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Go Kart Racing at ‘The Motordrome’



Go kart racing at The Motordrome, located in Christchurch, offers go-kart racing enthusiasts the opportunity to race in a high powered go kart on a 350m banked, sealed oval track in a Rimo kart direct from the Michael Schumacher venue in Kerpen, Germany.

The go karts are capable of reaching speeds of around 65kph on the track’s long straights. This is 30 kmh faster than the normal racing speeds experienced on other New Zealand OSH approved go karting tracks.


Note that due to earthquake damage the loop/drift track section is not available for use.

Please note that drivers must be 14 years and over

Christmas Bookings

BooChristmas tree with presentsk now for Christmas racing

NZTA are acquiring our land for planned road widening which they plan to start working on next year, so unless something changes, this will be the last year that we will be operating for your Xmas racing. If you haven’t yet experienced racing at The Motordrome we suggest you book early for your Xmas functions to avoid disappointment.

Bookings can be made only through this website via the email contact in the column to the right

We advise you to telephone 349-7779 prior to coming out to the track to check availability, especially if you are bringing a group to race.



We Cater for:

  • Stag groups
  • Hen parties
  • Casual groups
  • Corporate team building races
  • Social groups
  • Birthdays

 The Last Word

  • The Motordrome cannot operate in the rain, so please phone (349-7779)  to confirm if you have concerns about the weather.
  • The maximum allowable weight for a driver is 105kg. Period!

Contact Details

The Motordrome
5 Dawsons Rd
Main South Road

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 16-256
Christchurch 8441
New Zealand

Phone: 03 349 7779
Email: Motordrome Enquiries
Web: www.themotordrome.co.nz

13th-30th October Operating Hours

Between13-30 Oct we will only be open for the hours below

Saturday 18th .......…10am-5pm
Sunday 19th……........Noon-5pm
Saturday 25th….........10am-5pm
Sunday 26th ..............Noon-5pm
Labour Monday 27th …Noon-5pm

For ALL bookings during this time please use email only via the link above.

Hours Outside the above dates:

Open from 10am

Open from 10am for bookings only (Conditions apply)

Public Holidays:
Open from midday, except ANZAC, Christmas and New Years days.

Please Note:
The Motordrome cannot operate in the rain, so please phone to confirm if you have concerns about the weather.

How to Find Us

Travelling south on State Highway 1, The Motordrome is approximately 7 minutes driving from the Hornby traffic lights. Continue past ‘Cookie Time’ on your left. Turn right (you'll see the motordrome sign) at the end of the 100k passing lanes onto Dawsons road. See Map