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Epic experience gifts for Father's Day

He might say he doesn’t need a present or pretend to like the socks, but every dad deserves something special on Father’s Day. Here are some experiences he’ll love – why not join him and make it a gift you’ll treasure together.

Monster Jam

Monster trucks are coming to Melbourne, which means mega entertainment. A ticket to Monster Jam’s crazy four-wheel flips, spins and pedal-to-the-metal races is a pass to paradise for petrolhead dads. Go large with premium options like a post-show meet and greet or pit party pass to get up close to the trucks and drivers. Get ready to rumble!

A monster truck designed to look like a cartoon dog jumping over a hurdle

Monster Jam

The Chemical Brothers

This Grammy award-winning UK electronic duo has been topping the charts since the release of their 1995 debut album, Exit Planet DustThe Chemical Brothers’ block rockin’ beats and audiovisuals are especially awesome live on stage, so grab tickets for dad. The show will no doubt blow his Father’s Day socks off.

Little Lon’s Gin Masterclass and Tasting Experience

Housed in a rare 19th century CBD cottage, Little Lon Distilling Co. is one of Australia’s smallest distilleries. Their Gin Masterclass and Tasting Experience is an intimate, friendly affair – especially after a few sips of the welcome G&T. It includes a tour, tastings, a cocktail of Dad’s choice and some colourful history about this once-notorious neighbourhood. Upscale your gift to the premium masterclass for an additional cocktail and tasty bites.

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Let dad loose at Little Lon

Jimmy Barnes

If he’s got Barnsey’s Cold Chisel, one of his solo albums or his recent autobiographies, Dad will want to rock out at Jimmy Barnes‘ concert. The Oz rock legend is doing his biggest national tour this century, playing classic hits and new songs from his latest album, My Criminal Record. One show only in Melbourne, so get in quick!

Sinatra Style: The Tuxedo Show

This is the next best thing to getting in a time machine and seeing Frank Sinatra perform in his 1960s Vegas heyday. With whisky in hand, Roy Maloy channels the iconic crooner in Sinatra Style: The Tuxedo Show. It’s on at one of Melbourne’s coolest little venues, Speakeasy HQ, where Dad will love lounging around with a whisky or two of his own.

Brian Cox: A Symphonic Universe

Would your father like to take a musical journey through time and space with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the world’s coolest astrophysicist? Who wouldn’t! So get him a ticket to Brian Cox: A Symphonic Universe, which sees the professor pose some big questions about life and the cosmos. In between, there are seriously big musical moments featuring renditions of Beethoven, Haydn and Mahler.

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See Brian Cox at Hamer Hall

Steve Martin and Martin Short

If your Dad likes to laugh, get him tickets to see two of the world’s biggest comedy legends, Steve Martin and Martin Short. The duo is bringing their sometimes subversive, often self-deprecating humour to town with their new show, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t. It’s sure to be a dad joke free zone.

Beer Lovers’ Guide to Melbourne

Tell Dad it’s time for some exercise – then take him on a walk that combines local drinking history with local beers at four fine establishments. The Beer Lovers’ Guide to Melbourne explores the city’s boozy early years and its love affair with small independent distilleries, breweries and laneway bars. No worries about tummy rumblings – the tour ends with burgers.

A beer mat on a bar with rows of drinks behind it

Enjoy a bevvy of beers on a beer lovers tour