What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than spending some quality time as a family. Looking for some dad approved activities to enjoy? Whether it’s casting a line, sleeping under the stars or tucking into a nice meal, Mount Gambier has what you’re looking for. We get that all dad’s are different, but to help you out we have made a list of a few ‘dad-friendly’ activities for you to enjoy.


If fishing is what your dad’s into, we’ve got you covered. Head down to Port MacDonnell to try your luck catching a flathead, snapper or salmon. If you head a little further to Cape Douglas you might even snag a garfish, mullet, or even whiting. The key to fishing is patience, so sit back and enjoy the surroundings. If you have no luck, you can always call past the fish and chip shop on the way home.


How about day on the green? You’re spoiled for choice in Mount Gambier with some of the country’s lushest golf courses located within the region. The Mount Gambier Golf Club and Blue Lake Public Golf Links both offer an 18 hole course. Why not pack the clubs, hire a golf cart and enjoy some quality time with dad. Keep your eyes peeled, there are regular wildlife sightings on the courses.



Load the car up and head out for a night under the stars. There’s nothing better than sitting around a fire, sharing stories and enjoying quality time together. Whether you enjoy camping at a caravan park or venturing out into the bush, we have options for all kinds of camping. Our most important tip…don’t forget the marshmallows!


Wine & Dining

We all know that the way to a dads heart is with food. Why not ditch breakfast in bed this Father’s Day and start your adventure at one of our funky cafes. Whether your dad’s a ‘smashed avo’ kind of guy or ‘the big breaky’ is his pick, I can guarantee he won’t be disappointed. End the day with a nice family dinner. Head out for a nice dinner or fire up the BBQ, either way enjoy some flavorful local produce. It wouldn’t be Father’s Day with some indulgent food, would it?



Maybe dad just want’s to chill out today and take it slow. How about a picnic at the Valley Lakes Precinct, or a slow day drive to enjoy the regions incredible scenery? If you really want to help dad relax this weekend, treat him to a massage from one of the local wellness spas.