Bookings are suggested for groups larger than 12 people. We currently operate on a first come, first served basis but are working on integrating a booking system in the future.
Note: Our busiest times are between 10.30am and 2.30pm, please schedule your visit around this time to avoid delays.
Schools are required to book and will take preference over walk-ins. If you are on a tight schedule please call ahead to ensure there is space available.
Do I need to sign the waiver?
Yes, everyone who is participating will need to complete our waiver and accept our terms and conditions before they start. Those under 18 will need to be signed off by, and accompanied by an attentive adult. This will need to be completed for every visit.
Birthday parties, large groups and schools will also need to have completed the waiver before games can start.
We've switched to a paperless system so you can now complete this when checking-in at the park or online before you visit by clicking here.
Note: Filling out the waiver does not reserve a space or book you in. We are working on a booking system but do not have one in place at the current time.
Do I need to stay and supervise?
Anyone under 18 years of age will need to be accompanied by an attentive adult at all times. If at any time we see a minor left unaccompanied on the archery course they will be removed from the activity until an adult returns. This is for their safety, and the safety of all other patrons.
As a general guide you should have one adult for every 4 children on the archery course.
There is absolutely no charge for spectators!
How long does it take?
Everyone goes through the course at their own pace which means it can be a little difficult to stick to a schedule.
On average, Archery with 3 arrows per person (in an average sized group of 5) it takes between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. For 6 arrows per person the time increases by approximately 30 minutes.
More time should be allowed for checking-in and training.
We do not time the activities in the park, they are completed when you finish the course. The Fun Zone is an all day play area, which means if you pay for one activity (or all activities) in this area you're free to use them for the rest of the day!
What do I need to wear?
Enclosed shoes are highly recommended.
Keep in mind that most of the archery trail is loose, black sand and there may be times that you miss the target and have to venture under the trees (as well as grass, sticks and insects/animals) to find it.
Try and avoid anything free hanging on your torso like scarves, necklaces and long hair. These can often get caught by the bowstrings and may cause injury or damage. We ask that zippers and buttons be done up on any jackets.
Here at the Busselton Archery Park we encounter lots of wild things...
These can be anything from the small but pesky mosquitoes, ants and flies to larger animals like birds, lizards (big king skinks) and the odd kangaroo!
Long, loose clothing is recommended for mosquito season.
When are you open?
We open at 9am and last entry is at 4.30pm, which means we stay until you're finished (daylight permitting).
We are open every day during school holidays but are closed on Tuesdays during school terms.
**Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day**
WEATHER PERMITTING: We will likely be closed during thunderstorms or wild winds. Whilst you can do archery in any weather, the wind can make it too dangerous to shoot under the trees. Please check Facebook for any closure notices.
We do try and open every day but we will be closed for family events. We will give as much notice as possible for any upcoming closures and will post to our Facebook page.
Can I use my own gear?
Absolutely! While our prices include equipment hire you are welcome to bring your own. Please note the following:
* Sorry, no compounds. Our archery course backs onto a public walkway and a residential area and to miss the target with a compound may have drastic consequences.
* Maximum draw weight is 30lbs
* Discounts only apply if you are using your own bow and arrows. You've taken the time to tune your equipment to perfection, you don't want to throw off your game with a mis-matched arrow spine.
We cannot be held liable for any damage or breakages to your gear if you choose to bring it to the park. Our target butts are made of layers of compressed foam and you're welcome to come and test how your arrows will fare against this before you start your match.
Can I bring my own food?
Of course! Bring a rug to picnic on or sit at one of our many picnic tables around the park.
We also have drinks, ice-creams and small snacks available inside the kiosk.
Can I bring Alcohol?
Alcohol is permitted at the park as long as there is to be strictly no consumption of alcohol or use of illegal drugs before or during archery.
We also have a strict NO SMOKING policy while in the park.