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 a certified archery coach that holds a NZ record and a national silver medal
  • 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

Costs

$40 per Person for 1 hour (or $30 on our community morning every Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm)

Private Bookings

You can book private Archery Have-A-Go sessions most afternoons (please ask for after 2:30pm as we run the Dragon hunt in the morning), except Sundays. Just note that we have a minimum charge of $120 (3 people) for this. 

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

Have-A-Go Archery Community Day

Every Sunday: 10:00am to 12.30pm (unless it rains!) for only $30 and no bookings required.

Check our Facebook page for latest weather updates (Click here).

Last admission: 11.45am. 

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 4 people maximum) and with in depth-training and advise that will also cover equipment tuning and maintenance if required.

Costs

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

Private lessons available most afternoons except Sundays. 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 6 (our youngest guests) to 80+ (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

Costs

Prices for birthday archery activities start at $240 for ca. 2 hours of archery with up to 6 participants. Each extra person will be $30, 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

We Can Travel To You!

We have a portable archery setup that is suitable for small groups. Please contact us if you like to discuss this.

Book your archery birthday party now!

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

Please note: We will check your booking enquiry against our calendar and get back to you as soon as possible!

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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!"

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  Definately recommend for anyone who is interested at all, great to see the native bush and the archery was great fun. great instruction, just overall an awesome experience

    LachyP1993
    4/13/2021

    star rating  Me, my teenage son and his friends had such a fun day with Markus on the dragon hunt. His instructions and practice beforehand were gold – really valuable and interesting.... read more

    Shelley001NZ
    2/15/2021

    star rating  Awesome afternoon! We all really enjoyed it. The hour lesson on how to shoot correctly and straight was well structured and set us up for a great day in the... read more

    telkel2021
    2/07/2021
  • star rating  Super fun and rewarding experience. Markus was an excellent teacher and host. The basic handling, use and safety training was very clear, but remained fun and engaging and didn't bog... read more

    Orange_Cat_Reviews
    2/01/2021

    star rating  We had a group of three that joined another group on the day. The whole thing was well managed and professional, and so much fun.
    Markus knows his stuff... read more

    Terri W
    1/31/2021

    star rating  A few of our family were exposed to archery earlier, others were absolute beginners. Markus took us through a sequence of training steps at the shooting range so we soon... read more

    TravelPingo
    1/17/2021
  • star rating  I was recommended to do the Dragon Hunt Archery by a friend and was not disappointed. I went with my husband and two sons aged 11 and 13. ... read more

    tarah850
    1/09/2021

    star rating  11/10 ! My partner and I had a blast at Archery Park learning how to shoot arrows and then hunting dragons in the forest. From our safety brief and basic... read more

    213kristam
    1/07/2021

    star rating  As a family of five (2 adults, 16 yo, 14yo and 11 yo), this was the perfect afternoon's entertainment for us all. Markus was a great host who continuously gave... read more

    D453RThayleyb
    1/03/2021
  • star rating  Definately recommend for anyone who is interested at all, great to see the native bush and the archery was great fun. great instruction, just overall an awesome experience

    LachyP1993
    4/13/2021
  • star rating  Me, my teenage son and his friends had such a fun day with Markus on the dragon hunt. His instructions and practice beforehand were gold – really valuable and interesting.... read more

    Shelley001NZ
    2/15/2021
  • star rating  Awesome afternoon! We all really enjoyed it. The hour lesson on how to shoot correctly and straight was well structured and set us up for a great day in the... read more

    telkel2021
    2/07/2021
  • star rating  Super fun and rewarding experience. Markus was an excellent teacher and host. The basic handling, use and safety training was very clear, but remained fun and engaging and didn't bog... read more

    Orange_Cat_Reviews
    2/01/2021
  • star rating  We had a group of three that joined another group on the day. The whole thing was well managed and professional, and so much fun.
    Markus knows his stuff... read more

    Terri W
    1/31/2021
  • star rating  A few of our family were exposed to archery earlier, others were absolute beginners. Markus took us through a sequence of training steps at the shooting range so we soon... read more

    TravelPingo
    1/17/2021

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