Show some love to your old man this Father’s Day

 In Barefoot News, Portsea

Are you the type of person who keeps giving your dad the same old gift voucher from a hardware store or a pair of socks every Father’s Day? If that sounds like you, then you’re in luck because we have curated some great gift ideas that will get you in the good books with your old man this Father’s Day.


How cool does that sound? This might sound a bit fancy, but we guarantee your dad will have the time of his life and it’s a great pressie to make up for all those times you gave them a last-minute present or you forgot to call him on his special day.

gin bottle

So, if the old boy is a bit of G&T aficionado or just loves a drink, make sure you book him in for a gin masterclass at

Bass & Flinders distillery.  At the distillery, not only will he be able to start his journey as a gin connoisseur, but he’ll also get the opportunity to create his very own gin – now that’s cool!

As if learning how to make his own gin wasn’t enough, once the masterclass is finished he’ll get a nice little parcel from the crew at Bass & Flinders which contains a bottle of the gin he created in the class!  To top it all off, the guys at Bass & Flinders keep the recipe so that you or your dad can order as many bottles of your own gin as you want every time you run out.  Now that’s what we call a gift that keeps on giving!

The masterclass goes for two hours and includes tastings of Bass & Flinders products, a delicious cheese platter and the opportunity to win prizes.

Where: Bass & Flinders distillery

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High Tea for blokes on board of the Searoad Ferries

Now this is a great idea for Father’s Day! The guys at Searoad Ferries will be hosting a “Blokes High Tea day on Sept 3.  The menu includes pork sliders, beers, lamb pies, more beers, mini donuts and other treats to make sure dad’s appetite is well looked after.  All the produce will be sourced from both Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas so it will be a guaranteed ripper of a day!

For only $49 per person, you can sail away for 2 hours between Queenscliff and Sorrento. Bookings essential and group bookings are also available.

Where: Searoad Ferries – departures from Sorrento (12 pm and 3 pm) / departures from Queenscliff (12pm and 3pm)

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Send your old fella to his happy place! Go golfing!

In the famous words of Happy Gilmore, help your dad find his happy place this Father’s Day by shouting him to a round of golf at the spectacular Moonah Links Golf Course.

If your dad’s a bit of a golf pro (or at least thinks he is), then let him step into the shoes of a pro for a day in one of Australia’s best golf courses and the former home of the Australian Open.

Moonah Links golf resort has everything a golf lover can possibly dream of and it’s sure to give your old man a good work out on either of its two 18 hole golf courses – that’s if he can survive it! Gift vouchers are available for 9 or 18 holes and are valid to play on either the Legends or Open courses.

The well-deserved drinks await for him at the Spike bar (the 19th hole!) with stunning views of the golf course and the always majestic native Moonah trees.

Where: Moonah Links Resort

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Glamping in Red Hill

This is a great idea to treat dad (and mum) to an amazing experience in the great outdoors, and it’s right on their door step.

glamping tent

We all know how fun camping can be, but it’s harder to get out there and do it when it’s still freezing cold outside and you’d probably prefer to snuggle up in your own cozy bed.

Well that’s all about to change because with a couple of days waking up to the beautiful scenery and lake views at Iluka Retreat, you’ll see that you really can have a cozy luxury holiday, while still enjoying the great outdoors! It’s an experience that we’re sure your dad will thank you for on every Christmas card from now on.

Just a short drive away from home, this glamping experience makes it the perfect gift for a winter getaway for your beloved father.  What’s more, not only will he be able to sit back and soak up the serenity, but he’ll also be able to sneak off for a cheeky one at one of the great nearby wineries.

Where:   Iluka Retreat, Red Hill south

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We hope we’ve given you some useful ideas for Fathers’ Day Barefooters! Please remember to share this post with your loved us and, if you happen to be a dad yourself, make sure you share this with your kids and partner. Otherwise, you could very well end up with your face printed on another mug or another pair of socks to add to the pile!

Happy Father’s Day Barefooters!



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