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Velocity Karts

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Velocity Blokarts

We were a small Team of people who all work together. We had a real mix of ages and these karts... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
motheranne3
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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We had family visiting us from other parts of the country and thought this would be a good activity to engage us all.

After the Christchurch earthquakes, the place was a bit difficult to locate, but once found the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnmarks47
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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We offer two choices of outrageous fun on 3 wheels: -Wind powered blokart (land yachts) -Battery powered Driftkarts Two purpose built tracks in Christchurch where you can hire a kart and have some fun with family and friends. A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR...more
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Pages Road | Bexley Reserve, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a small Team of people who all work together. We had a real mix of ages and these karts suited us with all levels of ability, fast or slow. It was so much fun, very safe & well organised! I would really recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After the Christchurch earthquakes, the place was a bit difficult to locate, but once found the experience was well worth the effort. We had good safety briefings and instruction on how to 'drive' the karts. We were kitted out with crash helmets etc and started...More

Thank johnmarks47
VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a very well considered review which was 3 years in the making! We really appreciate you writing it so long after visiting. We now have a new safety and instructional dvd plus have sealed our track so you'll be even more impressed on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You definitely need it to be quite windy, but the staff are very attentive, the karts go very fast, so very good for youngsters, although they look after you even if you're in your late seventies and want an adventure.More

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and great to hear you had an exciting experience with us. The blokarts are fun in all winds from 5-6 knots (10kph) upwards but as the wind gets stronger we put smaller sails on to keep it not too exciting ......More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minutes of racing on the blocarts. The staff are very friendly and accomodating and the whole experience was excellent.

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for writing a review and your really kind comments about our activity and our team, we really appreciate it. Cheers Ian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a great break from museums for our teenager who still insists it was the highlight of a 4 week trip. Staff was instructive and really helped to insure we had the best track direction with the changing wind. The carts go really fast quickly...More

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for writing a review, I am 100% with your sons profound assessment!! Ouch if I'd known you wanted longer, it would not have been a problem, we offer 30 min and 1 hour or even longer sessions. Yes they can be fast fun machines!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids had a awesome time. The staff were very helpful professional. Well worth the money and we will return next time in Christchurch.

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and great to hear the kids enjoyed it so much. We appreciate your comments about the activities being good value and look forward to your next visit when in Christchurch. Cheers Ian

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have just done velocity for the first time. It was awesome!! The crew was friendly, and it was very easy to follow the instructions. We had a great lovely time!More

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for writing a review and I am pleased you enjoyed it so much. We love to hear that people find the blokarts easier to operate than they expect. I remember it was a windy day when you came so well done for enjoying the...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Awesome family fun on the drift carts at Velocity Carts. Everyone on the carts loved it, good instructions and a good area for those who just wanted to watch. Highly recommended family activity.

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and great to hear you all enjoyed our unique Driftkarts. Thanks so much for your positive recommendations. Hopefully see you again soon. Cheers Ian

Reviewed September 28, 2018

This was sooooo much fun, we took our two teenagers and it was amazing, we all had smiles on our faces and we all recommended to our friends and work mates. Staff were so helpful and well worth the money. A definite must to do.Thank...More

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for your awesome review and lovely comments about your experience with us. Great to hear it was so much fun and you recommended us to friends and colleagues. We appreciate your comments about it being value for money, we try to make our experiences...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

A totally awesome experience for the whole family, would totally recommend this experience as a must do if you are in Christchurch. Make sure you wear a warm top - the wind required to make them go can be a bit chilly! Hands down some...More

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VelocityKarts, Owner at Velocity Karts, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for writing a review and great to hear you found your blokart experience so awesome. We love seeing the whole family including grandparents having fun. Thanks for the recommendation, we appreciate it. Yes layers of clothing are a good idea especially in Spring, roll...More

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hannahmcinnes9
November 26, 2017|
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Response from VelocityKarts | Property representative |
Hi for blokart children can be age 7 and above to sail solo. Those under 7 can sail alongside an adult or older child in our tandem karts. Blokart is very easy to learn and safe. We have 4 different sized sails that we... More
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510jeffl
September 18, 2015|
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Response from VelocityKarts | Property representative |
Hi we have had someone weighing 150kg and another gave feedback on Facebook that a member of their group weighed 130kg. We set our sails according to the wind strength and sailor size and generally need a stronger breeze to... More
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