Race

Newcastle Escape Rooms

Newcastle’s Home of Racing Simulation

Race like the professionals on an Australian designed and built full-motion simulator.





Simworx V2 Motion Simulator

The closest you can get to actually driving the real thing! Our simulator is great for muscle memory, track learning, reaction times and just keeping your head in the right place when you can’t get to the track.

Our simulator offering currently is designed with training and a realistic experience in mind, with the ability to book from 30 to 180 minutes of simulator time in one session.

We will be offering the ability to race against your friends utilising multiple simulators in the future.





Pricing




You can book our simulator in 15 minute increments starting at 30 minutes.

30 minutes: $45
45 minutes: $60
60 minutes: $70
75 minutes: $80
90 minutes or longer: $90 + $15 for each additional 15 minutes






Important Information




Arrive 15 minutes early

To fill out waivers, Covid record keeping and receive the briefing.



Pay online or by card

To help prevent the spread of Covid, we are currently operating cashless.



Use our onsite parking

If you are driving, the most convenient parking is onsite.



Call us if you have Covid Symptoms

So we can work with you to keep everyone safe.






FAQ




1. What is a Full-Motion Racing Simulator?

The Simworx V2 Motion Simulator is an Australian made bespoke simulator, designed to give the closest experience to driving an actual Motorsports car possible.

2. What cars and tracks are available?

We run various programs with differing cars and tracks. We recommend sticking to one of our recommended options, however get into contact with us if you would like to enquire about something specific!

3. What cars and tracks do you recommend?

For an iconic experience, we recommend driving a V8 supercar around Mt Panorama in Bathurst or a Formula-Ultimate car around Albert Park.

For a thrilling experience without the hassle of gear changes, run a Go-Kart on our simulator.

Other staff recommendations include driving a Formula 3 car at Silverstone, Mazda MX5 at Laguna Seca, Porsche GT3 at Nürburgring GP, V8 Supercar at Phillip Island or a Ford Fiesta R5 rally car on the stages at Coffs Harbour.

When a Newcastle 500 track is available, we will add it to the recommendations!

4. What are the Age/Height/Weight requirements?

There is no official age or height restrictions, however we recommend that our customers are 13 years of age or older, and of a height 140cm or taller. We can assign the pedals to the steering wheel to enable your experience if you can’t reach the pedals, however the seating setup has limited height adjustment if you cannot see over the steering wheel.

The maximum weight with motion enabled on our simulator is 110kg, and 120kg with motion off, being over this limit may cause serious damage to yourself and the simulator.

The simulator is recreating the experience of driving competition level cars, and it is important to understand that these cars, and the simulator, respond differently to the average road car, being outside of these requirements and recommendations may cause great detriment to your experience.

5. When should I arrive?

You should arrive 15 minutes before your booked time.

6. What should I wear?

You require fully enclosed, soft soled shoes for this activity. We do not allow steel toed boots, any boot with studs, or high heels.

7. What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

We understand that plans change. With 48 hours notice, we can offer a full refund or reschedule your session within 30 days of your original booking, your choice. If you need to reschedule within 48 hours of your session, we will treat this on a case by case basis, but generally we will offer to reschedule your session within 30 days of your original booking only.

8. What if I have Covid-19 symptoms on the day?

Please DO NOT attend your session! Call us in the morning and we will offer to reschedule for when you are well, or, on a case by case basis, offer a refund.

9. Can I bring a friend to my booking?

You can definitely bring a friend to your booking. Let us know in the order comments if you are! We can provide seating for your friend, and arrange to have you both take a turn on the simulator during your booking for no extra cost, provided it is arranged before your booking commences.

Additionally, with Covid-19 restrictions, we need to ensure we do not exceed our maximum number of people on site, so please call before booking if your team exceeds the maximum bookable number.

10. What if I don’t show up?

Unfortunately no refund will be offered in the case of no-shows.

11. Can I race if… ?

I am pregnant: It is important to speak to a health professional or GP before booking if you have concerns about the simulator. We can disable motion on the simulator, but we may not be able to cater for you.

I am in a wheelchair: We can alter the pedal controls to be on the steering wheel, as well as disable motion if required. You must be able to access the simulator seat which can be tricky. We do not specifically cater for wheelchairs as the facilities in our premises are not wheelchair friendly.

Each person’s requirements are unique, and we may not be able to cater for you. We recommend getting into contact with us as we are happy to help do what we can to give you the opportunity to have a race.

12. I’m a social media influencer interested in Escape Zone, what should I do?

Get into contact with us! We are more than happy to discuss how we can help you create content! You will have to contact us in advance however.

13. Do you have a Covid-19 safety plan?

We are keeping to the 4m^2 per person limits, we thoroughly clean all touch points between escape games, we encourage social distancing where possible, and do not allow persons on site who are displaying Covid-19 symptoms. However, due to the nature of escape rooms, being indoors in a confined space for an hour with a group, we strongly encourage that you consider your risk before participating in an escape.