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Gift Ideas For Adventurous Dads

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published August 25th 2021
Your gift giving is all wrapped up
Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
Your gift giving is all wrapped up - Image: KRiemer to Pixabay License

Gone are the days when the men in our lives were content to receive hankies, ties, pj's or heaven forbid, socks for special celebratory events. Today's 'man' is generally much more in sync with the world with his discerning tastes, enhanced with a topping of adventure. So, with Father's Day just around the corner and Christmas and birthdays once a year, here's my list of top activities for adventurous dads, granddads and all 'other' dads, who love to show off their buccaneering streak every once in a while.

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
Unforgettable water experiences await ...


Local Sunshine Coast company, Sunreef Mooloolaba, has a gift bag filled to the brim with unforgettable water experiences. Their ocean selection is unparalleled with offerings of diving, whales - either watching or swimming - and snorkelling. And for those, who prefer to have more solitary adventures as opposed to groups, Sunreef Mooloolaba have a variety of equipment available for hire, enabling adventurous dads to create their own adventures.

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
One of the world's best wreck sites, HMAS Brisbane


🤿 DIVE SITES

Sunreef offers world-class diving at various locations in and around the Sunshine Coast -
Dive the ex-HMAS Brisbane - one of the world's best wreck sites with a decommissioned guided missile destroyer, that now serves as a flourishing artificial reef with either -

»a double dive on the ex-HMAS; or
»a night dive on the ex-HMAS

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
One of the ocean's very own treasures, a stunning nudibranch


Dive the local thriving reefs, with four to choose from -

»Mudjimba Island Double Dive;
»Wobby Rock Double Dive;
»Caves Double Dive; and
»Hanging Rock Double Dive

Dive Flinders Reef, a protected marine sanctuary that is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and one of Queensland's most beautiful dive sites.

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Visit Wobby Rock between July to October for Grey Nurse Shark sightings


Grey Nurse Shark Dives - during the months of July through to October, Wobby Rock provides a transitionary home for Grey Nurse Sharks

Divers are absolutely enthralled and captivated when they discover the uniqueness of the nocturnal ocean lifestyle on the Night Dives. There are currently two Night Dives to choose from -

»Fluoro/UV Night Dives; and
»Halloween Night Dive on the ex-HMAS Brisbane

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
A Humpback, one of Nature's most majestic mammals


🐳 HUMPBACK WHALE EXPERIENCES
Whale Watching on Whale One - Enjoy an educational and informative tour on Whale One where guests get to see one of the ocean's largest mammals on their migration route.
Swim with Whales - This has to be one of the most unique experiences ever - swimming with the majestic Humpback whales. Swimming with whales runs from July through to October.

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
Snorkel Mudjimba Island


🤿 SNORKEL MUDJIMBA ISLAND
Snorkelers will have an in-water snorkel guide to assist with snorkelling skills as well as to show snorkelers some of the reef's residents including turtles, wobbegongs, rays, nudibranchs plus many types of reef fish, crayfish and much more along the corals of the Mooloolaba reefs.

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
The adventurous at Mudjimba Island ...


🚲 HIRE EQUIPMENT
For the adventurers who prefer to do their own 'thing', Sunreef Mooloolaba have an array of equipment available for hire -
Kayaks - for great kayak ideas, here are Ten Places to Kayak plus Three Scenic Paddle Adventure Spots on the Sunshine Coast;

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
Sunreef have an array of equipment for hire - Images: www.sunreef.com.au


Adventuring in the treetops with the Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park at the Big Pineapple is an exciting alternative to all the water-based adventures and may be a preferred option for the 'Tarzan' type dads.

Due to their popularity amongst reptile lovers and for those daring enough to face their fears, the 'Snake Catching Tours' with Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 have started up again. Spend a day in the shoes of a local snake wrangler and discover what makes these real-life adventurers tick.

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
Adventuring for Tarzan-type dads - Image: Tree Top Challenge FB


For those dads, granddads and 'other' dads who would prefer something a bit more chilled, here's a list of Sixteen Top Breweries on the Sunshine Coast, some of which have fabulous restaurants onsite too. Or … give your Dad a Hinterland ExBEERience Tour with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, there's nothing quite like kicking back, brew in hand, knowing that a pre-determined driver will be chauffeuring all day!

Gift ideas for adventurous dads, birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, buccaneering streak, Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving, ex-HMAS Brisbane, best wreck sites, night dives, Mudjimba Island, Wobby Rock, Caves and Hanging Rock, Flinders Reef, marine sanctuary, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Grey Nurse Shark Dives, Halloween Night Dive, humpback whale experiences, whale watching, swimming with whales, snorkel Mudjimba Island, hire bikes, hire kayaks, hire stand-up paddle boards, hire boats, hire jet skis, Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park, Big Pineapple, Tarzan type dads, Sixteen top breweries, ExBEERience tour, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, snake catching tours, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, gift cards, vouchers, gift giving is all wrapped up
An ocean of adventures to discover - Image: Adam Sellars via Sunreef Mooloolaba FB


The good news is that Gift Cards and Vouchers can be purchased to be put towards any of the above top adventure activities for the significant 'others' in your and your children's lives - just follow the highlighted links below to purchase online and voilà, your gift giving is all wrapped up!


Images courtesy of Sunreef Mooloolaba FB, unless otherwise indicated
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Why? For adventurous dads to let their hair down every once in a while
When: Adventures and gifts are for any day of the week
Phone: Sunreef Mooloolaba (07) 5444-5656; The Snake Catcher 0409 536 000 and Tree Top Challenge 1300 881 446
Where: Sunshine Coast
Cost: Varying, please see individual websites for pricing
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Some great ideas there Elaine…
by Barry (score: 3|2365) 20 days ago
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