Hampton Downs Go Karting


Hampton Downs Go Karting is the perfect place to experience the thrill of high-speed racing. You can select either single karts or tandem karts. Bring your friends or your family and set your fastest lap time on their 530m track.

Their 270cc Karts reach speeds of up to 70kmph and the 530m outdoor track makes for an exhilarating experience.

They also have two seater Karts, which makes the experience accessible to 6-10 year olds. So bring your friends and family and enjoy a day out at Hampton Downs Go Karting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Hampton Downs Go Karting located?

📍 20 Hampton Downs Rd, Te Kauwhata, Waikato

How much does Hampton Downs Go Karting cost?

  • $49 per single kart, per person
  • $59 per tandem kart

Are there height/age/weight restrictions?

There are restrictions for Hampton Downs go karts. They require that single kart driver’s minimum age for go-kart is 10 years old and minimum height 140 cm tall.

Drivers must be aged 16 years and over for the tandem karts and 140 cm tall, and the passenger must be at least 6 years old and 120 cm tall.

There is a maximum height of 200cm (6 feet, 6 inches) and a maximum weight of 120kg. In order to ensure customer safety and health, they cannot allow anyone over this age to ride in their karts.

How long is a race/How fast do the karts go?

Depending on your speed, you will get approximately 18 – 20 laps in a ten minute race. At full throttle, the karts can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h.

Can I buy multiple races?

The answer is yes. Each race must be followed by a ten-minute health and safety break. 

Can I bring food/drinks?

Yes, you can, but there is a strict no alcohol policy on the premises, and you might be breath tested if you are suspected of being under the influence before your race.

There are picnic tables for your use, as well as bbqs and rooms for rent.

What do I need to wear?

Closed in shoes. Do not wear loose clothing as this may pose a safety hazard. Hampton Downs provides everything else you will need.

What time do I need to arrive?

You should arrive 30 minutes before your first race. Registering and briefing should take about 30 minutes. You could miss out on your race if you don’t arrive 30 minutes prior.

What other attractions do they have?

  • U drive – V8 muscle cars, wet skid plan, track cruise
  • We drive – Lexus safety car, supercar fast dash

When does Hampton Downs go karting open?

Thursday & Sunday: 10am-5pm, Friday & Saturday: 10:45am – 6:15pm

How much does it cost per race at Hampton Down go karting?

$49 per race. 

Can you crash in go karting?

Flips, rollovers, and collisions with other go karts or with a lane divider, wall or other obstacles on the track are some of the more common types of go karting accidents.

Can you get whiplash on a go-kart?

If you jerk your body in a certain direction, this will happen. Any kind of auto accident can lead to whiplash, whether it’s a motorcycle accident, a car accident, a go-kart accident, or even a golf cart accident. Whiplash and neck pain can also be caused by speed.

Can I purchase gift vouchers?

Yes. Your adrenaline junkie will be blown away by a gift they won’t forget! Experience vouchers from Hampton make a great gift for a birthday, father’s day, or Christmas. You can enjoy hot laps in their Lamborghini Huracan, fast laps in their High Speed Safety Car, a drive experience in their V8 Muscle Cars U Drive, or a Go Kart ride.

Check out the Wet Skid Pan & Track Cruise experiences if you want to provide that adrenaline seeker in your life with the opportunity to get their own car on track.