july 17, 2015
He was granted one month with five-year-old Lucia in June after a court battle with ex-partner Oksana Grigorieva to let her join him in Australia while he's away filming.
And Mel Gibson seemed delighted to be spending quality time with his daughter on Wednesday in Sydney.
The actor, 59, took a break from filming Hacksaw Ridge, Down Under, to spend time with one of his eight children, the only one who he's very rarely granted access to.
Mel watched Lucia as she ran circles around him on a pink scooter by their hotel pool area.
The sweet girl wore a bright rabbit top and white leggings with UGG-style boots, her hair plaited neatly into a high ponytail.
The Braveheart star gazed at her with pure affection beneath his sunglasses and even carried a camera to make sure he kept the memories from their daddy-daughter day.
On Thursday night he took his little girl for dinner at Pink Salt in Double Bay.
The star enjoyed a meal of scallops followed by lamb shoulder, the venue's signature dish.
The father and daughter then tucked into chocolate soft serve before they were seen departing in a black hire car.
Lucia accompanied her famous father to Australia earlier this week following a bitter feud between Mel and her mother, Russian pianist, Oksana.