What is Paintball?
Paintball is a combination of hide and seek, brandy & chess.
The most common paintball game is 'Centre Flag'. In this game two teams start at opposite ends of the field. Both teams are trying to capture the flag from the centre of the field & hang it on their oppositions base to win the game. During the game players use air/gas powered paint guns to try & eliminate their opponents by tagging them with capsules filled with a paint like liquid. Players use barricades to protect themselves from being tagged and strategically advance up the field to try and outplay the opposition.
Paintball is a game played by millions of people worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing extreme sports and one of the most popular activities for birthday & bucks parties through to corporate team building.
Does it hurt?
We often hear players say "It doesn't hurt as much as I thought".
Getting tagged with a paintball is similar to a sting from a rubber band flick. The sting may last for a few seconds but then you are ready and pumped for the next game. The more into the game you are & the more you want to win the less you will feel it. When I am playing tournaments I am so focused on trying to win that I often say if paintballs hit any softer you wouldn't even know you were hit.
Paintball has grown into one of the fastest growing extreme sports in the world & lasted 20+ years. This would not be possible if it hurt too much. In South Australia the Government have set the minimum age as suitable for players from 10 years of age.
We use good quality paintballs that are brittle & break easy on players. We also provide custom overalls with inbuilt neck protection, good quality masks & we even have padded vests for players if they require free of charge.
What is the minimum Age?
Players MUST be 10 years of age or above as per South Australian Firearms Law.
Players under 18 years must have their waiver form completed by their own parent to play.
Do we need to make a booking?
We require bookings in advance so we can structure the day & prepare. We recommend as soon as a group knows when they want to play to let us know as far in advance as possible as some days fill up weeks in advance.
We will always try to accommodate for last minute bookings too.
Can we play paintball today?
Call us on 0413144992
What time do we need to arrive?
10 minutes prior to your booking time. Booking/processing times are 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm. We can do a 2pm if required. Games can run until 4pm or 5pm if required.
How long does 100 paintballs last?
Anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 hours.... Some players are trigger happy and blast through their paintballs and other players are conservative and make every shot count. On average approx 95% of players buy extra paintballs. The quantity varies from 100 balls to 1000+... the record is 5100. The players that blast though their first 100 paintballs are usually the players that have bought a bulk paintball deal so they have a lot of paintballs to shoot. Our referees are trained to run groups that have minimal paintballs through to trigger happy groups. We want all players to have an awesome day, have a good amount of playing time and play different games on different fields.
A few reasons why we recommend buying your extra paintballs at the start of your session:
How much time should we allow for paintball?
On average groups are at the field for approx 5 hours. Some groups are quicker and some groups will play all day from 9am to 4pm (or 5pm if players still have paintballs to shoot off).
Are there waiver forms to complete?
All players are required to complete a waiver form.
Do we need to pay a deposit?
To secure bookings we require a $20 deposit per player.
What do we wear?
Players must wear enclosed shoes. Sneakers/joggers with good grip are recommended for normal conditions & turf shoes/footy boots are recommended for wet weather & advanced players (no metal blades or spikes).
We provide custom camouflage overalls for players to wear whilst playing. We recommend players wear shorts & T-shirt/singlet under their overalls all year round. If it is a hot day feel free to strip off more clothing under your overalls to keep cool. We have free hire of padded vests if required.
The following items are recommended:Groin box (we sell for $5)
Gloves. Protection from paintballs, ground etc (we sell from $4)
Baseball style hat/cap. Good to wear backwards under your masks. (we sell camo hats from $6)
Can we wear our own gear?
Players are welcome to wear & use their own paintball playing gear.
Masks must be in good condition & inspected by Paintball Park staff before use.
Clothing such as shirts & pants must be recognised paintball brands & designed for playing paintball.
Can we use our own marker (paintball gun)?
Players are welcome to use their own paintball guns.Before Your Day of Play
Please let us know in advance if bringing your own paintball gun.
Check paintball guns in to reception immediately after arrival & 20 minutes before your booking time.
The licensed / registered owner of a paintball gun must be on the premises at all times with the gun.
Firearms laws & Paintball Park rules must be followed at all times.
Can we bring our own paintballs?
Only Paintballs supplied by Paintball Park on the day are to be used. This is for player safety, environmental protection, to prevent staining of equipment & customers clothing etc.
Can we play in the rain?
Games can be played in light rain. If rain becomes heavy or conditions are unacceptable then games will be stopped until conditions are acceptable.
If rain is heavy in the morning we will still set up & be prepared to run paintball games. Due to our field location we don't get a lot of rain during the day at Paintball Park. If we do have rain in the morning it usually clears by 9am-10am.
Paintball is an extreme sport that can be played in most weather conditions. Paintball Park monitors weather leading up to paintball days & on paintball days. For player safety if Paintball Park believes conditions are too extreme then games will be stopped or called off & we will discuss the options with players.We recommend:
Can we play on hot days?
Paintball is an extreme sport that can be played in most weather conditions. Paintball Park monitors weather leading up to paintball days & on paintball days. For player safety if Paintball Park believes the weather conditions are too hot then games will be stopped or called off & we will discuss the options with players.
On warm & hot days players are brought in more frequently for drink breaks & we often have a misting station set up for players to cool off.On warm to hot days we recommend:
What is the minimum group size?
The only time we require a minimum amount of players in your group is if you are the only group on the day.
We normally have multiple groups playing every Sat & Sun so normally on weekends you don't have to worry about the minimum amount of players.
We require a minimum of 8 players to open the field.If you are the only group on the day & you have less than 8 players we can still open for you but we require the following paintballs to be bought per player.
Do you have EFTPOS?
Yes. To remain at our 2005 opening special prices when we got EFTPOS facilities we had to either add a 3% surcharge or increase the entry fee for all players. We decided to add the 3% surcharge to keep the entry price down. Please let all your players know before the day so there are no surprises.
To help players get their deposits in quicker and easier we do waive the 3% surcharge for deposits.
Can I pay the deposit over the phone?
Yes. Please phone 8362 3456 or 0413 144 992.
We accept Visa & Master Cards. (There is no surcharge for deposits however there is a 3% surcharge for all other transactions)
To remain at our 2005 opening special prices when we got EFTPOS facilities we had to either add a 3% surcharge or increase the entry fee for all players. We decided to add the 3% surcharge to keep the entry price down. Please let all your players know before the day so there are no surprises.
Can we drink alcohol?
No. Paintball guns are registered firearms. It is illegal to handle a firearm whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
It is illegal to consume alcohol on the premises as we do not have a liquor license.
Paintball Park is a registered shooting range. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused entry & will be required to leave.