Archive: November, 2017

The Top, Most Fun Hen's Do Activities in Queenstown

"Unleash Your Inner Party Animal in Queenstown's Ultimate Hen's Do!"

Ladies, let's get real. When you think of a typical Hen's Party, what comes to mind? Wine tours, the same old Hen Do games, an abundance of penis straws, and the token, somewhat questionable stripper, right? After a few of those, it's like a blur of bridal clichés.

But hey, why should the guys have all the fun? At The Playground, we've heard it all – many of you fabulous ladies have taken one look at our epic Stag Do's and thought, "Why can't we have that much fun?" Well, guess what? You absolutely can! We're here to banish the boredom from Hen Do's and give you a day you'll remember without the cringe factor!

Let's face it; the world of Stag Do's has evolved in the last decade. Gone are the days of excessive alcohol consumption and stag humiliation (well, mostly). At The Playground, we're all about creating laughter-filled memories and quality bonding time with your pals while enjoying some seriously cool activities.

And guess what? The trend isn't just with the boys! Ladies are breaking free from the mold, embracing adventure and outgoing fun. And that's where we come in!

We've crafted some seriously awesome party options that cater to your adventurous, adrenaline-loving souls. Get your girl gang together and take your pick from these thrill-packed options:

Archery Combat - Just $35 per person
Archery Combat has taken The Playground by storm. It's all the adrenaline without the painful paintball bruises. Our foam arrows won't mess up your Queenstown night out attire, and shooting your friends? Well, it's strangely satisfying and has become a girl gang favorite for bonding and giggles!

Bubble Soccer - Only $35 per person
Bubble Soccer? It's an absolute riot! Imagine running and bumping into each other while rocking inflatable giant bubble outfits. It's giggles galore, and if you're not up for the contact version, we've got non-contact options that'll transport you right back to those schoolyard days of rollypollies and flips.

Ropes Challenge - A steal at $35 per person
Our Ropes Challenge is more than just ropes; it's an ego-boosting adventure! It's a mental and physical test that'll challenge your problem-solving skills and leave you feeling like a superhero. Plus, you'll bond with your squad as you navigate this high-flying course, and hey, it's a workout bonus!

So, there you have it, ladies! Say goodbye to the ordinary and hello to the extraordinary! Your Queenstown Hen's Do is about to level up, and you'll cherish these memories without a hint of cringe. 

Ready to unleash the party animal within? Book your adventure with us today and let's create Hen's Do memories that'll last a lifetime! 

Pole Dancing at Queenstown Pole studio - 

Although this activity isn't at The Playground, we couldn't recommend it more! On arrival, you'll all get a free glass of bubbles, before you're taught a routine on the pole. Finish things off with a pole-off and a whole heap of laughing, before you head into town, to take your moves to the masses!

Horse Riding with High Country Horses 

While you're in Queenstown, you'd be silly not to enjoy the stunning scenery that surrounds you. The Playground is situated at the bottom of the beautiful Coronet Peak, but if you head out to the top of the lake for a ride with the High Country team, you'll get to take in picturesque mountain views and experience glacial-fed river-crossings. As well as getting back to nature, you'll be captivated by stories of the area, hear about the region's rich history and get to see many of the filming locations from hollywood blockbusters (including Lord of the Rings!) This magical ride will give the experienced riders in your group the opportunity to canter and beginners the chance to learn. Enjoy a real Kiwi experience and make some memories that your group will cherish forever.

Ziptrek Eco Tour -  

If you haven't had enough adrenaline at The Playground, your group of fun-loving ladies can head to Ziptrek, at the top of Skyline's Gondola on Bob's Peak to enjoy an exhilirating Zipline tours, through the spectacular forest canopy high above Queenstown. Best of all, Ziptrek pride themselves on being eco-friendly and super sutainable, so you'll get all of the thrills, plus the good feels.

Ten Pin Bowling -

If you're still up for another challenge, after your time at The Playground, grab your girlfriends for a game or 2 of Ten Pin Bowling. Place bets on who'll get a strike and who will strike out - loser buys the shots!

Clay Bird Shooting 

Once you've honed your shooting skills at The Playground, head out of town for some clay bird shooting. The session will include targets, full instruction and coaching that will guarantee your competitive streak comes out!

Shotover Canyon Swing and Fox - 

Whether you choose to do a Swing or Fox, one thing will stay the same - you'll have an unforgettable adrenaline-filled experience like no other! The combination of banter and bonding, while gazing out over the Shotover Canyon (and maybe plunging into it!) makes this a great choice for any Hen's group.

White Water Rafting with Queenstown Rafting -

If you're lucky enough to have a few days to spend in Queenstown and are looking to up-the-ante after a day at The Playground, why not head out on a White Water Rafting trip through the spectacular Skippers Canyon and see the famous Shotover River first-hand! Your groups of girls will have to work as a team, as to make it through the roaring rapids.

Luging -

Top your trip off by taking the driving seat in a gravity-fuelled Luge cart. Who say's racing is only for boys?! Head up to Skyline and race your friends down the scenic Luge track and enjoy heaps of laughs on the way. There's even the chance to grab a photo memory of your day, to put it the wedding album!



If your group doesn't fancy driving and are needing transport to get around, talk to Matty Rhodes at Easy Queenstown. He’ll get you sorted, so you can let the champagne flow!


Affordable Accommodation

These options are great for groups who want to save their money for activities and cocktails and be able to laugh about the good times they've had before they fall asleep, in shared accommodation

Pinewood Lodge

Nomads Hostel

Reavers Lodge and Apartments

Blue Peak Lodge

Adventure Queenstown Hostel

Tahuna Pod Hostel


What are you waiting for? Get planning your Hen Do or Bachelorette Party today and it'll be talked about for years to come.

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