While I love the sentiment of Father’s Day – let’s face it, finding the perfect gift for the Dad in your life can be downright difficult.

This year, instead of dreading the thought of looking for some item that will hopefully be useful, I’m looking for experiences to gift my Baby Daddy.

And fortunately, North Queensland has a ton to offer in this area so here are my top five North Queensland Father’s Day Gift Ideas.


5. Fishing Charters

This is ranking in at number five because my husband is infamous for missing never catching anything. But the reality is, I know lots of dads would love a day out on the boat and bringing home dinner would not be bad either! Aquascene Fishing tours start at $110 and include fishing gear, snorkeling gear and morning or afternoon tea. Fishing Charters Townsville also includes fishing equipment and caters for all levels of expertise.


4. Jetskiing

There aren’t many experiences here locally as adrenaline pumping as Jet Skiing! While it may be a shorter length of time, the need for speed is real and there’s nothing like the wind on your face as you soar over the waves. Starting at $95 for 30 minutes, this is a total winner with the men in my life! Jet Ski Hire Magnetic Island take bookings online!


3. White Water Rafting

The Tully River, not too far north, boasts all day rafting tours with Grade 3 & 4 rapids. Experience World Heritage Rainforest from the beautiful Tully River! The full day package includes a BBQ lunch and costs $179! Check availability online from RnR White Water Rafting.


2. Bushwalking

Send your favourite guy on a bushwalk on some of the region’s most gorgeous trails. Pack him with some favourite snacks and a book if that’s his thing and let him enjoy nature’s solitude. Or, if your kids are keen, send them along for a day of bonding! Cost = the petrol to get there and the price of snacks! Can’t beat that! Check out some of the great trails around at The Go Townsville.


1. Sleep in

If you’re a family with lots of little people, this just may be the greatest gift of all. Pack a bag with clothes and toothbrushes for the littles, and whisk them away at the first sign of waking. (Yes, even if it’s 5am) Grab a coffee for yourself, and leave some bacon and eggs ready to be warmed for your man. Sleep and bacon? How could you go wrong?!


However you celebrate the dad in your life, we hope your family has a special day!!


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