9 experience gift ideas for every kind of dad

Buying for dads can be particularly tricky. Especially when they already have All. Of. The. Things.

Experiences take the guesswork out of gift-giving, with unique ideas and memorable experiences for any occasion. Whether you’re buying for thrill-seekers, nature-lovers, high-flyers or connoisseurs – gifting an experience is a brilliant way to ensure it’s a celebration they’ll never forget.

To help shower dads with love this Father’s Day, we’ve consulted the experience experts, RedBalloon, to bring you a list of amazing adventures for every kind of dad.

Happy shopping xx

Up in the air dad

Red Balloon Tiger Moth Flying Experience

Tiger Moth Aerobatic Flight (from $370)

Take to the skies in this magnificent flying machine. Enjoy impressive views of the Yarra Valley while enjoying barrel rolls, loops and hammerhead turns in the iconic open cockpit. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for serious fans of aircraft and flight.


Loves a brew or two dad

Red Balloon Brew to Bottle Beer Tasting Tour

Brew to Bottle Beer Tasting Tour with Lunch (from $165)

Go back to basics and enjoy a beer or three along the way. Hop between Melbourne’s hottest breweries and discover the engineering involved in making some of Australia’s most-loved boutique beverages. Tickets included complimentary tastings, lunch and tasting paddles too! Gift this brewery tour for Dad to enjoy whenever takes his fancy.


Snap-happy dad

Red Balloon Night Photography Course

Night Photography Workshop (from $100)

This intimate photography lesson begins at sunset. As the light changes across the city, learn how to capture buildings and bustling streets in a whole new way. The perfect introduction into shooting after dark, it’s a fantastic gift for anyone wanting to up their photography game.


Thrill-seeker dad

Red Balloon V8 Drive Experience

V8 Drive and Front Seat Hot Laps (from $549)

For dads with a need for speed, it doesn’t get much better than this. Buckle up for a toe-curling time at the track as dad takes the wheel round the infamous Sydney Motorsport Park. With a highly-qualified driver by his side, just how fast dad will go?


Footy-loving dad

Red Balloon Adelaide Oval Roof Climb

Adelaide Oval Roof Climb (from $119)

See this iconic sight in all its glory. With the sun-lit skies above and the great green grass below, it’s a rooftop adventure like no other. Climb the stadium roof and enjoy the breathtaking coastline and stunning Adelaide Hills. A fab gift idea for footy fans.


Underwater-lover dad

Red Balloon Shark Diving Experience

Shark Diving at SEA LIFE (from $319)

Swim with the sharks and learn all about life underwater. This thrilling experience puts scuba divers through their paces before dipping their toes in the water. Once geared up and ready to take the plunge, participants come face-to-face with one of the world’s most feared creatures.


Head of the barbie dad

Red Balloon American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class (from $145)

Time for dad to take his searing skills to the next level. This hands-on cooking class dives into the world of mouth-watering meat, as participants experiment with charcoal, rubs and the low and slow method of American-style BBQ. We’re salivating already!


Pitch and putt dad

RedBalloon Golf Experience

Golf Round and Cart Hire (from $65)

Get golf lessons from a professional or let dad practise his swing at some of the finest clubs in the country. Tee off in the morning and enjoy the stunning setting while playing a round of 18 holes. Cart hire is included, so all dad needs to worry about is getting to the green and perfecting that putt!


Dapper dad

Red Balloon Men's Hot Towel Straight Razor Shave

Men’s Hot Towel Straight Razor Shave (from $70)

Go back in time and gift dad a ‘do’ he’ll remember forever. Reminiscent of the good-old-days, this unique barbershop experience is luxurious grooming at it’s best. Sit back in a vintage barber chair, relax with a cold craft beer and enjoy a little pampering before showing off that squeaky-clean face.


RedBalloon is the place to find perfect experiences for any occasion. From thrilling flying and driving experiences to high tea and gourmet dining, RedBalloon specialises in unique gift ideas for the ones you love.

This article is brought to you by RedBalloon.