Start your engines and prepare for a day of action-packed, high-speed fun in Brisbane. Go Karting is a hugely popular family-friendly activity in Brisbane, especially for teens, with several venues in and around our city now offering the unique racing experience. Whether you are a seasoned professional or looking to try it out with your kids for the first time, below is a list of all the places in Brisbane where you can experience Go Karting with your family.
Go Karting Brisbane
Kingston Park Raceway
Kingston Park Raceway is the go-to venue for most Brisbane families, with various karting experiences catered for. Experience a real race event on their 1100m international standard circuit with electronic live timing. They also offer race nights, club events and weekly competitions. Be sure to check out the special offers on their website before booking too.
Age Limit: Karts available for children 10 years and over
Address: 20 Mudgee St Kingston, Queensland 4114
Contact: (07) 3826 2255
Slideaways is Brisbane’s answer to indoor go-karting, with a multi-level 425m track that crosses bridges, an all-weather outdoor loop, and sweepers. Catering for the whole family, they have Cadet & Intermediate karts for children aged seven and over and have special kids and family sessions. Other extras include race nights, drift nights and birthday parties!
Age Limit: Karts available for children 7 years and over
Address: 2870 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm
Contact: (07) 3868 2225
Xtreme Carting is well known for its 1.6km long rubberised tarmac circuit, billed as the fastest Go Kart track in Australia. It also has a 600m clay-topped dirt circuit that features a combination of tight turns, sweeping curves and short straights, unique amongst hire kart venues. Children as young as seven can ride the dirt karts, with children 14 years and older able to drive the tarmac circuit (all patrons below age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian eligible to sign an indemnity).
Note: Xtreme Carting is currently closed due to a redevelopment application. You can keep up to date with their progress on hopefully re-opening again in the future here.
Age Limit: Dirt karts available for children 7 years and over
Address: Gold Coast Motorsport Training Centre, 540 Pimpama Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama
Contact: 1300 737 137
More than simply a Go Kart track, Game Over on the Gold Coast offers state-of-the-art electric Go Karts at their premium indoor play facility. They have raised the bar regarding indoor Go-Karting and have karting options for everyone, including Juniors (7-12yrs), Adults (13yrs+) and even a Duo 2-seater kart. Junior and adult races are run separately for safety reasons. Along with the karting fun, other activities you can try at the centre include laser tag, rock climbing, zip lining, an arcade and mini golf.
Age Limit: Children 7+ years can ride alone, dual karts are available with an adult driver and passenger who is at least 90cm tall
Address: 88 Siganto Dr, Helensvale
Contact: (07) 5519 3999
Big Kart Track
Big Kart Track, located on the Sunshine Coast, is the largest commercial go-karting track in Australia. At 1.2km in length, the track can have up to 50 karts racing on it once. They also offer night racing, a kids’ track, an arcade, and a cafe with a viewing deck on site. To drive on the Big Kart Track, drivers must be 152cm tall and a minimum of 12 years of age.
Age Limit: 12 years of age. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by at least one person over the age of 18.
Address: 2310 Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough
Contact: (07) 5494 1613
Things to know about Go Karting
What is Go Karting?
Karting is a type of racing in which a compact four-wheel unit called a go-kart is used. Go-karts come in all shapes and forms, from non-motorised, electric models to high-performance racing karts. The type of kart used depends on the rider’s age, the track’s surface, and whether the track is indoors or outdoors.
Is Go Karting safe?
Go Karts can travel up to 70km/hr and, like any vehicle moving at that pace, can come with some risk. Go karting venues usually offer specific karts that have been designed for kids, altered so that they can only reach restricted speeds. All Go Karts have head restraints, seat belts and wrap-around protection bumpers, with helmets also being mandatory. Closed in shoes, long sleeves and hoodies if you have long hair are usually also recommended.
From what age can kids experience Go Karting?
Depending on the venue, kids from ages 7 and up can be catered for. Some places have a minimum age restriction of 10 or 12 years old, and others offer dual-riding options where younger children can ride with an adult. It is best to check with the venues before booking to determine their age, height and weight restrictions.
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