What better gift to give Dad this Father’s Day than a holiday he’ll never forget? Whether Dad would prefer fishing in Exmouth, relaxing in Monkey Mia or enjoying food and wine in the Margaret River – we know every Dad is different.
Discover your Dads ideal holiday based on his personality and send him off to 1 of 8 incredible destinations with an RAC Parks & Resorts Gift Voucher.
The Ocean Loving Dad
Whether it’s waking up for an early morning surf, chasing and catching incredible waves, or snorkelling and getting up close and personal with amazing marine life – the Ocean Loving Dad always feels at home by the sea.
Here are our top 2 WA holiday destinations for The Ocean loving Dad:
Margaret River is a popular destination for the Ocean Loving Dad, offering world renowned surf breaks all year round. It’s so good in fact, that the Margaret River Pro, one of the biggest professional surf competitions, is held here each and every year.
And when Dads appetite kicks in from an action-packed morning or afternoon of surfing, the region boasts an absolute smorgasbord of incredible foodie spots to choose from. And with RAC Margaret River Holiday Park just down the road from the beautiful beaches of Margaret River, The Ocean Loving Dad will have a nice, relaxing and eco-friendly accommodation experience where he can spend his evenings resting after a day of sensational surf.
If it’s snorkelling and exploring the deep and gorgeous underwater world that Dad would prefer, then a getaway to Exmouth is the ideal holiday destination for The Ocean Loving Dad.
RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday park is just under 50 minutes away from Turquoise Bay, one of the most spectacular beaches in Western Australia for swimming and snorkelling. Let dad spend his holiday meeting an array of underwater marine life, walking the beautiful coastline and fishing the continental shelf before returning to his comfortable caravan or cabin for a good night’s slumber.
The Adventure Seeking Dad
The Adventure Seeking Dad is full of energy and loves to explore new terrain. Going off grid doesn’t bother him – in fact, he prefers it. He’s curious to the unknown, always has the travel bug and monotony absolutely bores him!
Here are our top 3 holiday destinations in WA for The Adventure Seeking Dad:
Does Sand Boarding or kitesurfing sounds like something your dad would love? Then Cervantes is the place for him.
Cervantes offers calm and crystal-clear conditions for morning kitesurfing. Once the morning is through, Dad can spend the afternoon whizzing down mountains of sand in Lancelin, Australia’s premier sand-boarding destination just under an hour away from his prime accommodation at RAC Cervantes Holiday Park.
If your Adventure Seeking Dad is more into mountain biking than mountain sliding, then the Margaret River is the place for him. Jump on The Pines trail, which begins right on the doorstep of RAC Margaret River Nature Park, the perfect place for beginner to intermediate riders to experience a fantastic flow track through an open pine plantation. He can ride the Aunt Lou and Big Pine, which are the favourites of people visiting the pines and offer fast and open flowing trails. More info on the bike trails here.
If your dad is the proud owner of a 4WD and would love to cruise on outback terrain, then RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is an ideal spot for your Adventure Seeking Dad.
Just over 10 minutes away from Monkey Mia is the Francois Peron National Park, an untouched coastal oasis where red sand cliffs meet pure white soft sandy beaches and mesmerising blue water. It’s a prime spot for Dad to take to take the 4WD out for a spin.
Needs a Well-Deserved Break Dad
Busy job, big projects, family, health, and a lot of stress – You name it. This Dad has had a lot on his plate recently – and he needs a break from the daily grind of modern life. He wouldn’t fancy a holiday that involves exerting himself with strenuous activities, he’d rather just kick back, relax and take some much-needed time off.
Here are our top 3 holiday destinations for the Dad that needs a well-deserved break.
RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is one of our top picks for a relaxing break. Let Dad sit and unwind while reading his favourite book on his own private veranda of his beachfront villa. Later in the day, he can enjoy his favourite beverage under the palm trees at the Monkey Bar or a cocktail on the shore of Dolphin Bay at the Boughshed.
For something truly memorable, we recommend the Monkey Mia Wildsights Sailing cruise. Let Dad set off under silent sail with the wind in his hair and the sun on his back as he soaks up the spectacular sunset ocean views and marine wildlife that surrounds.
For more information on the sunset sail, visit this link.
RAC Cable Beach Holiday Park is located just a short distance from the pristine shores of Cable Beach. The park combines Broome’s finest location with comfortable accommodation your dad will love. He’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll down to the restaurant precinct of Cable Beach and soak in a world-renowned sunset over a cocktail at the Sunset Bar. For something a little different, the camel rides along Cable Beach is a must. This unique and iconic experience will leave your Dad feeling relaxed and utterly captivated.
RAC Busselton Holiday Park – With all the necessary facilities to keep the kids occupied all day (BMX track, jumping pillow, mini-golf, cricket pitch, footy goals and swimming pool) dad will finally have time to sit back beneath the peppermint trees and read that book he just hasn’t got around to yet.
I’d Rather be fishing Dad
Ah, the ‘I’d Rather be fishing Dad’. We often know one when we meet them. They’re the type of Dad that absolutely loves being out on the water. He watches fishing videos constantly and he’s probably got more miles on his boat than he does on his car. If this sounds like your Dad, then we recommend a fishing getaway to either Ningaloo Reef Resort or RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park.
With the continental shelf only kilometres offshore from the outer edge of the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth is one of Australia’s premier fishing destinations. Dad can catch the likes of Spangled Emperor or Trevally off the beach along the Exmouth Gulf, or if Dad’s brought his boat, there are three launching locations to choose from – Exmouth Marina Boat ramp in town, Bundegi Boat ramp 12km north of Exmouth or Tantabiddi Boat Ramp just north of the Cape Range National Park Boundary 35 km from Exmouth town.
For more fishing info, visit Visiting Ningaloo
If a Deep-Sea Fishing charter is more up Dads alley, then a holiday to Ningaloo Reef Resort is the place. Let him jump aboard Mahi Mahi Fishing Charter with Captain Bernie, one of the most experienced fishing charter operators on the North West Coast.
The Foodie Dad
And last, but not least – The Foodie Dad. This Dad is the lover of all thing’s food related. He’s the type of guy that when planning a getaway puts as much thought into restaurants as he does his accommodation. He often can’t help himself when it comes to scouring the menu and picking the most extravagant delicacies available. If this sounds like your old man, then here are our top 3 picks for a perfect Foodie Dad holiday:
Jump in the car and take the family on a self-guided tour to local producers throughout the food-bowl of the Southern Forrest Region and then make your way home to the Lakeside Restaurant at Karri Valley to taste the famous local truffle, as well as marron, cheeses, trout and seasonal fruits. The Foodie Dad will love the Karri Valley.
If any part of Western Australia is known for it’s incredible food and wine scene, its the Margaret River Region. Let your Foodie Dad eat, drink and explore his way around the food and wine region. We also recommend a visit to the Margaret River Distilling Company which is just a short walking distance from his accommodation at RAC Margaret River Holiday Park.
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