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Frequently Asked Questions

All Participants, Guests and spectators who attend a Rally Drive NZ event agree to comply with all rules, regulations, and instructions provided by the rally school and its instructors. Understand that failure to follow these rules and instructions may result in your immediate removal from the course without any refund or compensation.  

Please note that Children are welcome spectators but must be supervised at all times.

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What to wear

Comfortable clothing, preferably cotton, to wear under our Race overalls, in summer a light short and T-shirt

Covered flexible-soled shoes such as trainers, no gumboots, workboots, or jandals.

Where is it

Based in Maramarua Forest, Okaeria Road Maramarua, Waikato, NZ

Do I need a licence?

No, as we operate our driving courses on a closed private road under tutorship you can do our courses without a licence. 

What age?

Hot seat rides from about 12+ with parental permission - but the child needs to be able to fit all safety gear -  the belts and helmets - safely to take part

Rally Experience & Rally School from 15yo, under 18yo, require a parent or guardian to attend, give permission and sign the indemnity form on their behalf.

No upper age limit!

We have had people join us as 70th and even 80th Birthday gifts! You just need to be physically able to do the driving or as a passenger have reasonable mobility to get in and out of the car 

How can I pay  

Credit or debit card facility available via Stripe payment system

Via bank transfer - details on your booking invoice sent via email after booking


Generally, we run rain, hail or shine. Participants will be informed as early as possible if we need to postpone or cancel due to extreme weather conditions (this is not a common occurrence, it has only happened once in Rally Drive NZ’s 23-year history) Please dress for the weather conditions - winter it is generally muddy underfoot, Summer you will want to wear light clothing under the race suits.

Local accommodation options 

Pokeno Motel

Aroma House, Pokeno

The White Barn, Bombay

Miranda Holiday Park 

Can I buy a gift 

Yes we offer vouchers for all our products, vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, If you have gifted someone a voucher please remind them to use it within the valid timeframe. Vouchers non refundable, email us if you need an extension or would like to transfer the voucher into another name. Please email us if you have any issues redeeming your voucher:


Indemnity form 

All Participants are required to sign an indemnity form to participate. The major points of this indemnity form are 1). You declare that you are fit and able to participate 2). You accept the risks involved 3). You will pay for any damages to the vehicles caused by you while driving. This indemnity form is also verbally explained before signing on the day of your event.

Can I bring family/friends to watch

Absolutely! We love to see family and friends coming along to enjoy the experience with you, we offer a child friendly atmosphere. You are able to hang out in our “Service Park” area where the participants will begin and end their driving laps - so you can see a bit of their driving. Please note we are in a forest so you cannot see the whole driving track. We do not allow people to spectate from outside the controlled “Service Park” area as we do not have enough team members to ensure your safety away from this area. Please note on rainy days you may need your own umbrella as we use a gazebo for shelter, which may not fit everyone! 

Re-booking or date changes

We allow booking changes or cancellations up to 14 days before an event date, please email us if you need to rearrange your booking: If you need to make a last-minute change or cancellation within 14 days of the event date you may be charged a 20% rebooking fee at our discretion. There is no refund or transfer available if you fail to show up on your booked event date, please get in contact beforehand to prevent this from happening.

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