Traditional bucks parties generally promote some pretty debaucherous and crazy times that usually result in a variety of embarrassing photos at the end of the night. Although this certainly has its time and place, there is also a huge range of bucks party ideas in Perth that can range from mild to wild. The central consideration to planning the perfect bucks party is the man getting married. What are his interests? What is he prepared to do? What are the no go activities? Once you’ve got those answered it’s generally time to consider venues. So, to help you along the way, we’ve put together our take on the top 10 activities to help you plan and ensure that the day is one everyone will remember.
First off the bat is a classy whisky tasting experience. This one is a great way to kick off the day strong and perfect for the inner city urban dweller. The dudes at Whipper Snapper brewery know a thing or two about whisky where you’ll get a private tour of the distillery, understand how production is done and then work your way through a very generous tasting experience. To really elevate the experience, you can also add on cocktail making where the staff will teach you all about Whisky cocktails before getting you to try and make your own.
18 holes followed by drinks in the clubrooms is a seriously good idea for those men out there that love golf. We totally get it if you are not up for walking the whole way, that’s why buggies are a very viable solution! Most courses offer them plus packages which include drinks and food at the end. If you are new to golf or not sure who’s who when it comes to courses in Perth, use our golf guide to kickstart your planning.
This activity is relatively new to Perth but is seriously popular with bucks parties! Axe throwing is essentially what the name entails – you and your mates will take turns throwing axes at a bullseye. The guys at Lumberjacks are your answer for this one and bring to the table private group options where for 90 minutes you’ll have access to the full venue and be given in-depth training from a professional. After building up an appetite, you can head next door to Bright Tank Brewery for a few brews and snacks.
For the adventure types or for those groups who are wanting to inflict healthy pain on their friends, paintballing is your answer. Located North in Carabooda the team at WASP Paintballing offer packages for groups that gives you access to a real live gaming arena titled ‘the theme park’. Here, you’ll dodge, slide and battle in a theme park complete with train tunnels and a castle. Hot tip: this one is not for the faint-hearted and expect sizey bruises.
Ahh the quintessential Sunday afternoon barefoot bowls is the perfect chilled bucks party idea for those looking for a slightly low key celebration. A variety of RSL’s around Perth offer packages for those looking to spend a few hours on the greens. Mount Lawley Bowls Club is a great option where you can sit back in an art-deco style club room in the sun with some of the most affordable drinks in town.
If you are a group that is looking for a full day activity, a brewery and wine tour through the Swan Valley will certainly deliver the goods. To commence proceedings, starting off at Mash Brewery will provide great food, awesome beer and a relaxed vibe. When it’s time to up the ante, now it’s onto Duckstein Brewery. The best part? We specialise in this area and offer transport solutions for groups so we can help take the driving off your hands and even drop you all in the city after to continue the celebrations.
For those who love being on the ocean with their mates, this one’s for you. To celebrate your bucks party in the sun, hit the seas by hiring a fishing charter or boat and make your way across to Rottnest. Here, you can drop an anchor in the perfect turquoise waters and then choose to swim, fish, drink on the deck or even head to shore to get a selfie with a quokka. Blue Juice Fishing Charters are your go-to guys to get this one organised and offer packages that include deep-sea diving options!
Go-karting is an awesome, fun-filled adrenaline activity that is sure to bring out the most competitive sides of all those involved. The Kart Centre in Perth is an experienced bunch who can help plan your day. If you can wrangle a group of 12, you’ll be able to reserve the full track and catering options can be organised for after the race. There are generally 3 rounds of races and winners naturally reserve bragging rights for the rest of the day.
For the buck that appreciates top food and drink, a private dining venue might be the perfect answer. Most venues can help you plan a custom menu with drinks to match and dedicated waitstaff. If this is out of your wheelhouse a few great options include Bread in Common in Fremantle, Garum inside the Westin Hotel in Perth or Heritage Wine Bar.
Rounding out the list includes a weekend getaway down south. If you and your friends have a weekend up your sleeve, a trip to Dunsborough is an awesome idea. Here, you could rent a house, lap up some of the best beaches around Yallingup before heading down Caves Road to experience some of the best wineries in our state. There is a heap of options around this neck of the woods.
In terms of activities from mild to wild, we have covered some ground to help you plan your bucks party in style. As always, if the transport is needed, let’s chat!