One of the most anticipated pre-wedding events for the bride is that last hurrah with the ladies. Hen dos, or “bachelorette parties”, are filled with laughter, jokes and memorable moments but sometimes, they can be a bit stressful to plan. So to take some of the pressure off, we’re listing some hen party ideas in Sydney to ensure you and the girls have an extra special day! We’ve included plenty of ideas for all types of hens, whether you’re looking for an adventurous day out, a relaxing afternoon in, or a boozy night on the town for those trying to get a little wild. We’ve also included plenty of options for the budget-conscious, for those trying not to break the bank. Choose one activity if you want it to be short and sweet, or mix and match to make a day or weekend of it.
Note: All information provided in this article was updated May 2019.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb: Non-traditional hen party idea
Want to see Sydney from up above? Spend the afternoon climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get suited and booted in safety gear and then enjoy the ascent. Offering mesmerising panoramic views across Sydney City Centre, this is something you’ll never forget.
This is one of our more expensive options, but no doubt one of the most remarkable, especially if your hen enjoys an adrenaline rush. The tour also operates in all weather conditions so you don’t have to worry about having to reschedule should there be any rain. The tour of the bridge takes around three and a half hours, which includes a safety talk and demonstrations. You will climb 1332 steps so be prepared with sturdy footwear.
Location: 46X6+38 Milsons Point, NSW — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 22 8274 7777 | Website
Price: From $268 per adult
Sydney Opera House Show: Classy hens night in Sydney
Have a classy night out with your hen and take her to a show at the famous Opera House! The Opera House offers over 40 shows every week, ranging from opera, musical artists, variety shows and more. There is something to suit everyone’s taste. Be sure to book tickets in advance as they tend to sell out quickly. Whilst you can buy tickets from many vendors, we recommend you buy directly either at their box office or online from their website (included below).
If you would like to find out more about the Opera House you can also take a tour. They offer many different ones including a backstage tour, a tour of the whole building, and a show and dining tour.
Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9250 7111 | Website
Price: Varies from show to show and ticket type
Afternoon at Manly Beach: Affordable hen party in Sydney
Walk right past Bondi and head straight to Manly! Bondi can be very busy and manic, while Manly offers a much more inviting atmosphere. A unique seaside town has everything you need for a relaxing hen do. Head to one of the many pubs there for some lunch and a few drinks and then make your way down to the beach. Another option is to take a picnic packed with all of the brides personal faves! Soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful ocean views with the girls. If your hen is adventurous, Manly Beach was where the first ever world surfing contest was held, so sign up for surf lessons and spend the day on the water.
If your hen is an outdoorsy type, there is a 10km hiking track that links the Spit bridge and Manly Beach. This offers stunning views of the various secluded beaches, such as Fisher Bay and Sandy Beach that make up the trail. These more secluded beaches are fab for providing more privacy for your hen party. Manly Beach is also the main access port to visit the Grotto Point Lighthouse should you want to take a look.
Price: Free admission
Contact: +61 1300 434 434 -Manly Beach Council
Location:Manly, NSW 2095 — VIEW MAP
Gin Masterclass: Unique hens party idea in Sydney
The drink choice of 2019 is gin, so make the most of this popular year-round beverage with a gin tasting sesh. Try the finest gins and choose your own mixers. At Archie Rose Gin, you can choose between various gin classes. One of the classes teaches you the history of gin and how to pour the perfect drink, all whilst getting to try three different varieties. If you would like something a little more unique, you can create your own gin. As a bonus, you’re given some of your own design to take home with you to continue the festivities.
Location:85 Dunning Avenue Rosebery NSW 2018 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 8355 1469 | Website
Price: From $86
Cheese and Wine Hens Party: Easy hen party idea
If wine is your drink of choice, then head down to GPO Cheese & Wine Room. Try out their delicious menu based around cheese accompanied by one of their specialised wines. If you already have food plans, you can still head to one of their four bars. Combine this with a cabaret show, which is followed by a DJ and dance floor until the early hours of the morning.
Location: 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 9229 7701 Website
Price: Varies depending on dish, drink and entertainment
High Tea: Classy daytime hens party in Sydney
Enjoy a swanky afternoon with the ladies with high tea. Dine with epic views of Darling Harbour or the Sydney Opera House, or find a glamorous venue to suit your classy hen. Indulge in a variety of teas, tiered snack towers, a plethora of desserts, and some champagne or cocktails if you’re in the mood! Check out some of the best high teas in Sydney here!
Price: Starting from $30 a person
Escape Rooms: Adventurous hen party idea
For a fun afternoon, try out an escape room in Sydney. We recommend checking out Enigma Rooms, which is one of the more affordable options on this hen do list. Work together to discover clues and work them out to “save the world”. This is a perfect idea if not everybody in the party knows each other; it’s a great way to break the ice! Enigma can accommodate large groups; more than six people and up to 108 by bringing the games to you in a setting of your choice. They can locate in a venue that you have hired, or they can hire a venue where you can play. To make a day of it, they also offer catering packages.
Location: Suite 602, Level 6, 262 Pitt Street, NSW 2000 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 423 890 215 | Website
Price: From $35 per person
Spa Day: Hens pamper party in Sydney
Why not treat your hen to a relaxing day at the spa? We recommend Signature Day Spa as it has brilliant facilities, offers a wide range of treatments, and also allows access to the swimming pool and sauna. When you book the Hen Do package, they give you a whole floor of the spa to enjoy with a bit of privacy. Be waited on hand and foot for the day for the ultimate relaxation sesh. Make the most of the massage beds, Detox Box and steam room.
Location: 77 Parramatta Rd Camperdown NSW 2050 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9517 2525 | Website
Price: From $129 per person
Pole Dancing Session: Traditional hen party in Sydney
For a more ‘typical’ hen do, try out pole dancing. Shake your hips and learn some exotic dance moves at Bobbi’s Pole Studio. Choose from a 90 minute or two hour workshop (minimum seven people). This includes costumes, a dance lesson (choose from pole dancing, burlesque or lap dancing) and photographs for you to remember the day. To end the session, the professionals put on a dance show for you. This is suitable for people of all ages and abilities so don’t be shy! If you’d like to make this class extra special for the bride, add in extra champagne or even a topless stripper!
Location: Level 3, 251 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 29 264 0080 | Website
Price: From $45 per person
Sydney Trapeze School: Adrenaline-junkie hen party idea
Want to try something different? Sydney Trapeze School offers flying trapeze, circus acts, and juggling classes. You can book to join a class or you can go all out and book a private hen party (minimum 12 people). They offer a range of packages depending on which skills you would like to learn and experience, including trampoline, silks, aerial hoop, spinning plates, tight wire, and more! These classes are open to all ages, levels of fitness, and can even be catered to those who are scared of heights.
Location: Building 2K, 1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd, St Peters, NSW 2044 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9557 9668 | Website
Price: From $70 per person for the Hen package
Party Bus: Wild hens night idea
Jump aboard, raise a glass to the happy hen, and dance the night away. Arrive at a popular Sydney bar and get access to a private VIP area where you can enjoy a meal. Then head back to the bus where the driver will take you to a pub or club of your choice. You can even add a stripper to the package to make sure the hen has a night she will never forget!
Location: Choice of venues to be confirmed before the day all based in Sydney
Contact: +61 1800 697 278 | Website
Price: $79 per person
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- 18 Hens Party Ideas in Sydney 2019 by Ms Darlinghurst from Eat Drink Play
- 20 Sydney Hen’s Night Ideas to Hint to your Bridesmaids by Roya from Easy Weddings
- How to Throw an Epic Hens Night in Sydney from SitchU
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