Buck Party Ideas in Auckland

Is your buddy getting married, and are you and your friend group thinking about taking him away on a trip? Then Auckland is a great idea for an unforgettable buck party! The city has much to offer, from clubbing to day trips, and from outdoor activities to a very rich art scene. If you’re looking for inspiration for activities for a buck party in Auckland, you’ve come to the right place. Read more to discover our favourite tips for buck party activities in Auckland.

Why a buck party in Auckland?

Known as ‘’The City of Sails’’, Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city. The nickname comes from the many boats and yachts you’ll find in the harbours.

Filled with towering skyscrapers, volcanic islands, and beautiful beaches, Auckland has lots to offer for both urban city life and outdoor activities. Auckland has something to offer for any type of buck party. No matter if your buddy, mate, or brother is a real adrenaline junky, a party animal, or likes to go outdoors.

Auckland isn’t just a big urban city, it also has volcanic islands, beautiful beaches, and is surrounded by big tourist highlights that are just a few hour trips away. With all of this Auckland has something to offer for anyone, from the real party animals to nature- and outdoors types. Go sailing on a yacht in one of the harbours, on a day trip to one of the surrounding islands, or pick an adrenaline-inducing outdoor activity. 

Our favourite tips for your buck party in Auckland

Of course, Auckland itself has great options for clubbing and going to bars. AKA: the classic buck parties. But if you want to organize a legendary party, you also want to do something unique. And something that fits the groom-to-be of course. We’ve put some tips down for unique experiences in Auckland to blow away the groom-to-be.

Our favourite day trips

Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore the beauty of Waiheke Island at your own pace with the hop-on hop-off tour. The tour departs every half hour in the summer, and every hour in the winter, so you can step on at any time of the day (might come in handy after a long night). Step into the double-decker bus from Matiatia when your ferry arrives from Auckland, and explore the 16 stops on the route. A host onboard offers recommendations, from vineyards and galleries to beaches and walks in the area.

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip with Guided Walk

This is THE island for bird lovers! Tiritiri Matangi has a bird sanctuary with all kinds of exotic birds. If you want to go here, make sure you make reservations on time since the island only allows a limited amount of visitors at once. This is to protect the wildlife that lives there. Included in the tour is a convenient ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland, with the option to book a guided walk at the island.

The Wicked West Tour

This cool experience allows you and all your friends to immerse yourselves in the stunning natural beauty of West Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges. Explore the crystalline black sand of Piha beach, the wild isolation of Karekare beach, and the cascading Karekare waterfall. During the tour, you’ll travel in luxurious SUVs through ancient native forests and be among the beautiful west Auckland scenery. Extra note: this tour is for smaller-sized groups. Usually, maximum group sizes are groups of 4, but for private tours, up to six people can be accommodated.

Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

Discover beaches, beautiful landscapes and sceneries, and the rain forest of Coromandel Peninsula. Highlights in this tour include the Hauraki Gulf and Cathedral Cove, the thermal bathing pool at Hot Water Beach, and a train ride through one of the native Kauri tree forests. Perfect for the outdoors types who want to learn the region’s history from a local guide. This full-day tour from Auckland is for groups of up to 12 people.

Our tips for the adventurous type

Adrenalin Forest Auckland

This one is for the real adrenaline junkies out there! On this 3-hour obstacle course, you’ll enjoy hair-raising thrills in the treetops of Auckland (with a safety harness of course). Tackle a series of challenging obstacles that go up to 30 meters (100 feet) up in the air, and lots more adrenaline-inducing obstacles and challenges. You and your buddies can also hire a GoPro on the spot to capture the entire adventure, and have a special memory of your buck party/weekend/trip in Auckland.

Guided Advanced Snorkel Experience

Advance your snorkeling skills and learn how to duck dive under the surface, equalize your ears and clear your snorkel. You and your friends will enjoy a natural aquarium, myriads of fish, and marine life. The staff will fit you out in all the equipment you’ll need to snorkel: mask, snorkel, fins, a wet suit, and weight belt.

Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

Has the groom-to-be ever mentioned wanting to learn how to sail a yacht? Then this is the perfect fit for his buck party! America’s Cup is the oldest and most prestigious sailing race in the world, this tour offers the chance to set sail aboard an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Learn the ropes from a professional crew, take the helm and help operate the manual winches, or relax on deck and admire the views as you cruise around Auckland Harbour on the elite yacht.

Our favourite sports activities

Eden Park

Home to Auckland Cricket and Rugby for over 100 years, this is New Zealand’s largest, most iconic stadium. If the groom-to-be is a real rugby fanatic you can’t visit Auckland without at least a short visit to the stadium. You can also book tours through the stadium on weekdays.

Group Surf Lesson at Piha Beach

Did you and your friends always want to learn how to surf? Well, this is your chance! Surf lessons at Piha Surf Academy are of high quality, with coaches that will guide you every step of the way. The Piha Surf Academy caters to all, beginners to advanced, children to adults, as well as schools and larger groups.

Hole in the Rock Experience

Embark on a 2-day voyage of discovery with your team, and see the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise to ‘’hole in the rock’’, the most popular dolphin-watching cruise in the Bay of Island. After that, you and your friends will go to one of New Zealand’s most historic locations, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and take in the sights of Russell on an intimate one-hour coach tour.

When a destination is further than walking distance, figuring out how to get there can be a pain. And especially when you’re organising a buck party you just want to enjoy the party, and not be occupied with organising getting from A to Z. There’s already enough to organise, so why not make it easier and rent a bus? Our wide variety of buses will transport you to any part of New Zealand, even if you’re south of Invercargill or north of Whangarei. We cater to a range of events, like hens parties, school trips or moving guests around conference venues for corporates.