88 Gift Experiences for Dads on Christmas Day (Page 5)Swim with sharks, skydive or race rally cars!

South Australian Fathers Day Experiences

V8 Drive at Mallala Motor Sport Park (Adelaide)

Nothing shakes the body like the roar of a V8 race car, and nothing stirs the soul more than a session of hot laps in a track-prepared V8 six-speed Commodore or Monaro around South Australia’s legendary V8 race track, Mallala Motorsport Park.
The V8 drive day begins with a briefing conducted by experienced race drivers. During pre-drive tuition, your driver will explain techniques on cornering, apexes and exiting, efficient braking and acceleration, steering, gear changes and general car control. Safety and track awareness will also be discussed. There’s plenty of time to ask questions so you’ll feel completely comfortable before putting V8 race car theory into practice.

  • You drive a V8 Race Car for 4 laps AND ride for 3 laps
  • Most powerful 450hp V8 race cars available to drive in Australia!
  • Real race car driver/instructors in the car with you
  • Supercar 6-pot brakes, racing slicks, Bilstein suspension and Racing gearbox handles like a real V8 Supercar

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Barossa Valley

Take a hot air balloon flight over the spectacular Barossa Valley, one of the premier ballooning destinations in Australia – complete with a glass of sparkling champagne served with a sumptuous restaurant breakfast! Equally thrilling and relaxing, hot air ballooning is the most romantic form of air travel, with the tranquility of mother nature broken only by the occasional roar of the burners.

After meeting, you’ll make your way to the launch site to prepare the balloon for flight. Choose to get involved and inflate the balloon or sit back and watch the action – it’s your choice. You’ll lift off at sunrise and gently drift with the air currents for around 1 hour, your trained crew using the altitude of the balloon to catch the varying wind currents which control the direction of the flight. Photo opportunities abound – this is truly a photographers paradise – and don’t forget to smile as your pilot will be taking pictures throughout using an on-board camera.

Defensive Driving Course (Adelaide)

Throughout this Defensive Driver Course drivers are strongly encouraged to develop better on-road defensive driving skills and more solid techniques, while more experienced drivers also benefit enormously from advanced driver training, including the correction of old habits and improving judgement and reactions. Whether your choice of vehicle is a small sedan, a large family mover, a sports car or a four wheel drive, training in defensive driving is relevant, enjoyable, and will far improve your skills and ability levels.

  • Full Day Course 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM in your own car
  • Experienced instructors
  • Perfect for P-Platers, Corporate Fleet and Court Order drivers
  • Learner drivers are accepted provided they have a Licenced Driver with them at all times

Rally Car Experience

Take your choice of rally car from a fleet of Australian Rally Championship spec super cars, including the Subaru WRX STi and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8. You’ll do 16 amazing laps behind the controls of two different cars over the rally driving dirt circuit layout. With a rally driving professional instructor beside you you’ll be taught mind-blowing techniques which, in addition to getting the most out of these high-performance rally driving vehicles on the day, will also make your everyday driving safer and more enjoyable.

Finally, to top off the rally driving course, you’ll be strapped into the co-driver’s seat and taken for a humbling rally hot lap blast by one of our professional rally drivers, and these guys don’t hold back!

Barossa Valley Helicopter Scenic Flight

Fly in one of our new Robinson 44 helicopters, over the Hoffnungsthal Valley. You’ll see the famous Jacobs Creek, fly over Tanunda and Seppeltsfield seeing many fine wineries, past Lyndoch and onto the Whispering Wall before continuing at a breathtaking lower than normal flight level to our base!

Your helicopter flight experience begins with a greeting by your pilot and ground crew and you will be required to complete the necessary paperwork prior to flying. From there, you will be given a safety briefing to ensure that your flight is enjoyable and safe.

Nikon Photography Course

On the Barossa Valley Nikon School Experience you will travel to 4 different locations by bus, and spend the afternoon touring around the Barossa Valley with one of Nikon School’s multi award winning AIPP photographers. Sam Wundke has over 25 years of photographic experience, he is also a local in the Barossa Valley area so he know all the great spots to capture amazing images!

With a maximum of 10 students in the class, 1-1 tuition is guaranteed whilst you learn a range of techniques to capture breathtaking landscape images and learn about storytelling with images.

Great White Shark Experience

Dive at the chance to see Great White Sharks at The Neptune Islands, South Australia! This fantastic modern vessel comes equipped with a unique 6 person shark sub with incredible underwater 360° views without getting wet. Then you can jump into a cage to really get up close and personal with these amazing creatures ($125 per person for both, payable on the day).

On the way see the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Thorny Passage and expect sightings of dolphins and local Sea Birds. Nervous about diving with the sharks and not sure if you want to commit before you get on board? No problem. When the Great White Sharks arrive you can opt to get into the cage to actually swim with these endangered species for just $125. Dives generally last 45 minutes.

3 Night Great White Shark Cage Dive (Port Lincoln)

Since pioneering shark cage diving over 40-years ago, Rodney Fox and his son Andrew have been at the very forefront of human interaction with Great White Sharks. As primary advocates for these creatures, their expeditions and research have educated the public and attracted adventurers from around the world.
Our live aboard expedition vessel “Princess II” departs Port Lincoln in South Australia and visits the famous and beautiful Neptune Islands, which continues to be the very best place in the world to see and photograph great white sharks. Our expeditions run seasonally, giving you the very best chance of a successful encounter.

  • Surface Great White Shark Cage Diving (no diving certification necessary!)
  • Swim with Australian sea lions at Hopkins Island
  • Tender boat tour around the coasts and crevasses of the Neptune Islands to see the fur seal colonies
  • Uniquely, Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions has been granted a Ministerial exemption to use berley in the water to attract the sharks

Kangaroo Island Quad Bike Experience

Take the family on an adventure with our 1.5 hour Daytime Nature Tour and get close to nature, enjoying the best of Kangaroo Island from your own quad. A great tour for children and families who want to experience the fun of quad biking, or travellers on a busy itinerary with limited time! Our tours are customised to suit your ability, with safe trails for beginners and children, and more technical tracks for the experienced rider to test their skills.

With over 500 aces to ride on, we’ll guide you through a range of terrain, including open grassland, winding trails through native bush and steeper rocky tracks. We’ll build your skills and confidence along the way. With something for everyone, a guided quad bike tour is the best way to see an otherwise inaccessible part of Kangaroo Island.

  • Tour duration = 1.5 hours (including set up and laps of the practice track)
  • Suitable for children as young as six years old
  • Lots of fun for both first time riders and experienced thrill seeker!

Next Page: West Australian Fathers Day Experiences

Related Articles

38 Amazing Baby Nursery Rooms to Make You Clucky

Or give you some great ideas on decorating yours!

Your Weekly Horoscopes: September 8 – 14, 2019

By Jaime Wright via PureWow

33 Totally Inappropriate Kids Books I Want to Own

Lol you will probably recognise some of these bad boys!