Make Dad Dollars Go Further
Heads up – it’s almost Father’s Day. Sunday 3 September is the date to celebrate the big man in our life, hopefully without burning a big hole in our pocket. If finances are tight – and let’s face it, whose aren’t this year? – no worries. We’ve got pocket-friendly ways to make dad's day sparkle, from breakfast with koalas to ramen feasts.
A Chinese Garden Getaway
Dive into an urban oasis at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, where Sydney's bustle meets serene traditional Chinese design. This quiet corner is a gem of relaxation and reflection – perfect for some quality time with dad. If you’ve got the funds, The Gardens by Lotus does bottomless Yum Cha on weekends.
A Lens into Nature
Is dad an animal lover or outdoor dude? Then he’ll love being taken to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Experience the world's wonders through 100+ captivating images telling nature’s most intriguing stories.
Koala Mornings and Brekkies
Kick off the day by munching with the munchkins—koalas that is! Breakfast with Koalas at WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo tickets aren’t dirt-cheap, but they pack a real punch for your dollar that’s bound to delight Dad. Enjoy zoo admission, a guided tour, buffet breakfast plus refreshments, keeper talk plus a souvenir photo. One word: Unforgettable.