Hunt a Dragon in a Pristine Native Forest

Learn the ancient skills of archery and explore a rare untouched native forest where game and fantasy targets await you. No experience needed and all gear provided.

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Woman shooting at Dragn with bow and arrow in Nelson, New Zealand

Hunt a Dragon in a Pristine Native Forest

Experience an archery adventure in a stunning native forest and hunt for Dragons and other lifelike archery targets. No experience needed, full training... more

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Archery Park Nelson Archery Battle

Archery Battle – Fast and Fierce

Are you ready to shoot a mate with bow and arrow? Archery Battle is our take on the game of Archery Tag - fun, fast, safe and full of action. Think of... more

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Have-a-Go at Archery

Come out to Archery Park Nelson for a casual drop-in. We keep our practise range open at certain times during the week and weekends for a casual... more

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Group and Corporate Archery Events

  Team Building, Christmas Parties, Action for Stag and Hen Dos, School and Community Groups Are you looking for a team building activity for your... more

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Learn to shoot the longbow like Legolas and Robin Hood

A unique Archery Adventure in a stunning Native Forest

Archery Park Nelson gives you a unique outdoor experience and teaches you the ancient skills of bow and arrow in true Robin Hood style.
  • Learn to master the longbow and discover your inner Robin Hood – all gear provided
  • Walk and shoot underneath the canopy of a rare fully established native New Zealand forest and see Nelson’s cleanest stream
  • Learn a new skill with proper training by an experienced and certified archery coach – no previous experience needed
  • Go for a walk with bow and arrow and shoot lifelike fantasy and game archery targets in our pristine native forest
  • Only 15 minutes from Nelson central with a free pickup option from the i-Site

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If you have any questions give us a call at 03-398 8043 or contact us here.

Sessions are private and by arrangement only – bookings are essential!


All Archery Park Nelson activities

We have a range of archery activities on offer that will suit corporates, small to medium size work and community groups, events, stag-dos, hens-nights, kid’s birthdays etc. Please explore our activities on offer or get in touch to discuss a custom event.


Getting to Archery Park Nelson

Archery Park is only a 15 minute drive from Nelson Central. We’re located at Cable Bay Adventure Park on 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson.

Drive 14km north from Nelson City towards Picton. Turn left into Cable Bay Road at the sign posts Skywire, Happy Valley and Cable Bay. We are 2 km down Cable Bay Road on the right hand side – look for the Cable Bay Adventure Park sign.

Free pickup: We offer a free pickup from Nelson i-Site for all Dragonhunt Archery Experience bookings.



Our mission: To grow the sport of traditional archery in Nelson and New Zealand

Archery Park is a Social Business: We sell archery adventures, guided by experienced archers and certified archery coaches. We use the money to fund the 3D forest archery range targets, track and field maintenance and staff. This allows us to offer a club structure for local families at an affordable rate. We also put a lot of effort into the development of the sport in Nelson and New Zealand, and with our Robin Hood Scheme we make it accessible to people that couldn’t otherwise pay for it.

We love nature and are very eco-friendly. We re-use all our arrows, repair what we can and try to use natural materials where possible. We are hosted on green Enronmental Friendly logo with archery arrowservers and our brochures are printed on recycled paper. We stroll through our native bush on foot, so no nasty exhaust fumes there. And we look after the land, read about our conservation efforts here.

Under our Robin Hood Scheme we provide special rates to groups, services and businesses that have social or health oriented goals. We also love to support fundraising activities, after all, taking it from the rich and giving it to the poor is part of our heritage. Get in touch with us if this is of interest to you! So far we have supported the local CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), the Big Brother Big Sister network and the Valley to View fundraiser. Read more here.


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