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:​

  •   We really enjoyed this, highly recommend, we will definitely be going back, great activity people of all skill levels,

    DanielleM4893
    3/10/2020

      This was just the most awesome family experience. Totally unique and very memorable. Markus is a true master and had us quickly grasping the basics and safety instructions at the... read more

    louhalsall
    3/02/2020

      an impressive archery experience guided by an amazing coach, must visit at archery park again, it is a fantastic activity for kids.

    niuniu1221
    2/24/2020
  •   Marcus was amazing - we were in a stunning forest with new found archery skills. Would definitely recommend and will come back with the whole family for another go.

    moanagirl45
    2/20/2020

      Our party of four (ages 25, 57, 57, and 84) had such fun at the dragon hunt today. Markus was a knowledgable, fun, and passionate instructorguide who clearly loves what... read more

    lizcha
    2/17/2020

      Went on a mother/daughter experience together. We had plenty of time to get our skills perfected enough on the targets before going 'bush'. With only a small group and excellent... read more

    Anamol123
    2/14/2020
  •   The Dragon hunt archery was a great experience. You really get the feeling of being a lone hunter surving in the jungle. A great mix between shooting bows and hiking... read more

    BigBen98
    2/05/2020

      Took the younger brother out to the forest to shoot some dragons with longbows.... Enough said! Had a blast and Markus is really knowledgable and a great teacher. You will... read more

    benseelen
    2/03/2020

      Headed out with some mates for a morning session with Markus. This would have to be the most fun I have had in a long time. By the end of... read more

    jimsimnz
    1/27/2020
  •   We really enjoyed this, highly recommend, we will definitely be going back, great activity people of all skill levels,

    DanielleM4893
    3/10/2020
  •   This was just the most awesome family experience. Totally unique and very memorable. Markus is a true master and had us quickly grasping the basics and safety instructions at the... read more

    louhalsall
    3/02/2020
  •   an impressive archery experience guided by an amazing coach, must visit at archery park again, it is a fantastic activity for kids.

    niuniu1221
    2/24/2020
  •   Marcus was amazing - we were in a stunning forest with new found archery skills. Would definitely recommend and will come back with the whole family for another go.

    moanagirl45
    2/20/2020
  •   Our party of four (ages 25, 57, 57, and 84) had such fun at the dragon hunt today. Markus was a knowledgable, fun, and passionate instructorguide who clearly loves what... read more

    lizcha
    2/17/2020
  •   Went on a mother/daughter experience together. We had plenty of time to get our skills perfected enough on the targets before going 'bush'. With only a small group and excellent... read more

    Anamol123
    2/14/2020

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Our Promise: If you don't have a great time at the Dragon Hunt, we will refund you 100% of your payment. No questions asked!

"A great half day out, great value for money. Start out slow to get the technique right and then go for a walk through the native bush shooting targets. A great sense of achievement at the end of it...."

Scott Carpenter

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