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.

It us unlikely that we will be able to accommodate private bookings between 20 December 2020 and 10 January 2021. Please use our contact form for enquiries for that period to avoid time consuming refunds.

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.

It us unlikely that we will be able to accommodate private bookings between 20 December 2020 and 10 January 2021. Please use our contact form for enquiries for that period to avoid time consuming refunds.

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:​

  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      It’s a great effort to make archery fun. We enjoyed the walk around the forest and different levels of challenges during the hunt.
    Must try if you’re looking for some... read more

    ShilpaA174
    1/02/2021

      I went with my family and our favourite part was definitely the 3D archery course. You got to walk through native Bush and forestry with interesting targets located all around.... read more

    cmy065
    12/22/2020
  •   I thoroughly enjoyed our guided dragon hunt archery tour led by Markus. He is a knowledgeable guide, who coached our group of newbies in the basics of Archery before taking... read more

    GemmaStro91
    12/21/2020

      Archery Park is hands-down one of the most amazing and fun things to do in Nelson. Markus is an incredible archery guide and he made sure we had a good... read more

    sanchitk2016
    12/21/2020

      Just a really fun experience. Will definitely be back any time we're in Nelson. Marcus is a fun and competent guide, who apparently can teach anyone to shoot a... read more

    nopenopenopenono
    12/21/2020
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   It’s a great effort to make archery fun. We enjoyed the walk around the forest and different levels of challenges during the hunt.
    Must try if you’re looking for some... read more

    ShilpaA174
    1/02/2021
  •   I went with my family and our favourite part was definitely the 3D archery course. You got to walk through native Bush and forestry with interesting targets located all around.... read more

    cmy065
    12/22/2020

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