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Dad-tastic Ideas How to Celebrate Father's Day in Adelaide

Dad-tastic Ideas: How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Adelaide

Planning the perfect Father’s Day celebration can leave you feeling like you need a dad-sized dose of patience.

But hey, you can stop worrying too much because, in Adelaide, Father’s Day ideas are like dad jokes—we never run out of them! 

Have a drink at Pirate Life Brewing

Address: 18 Baker St, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Contact Details: (08) 8317 2111
Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Thu – 11 am to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11 am to 12 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 10 pm


Father’s Day is all about having fun with your old man, so why not celebrate his special day by indulging in pints of exquisitely crafted tap beers while enjoying the lively atmosphere of this piratey pub? 

If you prefer a long conversation and a breezy night out with your dad, go for Pirate Life Brewing’s South Cali pale ale, a fruity drink with a light kick that won’t leave you buzzing after the first two shots. 

But if you want to go all out with your pops, their Imperial IPA is the way to go! With a bold and robust hoppy flavor that packs an 8.8% alcohol volume, this one hits like an energized kangaroo, so you better not drive after the party’s over!

Tip: What makes beer on Father’s Day better? Well, you can never go wrong with a high-caloric but totally oh-so-worth-it chips and burger combo. 

This pub’s grilled squid and Portuguese-style wings also complement almost all their drinks. For a healthier but still mouthwatering option, go for the hearty grilled eggplant with peanuts and a curiously named strange sauce!

Hike in Morialta Conservation Park

Address: Morialta Falls Rd, Woodforde SA 5072
Contact Details: (08) 8336 0901
Operating Hours: 24 Hours – Open Daily

Hiking in Morialta Conservation Park is a fantastic Father’s Day activity that combines adventure, natural beauty, and quality time with your dad. Here, you’ll be greeted by the majestic sights of the Morialta Gorge, with its towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. 

If you want the complete Morialta hiking experience. This is a rough and rugged 7.3 km trail leading to the impressive First Falls, Second Falls, and Third Falls.

You can take a relaxing swim at the end of this long walk.

Tip: If you want to be embraced by bushlands and flowers, the Heysen Trail is the way to go.

The gentle babbling of Fourth Creek might also add a soothing melody to your picnic experience with your dad.

Enjoy wine tasting in Greenhill Wines Cellar Door & Cafe

Address: 1016 B26, Summertown SA 5141
Contact Details: 0419 035 850
Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Thu – Closed
  • Fri to Sun – 11 am to 5 pm


World-class wine makes any celebration better, especially if you’re surrounded by Adelaide Hills’ pristine and lush landscapes.

We think your dad will enjoy a glass of this vineyard’s 2022 Estate Grüner Veltliner, a bottle of un-oaked, white wine with crisp citrus flavors reminiscent of freshly squeezed lemons and limes.

If your old man prefers the slightly oaked and berry-heavy flavor of Pinot Noir, he might grin from ear to ear after sampling this spot’s best-selling 2021 Estate Running Postman—a must-taste for all red connoisseurs. 

Tip: If you want to make the most of your time here, try visiting during off-peak hours (10 am to 11 am). 

By avoiding crowds, you and your pops have a better chance of enjoying a more personalized experience and having easier access to attractions, amenities, and services. 

Watch a game or concert at Adelaide Oval

Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006
Contact Details: (08) 8211 1100

The electric energy of Adelaide Oval during game or concert nights is hard to match. Whether it’s cricket, Australian rules football, or soccer, the stadium’s booming energy and high-octane matches can give your dad a mood boost.

Additionally, if your pops’ favorite band or singer has a concert in the Oval set on Father’s Day (or at least close to it), booking him a ticket would be a great idea.

Tip: Don’t leave home without a portable phone charger to keep your devices juiced up for documenting those unforgettable moments and capturing hilarious and epic fan reactions! 

Relax at Glenelg Beach

Address: S Esplanade, Glenelg SA 5045
Contact Details: 0434 860 595
Operating Hours: Daily – Open 24 Hours

If your dad fancies some quality sand-between-your-toes time, Glenelg Beach is where you should be spending Father’s Day. With clear waters and a cafe-lined shoreline, the beach offers pure seaside relaxation. 

This is the place where we whisked my dad away last Father’s Day, and boy, did he have a whirlwind adventure riding the newbie-friendly waves at the beach. But hey, if your old man isn’t quite the surfing enthusiast, fret not! 

You can take him fishing on the jetty, engage in a friendly game of beach volleyball, or simply enjoy a stroll along the shore together.

Tip: If you and your dad are planning to surf at Glenelg Beach, it’s always a good idea to check the surf conditions beforehand. 

Remember to keep an eye on the local surf reports or use surf forecasting websites or apps to get updates on wave height, swell direction, and wind conditions. 

Play a round of golf at North Adelaide Golf Course

Address: Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide SA 5006
Contact Details: (08) 8203 7888

Ready to test your dad’s golfing skills while reconnecting with nature’s splendor? Well, tee off with your pops at North Adelaide Golf Course’s challenging fairways.

The lush greens and rolling hills will test your skills, patience, and, in our family’s case, the ability to come up with creative excuses for those not-so-perfect shots. 

But hey, it’s not all serious golfing business here, as you might also have unexpected encounters with the resident wildlife, such as mischievous kangaroos and agile lizards darting across the course. 

Tip: While the wildlife adds a wild charm to the course, it’s essential to keep a respectful distance. Make sure to avoid approaching or attempting to feed them, as they are untamed creatures that may become stressed or aggressive if provoked.

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact Details: (08) 8207 7000
Operating Hours: Daily – 10 am to 5 pm

If your dad’s artsy side is begging for a day of cultural indulgence, the Art Gallery of South Australia is the perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day. 

We love looking at the sculptures here. Duane Hanson’s Woman with a laundry basket is our all-time fave!

The museum’s collection of Aboriginal art is also jaw-dropping, but we can’t also forget the masterpieces of contemporary and legendary painting maestros, like Thomas Kennington’s A Pinch of Poverty and Charles Conder’s A holiday at Mentone.

Tip: Here’s a fun idea to build a stronger bond with your dad: create a fun and artistic photo challenge and play against each other! We suggest picking a theme or a specific art style, then taking turns striking poses or mimicking the artwork you encounter. 

Take a scenic drive to Fleurieu Peninsula

Ah, the open road beckons. Why not celebrate Father’s Day with a scenic drive from Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula? 

With coastal towns and conservation parks along the way, this road odyssey can be your dad’s new chill-out activity.

This drive goes south, but unlike the idiom, it’s filled with sights like the Onkaparinga River and Maslin Beach rather than mishaps. 

You’ll also pass by the jaw-dropping Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia, the tranquil Sellicks Beach, and the laidback town of Myponga!


  • As you embark on this unforgettable road trip with your dad, create a personalized playlist of his favorite tunes. Don’t forget to fill the car with songs that hold special meaning to him and tracks that will have both of you singing at the top of your lungs. 
  • Additionally, we encourage packing a variety of his favorite snacks, from savory treats to sweet indulgences, ensuring you have an arsenal of deliciousness to keep hunger at bay during the journey. Oh, and surprise him with a mix of nostalgic childhood favorites and new flavors to explore!

Have lunch at BBQ Bouys

Address: Pinky Flat, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006
Contact Details: (08) 8362 7761
Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 9 am to 6 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sun – 9 am to 6 pm


Sometimes, the best way to celebrate Father’s Day is by thinking outside the box—and in this case, eating on a boat! 

BBQ Bouy is one of our team’s go-to dining destinations when we’re down for some savory meat and stunning views of Adelaide’s waters and skyline. This extraordinary grill house uses buoys floating in the glistening River Torrens as their tables!

The pièce de résistance of this experience is the buoyant resto’s BBQ platters. Whether it’s succulent grilled meats, juicy seafood, or delectable vegetarian options, there’s something for every father’s palate! 

Tip: Treat your taste buds to the exquisite charcuterie platter at BBQ Buoys. These platters have a delightful array of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and other delectable accompaniments like fruits and veggies that might leave you craving for more.

Go tree climbing at TreeClimb Adelaide 

Address: Cnr Greenhill Road &, Unley Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact Details: (08) 7089 4490
Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Fri – 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sat – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 9 am to 3 pm


If your father has an adventurer’s spirit, why not take him to TreeClimb Adelaide and let your pops channel his inner Tarzan? We recommend tackling the Grand Course first! 

This is a thrilling high ropes course that will have your dad swinging, balancing, and zipping through the treetops like a true forest daredevil. 

But if your dad prefers to keep his feet a little closer to the ground, the Kids Course is a fantastic option. He can maybe guide the little ones through a series of exciting challenges, encouraging their sense of adventure while unleashing the child within him!


  • We highly suggest ending your day at TreeClimb Adelaide by staying in the Nets Adventure, a web-like, family-friendly attraction commonly used as a relaxation spot, sunset-viewing vantage point, and a play zone for kids.  
  • To make your Father’s Day extra memorable, wait for the sunset here and watch the forest turn golden. This is the perfect moment to extend warm greetings to your dear old dad!

Treat your dad to a new haircut at The Men’s Room

Address: 109 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact Details: +61882216228
Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – 9:30 am to 5 pm
  • Tue – 9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Wed to Thu – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Fri – 8:30 am to 6 pm 
  • Sat – 9 am to 3 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Fathers deserve to be pampered, too! The papas in our team are nuts about The Men’s Room when it comes to their hair—and with how stylish and dapper their hairstyles are 24/7, we can say the fascination is justified!

This barber shop has a vintage feel, but it’s also not afraid to break the mold by trying new hairstyles. 

Whether your father wants a polished, ever-popular crew cut or more free-spirited hairdos like a mullet or undercut, the expert barbers here can deliver with panache! 

Tip: Try to encourage your dad to step out of his comfort zone and embrace a fresh look. Donning a new hairstyle can be a terrific way to boost confidence, showcase his individuality, and even spark a newfound sense of adventure!

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