Father’s Day is less than a week away so we’ve rounded up a great selection of unique Scenic Rim gifts and experiences perfect for celebrating dad this Sunday.
Whether your dad is a history buff, loves horses or you’re looking for an activity the whole family is sure to remember, Drayhorse Shires Cobb & Co Wagon Tours tick all the boxes! Go back in time to the days of horse drawn travel and spend the day exploring the Scenic Rim countryside from inside a Cobb & Co wagon. Stop for a traditional Drovers Lunch including damper with butter and maple syrup, roast beef with pickles, mustards and relishes, potato salad and slaw. Don’t forget bread and butter pudding for dessert and a glass of bubbly to top it off!
Drayhorse Shires have available tours departing from their Shire Farm and from Boonah available throughout September. Book now! https://www.drayhorseshires.com/
What better way to experience the breathtaking Scenic Rim than floating above the countryside as the sun rises? Gift your dad an unforgettable adventure this Father’s Day with a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon flight voucher. With 29 years of ballooning experience under his belt, owner and chief pilot Graeme Day guarantees a memorable experience that dad will love.
Hot Air Balloon Experience Vouchers are valid for three years. Purchase here: https://www.floatingimages.com.au/purchase-experience-vouchers/
Treat dad to some well-deserved self-care and pampering this Father’s Day with Coco and Myrtle’s ‘The Working Man’ Activated Charcoal and Clay Shave Bar. Dad will love this shave soap or all-over body bar containing activated charcoal and bentonite clay, perfect for drawing out impurities and nourishing natural oils ideal for moisturising freshly shaved skin.
Purchase here: https://cocoandmyrtle.com/products/the-working-man
Heading to one of our National Parks with dad this Father’s Day weekend? If your dad loves the outdoors or is an adrenaline junkie, making a quick stop at Far Outdoors Boonah is a must before embarking on your adventure. Stocked full of camping gear, hiking and climbing essentials, as well as fishing and kayaking supplies, dad will be spoilt for choice!
For more information: https://www.faroutdoors.com.au/
If you’d like to treat dad to a classic country pub lunch or meal at one of our winery restaurants, we have plenty of great spots to celebrate over good food and cold drinks.
The whole family can enjoy a two or three-course Father’s Day lunch by head chef Richard Ousby at The Overflow Estate 1895. Enjoy Tommerup’s pork ragu, grilled barramundi or Thai pumpkin curry followed by beetroot chocolate cake with lavender cream to the sounds of live music from 12-4pm. Don’t forget to check out their cellar door before you leave to take home a bottle of local wine. Bookings are essential.
Call 0455 221 895 to book.
Sarabah Estate Vineyard also has a special Father’s Day menu on offer, which includes slow-cooked braised beef with duchess potatoes and broccolini, chocolate bourbon brownies or strawberry cheesecake. There are also some special gift packs perfect for dad to take home, including some of Sarabah’s wines and port.
To experience more local fare, you can try these pubs:
Remember, bookings are essential!
Milford Country Cottages have an opening for Father’s Day weekend in their Rose Cottage. This self-contained cottage overlooks 40 acres of country scenery and is a stone’s throw away from everything dad could possibly need to enjoy his weekend. Whether he wants to unwind on the deck and watch the sunset with a drink in hand, get up close and personal with the friendly farm animals, or explore bushwalking tracks, cafes and restaurants and lakes in the surrounding area, he will be spoilt for choice.
Rose Cottage available for Father’s Day weekend. Bookings can be made via phone on 0434 621 902.
Boonah Motel is located in the heart of the Scenic Rim with clean, cozy rooms for the no-frills dad. Within walking distance of the centre of Boonah, dad will love exploring the many cafes, restaurants and shops in the historic town. Boonah Motel makes a perfect home base to explore nearby Moogerah Peaks National Park if dad is a fan of bushwalks, scenic lookouts and dams. Hike up Mount French, Mount Edwards or Mount Greville on their many trails ranging from beginner level to challenging tracks. Spend the day by Moogerah Dam and have a Father’s Day barbeque before heading back.
Father’s Day weekend bookings limited. Availability for September holidays. Book via https://www.boonahmotel.com/
Hammermeister House is offering an amazing Father’s Day package the whole family will love! Stay at this renovated 1900s Queenslander farmhouse for two nights and enjoy a four-pack of Scenic Rim Brewery beer plus a barbeque lunch or dinner for four guests. Dad will love sipping his craft beer on the wrap-around verandah while enjoying a feast of local produce.
Book the $750 Father’s Day package via https://www.scenicrimcookingclasses.com.au/accommodation/ or contact Caz on 0408 199 736.