Our Story - Zone 3 Darwin

Zone 3 has been Darwin's iconic laser tag venue for over 20 years. Opening its doors in 1993, Zone 3 is considered the original and the best laser tag venue in Darwin.

We consider us the professionals in the field and our services reflect that. We are not about pushing as many players as we can through, we are about customer service and making sure that all our players enjoy their time in the maze.

Zone 3 Darwin offers massive amount of game types to suit all players, with our techs constantly creating new ones!


Laser Tag is a high-tech sport where players wearing computerised vests or packs and handheld “phasers” attempt to achieve a winning score by tagging opponent players, base stations, and other targets within a playing arena.
Shortly after you arrive at Zone 3 you will receive a full briefing explaining how the game is played. After the briefing we will split the teams, put on our vests and make our way into the arena. The vests will activate allowing players to fire their phaser at opponents packs and arena elements such as base stations and targets. Each vest has sensors on the front, back, shoulders and phaser. Tagging these areas will award points while deactivating the tagged opponent for a short time. At the end of the mission, the packs shutdown automatically and players return to the kit-up room, hang up their vests and check the scoreboard to see if their team is victorious!
Each mission takes about 15 minutes including kit up and kit down time. For your first mission, there will also be a 5 minute briefing where the Zone 3 crew will explain the operation of the packs and arena elements as well as outlining the safety rules. When you play more than one game, you will have a 10 minute rest between your missions.
Zone 3 Darwin can accommodate 20 players.The minimum number of players is two, but we suggest that more people is more fun. Come down during one of our special sessions or over the weekend and there will generally always be other groups to join in with.
We recommend a minimum age of 6 years for players, however confident 5 year olds will be ok if supervised with an adult. There is no maximum age to play the game. Bring the whole family!
No. The lasers used in the game are very low power (a fraction of the power hand-held laser pointers use) and are computer controlled to only flash on for a very brief time. It is a natural reflex that the eye will blink when presented with any intense light (for example, a photographic flash) and this reflex adds to the protection of the eyes. The equipment used has been tested to meet appropriate standards of safety for lasers around the world.
A lock in session is where parents can drop their children off and go enjoy a few hours off! Children will be given a wrist band and not be allowed to leave the building until a parent or guardian picks them up.


Laser Tag is played in a darkened environment, but it is not pitch black! The arena is well lit with black lights which causes the abundant use of fluorescent paints and materials in the arena to glow brightly. In addition, the arena is also lit by coloured spotlights and floodlights, as well as other lighting effects. After a couple of seconds, your eyes will have adjusted to the light level and you will generally be able to see quite well.
Laser Tag can be played at your own pace. There is no reason to be rushing around the arena (we actively discourage this!), so as long as you are comfortable doing a low impact work out for 10 minutes, which may involve going up some ramps, then you are probably fit enough to play. If you are pregnant, have epilepsy, a pace maker/heart condition or any other physical condition that may impact your ability to play Laser Tag safely, please notify a Zone 3 crew member upon arrival.
We recommend that players wear a shirt with sleeves (that is, not a singlet) and we insist on players having enclosed shoes. Open-toed shoes, sandals, thongs, and bare feet are not permitted. No other padding or special clothing is needed as Laser Tag is a non-contact sport.
Absolutely not! Your pack lets you know you have been deactivated in three ways: sound, sight, and touch. Firstly, the pack will play a sound that indicates you have been tagged. Secondly, your pack contains vibrators, so you will feel the pack vibrate. And thirdly, the pack lights will turn off indicating you are deactivated.
Yes. Laser Tag can be played as either an individual (solo) or team game. Laser Tag is an extraordinary team sport because we can have up to eight teams playing at once. This gives players some interesting new ways to think about tactics and teamwork while providing more “targets” for each player.
Yes, we have many different solo and team mission scenarios. Come to Tight Ass Thursday from 6.00pm - 9:00pm on Thursday night or Super Session from 6:00 – 9:00pm on a Friday night to try some out!