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Father’s Day Events Gold Coast: Celebrate Your Dad in Style

Father’s Day events Gold Coast 2023! If you’d like to splash out a little this Father’s Day and leave the lavish lunch for someone else to prepare, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of Father’s Day breakfast, lunch, and dinner options across the Gold Coast.

Father’s Day Events Gold Coast to make him smile

The only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to choose!

Father’s Day at The Star in Broadbeach 2023

Pictures of dinner options for Father's Day on the Gold Coast

The Star is the perfect place to treat your Dad with so many delicious restaurant options to choose from all under one roof. From cool and casual to first-class and fancy, you’ll make it a day to remember when you share it at The Star. 

Garden Kitchen and Bar  

Spend Father’s Day on the Gold Coast at Garden Kitchen & Bar and treat Dad to a delicious lunch or dinner special. Enjoy the fresh, seasonal a la carte menu.

When: Lunch or dinner
Where: Garden Kitchen & Bar | Casino Level, The Star Gold Coast

Nineteen at The Star

Allow dad to select from the indulgent a la carte menu or spoil him with Father’s Day only offers as advised by your waitperson on the day; all whilst taking in the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from our stunning rooftop location.

When: Breakfast, lunch or dinner
Where: Nineteen at The Star | Rooftop Level, The Star Gold Coast

Cucina Vivo  

Italians are famous for their love of gathering around a table, enjoying warm conversations and perfectly paired food. Give dad the Italian experience he deserves at Cucina Vivo this year.

Plus, with every pizza purchased, all dads will receive a complimentary schooner of Birra Moretti* whilst dining. (*one per person)

When: Dinner service only
Where: Cucina Vivo | Lobby Level, The Star Gold Coast


Take dad on a modern, yet authentic taste of Tokyo – without the long-haul flight this Father’s Day. 

When: Dinner service only
Where: Kiyomi | Lobby Level, The Star Gold Coast

For bookings: Call 5592 8757 or email stargcdining@star.com.au

Father’s Day at Southport Sharks 2023

Breakfast for Father's Day events gold coast

Show Dad how much you care this Father’s Day and treat him to an all-you-can-eat buffet or a BBQ-themed feast for lunch or dinner at Frenzy’s. All fathers dining at Southport Sharks for Father’s Day events Gold Coast will receive a complimentary schooner of beer or soft drink per booking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet options available. The kids will be entertained at the Wobbygongs Kid’s Fun Zone, while Dad stands a chance of winning a prize in the raffles held frequently throughout the day.

When: Sunday 3 September 2023 – Buffet breakfast 7.30am – 10am, Buffet lunch 11.30am – 2pm, Buffet dinner 5.30pm – 8.30pm

RELATED: Find your dad the perfect gift in our Father’s Day gift guide here.

Seaworld Father’s Day Gold Coast cruise 2023

A dad and his family enjoying Father's Day events on the Gold Coast

An afternoon on the water could be just what Dad / Pa / the Old Man needs aboard Sea World Cruises! With some of the best views of the Gold Coast’s extensive system of waterways available all aboard the newly-refurbished, hugely spacious and air-conditioned sightseeing vessel, you’ll have everything you need to make sure that Dad gets a day worthy of his efforts over the years! Gift vouchers are also available, giving you the choice to give it as a present or simply book online today. This is a Father’s Day Gold Coast cruise that everyone will enjoy.

  • 1.5 hr Sunset Cruise including a gourmet sausage sizzle – Adult price $79/Kids price $39

Head here for more information on Seaworld’s Father’s Day Cruises. 

Father’s Day options at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa 2023

There is a great option to celebrate Dad at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa.

Father’s Day seafood buffet lunch at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa

Spoilt Dad this Father’s Day on the Gold Coast with a memorable lunch experience filled with delightful offerings at the award-winning Citrique Restaurant.

Enjoy locally harvested seafood, presenting a unique sea-to-table experience. Indulge in Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Balmain bugs, green lip mussels, Tasmanian scallops, and a grilled half lobster specially prepared for every Dad’s delight.

For those who prefer land-inspired dishes, there will be a wonderful selection of artisan antipasto, prime rib roast, Asian-inspired delicacies, wood-fired pizza, and beloved European classics.

The climax of the event will be the fantasy array of artful desserts, skillfully crafted by our pastry team, offering a sweet ending to this exceptional celebration. Find out more here.

When: Sun 3 September 2023
Price: $149 per guest ($169 including two-hour beverage package), $64.50 per child (5-12 years), under 4s free

Father’s Day Picnic – Broadway & Popera to Pavarotti at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards 2023

Celebrate Father’s Day Gold Coast with a hinterland escape to the stunning O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards – only 40 minutes from the Gold Coast and 90 minutes from Brisbane. Set in the beautiful Canungra Valley, let Dad relax underneath Silky Oak trees or lay down by the bubbling creek with a picnic basket.

Get ready to be dazzled this Father’s Day as four of the finest voices headlined by Australia’s Popera Tenor Daniel Mallari will come together to perform a spectacular journey of music at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards along with live music.

Broadway & Popera to Pavarotti promises something for everyone with a show featuring selections from Broadway Blockbusters Evita, Phantom of the Opera, The Greatest Showman, and Mamma Mia to some of the world’s most popular classical pieces; Libiamo Nel Caliti, O Sole Mio, Nessun Dorma and of course Popera Classics including The Prayer, and Amigos para Siempre.

This is one Father’s Day lunch you won’t want to miss!

  • $125 per basket (for two adults including bottle of Shane Shiraz), $40 per extra adult, $15 per child, $5 for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free extra.

Father’s Day Gold Coast at The Village Markets 2023

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The Village Markets are a great place to spoil Dad. On Fathers Day they’ll be running from 8.30am to 1pm at 1750 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads. Dad can enjoy free live music from local artists, lots of delicious food options, and the opportunity to pick himself a last-minute gift if needed. This is a great, low key choice for families to celebrate Dad on his special day. 

Father’s Day Gold Coast at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 2023

Head to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this Father’s Day 2023 for breakfast or lunch in the licensed cafe. Enjoy wildlife encounters and live entertainment throughout the day.

Man Tea at QT Gold Coast 2023

QT Gold Coast Man Tea 2023

To appeal to dad’s discerning taste, QT’s culinary magicians have cooked up a delicious Man Tea so dad can feast like a king. They’re serving up nachos, Moroccan chicken milk buns and a sashimi taco with a smoking chocolate cigar as the showstopping finish. Complete with a single malt whisky semifreddo, candied bacon and lemon ash. 

  • From $64 per person. Available Father’s Day weekend.

Father’s Day lunch at Bazaar 2023

Executive Chef Greg Benney and his team at QT have created the father of all feasts, prepped to appeal to the family’s discerning taste. Featuring all the Bazaar classics and a spread made for seconds, downright decadent dining has descended. 

So, pop up with papa, cheers with a complimentary beer on us and a paper plane competition to keep the tots in tow. 

  • $95 per adult, $39 per child

Father’s Day family feast at The Island 2023

The Island in Surfers Paradise is hosting a Sunday Roast Revival and the Rooftop Bottomless Brunch Club for dads this Father’s Day. Dad will be feasting on succulent roast porchetta, rotisserie chicken and all the trimmings, with a 2-hour bottomless drinks package, or brunching on mini waffles with caramelised banana, salted caramel, mascarpone, pecan AND bacon crumb. 

  • Sunday Roast Revival $69 per person (or $40 per person without the drinks package); $25 for children aged 13-17; $20 for 4-12 year olds, and free for under 3s
  • Rooftop Bottomless Brunch Club is $79 per person

Father’s Day Events Gold Coast style! 

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all dads a wonderful day with their families. Wherever you choose to celebrate Father’s Day on the Gold Coast, we hope you have a great time! 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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