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Experience Overview

  • Day out in the sun
  • Enjoy some beers with the lads
  • Show you have the superior aim
  • Bar onsite
  • Option to include Bowl Bunnies
  • Ease into the night with this activity
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Barefoot Bowls in Dunedin

Destination: DUNEDIN

6 min
2+ Hrs

It’s a sport traditionally associated with pristine white uniforms, grey-hair retirees and an ultra-conservative vibe. However, Barefoot Bowls has recently undergone a youthful transformation, and it’s being taken over by 20-something larrikins. The new relaxed rules and free flow of shandy (hold the lemonade) makes this the perfect activity for your bucks party.

Lawn bowls date back around 7,000 years, and the relatively light physical demands and relaxed pace traditionally attracted your Grandpa and his mates. While the oldies are still going strong on the greens, the younger generations have revitalised the sport – giving it a peeled-back refresh. Kick off your shoes, cancel your arvo plans and prepare to grab some balls.

Barefoot bowls are the not-so-new but definitely improved version of the sport, where grey hair is no longer a requirement for playing. The aim of the game is purely to have fun. If you’re a little too competitive for that, you’ll need to get your bowl to the precise target area or closer to the mark than anyone else. The higher the number of bowls closest to the jack, the higher the score. The game is generally played in teams of 2 – 4 players but can really be tailored to suit a group of any size.

Our favourite part of playing lawn bowls is that it’s probably one of the only sports that you can play shoeless, with a beer in hand and without breaking a sweat. Whether you win, lose or cheat your way to the end, the oldies promise one thing – the bar is always stocked for post-game drinks, and the banter is top-notch. 

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4.5 rating from Google Reviews

Such a good weekend. Went with a group of mates who all had a great time. The highlight was two gorgeous babes cooking us breakfast after the night out!! Definitely a must do!


- Asthon R

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