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Archery Have-A-Go, Lessons and Parties

Join us at our Have-A-Go session, book a private archery lesson or an archery birthday party

“Wow, I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. Skill, nature, fun and excitement!!” – Trip Advisor Review

Have-A-Go at Archery in Nelson

Archery Have-A-Go

Come out to Archery Park Nelson for a casual drop-in and get an introduction into archery and your first archery lesson.

Our NZFAA certified archery coach will be on site and will give you a brief introduction and provide you with all the gear required. We will gladly point out how you can improve your technique.

  • Archery introductions from experienced archers
  • Get all the traditional archery gear required
  • Shoot at standard and fun 3D archery targets
  • No previous experience needed
  • Try archery with no pressure
  • No minimum age, but note that very young kids may need a lot of help from you


From $49 (private booking) per Person for 1 hour (or $35 on our community mornings (see below)).


You can book Archery Have-A-Go sessions most afternoons. In peak times we offer more options. We have a minimum rate of $120 for this.

For groups larger than 8 please contact us here.

Enquire now and we will check our calendar and get back to you asap.

Have-A-Go Archery Community Day

Every Sunday (except school summer holidays, and when it rains): 10:00am to 12.30pm for only $35, no bookings and minimum numbers required – 1hr per person. There could be waiting times, we offer this on first come first serve basis and finish at 12.30pm sharp.

IMPORTANT: Check our Facebook page for latest weather updates and other possible cancelations to avoid disappointment (Click here).

Private Archery Lessons

Private Archery Lessons

We offer private archery lessons for beginner and intermediate archers.

Our certified archery coach has done archery since 2002. In 2018 he won a silver medal in the historical bow category at the New Zealand National Field Archery bowhunter tournament and also took home highest score shot so far with a historical bow on the 20 target, two arrow 3D round on day one.

Our archery lesson is different to our have-a-go: smaller groups (up to 6 people maximum) and with in depth-training and advise that will also cover equipment tuning and maintenance if required.


$60 per Person per hour – minimum charge is $120 (2 people).

You can book private Archery Lessons most afternoons from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. We have a minimum rate of $120 for this.

Enquire now and we will check our calendar and get back to you asap.

Archery Birthday Parties

Book your Archery Birthday Party

Experience a special birthday event - suitable for the young and old and anyone in between.

Book our target range for your birthday party and have fun learning archery.  Suitable for all ages from 10 (our youngest guests) to 80 (so far our oldest archery birthday party guests):

  • Party guests will enjoy learning archery under supervision of an experienced and certified archery coach
  • Shoot with real longbows and real arrows at real targets 
  • Experience the thrill to shoot at our special fun targets
  • Play archery games and have a friendly competition


Prices for birthday archery activities start at $270 for ca. 2 hours of archery with up to 6 participants. Each extra person will be $35, with a maximum group size of 12.

What you need to take care off

For kids younger than 16 we will require your presence and help to supervise them. You may also want to bring a few small snacks and drinks

Please contact us to discusss your booking!

You can also call us at 03-398 8043 to book your birthday archery party.

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About Archery Park

About Archery Park

Suitable for the first time archer as well as experienced archers!

  • Build a new connection with yourself and nature through our unique archery adventures.
  • Experience the beauty of shooting a longbow which requires only your focus and body to hit the target.
  • Detox from your busy digital life, breathe deeply.
  • Receive plenty of archery lessons from our certified and experienced coach that will make this a great adventure for first time and experienced archers.
  • Everything is taken care of – all traditional archery equipment, including real longbows, arrows and arm-guards are provided.

I’m super stoked!!!

"Thanks for your relaxed but professional advice!"


Sonja Hamilton

Testimonials & Reviews

Our visitors, young and old, local and foreign, experienced and absolute beginners alike have raved about their experience at Archery Park.

But no need to take our word for it – see for yourself what they have said:​

  • star rating  Markus is a very good instructor. It was our first introduction to archery and his guidance took the mystery out of learning something new. The forest hike was beautiful and... read more

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    March 12, 2023

    star rating  A trip back in time - Wow...what a great experience. My wife and I had never shot a bow and arrow, but Markus had us hitting the target within a few rounds of arrows. Then we... read more

    February 27, 2023

    star rating  An experience to remember! - This experience was a fantastic introduction into the amazing field of 3D archery. The trek through the bush was beautiful and relaxing while we came upon the interesting targets. Instructions... read more

    February 27, 2023
  • star rating  I found myself revisiting this experience in my mind in the days that followed.
    Such a good time. Our guide show us some simple techniques and we where able to... read more

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    February 7, 2023

    star rating  We had a great time at the archery park. Me as a beginner and my partner as an advanced archer had a lot of fun hunting the monsters among the... read more

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    January 21, 2023

    star rating  Had a great time at the Dragon Hunt Archery Experience. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helps me get my techniques right while on the training archery range, before then... read more

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    January 9, 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic self-guided 3D dragon hunt experience. The day began with a lesson on the archery range with the friendly and extremely knowledgeable Markus and Zoe. With 8 people in the... read more

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    January 4, 2023

    star rating  We opted for the guided experience and it didn't disappoint! The 5 star reviews are 100% accurate, this is an amazing activity. We received a thorough safety briefing and fantastic... read more

    avatar thumb Liz H
    December 30, 2022

    star rating  A FANTASTIC activity to challenge your friends to and to find out who is the best shot with a bow. No prior experience was required as Markus and Zoe... read more

    avatar thumb nisbe367
    December 28, 2022

star rating  Markus is a very good instructor. It was our first introduction to archery and his guidance took the mystery out of learning something new. The forest hike was beautiful and... read more

avatar thumb KeithCarroll
March 12, 2023

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