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

Costs

$30 per Person for ca. 45mins

$15 for archers with their own equipment

Opening Time

Every Sunday: 10:00am to 12.30pm (unless it rains!).

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

Last admission: 11.45am. 

You can buy vouchers for our drop-in Have-A-Go in our shop!

Private Bookings

You can also book a private Archery Have-A-Go session. Just note that we have a minimum charge of $90 (3 people) for this. Enquire now and we will check our calendar and get back to you asap.

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), one hour long and very in depth-training and advise that will also cover equipment tuning and maintenance if required.

Costs

$45 per Person per hour – minimum charge is $90 (2 people)

Private lessons require a booking. 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:​

  •   Our guide Markus was very knowledgable and experienced. He was a great coach for two of us: a first time archer and someone who hasn't picked up a bow since... read more

    jamesatlas
    9/07/2020

      This needs to go on your must do list, we had never tryed achery before so was surprised by the amount of improvement made in just an hours training on... read more

    TPASmith
    9/06/2020

      We loved this experience. It was a stunning winter's day with bright sunshine and the promise of the brochure matched the experience. Marcus is a knowledgable and helpful tutor who... read more

    Elocker
    8/25/2020
  •   Despite most of our group being complete archery novices, by the end of our training and then dragon hunt in the bush, we were all doing surprisingly well. Markus... read more

    norwatt1
    8/22/2020

      Brilliant mix of archery and light hike! I had never done archery before, but was surprised to find that I wasn't too bad! You get really good instruction - without... read more

    291elz
    8/20/2020

      Our family had an amazing half day with Markus learning about archery and shooting his 3d dragon hunters course.
    His training was first rate and we learned a lot. So... read more

    KJs1488
    8/10/2020
  •   My favourite part was taking on Marcus' feedback and improving as we went through the bush and practiced on more targets.

    cewtpi
    7/15/2020

      A fabulous informative and fun day out doing the Dragon Hunt. Markus is an exceptional archery instructor and got us all hitting targets within a short period of time,... read more

    LizzieM64A
    7/13/2020

      Great fun! Markus was a patient and effective teacher. He is knowledgeable about the sport and about the native plants and resident animals. The free pickup from the Nelson iSite... read more

    maddie908
    7/12/2020
  •   Our guide Markus was very knowledgable and experienced. He was a great coach for two of us: a first time archer and someone who hasn't picked up a bow since... read more

    jamesatlas
    9/07/2020
  •   This needs to go on your must do list, we had never tryed achery before so was surprised by the amount of improvement made in just an hours training on... read more

    TPASmith
    9/06/2020
  •   We loved this experience. It was a stunning winter's day with bright sunshine and the promise of the brochure matched the experience. Marcus is a knowledgable and helpful tutor who... read more

    Elocker
    8/25/2020
  •   Despite most of our group being complete archery novices, by the end of our training and then dragon hunt in the bush, we were all doing surprisingly well. Markus... read more

    norwatt1
    8/22/2020
  •   Brilliant mix of archery and light hike! I had never done archery before, but was surprised to find that I wasn't too bad! You get really good instruction - without... read more

    291elz
    8/20/2020
  •   Our family had an amazing half day with Markus learning about archery and shooting his 3d dragon hunters course.
    His training was first rate and we learned a lot. So... read more

    KJs1488
    8/10/2020

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