Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie’s best Father’s Day ideas that’ll make you the favourite child

Father’s Day: Sunday, 2 September 2018

Forget the socks and jocks and fling those scratchies out the window, this Father’s Day show dad how much he really means to you.

Whether he’s a foodie, loves an adventure or just wants to spend some quality time with you (cute!), check out our guide on how to make dad’s day on Sunday with something that can’t be bought from Target.

Scroll down to view our list of Father’s Day ideas for 2018.

1. Seafood Feast at Whalebone Wharf

If dad is mad about seafood, bring out the big guns and treat him a long lunch at Whalebone Wharf. Order the ‘Fruits de Mer’ with Sydney rock oysters, crab, bugs, mussel, scallops, prawns, grilled fish and calamari it’s seafood heaven on a platter. Add wine and views of the Hastings River and you’ll have one happy old man!

2. Pub Dinner At Tacking Point Tavern

If dad is more into schooners than champers, a cheeky pub dinner is always a solid choice at Tacking Point Tavern. Tuck into classics like lamb shank shepherd’s pie with minted peas, craft beer battered barramundi and chicken parmy over beers in the sunny beer garden. $15 pizzas will be available from 5pm, along with $5 schooners on selected lines.

3. Hike North Brother Mountain

With panoramic views of the east coast, a hike up North Brother is always a gorgeous way to spend an afternoon. If the old man is an adrenaline junkie challenge him to the Laurenton Track, or just take in the breathtaking sights.

4. Go Fishin’

Set sails on the high seas Forrest Gump style on a deep-sea fishing charter! Port is a haven for fishing enthusiasts and if dad’s a bit salty, go out on a line and book a fishing charter for the day.

5. Take A Swing at Port Macquarie Golf Club

For a guaranteed hole-in-one, take him for 18 holes around Port’s greens! Whether you’re a pro or don’t even understand fully understand handicaps, don your best argyle vest and angle for a beer at the 19th!

6. Brewery Hop

For a totally hoppening day with dad, spend an afternoon visiting Port’s favourite craft beer hot spots. Take a tour with Black Duck Brewing from 2pm and grab a cheeky pizza, swing by Moorebeer Brewing for smoked brisket and burgers, and then finish your evening working your way through the entire tap list at Little Brewing.

Dad’s the word!