounded up some of the best things to do across the Gold Coast to celebrate Father’s Day with the world’s number 1 Dad. But don’t delay, bookings are filling up fast so get in quick!

QT Resort Gold Coast Father of All Tea Parties

QT Gold Coast are throwing a tea party – but for your Dad, to take home. A little less Earl Grey and cucumber sandwiches, and a little more grilled Wagyu, beer and whiskey. Dapper Dads, Dads with Sheds, Football Fathers, Wise Men, Storytellers, Adventurers, Underrated Comedians and Family Gents of all types deserve a little luxury every now and again. So treat the old man to a civilised afternoon he’ll really enjoy at home, courtesy of QT. Choose from “the Father of all Tea Parties” at $55 per person, including Moreton Bay bug rolls, chicken parmies, mini cheeseburgers and loaded fries, served with a James Squire craft beer. Or maybe “the Father of all Meat Trays” is more your dad’s style – for $250 per box to feed 6 people, you’ll get 2 kilos of 28 Day Aged Grass Fed Cape Grim Tomahawk Steak, NZ Eight Piece Lamb Crown, Chili Garlic Prawn Skewers, pork and fennel sausages, prawns and so much more! Order your takeaway option now!

Salt Meats Cheese

We know the way to a man’s heart is often through food or booze, or both! Don’t worry dad, Salt Meats Cheese at Surfers Paradise have it all covered. Spend quality time with dad satisfying his appetite as they take you through the steps of how to create their renowned Lamb Ragu pappardelle pasta from scratch whist you sip on bottomless beer or wine!

Tickets $118pp and includes:

  • 2-hour Bottomless Beverage package that includes Prosecco, house wines and draft beers
  • Hands on Pappardelle Pasta class
  • Pizza snack throughout class break
  • Self-made lamb ragu pappardelle dish
  • Recipe for take home pointers
  • Precious pasta-packed memories

Father’s Day at The Lucky Squire

Dad will love you for booking a table at The Lucky Squire this Fathers’ Day. Treat him to an incredible Father’s Day feast in the restaurant with 1x small plate, 1x large plate* and 1x tasting paddle for only $59 per person. *Upgrade to lamb or sirloin for an extra $20 per person. Bookings essential. If Dad is into craft brewing, he’ll love the 14 James Squire craft beers on tap to choose from!

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HARVEST BUFFET (lunch & dinner)

Let Dad experience a wide-range of flavours this Father’s Day at Harvest Buffet with a glass of tap beer on arrival for only $50.90 per person.  Then finish off with something sweet from our delicious selection of desserts, the decadent chocolate fountain and a special doughnut station.


Spend Father’s Day at Garden Kitchen & Bar and treat Dad to a delicious lunch special. Rotisserie Borrowdale porchetta, with duck fat roasted kipfler potatoes, red onion jam, salted crackling and port jus with a glass of beer for $29 per person.

CUCINA VIVO (lunch & dinner)

Delight dad with a 500g grass fed scotch fillet with roast Darling Downs potato, roast Stanthorpe broccoli, and a side of garlic focaccia. Served with an ice cold Italian lager for $45 per person.

Sea World Cruises Father’s Day Cruise

Treat your Dad / Pa / Old Man to a special day out aboard Sea World Cruises! With 3 great cruises on offer, you be sure to find a Father’s Day cruise to suit your needs. With some of the best views of the Gold Coast’s extensive system of waterways available all aboard our newly-refurbished, hugely spacious and air-conditioned sightseeing vessel, you’ll have everything you need to make sure that Dad gets a day worthy of his efforts over the years! Prices start at $33 per adult.

Morning Coffee & Cake Cruise: selection of delicious cakes, complimentary tea and coffee

Buffet Lunch Cruise: includes delicious local trawler prawns, chicken, ham, selection of fresh salads, breads & fruit platter; complimentary tea and freshly ground coffee; complimentary Champagne for the mums

Afternoon Savoury Cruise: savoury platters with a selection of cheeses, dips, crackers, nuts & fruit platters

Classic Car Show at Carrara Markets

The annual Classic Car Show is back again at Carrara Markets in 2020. Held over the Father’s Day weekend it’s a great day out with dad. Enjoy two days of cool, classic & custom cars on display including Caddys, Chevies, Mustangs and Covettes. Come and meet the car owners, enjoy the toe-tapping rock n’ roll music plus have a great day out at the markets!​ Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September, 8am to 3pm daily

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm “Father’s Day on the Farm”

Let dad show of his inner cowboy this Father’s Day!  Whether you decide to chill out in the picnic paddock with a cold one and freshly baked wood-fired pizzas with live music from the barn setting the mood, or get stuck in and show the kids how it’s done in the Farmer’s Challenge, this one is all about family, friends and space to enjoy time with them. Of course the kids (and the big kids…) are heading for the animal feeding as soon as they hit the farm! With gorgeous baby calves, frolicking lambs, curious chicks and squealing pigs, there’s an adventure waiting for everyone! Farmer Dave’s smashing pumpkins pig feeding tours are always a hit. Are you a wanna-be farmer? A bit of a legend in your own lunchtime? Step up and show us what you’ve got in the Farmer’s Challenge. Choose to go it alone or get the team together to race the clock for the coveted Farmer’s Challenge trophy. First prize is valued at $250. All that exercise is sure to work up an appetite. We’ve got you sorted with aLEGNA wood-fired pizzas. One of our gourmet ice creams will be just the shot to finish off. (BYO alcohol) Tickets are $32.74 for those aged 2 years and over (infants up to 2yrs are free). Price includes animal feeding and animal food, farmers challenge entry, access to the farm larder. Food truck and coffee van, ice creams and treats available for purchase on the day. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Father’s Day Lunch at Restaurant Lurleen’s Sirromet Winery

Gather the family and spoil Dad with lunch this father’s day in the exclusive Restaurant Lurleen’s, with stunning views over Moreton Bay & Stradbroke Island. Lunch will start with a unique Premium Trilogy of Wine Tasting hosted by Australian Winemaker of the Year 2017, Mike Hayes, Director of Viticulture and Sirromet Chief Winemaker. The three-course menu will hero locally sourced produce, as you indulge with Regional Grazing Antipasto plate, alternative placement Rib Fillet or Fish, finishing with petites gourmandises and selection of cheeses. Tickets are $35 per child or $129 per adult.

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