What to do on Father’s Day

What to do on Father’s Day in Sydney. Trying to find the perfect gift or experience for Father’s Day is a tough call! Instead of the usual gifts why not surprise him with something you can do together? He will be impressed that you went above and beyond to make the day special.

Here are our top things to do in Sydney that you are both sure to enjoy.


Taste of Coogee – Food & Wine Festival

Coogee Oval will be transformed into a family friendly food and wine festival over Father’s Day weekend. With over 50 fantastic food stalls on-site, live entertainment, celebrity chefs and much more. It will be a great day for the whole family.

When – 2 & 3rd September

Where – Coogee Oval



Added Extra

Why not explore the area with a Trail Quest? Discover A Great Feat that occurred many years ago. Follow the directions, find the clues to solve a puzzle. Your family will have a fabulous weekend!

Explore Coogee

Badu Gili – Sydney Opera House 

If you haven’t seen Badu Gili, why not visit on Father’s Day weekend. Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people.  Badu Gili is a remarkable seven-minute projection on the eastern sail of the Opera House.  It is shown daily at sunset and 7 pm. The daily light show explores ancient First Nations stories.

When – Daily at sunset and 7 pm

Where –  Opera House, Sydney


Added Extra

Whilst you are waiting for sunset, complete the Botanical Gardens Trail Quest, which finishes at the Opera House. On this Trail Quest, follow the directions, find the clues to discover more history about the area.

Royal Botanical Gardens


Water Stories

Water Stories is an international exhibition of images from artist Mustafah Abdulaziz. He has been capturing stories of the people and the land from four continents, showing the global water crisis through photography.  You can see the exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens.


For more information visit their website: https://www.thewaterhub.org/waterstories

When – 15th August through to the 5th September

Where – Royal Botanic Gardens


Added Extra

Why not complete Mrs Macquarie’s Chair Trail Quest along the way. This Trail Start starts at St James Station and follows a route past the exhibition. Follow the directions, find the clues to solve a puzzle about Mrs Macquarie.

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Treat for you

Not only will your Dad love that you have spent time with him, but you won’t also feel the pinch with our special offer! Use coupon code ‘Dads are great‘ to receive 25% of all Trail Quests. Offer valid until the 8th September 2017.

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  1. Trail Quest info says:

    Great ideas! You could also consider a sail on Sydney Harbour!