Looking for ideas to plan a Hen’s Party? We’ve done the hard work for you. Not all hen’s parties have to be filled with drinking and risqué activities, specially if the bride to be would prefer something more low key. It is a time to let loose and have some fun in whatever way you choose. Get creative and try something out of the norm. We’ve got a bunch of the best hen's party ideas in New Zealand to get you started.
Escape to a glamping retreat. Find Your Escape have a hand picked selection of some of the best canopy camping experiences in New Zealand.
Craft Beer Tasting
Book a beer tasting session with the Brew Bus the craft beer specialists. Get a tour with a beer expert and choose from one of their packages. Available in Bay Of Plenty, Waikato, Taupo and coming soon to the main centres.
Bella Bell Tent
The Bella Bell Tent can be set up for an afternoon or overnight unwind. They have the option for an all inclusive package which includes platters, mini cakes, sparkling wine and a photographer to capture the magic.
Risqué Party Packages
If you are looking for the more risqué hen's party experience then Auckland Stag & Hen have a variety of packages to choose from. Strippers, topless barmen and lap dancers. As well as a party bus with package options for wine tours and pub crawls. Available in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.
For the chocolate loving bride to be take a factory tour and chocolate making class at Seriously Good Chocolate. They even make wine and craft beer infused chocolates!
Specifically created for hen's parties Strike A Pose has packages for life drawing classes throughout New Zealand. All drawing materials supplied as well as some games and a gift for the bride to be.
Go Kart Racing
Burn some rubber with a bit of friendly competition at the go kart track. Daytona Indoor Raceway has one of the best tracks in new Zealand.
Make a Splash
Get wet and wild at Splash Planet. Great activity for the water loving bride to be, you can even bring in your own picnic and make a day of it.
Hens Party Retreat
Enjoy a Hens Party Retreat getaway in Queenstown complete with breathtaking hikes, lakeside walks and relaxing spa treatments.
For the adrenalin junkie bride to be, Adrenalin Forest is inspired from army training courses. Book in for three hours of bridges, wires, swings and flying foxes in the trees.
Concerts and Musicals
Who doesn't love a sing along? Get tickets to a local gig or make it into a road trip and head out of town. See what is coming up at the Ticketek and Ticketmaster websites.
Bike Wine Tours
Get in some fitness, enjoy the scenery and have a few drinks. The Hawkes Bay Bike About Tours range from 1.5km to 23km and have of different packages available.
Enjoy watching an exotic pole performance or have a pole party where everyone can participate. Dunedin based Pole Party cater for any age and fitness level.
A Day At The Races
Get the girls together in your finest racing attire and attend your local races. Bring a picnic or book tickets for an event.
Have a multi-activity experience at Wild on Waiheke. Have some fun with archery, wild tag and shooting. Then visit the winery, brewery and have some delicious food at the restaurant.
Drag Queen Cabaret Show
Unforgettable Caluzzi Bar and Cabaret is a fun and unique dining experience. Have a laugh and enjoy the interactive show, dazzling costumes and fabulous food.
Take a flower crown making workshop at Juliette Florist. Learn a new skill and everyone will have a flower crown to wear for the day.
If the bride to be loves horses then going on a horse trek would be right up her alley. Go on a short afternoon trek or choose an overnight stay.
A candle making class is a great activity for hens parties of all ages. Candle Creations can come to you or you can visit their showroom for a private candle making class.
relieve any pre wedding stresses with a relaxing soak in the hot pools followed by a massage. Mount Hot Pools have active, passive or spa pools.
Is there a comedy act visiting your town? Get tickets for a night of laughs. Visit the Ticketek and Ticketmaster websites to see what is coming to a town near you.
For the adventurous bride to be plan a day of activities including paintball, archery or clay bird shooting at Fun Zone Whitianga.
Book a Bookabach with a pool either in your town or road trip. Set up a relaxing pool party with floaties and cocktails.
Fun for a hens party of all ages, visit the indoor curling rink at Naseby. The only dedicated indoor curling rink in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sailing cruise on Great Lake Taupo. At Sail Barbary you can enjoy a scenic sailing tour as well as bringing along your own food and beverages for the 2-3 hour journey.
Book in a Cocktail Making Class to tech the hens the art of mixology. Every hen will get to shake three cocktails with the help of a professional barman.
A classic bridal shower event is the high tea, great for parties with people of all ages attending. Bluebells Cakery offer High tea menus at their cafes or a takeaway high tea that you can pre order to set up anywhere.
Skincare and Healing
A hands on workshop creating natural skincare and herbal healing products. The Herb Farm have interactive and fun workshops and teach about the ingredients and making process
Cookery demonstrations and private functions using fresh, local, inexpensive and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a glass of wine and sample the culinary delights at the Art of Cuisine.
Coastal Wine Cycles
Take a scenic bike ride with Coastal Wine Cycles. With routes as short as 6km and up to 25km the choice is yours. Stop in at wineries and other pit stops along the way.
Head to Gone Potty and enjoy some creative pottery painting. Great for all ages and they can cater to suit your budget. Each guest will get to take home their own hand painted piece of pottery.
Solve the mysteries at Rotofobia in Rotorua. A unique game that requires a mix of sharp eyes, problem solving and puzzles as you work together to escape a locked room within 60 minutes. They even have a Stripclub Escape room if you want it to be a bit more risque.
Get the hips moving with a dance class at Viva Dance. They cater for hens parties and all different types of dance, from burlesque, pole dancing, belly dancing, hip hop and more.
If the bride to be loves tea then a visit to the only commercial tea plantation in New Zealand is perfect for her. Zealand Tea Estate does walking tours, tea history and appreciation along with a high tea package option as well.
Have a sailing experience like no other with Boom Sailing in Whitianga. An American Cup style foiling yacht with options for a chilled out sail or hardcore.
Do your own pub crawl or head to Big Night Out Pub Crawl in Queenstown to have one already organised for you. The Hens Party package includes hens games as well.
Paint and Sip
Get creative and attend a Paint and Sip party. You get a two hour painting session and can enjoy alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages while you paint. Great for hens parties of all ages.
White Water Rafting
Book in for a white water rafting package at Rafting NZ in Tongariro. They can cater for hen and stag dos, with a solar powered shower, hot dog and the option for mulled wine when you complete the 2.5 hours on the river.
Mini golf is great for all sporting abilities and ages. Super affordable and there are even glow in the dark venues like Gloputt in Takapuna.
If you need some help getting your party together visit GoBananas. They have tailor made packages and ideas for hen's parties in different cities throughout New Zealand.
Jump on some quad bikes at Egmont Quads and take a 1 hour ride across the Taranaki countryside, down hills and through mud. No prior experience required.
The Animal counter experiences at Wellington Zoo are great for the animal loving bride to be. Take a wander round the zoo and organise for her to get up close with a lion, meerkat or giraffe.
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