Back in the old days, Dads had it a bit rough without a day in the year to celebrate and recognise their fatherhood (apart from their birthdays of course). These days of course Dads are celebrated by their kids with love and attention, and of course THE GIFT! We have some great ideas for you, but first…
Here’s a bit of history for you!
Did you know that it took almost 60 years for Father’s Day to be officially recognised as a holiday in the United States after Mother’s Day? Yep! Former US President Richard Nixon only signed the official proclamation in 1972 to recognise Father’s Day as a federal holiday. So, naturally, when this happened, everyone else followed suit and almost all countries in the world formally recognised Father’s Day in June. However, here in Australia, that’s not the case – we do it differently.
The reason behind this is simple – we already celebrate too many holidays from April to June. So, the collective minds of marketing geniuses got together to look for another, more convenient date for Father’s Day – and they found the start of Spring, first Sunday in September, to celebrate it.
Now that we’re only days away, you may be stumped for ideas for the all important perfect gift to let Dad know how much you appreciate all the things he does for you throughout the year. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are some ideas just in time for Father’s Day that’ll give Dad (and the rest of the family) a well-deserved holiday. Read on for Cruise Megastore’s best Dad deals now available…
Australian PGA Championship Holiday Package
Dad can still catch up on the latest golfing action, as the Australian PGA Championship makes its way to the Gold Coast this November. It’s known to attract a strong international roster of golfers, but to watch out for Australia’s best players too! Dad’s personal Fly-Stay-Golf Package could see him flying to Brisbane, have 4 days of car hire to see all of the sights, plus Gold Coast accommodation so he can head to the beach to get a tan, catch a wave or play at the country’s best and biggest theme parks. Of course, he’ll also have Australian PGA Championship passes too! FORE!
Gold Coast 600 Getaway Package
For the dad who has a real need for speed, this Gold Coast 600 Getaway Package might be just the ticket. Dad’s race-day package includes flights, 3-day car hire, accommodation in the Gold Coast and more! Of course, Dad will have a 3-day GC600 Trackside access pass to get down and smell the fumes of the supercars and get Dad’s adrenalin pumping as the sun and surf capital transforms into a world-class race track.
Melbourne Cup Cruise
It’s off to the races – this time it’s a Melbourne Cup Cruise – simply the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Dad could enjoy a week of cruising, plus the big race that stops a nation. Need more info? Click here.
National Rugby League Staycation
Is your Dad the ultimate footy fan? Dad can head down to Sydney for the NRL Grand Final Bronze Match. Stay at the Rydges Sydney Central and enjoy the footy atmosphere! Then take time out to visit Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and the Royal Botanic Gardens… and don’t forget the Opera House and Harbour Bridge too! This one is It’s hard to beat!
Does dad like to push the envelope and jump in with both feet? We are talking hiking and trekking through national parks and deserts, mountain bike riding, whitewater rafting, even sand-boarding down the largest sand dune in North America. Then have we got the perfect tour for your over-active Dad. Check out the Colorado Multi-Active Tour, then give us a call to book.
State of Origin Cruise
Why not take Dad onboard a cruise for some great State of Origin footy. This is arguably the best way to travel to the game, plus there’s HEAPS of stuff to do on a ship. Food, fun, waterslides for the great big bellyflop, and dad might even get the chance to meet and greet some legends of the NRL onboard! Sweet! Get onboard today when you speak with one of our cruise specialists today.
Australian Open Tennis
You’re in for a smash hit with dad when you pair a cruise with his love for tennis. As early as now, you can book for – you guessed it – access to centre court to watch Dad’s favourite tennis legends. And just so he doesn’t miss anything all day/night games will premiere on the onboard big screen. For photo ops with the Australian Open trophy, a chance to see centre court and all the stars of tennis, book your Australian Open Cruise today.
We can take dad (and you) to the Singapore Grand Prix, on a South Pacific cruise, to the footy, on a fishing or bike-riding staycation and more. Whatever your dad is into our Cruise and Travel Solutions Specialists have great ideas. Just give them a call at 1300 657 948.
What are you doing for Dad this Father’s Day? Drop us a line at email@example.com