Driven by a passion for the region, Alyssah is a Rockhampton local who works as a marketing and communications officer, sharing her storytelling skills to enhance the profile of our exciting destination. When not writing about the wonderful discoveries you will find when you Visit Capricorn, you will find Alyssah out and about exploring every opportunity to experience the best our region has to offer.
This weekend is about celebrating the great men in your life, showering them with handmade gifts, and unforgettable experiences. If you haven’t already made plans for Father’s Day on 1st September, don’t panic…we have some epic ideas of fun ways to say thank you to your number one man.
It’s a known fact that Dad’s work hard during the week, so this list will help him to re-energise with a good healthy dose of Capricorn Coast air.
Great Keppel Island Hideaway – Father’s Day Long Lunch
Take dad for a relaxing day on our backyard barefoot paradise and spoil him with a long lunch. Great Keppel Island Hideaway are taking orders now for share platters and Keppel Konnections will be running a discounted ferry at 11:30am, with 50% off for families travelling with dad. Contact Amy on [email protected] to make your booking.
Keppel Bay Sailing Club – Father’s Day BBQ Cook Off
Settle in at The Spinnaker, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and watch as chefs, butchers and farmers battle it out on the barbies to find the best local beef and the best cook in town! Hook into some locally farmed, award winning Brangus and Charbray beef, and take your chance in winning one of six Ziggy barbeques for dad. With a family bistro, kid’s playground, big screen TV and spacious gaming lounge, Dad will have a great time with the whole family.
The Waterline Restaurant – Live on the Lawn
Treat dad to a delicious lunch at the Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina and listen to the soothing sounds of Aaron Hamilton playing live from 1:00pm. The Waterline Restaurant provides the ultimate waterfront dining experience. Book a table by calling 4933 6244.
Monkey Pig Brewery – Shout dad a coldie at the Father’s Day Sunday Session
Head on down to Piggletoes Providore & Café Yeppoon and Monkey Pig Brewery for their special Sunday session at ‘the Shed’. For just $60, dad can sample over 12 brews of Monkey Pig beers with the ‘try & try again’ glasses and grab some Piggletoes tapas and pickers plates to graze on. There will be live music from CQ’s Brothers of Blues between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Or just bring dad down for a lazy afternoon and shout him a couple of glasses of his favourite brews and enjoy the tunes.
Go for a family stroll
A family walk or bike ride is a great way to connect, spend quality time together, and keep fit and active. The choice of paths on offer will take you and Dad along foreshores, through wetlands, bush, parks and up mountains, and down history lane. Check out the Pineapple Rail Trail and Lammermore shared path to feel the wind in your hair and salt on your lips.
Find the perfect treasure at the markets
Pop into the Fig Tree Markets in Yeppoon to find something special for Dad. Visit loads of stalls with unique, handmade, locally designed, home baked and home-grown products. Celebrate our region’s local creativity and soak up the atmosphere with live entertainment. Located adjacent to the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre at Ross Creek, the Fig Tree Markets are organized by Keppel Coast Arts.
Hook, line and sinker
Fishing with dad is almost a right of passage that connects the generations like no other. The skills passed on from parent to child, time spent in giggles and quite conversation punctuated by the thrill of getting a bite, and fun splashing or swimming are all golden moments creating lasting memories. And if the only fish you end up taking home just happen to be ready battered and served with chips, then who’s complaining? If dad’s really into fishing, consider booking a charter with Double Threat Charters.
Go bushwalking on Great Keppel Island
There’s nothing more enjoyable than getting out amongst nature on a bushwalking adventure, and the Capricorn region has plenty of stunning parks and bushwalking regions to explore. Jump on board Freedom Fast Cats or Keppel Konnections to Great Keppel Island and explore a number of bushwalking trails taking you to secluded beaches. Pack a picnic, breath the brisk, fresh air, admire the views, and spot the local wildlife on this Father’s Day adventure.
Thrills and spills
If dad’s a thrill seeker, get his adrenaline pumping this Father’s Day and book a spin around the Keppel Islands with the Keppel Explorer. Test his nerves on the fast 12-seater RIB and be ready with the camera to catch his screams.
Take a sunset cruise
Finish Dad’s special day with a sunset cruise with Funtastic Cruises or Sail Capricornia to take in the breathtaking splendour of Keppel Bay as the sun goes down. A truly spectacular way to unwind and take in the beauty of the beautiful destination in which we live.
All Dads are different so treat yours with an experience that is unique as he is.
Check out www.visitcapricorn.com.au to find more information on these and other ideas to make 1st September an unforgettable day.