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.
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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:​

  •   100% recommend giving this a crack, Markus is an absolute legend and was so patient with our big group. Guiding us through the native bush to each target was almost... read more

    Logey_C
    7/11/2020

      Absolute Highlight of my trip to Nelson! Such an amazing experience. Thanks Markus for an great day!

    Shywalsh
    7/10/2020

      This was a fantastic day out but what made it so much better was Markus. His sense of humour had us laughing all day. He makes you feel like a... read more

    Muddlesontour
    7/02/2020
  •   We had a great afternoon of archery and adventure at Archery Park Nelson. The experience was an excellent Xmas present for our 14 year old daughter, but was also fantastic... read more

    joe_hay_builder
    6/27/2020

      What a great family outing! Marcus was very patient (and remarkably effective) while teaching us to shoot straight and safely. Hunting the 3D targets was definitely the highlight though -... read more

    GLesser70
    6/07/2020

      I loved the whole experience and my day at the archery Park in nelson. Markus the instructor is a super friendly guy and he is very good at teaching the... read more

    PhilippDhn
    5/09/2020
  •   I recently spent an entire month road tripping all of New Zealand and going on all kinds of adventures. Archery Park Nelson was my absolute favorite experience of my entire... read more

    W6859TXlisan
    4/30/2020

      We had such a great day here. We came for our work Chrismas do. We wern't sure what to expect but we had such an amazing day. We did the... read more

    clairechicken
    4/28/2020

      Brilliant instructor and super special environment. Took us from beginners to being able to hit the awesome targets at 20- 30m reliably. Me and the kids loved it and will... read more

    Jet457000
    4/26/2020
  •   100% recommend giving this a crack, Markus is an absolute legend and was so patient with our big group. Guiding us through the native bush to each target was almost... read more

    Logey_C
    7/11/2020
  •   Absolute Highlight of my trip to Nelson! Such an amazing experience. Thanks Markus for an great day!

    Shywalsh
    7/10/2020
  •   This was a fantastic day out but what made it so much better was Markus. His sense of humour had us laughing all day. He makes you feel like a... read more

    Muddlesontour
    7/02/2020
  •   We had a great afternoon of archery and adventure at Archery Park Nelson. The experience was an excellent Xmas present for our 14 year old daughter, but was also fantastic... read more

    joe_hay_builder
    6/27/2020
  •   What a great family outing! Marcus was very patient (and remarkably effective) while teaching us to shoot straight and safely. Hunting the 3D targets was definitely the highlight though -... read more

    GLesser70
    6/07/2020
  •   I loved the whole experience and my day at the archery Park in nelson. Markus the instructor is a super friendly guy and he is very good at teaching the... read more

    PhilippDhn
    5/09/2020

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