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Dad’s own adventures

Getting out with your father for a day hike is a great way to celebrate this special day for your ‘Old Man’ – and even if you can’t get to some of these locations now, they’re still worth adding to your father’s bucket-list!

Related: Top 10 day walks in Australia and New Zealand

Father’s Day adventure gift ideas

For the active father, getting into the wilderness is always awesome. Here is a selection of adventure gear that’ll make that next outdoor foray both easier and more enjoyable!

Ledlenser MH11

This head torch from the legendary lighting company offers a very high output, Bluetooth connectivity, and impressive battery life, making it ideal as the light source for everything from solo hikes to family camping and outback road trips.

Related: Tested: Ledlenser MH11

Macpac Minaret

This three-season tent from the famous NZ brand has been well tested and proved in the Shaky Isles’ rugged conditions. It is robust and roomy, offering reliable shelter for hikers, bikepackers and paddlers, wherever they roam. 

Related: Tested: Macpac Minaret

Jetboil Flash

A compact lightweight stove that is perfect for that weekend escape and packs easily into any backpack thanks to its all-in-one design. Grab some hiking food, some coffee and this easy-to-use cooking system will ensure you stay well-fed and content in the outdoors. A favourite of the Aus Geo ADVENTURE team!

Related: Jetboil Flash: Tested

Mountain Designs Peak 700

The iconic Aussie outdoor brand offers the ultimate combo of light weight and incredible warmth in the Peak 700 down jacket. The fact it packs down small makes it a no-brainer when it comes to packing for an adventure, whether it’s a short jaunt to the ski-fields, or for around that campfire on a cold spring night.

Related: Mountain Designs Peak 700 jacket: Tested

The North Face Griffin 75

This large backpack from the US adventure icon features bombproof construction, plenty of space for any and all the gear you will need on a week or longer hiking in the wilderness, and one of the best harness systems on the planet.

Related: The North Face Griffin 75: Tested

Yakima JustClick 3

Transporting the family’s bikes is no longer a problem thanks to Yakima’s innovative three-bike carrier. This fold-down carrier allows access to the rear of your vehicle, is very easy to use and should last many years of bike-borne fun.

Related: Tested: Yakima JustClick 3

Norco Sight VLT

For the ultimate in pedal-assisted fun for dad, the Norco Sight is a brilliant choice for a Father’s Day pressie. With its all-mountain geometry and excellent build quality, it’s the perfect excuse to hit those trails again, and again.

Related: Tested: Norco Sight VLT 2