How much does it cost?
PRICES VARY SLIGHTLY DEPENDING ON WHICH VENUE AND DAY OF THE WEEK YOU ARE BOOKING FOR. ALL PRICES ARE SHOWN ON THE BOOKING PAGE FOR YOUR SELECTED SESSION.
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 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.
Can I book a session for less than 8 people?
at maniax we run structured and organised eventS for groups of 8 or more. while you can book with less than 8 people, you will still be required to pay for our minimum group size of 8.
Can I come and try it out by myself?
axe throwing is best suited to a group- trust us, your arm would get tired very quickly IF YOU THREW NON STOP, THAT'S WHY OUR NORMAL SESSIONS ARE FOR GROUP BOOKINGS. WE ALSO HAVE OUR AXE THROWING LEAGUE WHERE INDIVIDUALS CAN SIGN UP AND THROW REGULARLY (OVER AN 8 WEEK PERIOD) IN A FUN AND SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE.
Is there an age limit?
YES, Normally 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 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 shoes do I wear?
You must wear closed-toe shoes when throwing axes. Thongs and sandals are not permitted. High heels are not recommended.
What are your hours?
10am till 10pm - Monday thru Saturday
10am till 9pm - sundays
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 we have a session running and that staff will be in attendance.
How many locations do you have?
WE HAVE 1 LOCATION OPEN AT THIS STAGE - 2.01 - 75 mary street, st. peters. - Sydney's Inner west - AUSTRALIA
WE HAVE MORE VENUES OPENING SOON - WORK ON MELBOURNE IS WELL UNDERWAY AND WE ESTIMATE OPENING MID-LATE 2017.
OTHER VENUES ARE ALSO IN THE WORKS AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
(UPDATED MAY 2017)
Is there parking?
YES, there is lots of free parking. enter off edith st. into precinct 75. click on the 'find us' page for more info.
Do you do group events?
Yes, That's what we do! Group events can be booked for groups of 8 people or more (we can do less than 8, but you will need to pay for the 8 minimum). Group events can be booked 7 days a week with numerous time slots available from 10am-10pm. Click here to BOOK YOUR GROUP EVENT.
Do you serve food?
we have soft drinks, water and some limited snacks available for purchase at the venue.
feel free to bring in your own catering - we have plenty of fridge space for your stuff. we do not provide any serving items, so please bring all that you will need.
Do you serve alcohol/can I bring alcohol?
NO, Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.
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.
Will someone teach me how to throw an axe?
Yes! We have expert axe throwers ready to coach you. 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).
Do you accept credit card/EFTPOS?
yes, we accept visa, masterCard and debit at the venue. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE VENUE.
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.
Is the axe heavy?
Our regular competition axes weigh about 1kg 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 THT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.
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.
Can I get there by public transit?
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 st or mary street entrances. see map.
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).
Can I bring my own axe?
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.
Do you sell MANIAX merchandise?
yes. WE HAVE stubby coolers, trucker hatS AND T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE VENUE OR online here
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 NIGHT - 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).
How do I join the league?
Click here for information about joining our leagues.
How long does the League go for?
League SEASONS last for 8 weeks (including 1 WEEK FOR FINALS).
Do I need experience to join the League?
No, you may be a first-time axe thrower, experience is not necessary. OUR AXE THROWING COACHES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE AT ALL LEAGUE NIGHTS.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, go ahead and take photos or videos and share them on social media. Please remember to tag us:
facebook/INSTAGRAM - /maniax.AU - Twitter - @maniax_AU
What is your cancellation policy?
Please click here to read our cancellation and booking policy
Do you take 'walk-ins'?
NOT USUALLY. SESSIONS NEED TO BE PRE-BOOKED ONLINE. IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS, YOU CAN POP IN AND SEE IF WE HAVE ANY AVAILABILITY. IF WE DO, WE CAN SIGN up YOUR GROUP FOR THE NEXT available TIME SLOT.
Do you have a waiting list?
We wilL, so join the league now to avoid missing out!
Can I book in by myself?
yes, absolutely, you can sign up to join our league which runs weekly.
What if we don’t have 8 people in our group?
you can still book with a smaller group however you will be charged the minimum rate for 8 people.
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.