Top 10 destinations for buck's parties around Australia

It's time for the boys to come together and celebrate the buck! It's the last hoorah before he settles down and enters into married life. So why not think a little further afield than your local pub when it comes to planning the bucks party celebrations? He's only going to get one bucks party, so let's make it a good one!

There's no reason why the celebrations just have to be close to home, so why not make a trip out of it? It could be a quick trip away or a long weekend adventure, there are a lot of possibilities when it comes to organising the big night, so let's have a look at what to consider when planning a bucks party holiday!

First of all, you'll want to be inclusive. It's not going to be any fun if only 1-2 of you can get the time off or afford the bucks trip, so make sure you cater to the guest list the groom-to-be wants to invite. Also, keep in mind when considering the budget, that the groomsmen will generally shout the costs of the buck, so you'll want to bear that in mind if you're going big!

Generally speaking, bucks parties are 4-6 weeks out from the wedding. You'll want to consider the time of year that the bucks party will land, as this may affect which destination may be more suitable. Similarly, what activities do you want to incorporate into the celebrations? For example, if the buck has his heart set on clubbing and burning up the dance floor or heading to the strippers, that may be a little tricky if you've planned a regional camping trip where those places just don't exist!

When it comes to destinations within Australia, you are spoilt for choice! We've put together a list of our top 10 destinations across Australia to guarantee a legendary bucks party! Let's have a look at what we chose.

Bris-vegas, QLD If we're sticking to locations within Australia, you can't go past the Aussie answer to Las Vegas, Brisbane. Offering up a range of casinos if you're feeling lucky. Hidden whisky bars or boutique breweries to grab a bevvy. A huge range of places to find a feed. And then there'l be plenty of bars and clubs to choose from when it comes time to kick on and really get the party started. Brisbane will certainly keep you busy!

Sydney, NSW Speaking of busy, how's a night out in Kings Cross in Sydney sound? Whether you're looking for late-night nightclubs or another kind of club (we're talking strippers!), Kings Cross is a hive of activity! If you're in Sydney for a weekend, head out to Bondi and catch some surf, or have a beer on a boat cruise through the harbour. There's plenty to do in Sydney, and something to keep everyone happy! Sydney is great all year round, however, September to November and March to May are outside the usual crowds, but you'll still be able to cash in on the warmer weather.

Cairns, QLD This is a great spot for the adventurer looking to lap up some sun at the same time! Get ready for an action-packed trip up here with activity options ranging from bungee-jumping, quad biking, skydiving, and scuba diving, there's just so much to do! It's also a cheaper destination than some other North Queensland regions, you'll find plenty of great hostel parties and bars offering cheap drink specials etc. The best time to visit the region is June to August during the drier months. However you'll be with the usual tourist crowds so, April and May or September and October will have smaller tourist crowds but you may have some slightly wetter weather.

Yarra Valley, VIC If you're wanting to head out of town, Yarra Valley could be a great option! Just an hour North East of Melbourne will set you right in the middle of the wine region. Known for their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cab Sav, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wineries. But, the area isn't all about that. They've got epic paintball courses, some excellent golf courses, a trout and salmon farm, as well as some excellent historic country pubs to sit and enjoy a pint! The best time to visit the region is either early Autumn or toward the end of Spring to make the best of the weather. Plus they harvest grapes around March, so the wine will be fresh from the vineyard at those times too!

Fraser Island, QLD A World Heritage-listed island, 250km North of Brisbane lies Fraser Island. If the groom-to-be loves the outdoors this island adventure is perfect! The island is strictly 4WD territory, so if you and the boys are up for some off-road adventure get ready to strap in, as the island is made up of sand tracks crossing the island linking lakes and rainforests. 75-Five Mile beach is a famous fishing location for you to throw the rod in. Or if you're wanting to get in the water there are a number of shipwrecks and reefs to explore via snorkelling or scuba diving as well. The best time of year to visit is Spring or Autumn when the temperatures are ideal for these outdoor activities.

Melbourne, VIC If the buck loves his sport, look no further! Check out a footy match at the infamous MCG, catch a cricket game, or if you're really lucky with your timing you could see the F1 at Albert Park, the Australian Open, or even spend a day at the races during the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival. There's even more to Melbourne than sport! With endless late-night bars and an epic mix of cuisines to choose from, you'll be able to find a live music venue or even a comedy night for some added entertainment as well! Any time is a good time of year in Melbourne, however, the better weather is from December through to March.

Surfers Paradise/The Gold Coast, QLD Classic destinations for a party trip! If you didn't go there yourself during schoolies, chances are you probably knew someone who did! You've got the theme parks up there to get your hit of adrenalin, you've also got the beaches right there to hit up the surf, or the casinos to hit up the tables! The best time to visit the region is between March and May as it's not quite as hot and the surf is pumping!

Echuca, VIC A two-and-a-half-hour trip North of Melbourne near the NSW border is Echuca. Sitting on the Murray River, you've got an outdoor lovers' paradise. Hire a houseboat and sit back on the river and relax. Maybe you want to kayak along down the Murray and camp on one of the secluded riverbanks in a swag? Maybe you just want to enjoy the towns country charm with a beer in hand. However you want to spend your time, if you're looking for a slow and a regional getaway, this one ticks the box! The best time to visit Echuca is between December and April when the weather is warm and pleasant with minimal rainfall.

Darwin, NT The ultimate place for an outback adventure. Head out for a fishing expedition, get out 4-wheel driving into the National Parks, or take a croc cruise. This place is the real deal. Plenty to explore, so choose just a couple of activities, and make sure you make time to have a cold one by the waterfront too! The best time to visit the top end is between May and October.

Perisher Valley, NSW Wanting to make the buck's party into a snowsports adventure? Then the Perisher Ski Resort, the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, is our top pick! Stay together in one of the on-mountain chalets, and enjoy a beer in one of the local bars before hitting the slopes during the day. If you're looking for the best snow you're looking between August and September to make the most of the mountain.

This list is by no means exhaustive! It really just scratches the surface of options you have out there for a destination bucks party! We've included options in there to cover a variety of interests and themes that you may be considering. So just remember, with all your bucks party planning, centre it around hobbies or activities that the buck actually likes to do!

Ensure you pass the dates and itinerary to all the guests well ahead of time so everyone can come fully prepared for whatever the celebrations entail. Then, it's just time to party!

Airlie Beach
Emily Christensen

After saying cya to the corporate world, Emily has taken her experience with people and business and put pen to paper. In reality, it's more fingers to the keyboard, but nonetheless, she is crafting copy and content online to help businesses show the world just how great they are!

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