When it comes to hens weekends away, you want to pull out all the stops. You want a weekend you’ll never forget, in order to celebrate the fact that you are going to be married to the love of your life very soon.
While traditional television has us believe that hens weekends must be filled with crazy costumes and copious amounts of drinking, this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are plenty of places and ways to have a classy hens weekend that you’ll enjoy (without the headaches the next day!). If you’re looking to get away with some friends for a hens weekend in Australia, you can’t go past these six fabulous destinations.
Wining and dining in the Clare Valley, SA
For a classy and classic hens weekend, what better way is there to spend it than to go wine tasting in one of Australia’s beautiful wine regions? Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and offers adorable B&Bs and kilometres of picturesque countryside. With beautiful Rieslings and Taylors Estate Chardonnay, you’ll be giggling with your girlfriends the entire weekend – plus, you can find some great new additions to the wine cellar you’ll soon be sharing with your hubby.
High tea in Sydney, NSW
Nothing says classy quite like high tea, and what better place to do this than in Sydney? Book a suite in the city for Friday and Saturday night (think The Westin, Four Seasons, or The Darling), bring some champagne and get ready for the ultimate weekend of indulgence. Venture to the Tea Room at the QVB on Saturday for a delectable afternoon tea, and then retire back to your hotel for some champagne before sipping on cocktails with a gorgeous view at Blu Bar on 36. Have dinner in Circular Quay, then hit Opera Bar and dance the night away.
Holiday to the Whitsundays, QLD
If you are looking for the one place in Australia that is beautiful all year around, the Whitsundays is your destination. With weekend yacht getaways and resorts with infinity pools, this is the ultimate getaway for a classy and beautiful celebration of your soon-to-be marriage. Go whalewatching and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, get a facial and mani-pedi, or simply lounge by the pool with a class of champagne, Sex and the City style. No matter what you do, you’ll come away from your weekend feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for your big day.
Makeovers, Manicures and Martinis, VIC
For something slightly low-key but still fabulous, Makeovers, Manicures and Martinis is the perfect solution. Located at The Long Room, one of Melbourne’s most stylish venues, you’ll receive a consultation for a makeover, massages, and a manicure – all complete with a cocktail in your hand. Book a night at one of Melbourne’s best hotels (the Grand Hyatt is perfect), indulge in makeovers and then take to the Crown complex and enjoy the beautiful bars – maybe even have a punt if you and your girlfriends are brave enough?
The Cocktail Queen, VIC
A name as bold as The Cocktail Queen deserves some intrigue. If you’re looking for a more low-key weekend with the girls in Melbourne, this might be the perfect solution. Glam up your living room and prepare a movie night with your old favourites, then call up this mobile beverage and cocktail caterer to your home for a night of drinks and giggles. With Cocktail Experiences packages and Unlimited Cocktail Packages, this is a girly sleepover – adult style!
Anna Wright is currently researching places to go for her own hens weekend – a holiday to the Whitsundays seems perfect in this weather!