Father's Day Gift Guide
Father's day is just around the corner and for all the dog-dads out there, this is the perfect excuse to do something a little bit special with your fur babies. Whether you're into an outdoor adventure, a glass (or two) of wine or perhaps a luxe weekend staycation to celebrate the occasion, we've put together a gift guide to this Father's Day that you can enjoy with friends, family and pooches, of course.
Enjoy gin and whisky tasting at The Whiskery, a rustic cellar door at the Bellarine Peninsula's first distillery. Make sure to stay back for a delicious pizza grazing platter. Dogs can also enjoy the gardens while being on lead.
Melbourne's iconic The Langham Hotel's 'Pampered Pet Staycations' is the ultimate treat to enjoy with your fur-babies. Indulge in a luxurious retreat in the heart of Melbourne staying in either its Deluxe Balcony room or Executive Terrace Suite. All pups are greeted by name with a yummy assortment of dog treats and are provided with deluxe Langham-branded pet beds and dining bowls to make their stay as comfortable as possible. They can even order from the Langham's private dining menu for pets served on a silver tray — that's one lucky pooch!
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Located in the backstreets of Prahran, College Lawn Hotel is the perfect dog-friendly destination to grab a drink and kick back with friends and family. Pups are more than welcome in all of their coy outdoor areas. Featuring a lounge bar, restaurant , bottle shop and beer garden, there are many options to choose from when it comes to celebrating the day.
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A short drive from Warburton, La La Falls is a gorgeous dog-friendly hike amongst a canopy of lush trees. Enjoy a scenic and fairly smooth walk up to the waterfall where you can catch a breath and soak in the sights and sounds of the forest. There are even some parts of the trail that are off-leash so your pooch is free to explore and wonder.
If you're into your beers and wines then spending an afternoon of fun with Puppy Pub Crawl along with your fury friend might just be the perfect way to spend this Father's Day. Socialise like-minded pawrents while discovering local bars around Melbourne. Better yet, your pooch can also enjoy a doggie martini and tasty treats during the crawl! While they have many dates and locations to choose from, their Father's Day pub crawl will be in located in St Kilda where the evening finishes off with a play at an off-leash dog beach. You can book your tickets here.
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The perfect way to spend a Sunday, head down to Helen and Joey Estate in the heart of the Yarra Valley to enjoy a great selection of wines and graze on delicious food all while overlooking the rolling views from the deck. Pups are allowed inside and outside so they don't miss out on any of the fun!
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