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Review of Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast

Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Carrara
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, right beside the M1 Motorway at Nerang, providing easy access from all areas of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Logan regions. Our European style indoor hire kart track features a huge 55m cross over bridge, a cambered berm, tunnel, esses and sweepers. Our unique track surface is designed by Slideways - Go Karting Australia and is like no other in the southern hemisphere, allowing the karts to drift and get Slideways! It also means it takes some skill to achieve a good lap time using smooth steering, throttle and brake control, designed for heart pumping racing action. We only use the best quality go karts at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast! We have 20 European state of the art Sodi hire go karts, powered by de-governed 9hp four stroke Honda kart engines! (The majority of hire kart centres use 5.5 or 6.5hp engines) When you team this with the 70kg racing chassis, you end up with very potent karts, unlike any other hire karts you have experienced. We think you shouldn't have to miss out just because you're a kid! Our 2 Seater Karts and Sodi Kids Karts are fitted with the state of the art safety and kart control equipment, for every parent's peace of mind. Drivers just need to be over 120cm, to drive the karts (usually 7 years and above). We also have 2 seater karts available, which can be driven by an adult, and suitable for passengers between 90-130cm tall. Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast is fun for the whole family! All of our go karts are fitted with individual timing transponders, measuring to an incredible one thousandth of a second, meaning you can track your lap times and more importantly...whether you beat your friends or not. Our state-of-the-art timing system allows you to view all your lap times on the big screen TV! Whether you want to come down on your own and set a hot lap, race a few friends, organise a bucks party, birthday party or corporate event Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast have got you covered. Our go kart track indoors and not affected by the weather - we are open rain hail or shine 7 days a week from 10am-10pm! This is another 5 star quality go kart hire track by Slideways - Go Karting Australia. Also check out Slideways - Go Karting World and Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane!
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“GREAT TIME !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took a large group to this and we all had an outstanding time ! Great for group activity ! We could compete against each other and still have fun !

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good fun at a price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great place, have been there twice this year with friends for the Gran Prix experience.

Its obviously convenient to be able to do something out of the weather when the rain comes down, so no worries about being indoor and relatively small circuit.

One small thing I would change: on the Gran Prix would be find a way to reward the race winners rather than just the person with the fastest lap. It was frustrating to finish first past the post (traditional racing style) in 3 of the 4 races but only end up being given second place overall as on one of the 100+ laps we did one other person had a slightly (two tenths of a second) faster lap than my fastest. Especially when that persons highest placed finish was a fourth.

Still great fun whether you want to drift around the corners all day or learn how to get smooth consistent speed and good racing lines:)

Visited May 2014
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Wollongong, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The need for speed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Decided to have a few rounds of go kart racing with my son as he is forever playing online car racing games and I wanted him to experience speed and drifting in a controlled environment so he could understand that real cars don't work that way.

We had great fun zooming around and sliding out around the tight bends. The karts are powerful and they always seem faster than they actually are because you are so close to the ground.

It was expensive but well worth it.

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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“Spectators and participants all loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Highly recommend Go Karting. My two boys, 7 and 10 yr olds, thought this was the best and coolest thing they've ever done. Nan and I loved how they were incredibly organised, safe and clean. Expected a smelly dirty place, but found just the opposite. Boys got to see their faces and result on the large screen, then given a print out. Lots of friendly encouragement by the staff helped the day be more special. A real treat for us all!!!

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
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“Racing out of the rain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Well set up place from the registration through to the racing. Cars are great, heaps of go and they slide around heaps, great fun! If there's not many people you can probably get in a few fast laps to try and break the current record. If there's a few people you can really get into some close racing.
Only downfall is the cost. I took my two boys there and we had two 10 minute sessions each. Add the registration cost and I was out of pocket over $200!!
We will go back but it will be a special occasion. If the cost was a little bit lower we'd definitely go more often.
Having said that, I can thoroughly recommend it for the fun factor.

Visited July 2013
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