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Formula Challenge Racing

Address: | Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-377 0338
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Taupo
Type: Race Car Tracks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport...
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Type: Race Car Tracks, Sights & Landmarks
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 single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I rarely post reviews but this deserves one. Finished our laps 30 minutes ago and still on a massive high. Very welcoming staff who are patient, friendly and really do love their jobs, and I can see why. Highly recommend doing this activity no matter your gender or age. Would quite happily spend all day and all my savings at... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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