The best things to do for bucks’ parties in Canberra


Traditionalists may see it as your last night of ‘freedom.’ Others see it as an excuse to get together with your mates and indulge in a little fun. Wherever you stand, if you or a close friend is set to get married in the near future, a bucks’ party is most certainly in order.

If it’s not really your thing, your bucks’ party doesn’t have to be a messy all-nighter that leaves you with a thumping headache come wedding day. We asked Canberra locals to share their favourite bucks’ party ideas, and the results are in.

In this article, you’ll find three very different bucks’ party venues and activities. So, let’s jump right into it.

What makes an excellent bucks’ party?

The answer to this question really depends on the type of person you are, your interests, and your expectations. But, to help you decide, consider the following:

  • Make it memorable. You’ll probably only get married once – which means just one opportunity to host a bucks’ party. So, make it memorable. What can you and your friends do that you’ve never done before? How can you make the most of it?
  • Involve everyone. Everyone’s friends and family look different. If you can (and want to) look for an activity that involves everyone – whether that be your 16-year-old nephew or 60-year-old uncle.
  • Think about numbers. Are you looking to invite three or thirty people to your bucks’ party? Numbers will have a significant impact on the type of activity you decide on.
  • Consider the cost. When it comes to paying for a wedding, every dollar counts. Set a budget for your bucks’ party and stick to it.

The top bucks’ party ideas in Canberra according to you

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Now, let’s introduce fantastic, memorable bucks’ party ideas according to local Canberra residents.

BentSpoke Brewing Co.

If you or the groom know a thing or two about a great brew, then why not host your bucks’ party at one of Canberra’s favourite microbreweries? BentSpoke Brewing Co. is an excellent place to get together with friends and family and celebrate the end of single life forever. Experience excellent ales, beers, and ciders and enjoy classic, high-quality pub grub. The lively atmosphere and flowing beer are sure to make the evening one to remember.

The Delta Force Paintball

For the young and the young at heart, there are few better bucks’ party destinations than the paintball range. After all, nothing quite takes you out of wedding planning mode and into the moment quite like shooting your nearest and dearest with bullets of paint. The Delta Force Paintballing fields are an easy drive from Canberra and offer a range of movie-themed scenarios: Black Hawk Down, Tomb Raider, and Resident Evil, among others. All gear is included – simply show up ready for combat.

GoBananas Party Boat

Looking for a unique bucks’ party idea in the Canberra region? Why not jump on board a party boat with your buddies, cook up a BBQ, and enjoy a little adult entertainment? The team at GoBananas make it easy with their party boat package designed specifically for bucks’ parties. The party boat is BYO drinks, but all food and entertainment are included. How good’s that?

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you ever hosted or attended a killer bucks’ party in Canberra? Where did you go? Share your experiences in the comments area below.

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10 Responses to The best things to do for bucks’ parties in Canberra
canberrascout canberrascout 11:08 am 07 Nov 19

If making a full day of it here is a suggestion…

Electric go carts are a good starter before any drinking.
125 Canberra Ave, Griffith, Australian Capital Territory 2603 | (02) 6239 5599 |

Pitch n putt Good with a fresh case of beer/esky after karting and just a few minutes drive up the road…

Then grab a pub meal
perhaps at the The Durham Castle Arms Kingston
or cook own steaks at the Kingston pub
or the Kingston foreshore has lots of bars etc
or public bar in manuka seems popular these days also…

After that
Reload Bar and games is a gaming bar in civic in the evening. Lots of fun…

And take it from there for night life….

Ate Ate 2:27 pm 30 Jun 11

My brother organised a game of pub golf for my other brothers bucks night in Syd

Hosinator Hosinator 9:08 pm 29 Jun 11

Booking a Club Deluxe King suite at the Hyatt $480,
Booking two gorgeous strippers from Melbourne $1000,
The look on the Indian waiters face when you order ice to your room and he delivers it in the middle of the strippers XXX rated lesbian show, priceless.

thebiz thebiz 2:03 pm 29 Jun 11

Thanks all for the advice, so far pretty helpful a snow trip sounds promising.

@imarty – I agree, should be the best man but he has been slack and it’s coming around quick.

@conanofcomma – Do you mean the ‘best man’ to actually do his job? I agree with you.

@gantz – haha, great idea

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 1:46 pm 29 Jun 11

So, you’ve looked at going to Sydney, but you haven’t explored the other basic options available in the region?

The season is on, why not get a chalet?
House boats on the Clyde are always a winner.
Boyds on Twofold – classic accommodation by the beach, great for partying.
Getting your slack arse groom to actually do his job.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:31 pm 29 Jun 11

futto said :

Depends on the buck of course, but last one i was on, we brewed our own beer at a place in Melbourne. Learned about the beer brewing process and then the beers we made, we bottled and drank at the wedding!

there is a place in Canberra that does it –

Would be nice if the Canberra page had something more than ‘front page information goes here’

imarty imarty 1:22 pm 29 Jun 11

Isn’t that your best man’s job?
As to an activity, big weekend on the piss down the snow maybe???

Gantz Gantz 12:54 pm 29 Jun 11

Midget stripper I hear is the new bucks party fad…

futto futto 12:43 pm 29 Jun 11

Depends on the buck of course, but last one i was on, we brewed our own beer at a place in Melbourne. Learned about the beer brewing process and then the beers we made, we bottled and drank at the wedding!

there is a place in Canberra that does it –

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