Father's Day in Moreton Bay Region

Published 4:00pm 26 August 2021

Father's Day in Moreton Bay Region
Words by Jodie Powell

Have you left Father’s Day plans until the last minute?

Never fear…we’ve got you covered with places to eat and a host of experiences – many that can double as family fun and a present – all while supporting businesses across our beautiful Moreton Bay Region.

For the grown-ups

Father's Day in Moreton Bay Region

Festival of footy

If your dad loves rugby league, you have to take him to Moreton Daily Stadium on Father's Day.  

The Dolphins take on Northern Pride at 1pm and then the NRL's Wests Tigers play the Bulldogs at 4.05pm. It's a chance to see the stars of the future and those at the top of their game now in action.

Tickets start from just $20 for adults, $15 for concession/children or $60 for a family of four. Secure your seats now http://www.moretondailystadium.com.au/.../fathers-day...

All things Beer

Brews, Chews & Talkn’ S#*t is all about celebrating the good things in life…beer, food and the beautiful Redcliffe peninsula.

Horny Wombat Brewery owner and head brewer George D’Ath will help host the event, talking all things beer, from the brew process to what pairs well with different foods, as well as using beer in cooking.

Cactus Jack’s kitchen crew will match local food with Horny Wombat Brewery beers.

Think tacos, wings, nachos, local prawns, all washed down with a cold local brew with stunning views of the Redcliffe Jetty and the beautiful bay.

Brews, Chews & Talkn’ S#*t is on September 4, 1-3pm.

Tickets are from $50. Book direct with Cactus Jack’s by emailing [email protected]

Craft beer tour

Take the hassle out of a night out and discover great local watering holes with Dad.

Tour De Brewery will deliver you to two breweries and two craft bars in the Moreton Bay Region, giving you the lowdown on each venue.

A tasting paddle or a drink will await you at each venue, and dinner is included.

There’s a tour on Father’s Day eve, September 4, from 3.30-8.30pm

Tickets are from $169. Phone 0480 159 104.

Fabulous feasting

Father's Day in Moreton Bay Region

Trawler to plate

Treat Dad to the ultimate seafood experience at the iconic Morgans, which has been feeding locals restaurants with trawler-fresh seafood since 1986.

During Tastes of Moreton Bay's culinary calendar, Morgans is offering a chance to go behind the scenes to view the process of preparing fresh produce from Trawler to the Plate.

You’ll step into the daily life of a fishmonger who’ll take you through the steps of filleting and scaling fish, shucking oysters and peeling prawns.

Explore a working trawler and hear from the skipper about the process of prawn trawling.

After a morning spent mastering the art of fish mongering, a delicious lunch will be served at the waterfront, with views across the marina.

It’s on September 14, 10.30am-noon.

Tickets are from $50. Email [email protected] or phone 3203 4799 to book.

Brilliant breakfast

Spoil the family with a buffet breakfast on Father’s Day at the Eatons Hill Hotel.

The bistro is serving up a feast from 7.30-10am and the children’s playground will be open too, to keep the kids entertained.

It’s got slides, a climbing net, video games and a theatre.

The buffet is $29.50 for adults and $18.50 for children aged 4-12.

Can’t make breakfast? All-day dining starts at 11.30am.

Bookings essential. Phone 3325 6777.

Fresh off the boat

Take advantage of Savige’s Seafood’s vast experience in commercial fishing, trawling and serving specialty seafood and pay a visit to fill up on the freshest of fish and chips.

As well as enticing seafood, you’ll find freshly made salads and banana and pineapple fritters.

They also have coffee, milkshakes and soft-serve ice cream – what’s not to love about that?

The venue is fully licensed if you’re dining in, or grab a feast to go and find a spot at the nearby park overlooking Moreton Bay to the mainland.

Savige’s is at 3/12 First Ave, Bongaree.

On the water

Father's Day in Moreton Bay Region

Barbecue and fishing boat hire

Hit the water with dad for a day on the bay – choose either a barbecue boat or a fishing trip…or combine the two.

Bribie Island Boat Charters offers eight- and 12-person barbecue boats, equipped with a barbeque and table, along with padded cushion seating, toilets and shade covers.

They also have toilets, are accessible for prams and wheelchairs and carry 20 litres of drinking water.

Safety equipment, gas and fuel are included in the price of hire, with extras such as fishing rods, bait and ice also available.

If you’re just after a chance to drop a line, hire a fishing boat made of tough polypropylene.

The boats have cushioned seating, and a shade canopy.


Jet Ski Tours

Hit the water on a thrill-seeking guided jet ski tour through Bribie Island's waterways and out onto Moreton Bay.

Bribie’s Moreton Bay Jetski Hire & Ride tours combine the thrill of jet-ski riding with the wonder of exploring marine ecosystems.

Choose an Up The Creek tour that explores the waters of Ningi Creek up to Moffatt Esplanade through oyster farms and mangroves, The Jolly Roger with plenty of action and loads to see in Pumicestone Passage or the Brisbane Buccaneer – a 90-minute rollercoaster that takes you into the open ocean with figure-eights and hot laps.

Ages 12 and up can ride under the supervision of an adult wearing a safety lanyard.


Whale watching

For a truly memorable experience, book Dad in for a Brisbane Whale Watching tour.

You’ll be in the safe hands of Captain Kerry, the only female captain of a whale watching venture in the Southern Hemisphere, and her crew.

The cruise is guided to the whales by the Sky Spy, a whale watching plane in constant communication with the boat.

Listen to stories about whale sightings in the region and hear about the migration of the whales.

For the 2021 season, a Gourmet Picnic Lunchbox is provided during the five-hour Moreton Bay whale watching cruise.


Back on land

Father's Day in Moreton Bay Region

Laser challenge

Experience a fun-filled adventure at Lawnton’s Laserzone, home to a multi-level laser tag arena, an exhilarating drifting and sliding bumper car track, Australia’s first jungle safari laser train and an enormous video arcade.


On your bike

Cruise the waterfront in style on Sift Cafe's eco-friendly electric stand-up e-bike.

Grab the family and coast along the Redcliffe Peninsula's iconic ocean-front bike path.

The shared pathway stretches over 13km from the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge at the southern end of the Peninsula all the way to Jamieson Park at Scarborough in the north.

Perfect for all ages, the unique design provides riders with a low centre of gravity, which makes riding safe, stable and virtually untippable.

The electric trikes are available Tuesday through to Sunday.

Trikes can be hired directly from the Sift Cafe team and are $25 per hour. Helmets and hairnets provided.

Find Sift Café on Facebook.

Putt and play

Get the arms swinging at Redcliffe’s sea-themed mini golf and arcade venue, Undersea Putt & Play.

It features 18 challenging mini golf holes, an arcade, café and bar.

Golfers walk through the jaws of a giant armoured prehistoric fish to play golf on the ocean floor, with sea creatures like flying fish, giant deep-sea monsters, great white sharks and sea snakes.

The games area is fitted out with more than 30 arcade games guaranteed to keep you entertained after a round of putt-putt.

20 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe.


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