Leith Valley Rifle Range

Open most Saturdays 1-4pm (weather permitting). The range is closed for routine maintenance in June and July and over the Christmas period. The range may also close at times of high fire risk.

2024 Open dates

Dates Open/Closed Reason
6-Jan-2024 Closed New Year break
13-Jan-2024 Closed New Year break
20-Jan-2024 Open  
27-Jan-2024 Open  
3-Feb-2024 Closed Waitangi Weekend
10-Feb-2024 Open  
17-Feb-2024 Open  
24-Feb-2024 Open  
2-Mar-2024 Open  
9-Mar-2024 Open  
16-Mar-2024 Open  
23-Mar-2024 Closed Otago Anniversary
30-Mar-2024 Closed Easter
8-Apr-2024 Open  
13-Apr-2024 Open  
20-Apr-2024 Open  
27-Apr-2024 Closed ANZAC Day
4-May-2024 Open  
11-May-2024 Open  
18-May-2024 Open  
25-May-2024 Open  
1-Jun-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
8-Jun-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
15-Jun-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
22-Jun-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
29-Jun-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
6-Jul-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
13-Jul-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
20-Jul-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
27-Jul-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
29-Jul-2024 Closed Winter Maintenance
3-Aug-2024 Open  
10-Aug-2024 Open  
17-Aug-2024 Open  
24-Aug-2024 Open  
31-Aug-2024 Open  
7-Sep-2024 Open  
14-Sep-2024 Open  
21-Sep-2024 Open  
28-Sep-2024 Open  
5-Oct-2024 Open  
12-Oct-2024 Open  
19-Oct-2024 Open  
26-Oct-2024 Closed Labour Weekend
2-Nov-2024 Open  
9-Nov-2024 Open  
16-Nov-2024 Open  
23-Nov-2024 Open  
30-Nov-2024 Open  
7-Dec-2024 Open  
14-Dec-2024 Open  
21-Dec-2024 Closed Christmas
28-Dec-2024 Closed Christmas
31-Dec-2024 Closed Christmas
4-January Closed Christmas
11-January Closed Christmas
18-January Closed Christmas
25-January Open Range Open For 2025


The Leith Valley Rifle Range is accessed off Leith Valley road either from Leith Valley or off State Highway 1 (SH1) at Leith saddle heading south. Open from 1pm to 4pm only, $5 for NZ Deerstalkers Members $10 for non-Deerstalkers

Leith Valley Range Location

Any cancellation due to weather or closures will be made on the Facebook page, Leith Valley Rifle Range. Please join this page for updates.

The range is a 10 minute walk from the road, so make sure you are at the range well before closing time.

Hearing protection and eye protection are mandatory.

  • Bring your earmuffs! - Hearing protection to be worn as nearing the range.
  • Dogs are not permitted.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Small children are not permitted for obvious safety reasons. Older children must be under the direct supervision of an adult at ALL times.
  • Adequate footwear and warm clothing is advised.

Range Fees:

Members $5.00 (please bring your current membership card as proof) Non Members $10.00

Targets are supplied.

Firing from 25, 50 and 100 meters.

8 benches available

Range officers can assist with sighting in.


  • Follow the direction of the Range Officers at ALL times
  • Rifles are to have bolts removed unless you are shooting.
  • Ammunition is not to be loaded in the rifle/magazine until you are stationed at the bench ready to shoot.
  • Chamber safety flags (supplied) are to be used at all times.

Prohibited use of the range without a qualified range officer, and outside of the above hours will result in prosecution. This applies to Otago Branch NZDA members as well. Cameras are now operating at the range.

If you are interested in becoming a Range Officer, please contact us here.