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Make Dad's Day with These Five Gifts

on 31 August 2021 in Events & Entertainment

Show Dad your love and appreciation with a special and meaningful Father’s Day gift this year. Great gifts are those that come from the heart, and often reflect a lot of thought and consideration put into it. From showing how much you know Dad based on what you get him to giving him the wonderful surprise he may not see coming, there are plenty of ways to give the gift of appreciation this year:

Coming up with a Father’s Day gift idea can be challenging. After all, the man, the myth, the legend has been around a lot longer than you have, meaning he’s had more time to accumulate all the things he likes. Lucky for you, how old Dad is often also means that he probably isn’t as tech savvy at doing research like you, so there will certainly be things he’s missing out on and you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day. 

It’s time to explore five awesome gifts to give Dad this 2021 Father’s Day.

Give the gift of Rum

Dads and rum go hand in hand, so why not give him the gift of limiter rum. Featuring a special blend, the Angostura 1919 offers a luxury experience all the way from the Caribbean. Carefully aged for up to 10 years in oak casks for a smooth and well-rounded finish, the delicate notes of toffee and cocoa beautifully complement the complex undertone flavours of honey, nougat and vanilla. The Angostura 1919 is rated as one of the best aged rums from the Caribbean, and has won the gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Get it from Liquor Warehouse for only $74.99 for Dad to celebrate. 

If you’re looking for something more mainstream, try the Appleton Reserve Blend instead. It’s a molasses based pot and column still blend of 20 different rums aged in old bourbon casks. This beauty is a no age statement, although the average age is around 6 years. A full bodied rum with a smooth and delicate balanced note that develops naturally from the fermentation, distillation and ageing process, the Appleton Estate Reserve simply does not go unnoticed. With hints of nuts, nutmeg, butterscotch, vanilla and orange peel, Dad will be sipping away in delight and appreciation this Father’s Day. Having won the gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014, it can now be yours from Liquor Warehouse for only $69.99.

Indulge in a Feast with Dad

When it comes to gifts, there is nothing more that Dad wants than some good quality time with the family. And what better way to celebrate that than a surprise lunch or dinner with all of his favourite people? 

Embrace the Rodeo Capital heritage of Mount Isa with a western themed bar and grill, featuring all of Dad’s favourite meats grilled to perfection. The Rodeo Bar & Grill comes with an open style kitchen that offers an exciting experience of an Outback Steakhouse. Watch your meals cooked before your eyes, just the way you like it and sizzled to excellence.

With fresh beer on tap serving an array of drinks to please Dad, and a full service menu that shows off variety, the Rodeo Bar & Grill truly represents the best of Mount Isa dining.

Open for lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm, don’t miss out on your chance to experience an amazing feast with Dad and book a table by calling the Rodeo Bar & Grill team on (07) 4749 8888.

Get down and dirty in the Mines

Explore Mount Isa’s mines and do a Hard Times Mine Tour with Dad on Father’s Day. Experience the underground with Dad while listening to stories from ex-miners. Descend into the Alimak Cage and explore the history of mining and witness the majestic tools and equipment used in the facility. Try your hand at an air leg drill and feel the earth rumble beneath. The experience is truly magnificent and won’t be forgotten especially when spent together with Dad on Father’s Day.

Fish with Dad at Lake Moondarra 

Whip out your fishing gear and head out for an adventure to Lake Moondarra, only 17 kilometres north of Mount Isa city. Stocked with barramundi, the lake is a hotspot for anglers. Permits are not required to fish, but do note that catch limits apply.

With the annual Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic held here at the lake, rest assured there are plenty of big ones to catch with Dad this Father’s Day.

Don’t forget to stock up on lots of water to keep hydrated, some cold ones in an esky with ice, some sunscreen and hats, all of your fishing gear, and a delicious picnic with snacks to keep the bellies happy. 

Hike to the Mount Isa Lookout

A short walk to the Mount Isa City Lookout offers pristine views of the town and its surroundings. Treat Dad to some beautiful scenery this Father’s Day, and don’t forget to pack some snacks to enjoy at the summit.

The walk isn’t too tough, having a maximum elevation of 425 metres and a total climb of 22 metres.

And on your way back down, don’t forget to drop by the Rodeo Bar & Grill Steakhouse for a hearty meal and a comfortable stay at the Isa Hotel.

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