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Father’s Day on the Gold Coast: Things to do and dining options for 2024

Sort out all your Father’s Day plans, from scenic flights over the sunshine state to family-favourite dinners.

Top deals on Father's Day activities

With Father's Day slowly making its way around for another year, we've made organising an extra-memorable occasion a whole lot easier. From seafood platters to skydiving, these restaurants and experiences have something for every dad. Here are our top recommendations for things to do and places to eat for Father's Day on the Gold Coast.

Our top picks for Father's Day breakfast on the Gold Coast

SkyPoint Observation Deck and Dine Combo Ticket

SkyPoint Observation Deck and Dine Combo Ticket from Experience Oz

  • Inclusions: SkyPoint Observation Deck entry, food and beverage voucher for SkyPoint bistro
  • Location: Level 77, Q1 Building/9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: $45 per person
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Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon with Buffet Breakfast at Chelo's Restaurant

Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon with Buffet Breakfast at Chelo's Restaurant from Tripadvisor

  • Inclusions: Deluxe hot air balloon tour with a decadent buffet breakfast at the award-winning Chelo's Restaurant.
  • Location: The Star Gold Coast Casino, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD
  • Cost: $746.32 for two people
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Our top picks for Father's Day lunch on the Gold Coast

Feast Menu at Isla Cantina

Feast Menu at Isla Cantina from Luxury Escapes

  • Inclusions: Feast Menu for sharing, with a glass of signature red or white sangria per person
  • Location: Shop 4, G7, Capri on Via Roma, Surfer's Paradise, QLD
  • Cost: $119 for two
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Two-Course Meal at Surfers Paradise Thai Restaurant & Cafe

Two-Course Meal at Surfers Paradise Thai Restaurant & Cafe from Groupon

  • Inclusions: Two-course Thai meal with a drink
  • Location: Shop B & C, 38 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD
  • Cost: $59 for 2, $99 for 4, $149 for 6
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Exclusive Set Menu Dining Experience at Sofia's Restaurant & Bar

Exclusive Set Menu Dining Experience at Sofia's Restaurant & Bar from Luxury Escapes

  • Inclusions: Exclusive set menu dining experience showcasing fresh, quality produce with a European twist
  • Location: Oasis Shopping Centre, Shop G0/53 Victoria Ave, Broadbeach, QLD
  • Cost: $239 for two people
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Mixed Grill Platter to Share at Shahnameh Meat & Co

Mixed Grill Platter to Share at Shahnameh Meat & Co from Groupon

  • Inclusions: Mixed grill platter for sharing with drink for each person
  • Location: 14 Allandale Entrance, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast QLD
  • Cost: $56 for two, $112 for four, $168 for six
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Our top picks for Father's Day dinner on the Gold Coast

Two-Course Set Menu at The Peacock Inn Chinese Restaurant

Two-Course Set Menu at The Peacock Inn Chinese Restaurant from Groupon

  • Inclusions: Two-course Chinese set menu
  • Location: Shop 1, 2705 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach Gold Coast, QLD
  • Cost: $36 for two, $72 for four
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Teppanyaki Set Menu at Hanasaki Teppanyaki Broadbeach

Teppanyaki Set Menu at Hanasaki Teppanyaki Broadbeach from Groupon

  • Inclusions: Eight-course Teppanyaki set menu with rice and dessert
  • Location: 3 / 2643 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218
  • Cost: $69 for two
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Mediterranean Meat Platter Dinner at Galaxy Seafood & Mediterranean Restaurant

Mediterranean Meat Platter Dinner at Galaxy Seafood & Mediterranean Restaurant from Groupon

  • Inclusions: 2-course Mediterranean meat platter
  • Location: Shop 6 / 50 Marine Parade, Southport, 4215
  • Cost: $65 for 2 people
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    If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance to check that they can cater to your dietary needs.

    Our top picks for Father's Day meal kits you can get delivered to your doorstep on the Gold Coast

    Australian Craft Beers At Home Tasting

    Australian Craft Beers At Home Tasting from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Different flavours of beer, a beer glass guide and an optional personalised gift card
  • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia
  • Cost: $79
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    Mixed Wine Kit

    Mixed Wine Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: a bottle each of Craftsman Ingenuity Series Chardonnay, Chapel Hill The Parson Shiraz, Gilardi 'Ravelet' Rose, Riddoch Coonawarra Cuvee Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV, Dorrien Estate Bin No 7 Shiraz Cabernet and Casalforte Pinot Grigio
    • Location: Can be delivered for free to your chosen address
    • Cost: $120
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    Homemade Pasta Kit

    Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Homemade pasta-making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta-making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery.
    • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
    • Cost: $149
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery.
    • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
    • Cost: $139
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    Top things to do on Father's Day on the Gold Coast

    Free things to do on the Gold Coast on Father's Day

    • Catch the sunrise at Burleigh Heads National Park
    • Go for a bike ride along the Gold Coast Oceanway
    • Hit the beach for a day of swimming and basking in the sun
    • Feed the lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Hike at one of the many National Parks in the Gold Coast hinterland
    • Walk through the canopy at O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk
    • Set up a picnic at Cedar Creek Falls

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