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BEFORE YOU BOOK
How much does it cost? How long are the sessions?
Prices vary slightly depending on which venue you are booking for. All pricing can be found under the AXE THROWING? tab for your selected location. All our sessions run for 2 hours, with the exception of our Quick Chuck (see below).
Do you take 'walk-ins'?
Sydney/Melbourne: No. All sessions need to be pre-booked online as staff are only on site for pre-booked sessions.
Opening Hours for Quick Chuck:
Thursday: 2pm – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Can I book a session for less than 8 people?
Yes you can, we have sessions available where you can book in for smaller groups or even on your own. These are called public sessions, and run every Thursday and Saturday night PLUS Sunday afternoon. Want to come as a pair? We also offer Date Night every Friday at 7pm.
What if I want a Private Session but don’t have 8 people?
You can certainly book a private session and attend with less than 8 people, but you will still need to book and pay for the 8 participants we typically require. Consider this more of a lane hire fee, than a per person charge! Private sessions run in set timeslots 7 days a week. All availability can be found here.
What is the difference between a public session and a private session?
Our private sessions have a minimum lane fee (the equivalent of 8pax in your chosen location). This gives your group a lane to itself for the full 2 hour session, with your own axe throwing coach hosting your group exclusively.
Our public sessions can be booked and paid per head for those who have less than 8 (and don’t wish to pay for 8 minimum for a private session). They still run for 2 hours using the same format as our private sessions, however, you’re in a group with up to 12 other people in the same lane, participating in the same tournament.
Can we come at a time that isn’t available on the website?
Unfortunately not! We run our set times in all sessions so that we can run as many sessions as possible each and every day! A non-standard timeslot makes over 4 hours worth of typical axe throwing time completely unavailable to other groups that may want to come along!
Can we have a shorter session?
All of our sessions run for 2 hours (excluding Quick Chucks). If you require a shorter session, please note that it will reduce your axe throwing time significantly, as we are unable to reduce the amount of time our safety briefing runs.
What is included in a session?
We supply everything you need for a session (please see our dress code). During your 2 hour session you will receive one-on-one coaching from our axe throwing pros, time for some target practice then a bunch of games/matches in a double elimination or round robin tournament to find the axe throwing champ of your group. All sessions are fully supervised by our axe throwing pros who will be there to help you every step of the way.
Is there an age limit?
YES, typically participants must be 18 years of over. However, teenagers 15 and up may participate with parent or guardian supervision throughout the session. The parent or guardian must sign a waiver on behalf of the adolescent prior to participation.
What if my numbers change?
Provided the number change is within your lane limits in a PRIVATE session, that’s fine, no need to notify us! If your numbers fall outside of your bracket shown below, check our policy here!
8-15 people = 1 lane (your minimum required payment on the day is 8 people, your maximum cap for people is 15)
16-30 people = 2 lanes (your minimum required payment on the day is 16 people, your maximum cap is for 30 people
31-45 people = 3 lanes (your minimum required payment on the day is 31 people, your maximum cap is for 45 people)
46-60 people = 4 lanes (your minimum required payment on the day is 46 people, your maximum cap is for 60 people)
61-75 people = 5 lanes (your minimum required payment on the day is 61 people, your maximum cap is for 75 people)
**This does not apply to Food and Beverage Packages**
Will someone teach me how to throw an axe?
Yes! We have expert axe throwers to coach you throughout your session. Every axe throwing session begins with coaching to get you feeling confident before you battle it out against your mates (with our coaches watching every throw to help you hone your new found skills).
Is it co-ed?
Yes! Girls and guys are equally awesome at throwing axes. One of our axe throwing pros weighs in at barely 40kg and she is an awesome shot! It's technique that will make you a winner, not strength.
What are your hours?
Check out our specific location pages for our hours. Keep in mind we are only open for booked events so if you're thinking of dropping in to check out our venue (which you are more than welcome to do), make sure you email us and check that staff will be in attendance.
How many locations do you have?
We Have 5 Locations!
SYDNEY - Suite 2.01, 75 Mary Street, St Peters
MELBOURNE - 19-21 Russell St, Abbotsford
BRISBANE - 52a Doggett St, Newstead
PERTH - 63a John St, Northbridge
ADELAIDE - 33-34 Port Rd, Thebarton (OPEN MAY 15th, 2020)
Why is the price higher on public holidays?
We are proud to pay our staff penalty rates for their work on a public holiday, however we do need to recover some of this cost. Public holidays are subject to a 10% surcharge.
Do you sell Gift Certificates?
We sure do! These can be purchased here.
AFTER YOU’VE BOOKED
What if people in our group arrive late?
Late arrivals can certainly be accommodated within reason – please just note, this cuts into the throwing time! Your coach will have to stop the group, and run through the safety and introduction all over again with the latecomer, so please just make sure your group is aware of this!
Do you have aircon?
Unfortunately not! We recommend coming in some cool clothes, and we have all our fans running at max capacity in the summer!
Are your venues pet friendly?
Absolutely! As long as someone is constantly watching over/holding the pet, you’re more than welcome to bring them along!
Do you serve food?
We have soft drinks, water, chocolate and packets of chips available for purchase at the venue only. We are not a catered venue, so if your group requires food, please book one of our food packages. These need to be organised at least 1 week prior to your session. We do not permit BYO food or drinks in our venues (with the exception of a birthday cake).
Do you serve alcohol/can I bring alcohol?
BRISBANE - We have a licence to serve alcohol. Limit to 3 drinks per person whilst at the venue. we have craft beer and cider available. No BYO alcohol permitted.
MELBOURNE SYDNEY & PERTH - We have a licence to serve alcohol. Patrons are not permitted to consume alcohol until they have finished axe throwing. No BYO alcohol permitted.
As per our alcohol policy here, you must not attend your session under the influence of alcohol, no matter which venue you are attending.
What do I wear?
Closed-toe shoes are a must. Besides that, you can wear whatever you like as long as you're able to throw an axe in it.
What is your cancellation policy? Can I change the date of our booking?
Please click here to read our cancellation, change of date and booking policy.
Do you accept credit card/EFTPOS?
Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard and debit at the venue. Cash and AMEX are NOT accepted at the venue.
Can I bring my own axe?
For Axe Throwing Sessions - No, council restrictions prohibit us from allowing you to bring your own axe - all axes are supplied by us. Besides, we've thrown just about every axe we could find and have found the best axes suited to throwing.
For League Players - Chat to us about how we can help you in selecting the right axe for you now that you're a pro!!
Can I bring my child?
Yes, children are welcome to come as a spectator, however they must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
Are spectators allowed?
Private events - If you would like to bring spectators to a private event, you must email us in advance to check availability. It's free but we do have limits on occupancy in the venue and we need to make sure we have space for onlookers.
League nights - Spectators over 18yrs are more than welcome and encouraged on our league nights - it's completely free. Spectators will be admitted on a first come first serve basis - we can only accept 15 spectators MAX on league nights. If spectators are keen to try out axe throwing, they are more than welcome to stick around after league competition is finished and give it a go (time permitting).
Can I throw axes if I’m pregnant?
Yes, however, just like any extreme sport, we highly recommend you seek your doctor's advice prior to participating.
Is the axe heavy?
Our regular competition axes weigh about 1.3kg and are made of raw steel. Most people don’t consider the axe to be very heavy. You may throw the axe with 1 hand or 2 hands, whichever feels most comfortable for you. Our coaches will help you find the technique that works best for you.
Is there parking?
SYDNEY - Yes, there is some parking available onsite at Precinct 75. Enter off Edith Street into Precinct 75.
MELBOURNE - Yes, there is ample street parking in the area.
BRISBANE - No, not on site. There is timed parking surrounding the venue otherwise save your gas and the world and catch a bus, train or uber!
PERTH - No, not on site. There is timed parking in the surrounding streets.
ADELAIDE - There is abundant free car parking on the Bonython Park side of Port Road across from the venue.
Can I get there by public transit?
SYDNEY - Yes, MANIAX Sydney is less than 10 minutes walk from Sydenham Train Station (750m) or an 11 minute walk from St Peters station (900m). Enter our venue via Edith Street or Mary Street entrances.
MELBOURNE - Yes, MANIAX Melbourne is located just 200 metres from Collingwood Train Station and numerous bus and tram lines on Hoddle Street and Alexander Parade. Enter off either Henry or Russell Street (between Gipps and Langridge Streets).
BRISBANE - Yes, MANIAX Brisbane is located just a quick 15 minute walk from Bowen Hills or Fortitude Valley Train stations, 8 minutes walk from the bus stops on Wickham Street or Ann Street and only 5 minutes walk from the James Street Precinct in the Valley or the Gasworks Precinct, Newstead.
PERTH - Yes, MANIAX Perth is located just a 15 minute walk from Perth Train Station with various bus stops surrounding our venue.
ADELAIDE - Absolutely! The Thebarton tram stop is just steps away from our front door!
Do you sell MANIAX merchandise?
Yes. We have stubby coolers, hats, t-shirts, singlets, hoodies, keyrings and axes all available for purchase at the venue.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, go ahead and take photos or videos and share them on social media. Please remember to tag us and use our hashtag: Facebook/INSTAGRAM - /maniax.AU Twitter - @maniax_AU