The Upper Clutha Rifle Range


Location and Description: 

The Farm Creek Rifle Range is open every weekend (except for Lambing in October) between the hours of 10am and 4pm and on Wednesdays during daylight saving from 3 to 7pm. The gate is kept locked except during nominated events and keys are available from the Range Officer or Secretary 
The range is located off the Albert Town – Hawea Road opposite Rapid Number 580 approximately 4 km north of the Albert Town Bridge. Grid reference is NZ Topo 50 sheet CA12 995E 480N. Entry is through the locked farm gate on the western side of the road and follow the defined track. 

The range has six targets/frames at 100 meters, one fixed target frame at 200 yards, and hinged target frames at 25 and 50 metres. There is a covered, enclosed shooting shed facility with six prone/bench rest options. 

The range became operational in August 2013 following agreement between the Club and the lessee, Stacey Anderson, and is situated on freehold land owned by RH and PH Masfen of Auckland. 

The range is available for the use of members of the Upper Clutha Branch and their invited guests. All users are to read and comply with the following conditions of use/ Farm Creek Range Standing orders below and as evidence of their agreement for compliance, must sign the Range register and pay a $2 fee per day of use or an annual fee as agreed. 

Terms and Conditions


Access to the Club’s Farm Creek Range is available to all Branch members on any weekend between the hours of 10am and 4pm and outside scheduled events.  During periods of daylight saving the range is open on Wednesdays between 3 and 7pm

The access gate is locked at all times and a key is available from the address below on the following terms and conditions.
  1. The member must have signed a Range User Declaration.
  2. An Attendance Register at the range must be signed by all attending.
  3. Members must supply and fix their own signs to the target frame and remove them after use. Staples, not nails should be used.
  4. Warning flags must be erected in the locations specified on the Site Plan posted in the shooting platform. Erect the red flag stored in the tube at the gate to indicate live firing is in progress.  
  5. Follow Safety Rule protocols as per Standing Orders Clause 8.  A copy of these Orders are posted in the shooting platform building.
  6. Tidy site on completion, remove rubbish and empty cartridge cases. Ensure shooting platform is stock proof. Take down warning flags.
  7. Lock gate, store away gate flag and return key to Range Officer.
Access to this Range is reliant on the continued goodwill of the owner. In the event a Range Officer is not in attendance you have an obligation to ensure that safety is not compromised, property is not damaged and that liability rests with you alone.

A key is available from the Secretary at 28 Kingston Street Albert Town during weekend hours or by contacting Murray Burns phone home 443 5506 or 021 0235 6147