8 Ideas For Father's Day in Auckland 2012
Father's Day in New Zealand is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of every September and no-doubt you're ill prepared. Never fear - we're here to help you make this year's Father's Day one worth remembering.
1. Give The Man Meat
Unleash his inner carnavore at one one of these great Auckland Steak houses. If the plan is to go all-out, make sure you book at SkyCity's The Grill
Best Steak Houses
2. Go To The Flicks
The Expendables 2, The Dark Knight, Bourne Legacy and Total Recall. There you go - four titles that your stereotypical kiwi dad has a civic duty to enjoy. Head out to Hoyts Sylvia Park and catch them on the Xtreme Screen....chills!
Hoyts Sylvia Park Listings
Provincial footy has kicked off and Auckland are decent again - hoorah! The Aucklanders take on the might of the bucketheads at Eden Park so a chance to get all parochial!
4. Down Some Diesel
If the old man enjoys an ale or two, why not lock in a few hours and get sampling some great craft beer. Options really are endless, but Hallertau
, and Brewery Britomart
are worth a try.
5. Chew The Fat Over Brunch
Nothing says "Dad, You're The Best" than eggs, hash brown, sausages, tomato and grilled bacon - aka the classic kiwi big breakfast. Auckland's best big breakfasts can be found here
Recommended Auckland Cafes
6. Go Fishing
The snapper may have moved on to warmer climes but there's still some reasonable sign in and around Auckland waters for other varieties. If you've got a boat then lucky you. If not, you could try some of the North Shore's jetties.
7. Go Ape At The Zoo
OK - so it may not be his first choice but it is a great opportunity to get the family together for a bit of fun.
At The Zoo
8. Smack Some Balls
It seems the older a Father gets, the greater his desire to play decent golf. We can't promise anything, but his skill level may well improve after a visit to one of these Auckland Driving Ranges.