Are you looking for some of the best ways to spend Father’s Day this year, or searching for some gift ideas for Dad with a difference? We’ve put together some great things to do for Father’s Day in Port Macquarie.

History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day that celebrates dads, grandfathers, step-dads, foster dads, and the important father-figures in our lives. It’s a day to acknowledge their support and love, and give them recognition and appreciation.

The historical origins of Father’s Day vary, depending on where you look.

Some say it originated in Catholic Europe during the early 1500s, as a celebration of fatherhood, in the form of St Joseph’s Day. In the United States, the first-recorded Father’s Day events occurred in 1910 in Spokane. It took a little longer to catch on in Australia, where the first mentions of Father’s Day in advertising were recorded in 1935-1936.

Father’s Day is now celebrated in more than 111 countries all around the world and the date varies from March, June and September, depending on which country you’re in.

Best ways to spend Father’s Day

In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September, which is also the first Sunday of Spring each year, so it’s a good time to get out and about for some Father’s Day activities.

We’ve put together some of the best ways to spend Father’s Day with some great gift ideas and Father’s Day activities.

Go out for breakfast or brunch! 

Start the day with a breakfast of champions, with some bacon, slow cooked tomato, sausage, mushrooms, hash browns, eggs and toast…mmmm! Or maybe Avocado & Feta Smash is more his style? Or combine the two with our Father’s Day ‘Man’s Breakfast’ special at Hastings Coffee Co.


Take Dad out on a fishing adventure

There’s a range of fishing charter options available that head off the coast of Port Macquarie, or if you’d rather sit back and take it easy, you could take Dad on a river or ocean cruise. If you want to go out on foot and try some of the land-based fishing options, you can check out some of the best fishing spots in Port Macquarie.

Give him a Hardware store Gift Voucher

Whether your Dad’s the home handyman-type, or a professional tradesman, a Gift Voucher to your local hardware store won’t go astray.

Shout Dad a round of Golf

Why not take your father out for a round of golf at his favourite golf course? A golf-related gift of new golf balls, golf tees, or other golf-related items could also be a great gift idea for Father’s Day. For those challenged in the golf stakes, you could try your hand at a few rounds of mini golf instead.

Sample some international whisky

Every Saturday at Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge at The Westport Club, we serve up whiskies from all around the world. Bring Dad along for our next World Whisky Flight to discover whisky from Ireland, the United States, Japan, Italy and beyond.

Go for a hike or bushwalk

There’s lots of great walking trails and tracks around the greater Port Macquarie region. So if the weather’s on your side, you could take Dad for a hike up North Brother Mountain and be rewarded at the top with some magnificent views of the coast, or check out some of the walking tracks that are a little closer to sea level.

Treat Dad to a 4-course dinner with whisky match

The Westport Club has got the ultimate Scotch Whiskey event for the whisky lovers in town. Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner with 4 perfectly-matched Glenfarclas whiskies in a private function room. You’ll also receive a Whisky Sour on arrival. Places are limited, so we recommend to book now.

Tell some Dad jokes

Arm yourself with a bevy of Dad jokes in preparation for Father’s Day. We’ve put together some of the best Dad Jokes around.

Buy Dad tickets to the Football Finals

With the final rounds approaching for all of the national football codes, it’s a great time to look out for tickets to the semi-finals, or if you’re lucky, grand finals. Check out the fixtures and finals for NRL, AFL and Australian Rugby.

We’ve got some great events and activities on at The Westport Club if you’re looking for ways to spend Father’s Day in Port Macquarie.

Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Check out what’s on at The Westport Club
Tread Dad to a 4-course Glenfarclas Whisky Dinner.
There’s Moorebeer Gift Crates up for grabs, just for purchasing a Moorebeer tap beer.
Taste whiskies from all around the World with our World Whisky Flights at Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge.