"Our blokarts are one of the most accessible adventure type activities around. Exhilarating, easy to learn and safe blokart are the most fun you'll ever have on 3 wheels. Like a go kart with a sail blokarts are a sustainable recreational activity or sport. At Velocity karts we operate 15 single blokarts and 5 two person blokarts for hire on our purpose built track. We provide full instruction and guidance to make this a great experience for everyone."
Notes for card holders
"Save 15% on a blokart rental with your Hāpai Access Card. We are incredible proud of the accessibility of our blokarts and the confidence that people gain from trying this fun activity. Feel the wind in your face as you pilot your own yacht.... on wheels. We have a range of sails that we match to the individual and wind conditions to keep everyone in their comfort zone. Maybe start off in a 2 person kart before trying it by yourself. This is one activity you'll share equally with your whanau or mates."
Standing and Queuing
We have seating available while you wait to get ready for your blokart experience and watch our safety demonstration and course briefing.
You are welcome to take your vehicle right to our reception point or park at our gate and come in your wheelchair. Just let us know what will be easier as some customers with tail lift vans come on site to disembark. We need to manage any vehicle access into our site as a potential hazard.
Our reception point is 15m from our parking at the gate and our blokart track is only 5-10m away from the reception point.
Access To Toilets
We have a Christchurch City Council public toilet facility with both a disabled carpart and wheelchair access approximately 100m away. It is best to use this facility on your way in before your session where possible otherwise we'd recommend driving to it.
Assistance dogs are the only animals permitted on our site. We have large grassed areas adjoining our sealed track areas.
Essential companions are welcome to accompany customers on our 2 person blokarts for no additional fee.
Accessing Visual Information
Customers with significant visual impairment tyically choose to use our 2 person blokarts with a companion or carer. This means although you won't be steering the kart you can be controlling the speed of the kart by using the mainsheet (rope) which controls the sail. Our instructional videos and safety demonstrations are clear and informative.
Accessing Audible Information
Our blokart instructional video has key text instructions included in addition to audio and video information. We don't have a sign interpreter available but if a companion is able to sign we provide our safety demonstration in person at an appropriate pace rather than use the video. We use hand signals as a standard part of our everyday operation whilst supervising sessions.
We love being able to provide an activity as sustainable, accessible and inclusive as blokarts. Blokart sailing is a unique recreational and competitive sport where people with disabilities, men and women all compete equally against each other. We believe we are one of the most accessible participative adventure type activities around have seen many people who may have been excluded from other activities readily adapt to blokart sailing. We like to help people maximise their experience with us and are happy to be guided to assist you in any way.