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Must Dos for Hen's and Stag Parties

Queenstown has always been a popular destination for hen’s parties and stag dos. If you’re heading our way to celebrate with the bride or groom to be, here are some must do’s to get the party started.

Hen's night must dos

Wine tour

Queenstown is famous for its world class wine, and there are a number of operators that offer half or full day wine tours in the famous Gibbston region.  If you’re after a more active experience, there’s the option to ‘bike the wineries’ with either fully guided, or self-ride options along the Queenstown Trail.

Boat cruise and bubbles

Cruising on the lake gives you another perspective of Queenstown, and many boat operators have licenced bars on board, so you can enjoy bubbles as you cruise over to Walter peak, Mt Nicholas or down the Frankton Arm.

 

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Pamper the hen at a spa or hot pool

Pamper the hen at a spa or hot pool

Enjoy the spa

Treat the bride-to-be with a luxurious day spa, hot pool experience or head to a beauty salon for some pampering.  A comprehensive listing of available options is listed on our website.

Head out for cocktails

From ice bars, to sophisticated late night hot spots, Queenstown has you covered for cocktails with the hen. Many bars have dedicated mixologists to create the perfect drink to kick start your night out. Espresso martini anyone?

Finish off your night by riding the bull

You ain't been to Queenstown if you haven't found the legendary Queenstown bull, the buck jumping, take no prisoners, snorting bull that only special people can ride.....make sure your hen gets on before the end of the night.

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Bungy, swing or jump out of something

Bungy, swing or jump out of something

Stag's party must dos

Bungy, swing or jump out of something

Because let’s face it, you want to give the groom a bit of a scare. Queenstown is the ultimate place to throw your groom off a ledge, out of a plane, or swing him off a platform with plenty of heart stopping freefall.

Quad biking

Start your stag do adventure by jumping on a quad bike and letting the locals show you the best spots.  You could end up exploring the Kawarau River, the Nevis mountain range, or a private station with all operators providing protective clothing, and training according to rider’s abilities.

Indoor Entertainment

Go karts, lazer tag, indoor golf, gondola and luge there’s plenty of indoor entertainment options in Queenstown. 

Clay target shooting

A staple for any stag do, clay target shooting is a great way to challenge the stag to a competition to suss out who's buying the next round in town that night.

 

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A round of golf at one of Queenstown's seven golf courses

A round of golf at one of Queenstown's seven golf courses

Disc golf

The Queenstown Gardens is home to a great disc golf course. Just grab some discs from an outdoors store and hit the trails with the crew.

Round of golf at one of Queenstown’s seven golf courses

With some of the most scenic golf courses in the world, Queenstown is simply an unforgettable golfing experience. Don’t forget the 19th hole after the game, you’ll deserve a beer after a day on the green.

Fishing Charter

To ensure you are making the most of your time on the water in Queenstown there are many local fishing guides and tours available. Check with the operator about getting the correct fishing licence if it’s not included in the tour.

Nightlife

If the hen and stag parties collide at the end of the day, there’s a buzzing nightlife to keep you going into the wee hours. Options include clubs with visiting DJs, pubs with live covers bands and relaxed lounge bars to chill and catch up with buddies who’ve travelled from all over the world for the celebrations.

One for everyone

A lazy lunch at a winery restaurant or lakefront dining spot is a great way to kick things off, or to break up activities and refuel during the day.

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