terms of service

we are a family friendly venue
Open every day in school holidays.
Closing Permanently from 22nd July 2024

mandatory requirements

for all participants

When Kart Drivers have completed their ride, they must remain in Karts until advised by staff when and how to vacate their Kart. Drivers must not loiter or gather on the track but must proceed to the safety of the spectator area immediately when their drive is completed.


Safety Helmets will be provided by Bay Karts Staff and must be worn correctly at all times


Seat belts must be worn at all times.


No loose clothing. All jackets or tops must be zipped or buttoned up


No scarves. Long hair must be tied back.


Fully covered shoes must be worn at all times. No crocs or sandals.

bay karts is a

zero alcohol venue

Due to Tauranga City Council Liquor Licensing rules, Bay Karts are unable to offer BYO alcohol at any events.

Zero tolerance policy for inconsiderate or bad behaviour

THE BELOW WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and may result in termination of your ride and liability for damages and costs, resulting from such behaviour.


Dangerous Driving


Inconsiderate Driving


Erratic Driving


Any behaviour that may cause damage to vehicles, equipment or property


Deliberate Contact


Any behaviour that may cause harm to you, other drivers, staff or spectators

all bookings



Please note:

Social cruisers or novices should book in a Family Friendly Session.

Children who are aged between 10 and 13 need to book in our "Family Friendly Sessions".

In a Family Friendly session, adult karts are speed limited or adults can drive our 200cc karts if they prefer.

Full T & C's below -Updated 10/03/2023

  1. Zero alcohol limit to operate karts. Breath tester on site. Your whole group will be refused entry and all monies forfeited, if this rule is breached. No alcohol permitted on site before, during or after your booking. This includes the carpark, which has CCTV cameras. 
  2. You will be charged for damage to go karts. 
  3. We reserve the right to reschedule or end your booking in the interest of the safety of all drivers.
  4. Karts are a compact vehicle with fixed seats, maximum driver weight is 120kgs.
  5. All drivers require covered, closed-toe shoes. No Crocs, jandels, sandals or similar. 
  6. Please arrive 30 mins before your scheduled start time for mandatory Drivers Safety Briefing.
  7. Casual racing: All drivers in adult karts (270cc) must be 14 years of age or older and taller than 140 cm.  NO EXCEPTIONS
  8. Casual racing: Drivers between 10 to 13 years old & taller than 130 cm will drive a Fun Kart (200cc) and must be booked in a Family Friendly session. NO EXCEPTIONS. Adults can also drive fun karts in Family Friendly sessions if they want.
  9. RACE PACKAGES/EVENTS all drivers must be 16+ years of age.
  10. Group Bookings/Race Events: $250 deposit to secure your time slot. Full payment required 21 days prior to your event. Bookings without full payment may lose their booking and deposit.
  11. We do not recommend wearing fancy clothes. Our track is 100% outside and go-karts have mechanical parts that are greased as part of regular servicing. While we do our absolute best to eliminate drivers getting dirty, the occasional drop of oil, cloud of dust or rubber from the track could soil clothing. We have full overalls available if required. Bay Karts is not liable for soiled clothing.
  12. No scarves, loose/baggy clothing or unzipped jackets that could get caught in moving parts.
  13. Kart speed may be lowered for inexperienced drivers or wet weather conditions.
  14. All rides must be pre paid to secure seats. Seats will not be held without payment.
  15. Further T&C's including cancellations here: www.baykarts.co.nz/group-booking-tcs


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