Christchurch, South Island

Velocity Karts 3

Suitable for kids from 8 years and up, Velocity Karts offers wind-powered blokart land yachts or battery-powered drift karts.

Velocity Karts – front wheel driven with unique drifting wheels, these karts provide an experience like no other.

You can see these awesome, fun 'land yachts' sometimes racing along the beach - now it's your turn!

Velocity Karts provides adrenalin, excitement, exhilaration and simply a fantastic and fun experience for big and little kids!

Velocity Karts – we have a range of sails to suit the conditions and your level of confidence.

Velocity Karts Blokarts is a great activity to do as part of a group where you can pit your new found skills against your friends.

Front wheel driven with unique drifting wheels, these karts provide an experience like no other.

Velocity Karts

Two choices of outrageous fun on three wheels!  Suitable for kids from 8 years and up, Velocity Karts offers wind-powered blokart land yachts or battery-powered drift karts.  Either choice provides adrenalin, excitement, exhilaration and simply a fantastic and fun experience for big and little kids! 
No experience is necessary although sailors among you might have an advantage!  Otherwise we can get you moving within minutes, and if you're blokarting, we'll match your sail to suit your age, skills and strength, just like sailing.  We also offer Tandem Karts for those under 8, people with disabilities, or for children who want to build confidence by riding with someone else.

Blokarts

You can see these awesome, fun 'land yachts' sometimes racing along the beach - now it's your turn!
We put you in a controlled environment and provide full instruction and support.  We have a range of sails to suit the conditions and your level of confidence. Whether you're looking for fun for the whole family or celebrating a birthday, racing your friends or chasing an adrenalin rush, Velocity Karts has it all.  It is a great activity to do as part of a group where you can pit your new found skills against your friends.
Read more on Velocity Blokarts here >>

Drift Karts

Front wheel driven with unique drifting wheels, these karts provide an experience like no other. The battery powered drift-kart is the latest invention from the creative Paul Beckett and Velocity Karts is the lucky first operator of these amazing machines outside of the Becketts Papamoa operation. It's a great way to bring people together for a birthday or simply an afternoon of fun!
Read more on Velocity Drift Karts here >>

Schools

Schools programmes available to all students 8 years and over.  We have a wide range of sails to suit your skills and progression - there's always more you can learn!
Multi-day sessions and 6 week programmes available.
Read more on schools and programmes here >>

Hours: open 7 days from 11am, weather permitting (closed Mondays from April to October)
Bookings are essential.  Please contact us here >>

"A great activity for all the family to enjoy together! :-) Easy to get the hang of and a real buzz when you get some speed up. I would really recommend this activity! :-)" Chris Bell, January '19

 

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.