If you’re looking for the best bucks party ideas in Melbourne, you’ve come to the right place.
A buck’s party, to me at least, is a special event. It represents an important acknowledgment of the fact that a husband-to-be is transitioning into a different stage in life all together, but more importantly, that despite this transition, he won’t forget his best man, groomsmen, and the rest of the band of brothers. As Alan puts it in the Hangover, in the only way he knew how, it is that affirmation that, we’ll always be “Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine.”
Beyond the unfathomable chaos, the sometimes cringe-worthy violence, and misfortune the Hangover films series showcases, it is still one of my favourite film series of all time. To me, its depiction of Bachelor parties represents something deeper.
While our wicked buck ideas won’t have you waking up with a missing tooth or a brand-new facial tattoo, they’ll make your mate’s night a special occasion to remember.
There’s a wide range of options to go through. So get the guest list ready and look at the best bucks party ideas Melbourne has to offer- within the law!
1. The Bucks Co
Rather than trying to sort out all the nitty-gritty yourself, check out The Bucks Co. They are your one-stop-shop for everything you need for your best mates big day. They have a huge list of awesome activities, so you can rest easy knowing the perfect Bucks party awaits.
Have a chat with their experienced team, and create bucks party packages based on your (and your bucks) favourite activities and interests that are sure to guarantee a great time. The Bucks Co are here to ensure it is a party to remember. Even if it is a little foggy…
Check out their top 5 activities below for your next Melbourne bucks party;
- Boat Cruise
From smaller Catalina style boats to 40 ft superyachts, The Bucks Co has a boat cruise that will suit your group. With exclusive use of the vessel, you have complete control over the tunes for the day, and access to a fully stocked fridge to keep you going. To top it off, you can have some topless waitresses join you on board for a little… entertainment.
- Brewery Tour
If your buck is the type to pull out fancy craft beers at a party, or launch into long-winded lectures about hops and malts, then this is the perfect activity to get the party going. This tour is complete with behind-the-scenes tours, overflowing tasters in a private function room, friendly staff, and carefully curated paddles.
- Axe Throwing
Looking for something a little different for your strip club, beer pong, and bar hopping bucks party? Give axe-throwing a hurl! It’s primitive, it’s fun and will challenge all. This 2-hour activity includes instruction, training, and an extremely competitive tournament. Bragging rights will be won, friendships lost, and tensions will be high.
- Go Karts
Go karts at a bucks party is a classic activity during the day, to start everything off with a bit of an adrenaline rush. Burn around on a local course chastising your mates for not knowing what a ‘racing line’ is ‘through the chicane’. Go Karts is guaranteed to get the competitive juices flowing, and is a perfect bonding style of activity.
From teaching the basics for beginners or keeping an eye on the card counters amongst the party, The Bucks Co’s Poker night can cater for all. No need for flashy venues. Any place is the perfect place for a night of cards, bets, and laughs. Options for your games night can range from a simple poker night with your closest mates around a table to a full casino night, with roulette, poker, blackjack, and they can even arrange some topless dealers.
If you’re thinking about a weekend away, The Bucks Co has destinations all across Australia, New Zealand and even in Las Vegas! The Bucks Co has you covered from the big smoke of Sydney and Melbourne, the sun and surf of Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and Perth, or across the ditch to the ski fields of Queenstown.
Address: 105 Victoria St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 901 885
2. Skydiving Australia’s Melbourne Drop-Off
Bucks parties are big nights and as such are supposed to be memorable. What would be more memorable than free-falling from 15,000 feet? Skydiving with the blokes would make for the ultimate bucks party.
Granted this activity is in no way last minute and spontaneous. Nonetheless, the near-death experience it delivers will have the same effect! And turns out, you don’t need to venture far from the city to do it.
Amongst the many drop-offs Skydiving Australia has around the country, is the Melbourne drop off located in St. Kilda beach. It’s a special one too because it’s the only beach skydive in the city! The views as you free fall to earth with your mates would make for a truly cathartic experience.
Address: 42A Marine Parade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 811 046
3. Channel Your Inner Bear Grylls On A Yarra Camping Trip
Think about it, given that marriage will change all your relationships’ dynamics, what better way to enjoy your last days as a bachelor than to have one last adventure with the boys. Camping could be one of the most memorable activities, not just because of the adventure but more so the misadventure!
And one added advantage is that while many bucks party activities may break your bank, this one won’t. Whether it’s fishing, kayaking, or simply having a bbq, there are many activities to do, out in the wilderness. And lucky for you, Melbourne and Victoria at large have some of the most scenic places. Here are some camping locations in the Yarra Valley that we recommend:
Address: 959 Buxton-Marysville Road, Marysville VIC 3779
Phone Number: 03 5962 2600
Address: Marysville, Victoria
Phone Number: 13 6186
Kinglake National Park
Address: Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Kinglake VIC 3763
Phone Number: 13 1963
4. Have A Parting Glass In A Fancy Bar
Truth be told, many of us are not inclined to all-night benders or death-defying stunts for our last night of freedom. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, a meaningful and contemplative last drink with the blokes could be as memorable an experience as the craziest bender.
For a top-notch bucks party, picture this. You rent out a private room at a fancy bar, perhaps hire a catering service, and simply have a classic dinner. Wouldn’t it make for a great bucks party? And if you think that it’s too much of a hassle, we’ve got you covered with some great suggestions.
Eau De Vie Melbourne
Address: 1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 8393 9367
Price Range: See their events page.
Baroq House Melbourne
Address: 9-13 Drewery Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 8199 3735
Price Range: See their events page.
5. Play Some Put Put on a Mini Golf Course
Here’s another great idea for a unique bucks party— play a little mini golf with the gang before the bachelor gets hitched. Mini golf has become a big thing in Melbourne apparently. And it helps that there are some really great options for courses around the city.
You can go for outdoor options or indoor ones. And most, if not all, of those mini golf courses have great food and drink selections too. You’ll never go wrong with some food, drinks, and fun activities.
Check out this list of really great mini golf courses around Melbourne for your Bucks party.
6. Have A Night To Forget In Australia’s New Nightlife Capital
Let’s face it, one of the biggest allures to bucks nights is the fact that for one night before you have to be ultra-responsible, society allows you one day of complete irresponsibility!
What better way to use that get out of jail free card than to club hop your way through as many Melbournian clubs as you physically can. Granted, you probably won’t remember a thing from your night of sheer excess, but isn’t that the point? In as much as you’ll wake up with the worst headache of your life, and will be throwing up for much of the day, you and your best friends will vaguely know that you had the best time of your life!
From Melbourne CBD to its suburbs, this Australian city is teaming with vibrant clubs. In fact, some say that Melbourne’s night scene has surpassed Sydney’s. Here are some of Melbourne’s must-try clubs:
Address: 322 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
La Di Da
Address: 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Address: 585 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Address: 48-50 Johnson Street, Fitzroy, Australia
7. Go All Out With A Fishing Charter
Think about it, this is a one’s in a lifetime day. Why not splurge on a chartered fishing expedition? It really would make for an awesome bucks party. For one, activity for bucks groups. And while it may look pricy, once you split the costs, it’s totally manageable.
If the budget is that tight though, the plus side is that you can always cook the fish you catch! No pressure.
Located in St.Kilda, The Reel Thing Charters has an amazing package for up to 8 people, so it’s perfect for you and all your best mates. They have a five-star rating on FishingBooker too.
8. Hire Out A Party Boat
There are a few things I can think of, which are as classy as hiring out a party boat. You’ve gone out clubbing all your life, eating at fancy restaurants, but when was the last time you got a good enough excuse to hire an entire boat? For a larger group, this can be a great option too as you get the whole boat to yourselves.
Lucky for you, there are numerous party planners that specifically specialise in party boat events for bucks and hens parties. Melbourne River Cruises is one of those companies that will actually take care of everything for you.
Address: Vault 11, Banana Alley 365 Finders Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone Number: (03) 8610 2600
9. Have An Adrenaline Filled Go-Karting Bucks Day
The thrill of pretending to be professional formula one drivers, with the speed to match, never wears off. Go-Karting is and always will be a classic. Consider it for the big day!
10. Archery Attack In Melbourne
Paintballs more archaic cousin, archery battles actually make for a more demanding and hence more fun experience. The dread of being hit by an arrow (and man do they hurt) and the adrenaline, make for an awesome bucks party idea!
Address: 118-120 Henty St, Reservoir
Phone Number: 1300 949 444
How To Plan For Bucks Day
Admittedly, we blokes never get the finer details right. Be that as it may, the magnitude of this day means that we actually have to plan things out. Many a bucks day has ended up in disaster (remember Hangover), and to avoid that, here are a few tips.
The last thing you want is to find yourself in a situation where you actually can’t make it to the wedding. With that said it’s imperative that you choose a date that’s not too close to the actual wedding day.
Secondly, even though this is a big day, you don’t want to put everyone’s finances in jeopardy. Set a workable budget, preferably one that’s agreeable with all members of the bucks group.
Assuming you’re the planner, it helps to consult with the groom about your plans. After all, it’s his day. The last thing you’d want is to plan everything out, only for the groom to hate it!
With that said, any of the ideas suggested above would make for an epic bucks party!
On the same topic, we’ve also come up with a list of the best hen’s party ideas Melbourne has to offer.