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Address: | Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-377 0338
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Description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2013
JessFwgtn
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Wellington
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Townsville, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This was a surprise for my hubby and 15yo son, and I couldn’t miss out neither, so we all had a single seater to drive… Couldn’t rave enough about the experience, I drove like a grandma, but hubby came 2nd out of our group…They record all the statistic on how you drove including gear changes and speeds etc.. The cars... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Took our staff and others here and one week on they are still talking about it.Cars are very easy to drive and Craig and his team make sure you are well briefed before you do your laps.

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Auckland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

Did the A1 (single seater) experience with my partner, we loved it and will definately go back sometime. Pluses were the excitement of driving what looks (well a bit) like an F1 car round the track at up to 160 kph, minuses were that it was too short as an experience. Quite expensive but obviously a lot of cost goes... More 

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California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2008

I found this attraction on the Virgin Blue website cause I've been wanting to do an F1 and/or A1 (single seater) driving experience for a while now. It takes about an hour from Rotorua to get to Taupo, and direction to the place is not hard to find at all. It costs NZD 290/person for a 10-lap session, which includes... More 

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