Wellington is a great place for go karting, with plenty of tracks to choose from. In this blog post, we'll count down the top 5 go karting tracks in Wellington, based on our own personal experiences and reviews from experienced go karters.
1. Adrenalin Kapiti Coast
This Park offers the adrenaline combination of Paintball and Go Karting for an adventure filled experience. Adrenaline Kapiti Coast allows guests to race family and friends around an outdoor track while shooting each other with paintballs. This is offered in different game modes and is an experience that is unlike any other in the Wellington region. The karts require 2 people, with a driver from 16 years of age and a passenger of at least 7 years of age. Younger visitors will run through the Low Impact course for an inclusive experience.
“Best paintball place in the Wellington region! Better value with well maintained courses and the gear is either brand new or very well taken care of. We live in Wellington City & all agreed that it was well worth the drive. After some trial & error trying out different places, we are so glad we found this place!!” - Sini A.C
“We love coming here. Very friendly and genuine staff. Great for kids!! Can't recommend enough. Plus they play great music ” - Rebecca Gordonq
Location: 93 Old State Highway, Paraparaumu, New Zealand
2. Kartsport Wellington
The Kartsport Wellington track is designed for skilled racers and challenges those who love to Go Kart. This 780 meter track can be raced in both directions and offers a 10 meter elevation from sea-level, which proves to be an attraction for adrenaline-junkies. This park offers the chance to become a member, where you can experience Club Days and special offers. The Kartsport Club House also offers other amenities, such as food and drinks and a play area for younger visitors. Two large carparks and a spectator viewing area that overlooks the entire track are also available to guests.
“Fantastic venue, welcoming and friendly club vibe. A club with pride!” - Glen Houston
Location: Remutaka Rail Trail Road, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
3. Daytona Indoor Raceway
The Daytona Indoor Raceway accommodates the whole family from ages 7 and up. With a variety of different skill-levels in racing, this indoor activity service offers Senior, Intermediate and Junior tracks for an inclusive and fun time. Situated in Palmerston North - only an hour and a half drive from Wellington - Daytona Indoor Raceway is perfect for casual races against whoever is there, or for an event, you can book out the entire track for a great way to connect with family, friends or work colleagues.
“A great afternoon of racing. The staff were very professional and friendly. They provided good coaching tips and encouragement. They really did go that extra mile to ensure everybody in the group had a best driving experience. My sons were buzzing afterwards with huge grins. Thanks again to the staff.” - Roger Kidd
“Great afternoon here! Reasonable price! Got long time on track! Safe environment! Friendly staff!! Will be back!” - Anastasia Hamilton
Location: 23 Bennett Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
4. Indoor Raceway
Located in Porirua, Indoor Raceway is a friends and family oriented indoor karting experience for all ages. This service offers a range of skill-level courses and karts and provides ‘Enduro Team Racing’; A feature designed to suit larger groups (perfect for birthdays or corporate functions) to encourage a fun and motivational environment. Prices range from $20 - $35 depending on age and time spent racing, Indoor Raceway is a great way to entertain the family affordably.
“Today was a wonderful experience. The staff are friendly and patient with kids. Very accommodating. It is a good venue for a first experience. And an epic run for those who want better lap times.” - Phil O’Dea
“Friendly management & staff who know what they are doing. Cool karts & a good race track! A fun time was had by all (my 15 yr old daughter & her 3 girlfriends)” - Shelley McCullum
Location: 3 Raiha Street, Porirua, New Zealand
5. Daytona Adventure Park
Marketed as ‘Wellington’s Biggest Indoor Entertainment Centre’, Daytona Adventure Park is a popular venue for all ages. Daytona Adventure Park accommodates a wide range of indoor activities including Go Karting, Ice skating, Paintball, Bowling and more; This selection of attractions meets every guests entertainment needs with adrenaline.
The Go Karting Track requires technique from even the best of racers, with 5 hairpin turns and 2 straights, one of which being over 50 m in length.
“Really well set up and fun little racetrack, staff are great, cars and track are brand new. What more could you want? You pay for time slots so you can have a go no matter your budget. Well worth having a go or even a watch” - Bronson Dredge
“Awesome!!! Go if you can. Staff were great, the karts were fast enough to be really fun. There were 14 of us on the track.” - Peter Bartholomew
Location: Blenheim Street, Upper Hutt, New Zealand