Marriage is a wonderful sacred tradition, which creates an everlasting bond with the person you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with. It also, however, does come with a few caveats. Debauched nights out with your mates will undoubtedly fall by the wayside once the knot has been tied, which is exactly why God invented Bucks Night!
The ‘last grasp of freedom’ before a man enters into the saintly union of marriage, Bucks Parties have grown in popularity in recent years, with the advent of affordable travel leading to entire Bucks Weekends. And what better place to spend a ravenous weekend with your mates than Sydney Harbour?
A city born for adventure, whether you favour a more relaxed affair or something a little wilder, there are a wealth of options available in the heart of the city itself, but the harbour is definitely where you’ll find the most interesting activities, the classiest clubs and the fuzzy memories that will last a lifetime.
Not only is Sydney Harbour one of the most perfectly idyllic locations for tourists, it’s also a unique city due to its proximity to deep water currents, with the Eastern Australian Current incredibly close to land. This means, quite simply, it’s a perfect fishing location for beginners to experiment and for experienced hands to tempt the briny depths and expand their skill-sets.
The first question you should always ask yourself when planning a party is what kind of party you want it to be. Once you’ve decided on the purpose and theme, then it’s the venue which holds the key to this success.
If you’re throwing a party for more than just your close friends and family, chances are you’re going to want to push the boat out a little further and hire a venue suitable for larger groups. In this case, perhaps the most obvious option is to hire a function room in a large hotel, where parties are common and the staff know what to expect. A smart option, of course, but there is another option you might not even have considered, that’s probably more affordable than you’d imagine and could make for a much more memorable experience. If the location allows it (you’re not planning a party in a landlocked city a hundred miles from the coast), why not consider hiring a yacht for the event and delight your guests free from the confines of the shore? Whether chartering your own boat and planning your own adventure or taking advantage of a package that includes a full crew, food and drink, it’s certainly an option to consider if you want to have a memorable night.
Sydney Harbour is a lot of things. It’s one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, an aquatic playground for locals and holidaymakers alike, and is home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The real selling point of a day (or night) out in Sydney Harbour, however, is the scenery. There’s a reason why the Sydney skyline adorns walls, tea towels and screen-savers across the world. 150 miles of scintillating shoreline, blessed with unspoiled beaches and lush fauna. It’s simply stunning at any time of day and at any time of year.
Anyone with an eye for beauty and an adventurous heart could quite comfortably spend an afternoon, an evening or an entire week simply drifting around the harbour, basking in the glorious vistas and soaking up the sun. But for those among you who crave a little more, we have a few ideas.