The key to a successful hens party is an element of surprise somewhere. And what’s a bigger surprise than ‘’abducting’’ the bride-to-be to a different city? Right: nothing! How you’ll organize the surprise is on you and the rest of the bridal team. If you’re considering whisking the bride-to-be to Auckland we’ve got tips to make your hens party a huge success!
Auckland is known as ‘’The City of Sails’’ and is New Zealand’s largest urban city. The nickname ‘’City of Sails’’ comes from the iconic location of the city. Auckland is located on a small land tongue in the center of the region Auckland and is locked in by the Tasman Sea from the west side and the Hauraki Gulf on the east side. Being surrounded by water the city has several large commercial and container harbours, as well as multiple large yacht harbours within the city. So being filled with boats, City of Sails is a very fitting nickname.
Filled with towering skyscrapers, volcanic islands, and beautiful beaches, Auckland has lots to offer for both urban city life and outdoor activities. So no matter if the bride-to-be is a real party animal, or loves to go on an adventure in the outdoors: Auckland has something to offer! For the adrenaline junkies, there’s everything from bungee jumping to zip lining. And for the foodies, there are lots of wine tours, dining arrangements, and more!
So now that we’ve established that Auckland has more than plenty to offer when it comes to throwing your next hens party. Of course, the city has great options for clubbing, going to bars, and unique hotel locations. If you want to organize a hens party no one will ever forget, you also want to include an experience that has a little bit of a twist. Looking for some inspiration? Then read our favourite tips to make your hens party one for in the books!
A wine tour on Waiheke Island, can it get any better? Discover what this beautiful island has to offer in the wine department by going to boutique vineyards that offer a great wine tasting experience. On this day tour, you’ll be picked up from the Matiatia Wharf, introduced to the great wines of the island, treated to beautiful scenery. Lunch and the ferry back to Auckland are included.
If you have a multiple-day hens party, spending only one day to discover Auckland can be a bit of a tight squeeze. With this tour, you’ll see all of the highlights the city has to offer in just one day! See the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge, explore neighbourhoods such as Ponsonby and Devonport, and take in the views from One Tree Hill, then spot gannets at Muriwai Beach and enjoy wine tasting along the Kumeu wine trail.
Matakana is a popular spot for both locals and tourists and absolute foodie heaven! If you choose to do this trip you’ll explore the coastal treks alongside beautiful white beaches on horseback. A unique experience for the nature-loving bride, filled with beautiful scenery and harmony. You’ll ride along with the Sculpture trail, a remarkable native landscape. You’ll also get a closer sight into the world of New Zealand’s honeybees, and the chance to sample hand-crafted chocolates, artisan chocolates, handmade fudge, and classic sweets made from quality ingredients. A truly unique experience for both nature lovers and foodies!
Do you want to explore an unforgettable highlight just outside of Auckland? If you’re at the North Island you should definitely take the chance to visit Rotorua, and if you’re short on time this tour with optional extra activities will give you lots of bang for your buck! Enjoy a guided tour of the city, or choose from many other add-ons, like Te Puia Maori Village, the Agrodome Sheep Show, and the Polynesian Spa.
Spend an afternoon with the bride squad visiting top natural attractions, including Piha Beach and Waitakere Ranges rain forest. You’ll stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for beautiful scenic views that stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, and at the same time be informed by your guide about Maori history and New Zealand’s wildlife.
Food is the element of a hens trip that you can’t miss, and enjoying a three-course dinner from the seaside of Auckland is a perfect fit if you want a dining experience with a unique twist. The cruise starts at Viaduct Harbour and goes by Waitemata Harbour’s highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. While anchored at Westhaven Marina, you and the bride squad can spend quality time together while indulging in a three-course meal. Sounds good, right?
You and the bride squad will go on a 20-minute flight to the beautiful retreat The Lost Spring. Enjoy a beautiful scenic flight as you travel to a beautiful paradise where over 16,000-year-old mineral water springs from 667 meters below ground to emerge pure and sterile. The perfect hen’s party activity to get the bride-to-be completely zen for her big day.
Discover the Matakana Coast, located less than an hour’s drive from Auckland and the premier destination on New Zealand’s North Island for food, wine, and arts and crafts. On this tour, be prepared to have your taste buds tantalized as you visit two wineries, taste delectable chocolates, and try delicious honey.
When a destination is further than walking distance, figuring out how to get there can be a pain. And especially when you’re having a hens party you just want to enjoy the party, and not be occupied with organising getting from A to Z. 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. Click here for more information about our services.