Are you looking for something fun and outdoors to do with Dad this Father's Day? Or perhaps your dad would prefer to sit down for a family meal in a nice restaurant instead? Either way, there is a wide array of things to do around the Nelson Bay region this Father's Day. Scroll down and find that perfect event, just right for the lucky father figure in your family!
The Anchorage Hotel in Corlette will be hosting a Father's Day 3 course lunch, where you and your dad can select from a choice of entrees and mains and then a dessert platter is delivered to the table to indulge in! The cost is $69 per person. Alternatively, you can book into an afternoon Guy Tea, with beer instead of wine if he would prefer, for $59 per person. Dads will also be treated to a 30 minute Gin & Beer Tasting courtesy of Murray's Brewery and The Anchorage, with tastings at 12pm and 2pm. Bookings are essential, see The Anchorage website for details.
Father's Day His Way at The Anchorage. Image: The Anchorage Facebook
Tastes Port Stephens Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend will be the biggest event in town on the Father's Day weekend, with the Nelson Bay Foreshore, Town Centre, d'Albora Marinas and surrounding parklands full of people celebrating the region's seafood and jazz! This weekend is the finale to the Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens Festival, with a whole program of events jam-packed into the two days. On Father's Day there will be live jazz on 3 stages, freshly shucked oysters to buy, seafood cooking demonstrations, food trucks and over 70 market stalls along the Nelson Bay Foreshore. Dad will also enjoy prawn peeling competitions and oyster shucking comps! The festival will be held 9am - 5pm on Saturday and 9am - 4pm on Sunday. Download the full Love Sea Food Tastes 2019 Program and scroll down for all the details.
Image: Port Stephens Tourism Facebook
The Point restaurant at Soldiers Point will be offering The Point Surf & Turf Father's Day special for $35 per person, which includes a complimentary Asahi Beer or glass of Cabernet Sauvignon/ Chardonnay. The meal is a delicious slow-roasted sirloin steak with char-grilled king prawns, cajun-spiced squid, chat potatoes and lemon garlic butter. This special is available for lunch and dinner. See The Point Facebook for details and booking.
Wests Nelson Bay will be having a Father's Day lunch and dinner special, which includes a 300g T-bone steak, fried egg, sausage, bacon, grilled tomato and served with onion gravy, chips and salad. The special also includes a middy of beer, glass of house wine or soft drink and a $1 Keno ticket for Dad's chance to win a million! The cost is $27 for members and $30 for guests. See the Wests Nelson Bay website for details.
Father's Day Night at Bunnings Port Stephens (Taylors Beach) will be held on Thursday, 29th August, with activities for all the family between 6pm - 8pm. There will be entertainment, rides, a dance competition, lucky door prizes, Rock and Roll dance exhibition, Hot Rod display, Men's Shed display, craft and much more! Have a sausage sandwich for dinner and enjoy all the free activities. See the Bunnings Port Stephens website for details.
Another popular idea is to pack up the esky full of snags and head on down to the local beach or along the Nelson Bay Foreshore for a family BBQ and game of cricket. Wherever you spend the day, Happy Father's Day to all the dads in Port Stephens!
Enjoy quality family time with a BBQ and a swim along the Nelson Bay Foreshore