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Formula Challenge Racing

| Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
07 377 0338
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Ranked #14 of 27 Attractions in Taupo
Type: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us,... more » Owner description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand’s only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge singleseaters and our Landrover Discoverys, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo, Hampton Downs or Ruapuna and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!! « less
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The racing team generously allowed us non particants to share my sister's experience. I loved having a chance to ride in a race car while my sister was shown the track for 2x circuts(luckily not while she was driving!). My sister loved her experience. It was the highlight of her Taupo stay. The team were professional and safety was well... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Husband loved his experience and was worth the money make sure you go for at least the 10 or 12 lap option as takes couple of laps to get the hang of it

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Auckland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The hot laps, V8s and single seater racing cars are why you come here. Where else can you drive a V8 supercar or single seat racer that you didn't buy and build yourself? This is a unique attraction, just imagine how much it would cost overseas. I loved it. Probably not so good for spectators though they also have an... More

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and his brother had wanted to do this for ages so we booked the V8 cars for them to drive. I had heard that friends/partners can hop in the car for the familiarisation lap and was sure I wouldn't go. When I saw that the trainer was driving I agreed to hop in and was glad I did.... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to experience a hot lap on practice day. Great experience, Make sure you take heaps of water, sun screen and perhaps an umbrella. Not a lot of places to escape from the sun/heat. Toilet facilies clean and tidy.

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Wellington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I bought a voucher for my partner to drive the single seated race car. He loved it and wanted to do it again straight away! The whole crew out at the track were great and helpful and made the experince even better. Was great being able to go around the track in a V8 a couple of times, even tho... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Unhelpfull staff..too busy to talk ....when i said i was in town for a few days this was met with an off hand no chance repeated three times....im too busy racing...then why run a business trying to get people to experince racing..off hand rude disinterested staff and this was the man featured on their leaflet

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Its awesome you have to go here as it is amazing and an experience of a lifetime

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Bay of Plenty
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

My boy couldn't stop smiling, a great birthday gift for him!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

It is harder than it looks, but it is terrible entertainment dollar value

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FCRacing, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. In our quest to ensure customer satisfaction, could you expand on why you feel it was terrible value for money? Thanks in advance for your feedback. Formula Challenge Racing More

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