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Northland Paintball Battlefields

With over 18 different battlefields to choose from, World Challenge Tag is one of the best paintball zones in Auckland.

From Minecraft to Zombie Lands, World Challenge Tag has many combat zones catering to children aged 10yrs to 15yrs, Men & Women, Corporates, Stag Do’s & Hen Parties. There are themes for all occasions.

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Bad Lands
  • Features: Tower Lookout
  • Terrain: Mostly dense bush & Swamp
  • Size: Large
  • With such a large area to play, squads skirmish to control the field.
  • Also connects with fields Skirmish and Bush Crash for larger groups.

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Battle Box
  • Features: Many large box barricades with strategic windows.
  • Terrain: Undulating grounds with raised mounds, some patches of bush.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Named after the bunker in Singapore that the British surrendered to the Japanese during World War Two.
  • Fast paced game as teams can advance quickly with solid cover. Watch out for the cross-fire.

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Bunker
  • Features: mainly forest with some Barricades and a strategic bunker.
  • Terrain: Open areas, steep hill, trench.
  • Size: Large with a smaller option.
  • Connected with Valley of Death, Wild West, North Face for a series of fields for the big game format.
  • A dashed white tape splits the field into two smaller areas.
  • A dashed yellow tape separates Bunker from Valley of Death.
  • Control the high ground and keep your opponent pinned in the trench.

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Bush Crash
  • Features: Bush
  • Terrain: Flat, some raised mounds.
  • Size: Medium
  • Connects with Badlands (which connects with Skirmish for larger game formats).
  • Safe room joins East Village.

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Crossroads
  • Features: Central Hut
  • Terrain: Flat, bush
  • Size: Small
  • Located next to Field HQ, ideal for small groups.
  • Small tracks zig-zag through the bush.

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East Village
  • Features: Many solid huts, Tower.
  • Terrain: Hill, raised mounds, some bush.
  • Size: Medium
  • Many solid huts which are important to control. The central hill separates the group’s two teams at the start.
  • Huts at the West end provide good challenge for attackers and defenders games.

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Far East
  • Features: Virgin Bush.
  • Terrain: Gentle slope.
  • Size: Large
  • Located at the Far East of our playing fields, not often played so foliage remains a natural cover.
  • Good long lanes of fire, plenty of cover for the stealth crawl.

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Gauntlet
  • Features: Thick bush over the creek with open areas in the middle.
  • Terrain: Hill, stream
  • Size: Medium
  • Strategic Hill dominates over the middle open-ground, whereas the thick foliage along the creek provides plenty of concealment for the sniper to crawl forward.
  • Option to play one or both sides of the creek. The far side of the creek doesn’t get played too often and as a result has thick bush throughout that side.

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Hamburger Hill
  • Features: Tough terrain, thick bush in places.
  • Terrain: Large Hill, Open area, Steep slope
  • Size: Medium.
  • The feature Hill has many places to hide.
  • Use team work and cover-fire to advance your team forward.

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Minecraft
  • Features: Many Small Boxes, Tower
  • Terrain: Flat
  • Size: Small
  • Far side of field allows players to crawl forward and sniper shoot at players in the middle.
  • Great field for kids. (small boxes offer limited cover only for bigger players).
  • Named after the popular computer game due to the small box barricades.

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North Face
  • Features: Strategic Huts, Bridge.
  • Terrain: Steep Slope. Thick bush up high.
  • Size: Large.
  • A tough field to play and navigate. A challenge for even experienced players.
  • Players starting from the low side gain control of the huts but become easily pinned from above when they advance on the slope.
  • Players playing the high side have a tough hill to climb when re-spawning.
  • Named after Everest route, due to the steep north end of the field.

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Pyramid
  • Features: Many Pyramids.
  • Terrain: Relatively flat
  • Size: Small
  • A circle of pyramids forms an ideal defence position for Attacker vs Defender games.
  • During standard capture the flag games this defensive position can be reached by either team…Who Dares Wins.

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Over The Top
  • Features: D-Day landing doors, Box barricades
  • Terrain: Big Trench, undulating terrain.
  • Size: Small
  • Two options for Attacker vs Defenders formats:
    • World War One Scenario has one team start in the large Trench, all players must advance together to gain no-man’s land.
    • World War Two Scenario has the attacking team burst open the D-Day landing craft doors and come directly under fire. The undulating terrain offers good defensive positions.

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Skirmish
  • Features: Three posts for mobile defence scenario
  • Terrain: Bush field with creek directly between the two teams. Great natural bush with especially good shadows amongst the punga & ferns.
  • Size: Medium
  • Connects with Badlands (yellow dashed tape line) for larger formats.
  • Teams stare at each other (just in range) at the start of the game, try to observe the direction in which the opponent’s force goes – then adapt the game plan to counter the opponent’s attack.
  • Has three posts which the defending team must protect
  • No knowing which way will the attacking team advance, defenders must be prepared to re-deploy and adapt once the attack begins.
  • Great field for stealth and cunning tactics.
  • The creek provides a challenging barrier to cross.

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Trench
  • Features: Small barricades amongst the Trenches
  • Terrain: Trenches and raised mounds.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Many trenches through-out the field.
  • Whilst they provide good cover initially, without a good team plan, there is the potential that you can become pinned and isolated in a trench.
  • Make sure you have good team support and move forward as a team. Both flanks are equally important, with the high-side flank an advantage with quicker respawns.

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Valley of Death
  • Features: Fort
  • Terrain: Steep valley
  • Size: Medium
  • Connects (yellow dash line) Bunker to Wild West/North Face.
  • The Steep slope is a challenge for novice players and probably is our toughest field to play.
  • Defending the Fort against a horde of attackers is a good scenario format on Valley of Death, it’s not for the faint-hearted though, as the end can be brutal for the defenders.

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Wild West
  • Features: Castle, many Huts
  • Terrain: Creek, raised mounds.
  • Size: Large
  • Often played with the creek as a side line. The castle is strategically important and can be hard to reach for the northern team, whereas the numerous huts in the middle are harder to reach for the southern team.
  • Connects Valley of Death (yellow dash) and North Face (Road).
  • Popular field with the regular players. Play around the huts can be intense and tough on young novice players.

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Zombie Lands
  • Features: Shallow graves.
  • Terrain: Gentle slopes, natural bush amongst the pines.
  • Size: Large.
  • The numerous shallow graves provide limited cover.
  • Work as a team, spread out as a skirmish line and move as a group.
  • Use ‘leap-frog’ technique to move your team forward.

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Other Features

WCT – Archery Combat Arena:

  • A great game for both girls and boy’s Birthday Parties.
  • Like Game of Thrones or Robin Hood, played in the forest using the trees as cover.
  • Run in its own arena, this is the archery version of Dodge Ball.
  • Using soft foam tipped arrows, teams line up to ‘tag’ their opponent or score the goal.
  • Players must work as a team to co-ordinate their strike as multiple shots are harder to dodge.
  • Also played as part of Kids Camp School Holiday programme each term.
  • Can be booked as a game on its own or in a package with a Target Range session – ideal for younger players not old enough for a full paintball game.
  • Can be booked as a Package which includes a full Paintball game.
  • Must be booked in advance.

Assault Course:

  • Purpose built and designed to complement Paintball Activities.
  • Experience the fun, challenge and adrenaline rush of Milsim (Military Simulation) style confidence building and fitness training over multiple activities and obstacles.
  • Suitable for all ages and levels of skill & fitness.
  • Hone skills of Teamwork and Team Leadership. Develop balance and co-ordination.
  • Forge a shared camaraderie whilst problem solving and overcoming obstacles.
  • Deployed as part of our Kids Camp School Holiday Programme held each term.
  • Can be included as part of our Corporate TBX Programmes – collaborative Team Building Exercise events designed to enhance social relations, develop interpersonal skills and define roles within an organisation.
  • Can be included as a pre-booked add-on feature at the beginning or end of any social paintball game. Must be booked in advance.
  • Features: Climbing Rope, Balance Bars, Bar Hang, Ditch Climb, Triangle Rope Puzzle (traverse & climb), Climbing Wall, Climbing Fence, Uphill Tyre Run, Net Crawl, Net Climb.

Target Range:

  • Ideal for first time players to hone their weapons skills and hit their target.
  • Can be arranged as a standalone activity, or pre-booked as a package with Archery Combat.
  • Ideal as an introduction to Paintball for those not yet old enough to play in a full game.
  • Players line up on the range, and aim and shoot at inanimate objects.
  • Also used often as a warm-up activity on booked social paintball games.

Wall of Death

  • Also called the ‘Splatter Cage’.
  • Messy, colourful, messy
  • A very Popular send off in Stag Games – Get 3 penalties in the game and you’re it.
  • The Stag – maybe with his Bestie – stand behind a mesh cage whilst the other members of their team fire at will.
  • Also popular in games where there is a VIP you want to single out for some special attention.
  • Arrange with your Game Ref on game day as part of the game plan!

The Venue

  • World Challenge Tag: established leaders in the New Zealand Paintball scene, fired into operation in 1985 and continue to dominate.
  • Located on a 1000 acre site in the lush Riverhead Forest.
  • Numerous, generously sized fields set amongst the trees.
  • Huge range of features and challenges for all, novice players to experienced & hardened challengers.
  • Paintball is an action-packed team based sport to get the adrenalin pumping and the wits working as you try to get the better of the opposing team.
  • Our venue includes: bush terrain, bridges, towers, forts, swamps, trenches, gullies, bunkers and a village and target range. Purpose built, exciting, no gimmicks.
  • We also have add-on activities: Archery Combat, Assault Course and the Kids Camp Holiday Programme as well as custom designed Corporate TBX (Team Building Exercise) Programmes.