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

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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

From $49 (private booking) per Person for 1 hour (or $35 on our community morning every Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm)

Bookings

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

Costs

$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

Costs

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.
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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:​

  • star rating  This was a really fun experience. From starting out at the archery range to then heading into the lovely forest. We all improved, but the point was really to have... read more

    JenLouK
    May 17, 2022

    star rating  Wow we had so much fun. Marcus was a fabulous instructor. My teenager and I came away buzzing. Lovely bush with plenty of bird life too. Highly recommended.

    pennyk839
    May 2, 2022

    star rating  This is our second Dragon Hunt trip with Markus. We loved the first time and were not disappointed in a return trip a few years later. Markus is a... read more

    LizMangan
    May 2, 2022
  • star rating  Marcus was a great instructor, patient at teaching and attentive to give us guidance for the best results. The course was a great combination of nature walk and dragon hunting.... read more

    wailid2022
    April 26, 2022

    star rating  Marcus was a great instructor, patient at teaching and attentive to give us guidance for the best results. The course was a great combination of nature walk and dragon hunting.... read more

    Wai Li D
    April 1, 2022

    star rating  My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our day out dragon hunting! Marcus is a great instructor and made it a fun experience for us both. Definitely recommend this adventure for... read more

    abbybW6854RZ
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  Joined the Dragon Hunt in January 2022 with my daughter (13) and son (11). Markus, our guide, did an excellent job of helping each participant improve their archery skills throughout... read more

    CappsCrew
    March 6, 2022

    star rating  Had an absolute blast with our guide Marcus. He made the trip super fun even though we were total archery beginners. Beautiful scenery, fun stories behind each target. An absolute... read more

    mmcheesman
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  Amazing improvement from not hitting the target to hitting a moving target by the end of the experience

    MarianneA1276
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  This was a really fun experience. From starting out at the archery range to then heading into the lovely forest. We all improved, but the point was really to have... read more

    JenLouK
    May 17, 2022
  • star rating  Wow we had so much fun. Marcus was a fabulous instructor. My teenager and I came away buzzing. Lovely bush with plenty of bird life too. Highly recommended.

    pennyk839
    May 2, 2022
  • star rating  This is our second Dragon Hunt trip with Markus. We loved the first time and were not disappointed in a return trip a few years later. Markus is a... read more

    LizMangan
    May 2, 2022
  • star rating  Marcus was a great instructor, patient at teaching and attentive to give us guidance for the best results. The course was a great combination of nature walk and dragon hunting.... read more

    wailid2022
    April 26, 2022
  • star rating  Marcus was a great instructor, patient at teaching and attentive to give us guidance for the best results. The course was a great combination of nature walk and dragon hunting.... read more

    Wai Li D
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our day out dragon hunting! Marcus is a great instructor and made it a fun experience for us both. Definitely recommend this adventure for... read more

    abbybW6854RZ
    April 1, 2022

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