Bach Party Ideas for LGBTQIA+ Weddings

18 Jul 2023

With a wedding approaching, nothing is more important to the person of honour than planning the perfect bach party for their friends and loved ones. Across Australia, there are so many options to choose from. Here are a handful of our favorite bach party ideas for LGBTQIA+ couples and their wedding party.

Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours - Hunter Valley, NSW

Tastes of the Hunter is a proudly gay owned and operated tour company, meaning it's perfectly suited for gender neutral bach parties and LGBTQIA+ couples. They specialise in hen’s parties but can cater to the unique needs of mixed gender groups. Bach parties with Tastes of the Hunter typically include wine tasting at cellar doors, a visit to a brewery complete with beer, cider, or cocktail tastings, lunch or high tea, and a stop by local specialty shops like cheese stores or chocolate shops. This tour is perfect for bach groups of 8 to 24 people who will be whisked away in a luxury air conditioned minibus by a local expert tour guide. Your private tour also includes the assistance of a bach party specialist who can create a custom tour itinerary for your group so you don’t have to deal with the headache of researching and booking the best wineries and experiences.

Wings Sailing Charters - Whitsundays, QLD

Celebrate your engagement with your closest friends on a private yacht in the Whitsundays! Wings Sailings Charters offers bach party packages including flat screen TVs for watching movies, bluetooth surround sound so you can create the soundtrack to your event, photo packages to capture the moment, and the services of an experienced skipper to guide the vessel around the bay. There are also several meal options with this package: you can order seafood platters for you and your guests to share, sourced from local suppliers, or you can have the crew prepare a BBQ meal for you on the back deck. You can also pre-order alcohol so that it is onboard and awaiting your arrival. These charters can last for just a few hours or continue for up to three nights to truly get the most out of your bach party experience.

Katherine Outback Experience - Katherine, NT

Take your group to a bach party like no other at Katherine Outback Experience! Owned and operated by Australian musician Tom Curtain, Katherine Outback Experience is a country music lover’s dream bach party destination. You can take your group on a horse riding excursion where you’ll take in the beautiful scenery of Outback Australia while learning a new skill. When you’ve returned the horses to the stables, sit back and enjoy The Show, a two hour interactive experience. Watch how the trainers work with their animals, learn about the psychology behind the training and the trust required for these relationships, and feed and interact with the animals. You might also be able to catch some live music from Australia’s most loved country artists.

Brisbane River Cruise - Brisbane, QLD

Enjoy the sights of the city with your friends and family at a Brisbane River Cruise bach party. You can have a customised event suited to your group: have a sit-down lunch or dinner, or get dressed up for a high tea or cocktail cruise. Experience breathtaking views of the Story Bridge at night, Brisbane’s iconic architecture and skyline, and landmarks like The Wheel of Brisbane and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome - Cairns, QLD

Why not turn your bach party into a trust building exercise at Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome? Here, you can face your fears with all your loved ones on various ziplines and ropes courses. You can try tackling the Hi-ZOOM, which will take you climbing and ziplining across the Dome, 12 metres off the ground! While on the course, you’ll encounter parrots and other tropical birds and you’ll get a great view of Goliath the crocodile down below. You can also do the Dome-Climb, which takes you around the outside of the Wildlife Dome for extraordinary views of Cairns. When you finish the climb, return to your bach party guests by doing the 13 metre PowerJump! If you’ve had enough adrenaline for one day, take some time to relax with a private wildlife experience. From snuggling snakes to cuddling koalas, this experience will truly make your bach party memorable!

Mr. President Limousine Hire - Melbourne, VIC

If you don’t want to narrow your bach party down to one activity, consider arriving in style to the array of events planned with a limousine from Mr. President Limousine Hire. Travel between wine tastings, clubs, pubs, or any other bach party locations in luxury and comfort. From an 18-passenger stretch limousine complete with a disco ball and TV screens to a 6-passenger Rolls Royce with a leather interior and red carpet entrance, the fleet has an option to suit your specific needs.

This is the third installment in a series of articles with ideas for LGBTQIA+ weddings. See our previous posts to learn about the best traditional wedding venues for LGBTQIA+ couples as well as some out-of-the-box alternatives.

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