Father’s Day gift guide: Red Balloon experiences dads will enjoy

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Forget boring your dad to tears on Father’s Day – here are the best ways to give him the perfect gift this year

  • Father’s Day is a week away and Aussies are going to spend millions on gifts for dads
  • RedBalloon, Australia’s best experience company, has rounded up its best gift ideas
  • Dads can take cooking classes, drive a V8, skydive across a beach or go fishing

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With Father’s Day fast approaching, the perfect gift for your dad or special man in your life can often be impossible to find.

And instead of the usual socks or a case of beer, Aussies get the chance to treat their loved one to a once-in-a-lifetime experience – from racing around a track in a V8 supercar to seeing the country from the skies in a hot air balloon.

Whether he’s an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, amateur chef or fishing enthusiast, red balloon offers a range of ideas for every father – and for every budget.

The Experience Experts are also offering a 30 percent discount on select experiences, as long as purchased before September 4.

For a father who likes to make his heart beat faster

One for the petrolheads, drivers will complete six laps of the iconic Sydney Motorsports Park in a V8 race car.

An instructor sits next to you and gives you live lessons through a headset as you tackle the circuit.

Cost: $450 per person

For a father who likes to see the world from above

The perfect way to spend a relaxing morning with Dad as you both enjoy the sunrise from the sky from a hot air balloon.

Enjoy breathtaking vistas of valleys, rivers and mountains ablaze, before enjoying a delicious à la carte breakfast after the flight.

Cost: $678 for 2 people

For a father who likes to stretch his sea legs

A perfect gift for those nature-loving dads as they watch the beautiful humpback whales break, hear their awesome tails bang on the water and feel the waves rocking on the boat during a whale watching trip.

Cost: From $109 per person

For a father who wants a very good day

This saltwater sport fishing charter will take you into the deep blue for a great time on the ocean with Dad.

The vessel is equipped with a range of rods and reels for different types of fishing with the crew on hand to provide expert advice. Small group sizes and personal coaching make this a luxurious fishing experience to share with your dad.

Cost: $225 per person

For a dad who loves a barbie

An authentic and hands-on Australian barbecue experience, your dad can learn the art of smoking meat and enjoy a delicious beer tasting in this hands-on cooking class led by a professional BBQ master.

In addition to a three-hour barbecue cooking class, your dad can enjoy a four-course meal prepared by himself and beer to wash it all down.

Cost: $150 per person

For a dad who likes to do things his way

If you want to let Dad choose his own experience, you can also buy him a gift card.

He can choose experiences ranging from a tandem skydive over St Kilda in Melbourne to a 4WD Beach Fishing Safari in Perth, there is no shortage of experiences across Australia.

This journalist was a guest at RedBalloon.

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