Slideways - Go Karting World

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Slideways - Go Karting World

Slideways - Go Karting World
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Slideways - Go Karting World is conveniently located just off the M1, just 2 mins north from Dreamworld, providing easy access from all Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan Regions. Take exit 54 off the M1 and follow the signs. For many years Slideways - Go Karting Australia has brought you the best of indoor karting, now we bring you the very best in outdoor karting! Slideways - Go Karting World features famous tracks from around the world! The European styled International Nürburgring circuit is built for the real racer and one of the best outdoor go kart tracks in the country. The track is 700m long featuring massive undulations, banked corners, sweepers and fast straights. You can race up to 25 of the latest Sodi RX-7 European hire karts. They are powered by ungoverned 4 stroke Honda motors that pump out 9HP, propelling you along at up to 70kph. Speedway racing began in the USA before World War I. Today sees speedway racing in a variety of classes around the world. In an Australian first, Slideways - Go Karting World have built a dirt speedway track, designed specifically for hire karts! Our banked Daytona Speedway track features 10 Sodi 9HP karts, reaching up to 60km/h racers will be able to drift and slide their karts sideways into the bends. Just because you are a kid, doesn't mean you should miss out! The Bathurst track is custom designed just for kids, the new track is 320m long, and is by far one of the most exciting kid's tracks in Australia! Race up to 8 kid's karts at once, all with 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. The Monte Carlo track is for the very little ones. Designed for kids 3-6 years, they will be able to drive supercars from around the world, in an electric car version. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, and BMW just to name a few, kids are spoiled for choice! Parents can also drive and steer the car for their child via remote, if the child isn't confident. 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 time son 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 World have got you covered. Our outdoor go kart track is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm! (Check website for extended operating hours during summer) This is another 5 star quality go kart hire track by Slideways - Go Karting Australia. Also check out Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast and Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane!
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Shane W
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Jul. 2021
Staff were awesome today. The help they offered a young apprehensive champion today for his first go kart experience was so beyond what I could have expected. So much so that by the end of the visit I had a little champion go from absolute fear walking in, to jumping with joy on his way out. The staff were the true champions today and displayed tremendous patience and willingness to offer alternatives which helped build trust and eventually swapped him out of a solo and into a dual kart (which had to be bought from off track especially to help us!!) for his first session which then gave him confidence to go solo on his next session, way to go team slideways pimpama! The easy option would have been to let him sit out and miss out, I’m sure the staff actions and compassion shown today will be long cemented in this little champions memories! See you all again soon.
Written 31 July 2021
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HMJ
Burleigh Heads, Australia2 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Great day out for our family, my 4 boys (3 sons, 1 husband) had an awesome time. The staff were so helpful, Nathan organised a race with just the brothers on there own, as 1 of my sons was a bit apprehensive racing with other people. The staff on track went above and beyond their responsibilities and gave all boys their full support & encouragement. We will definitely be back. A HUGE Thankyou to the staff at the Pimpama track.
Written 5 July 2020
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David S
2 contributions
Feb. 2020
We had a great time, heaps of fun for all ages, cant believe how fast my 11 & 13 year old can drive !

Excellent service from the lads running on the show.
Written 23 February 2020
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569dfa
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions
Sep. 2019
Good and bad points: they allow 7 year olds to drive solo and in a family group it worked great but can be hazardous in an open environment. The surface of the track was very poor and bumpy; it was obvious the place had seen better days. The staff on the track were helpful enough but the receptionist was poor. Expensive and inflexible.
Written 30 September 2019
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Thanks for the feedback, we only allow cadets out in family sessions, and not with the pro karts. So they are only ever in a controlled environment (we are unsure what you mean by the open environment). Our track is a little bumpy, however most race circuits around the world have their share of bumps too. We will look into the issue with the person at the counter. Cheers
Written 11 February 2020
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rob h
Burleigh Waters, Australia3 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Been here twice with my wife. Had a blast both times and left planning when we could return! Bought a VIP pass this time around so we can come back soon and race again. The karts fell consistent and I didn't feel like I had a 'slow' kart for any of my races. If I had one suggestion for improvement: I would love to be able to log onto my account online to see my times from previous visits and to see the balances of races I have left on my VIP pass.
Written 21 July 2019
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Hi Rob, cheers for dropping by once more, we're glad you enjoyed yourself! We are working on a new app at the moment, watch this space! Did you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast is right on the M1 at Nerang, the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere, and also Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane at Eagle Farm, recently renovated, our other multi-storey indoor drift kart track, only 5min from Brisbane Airport!
Written 31 July 2019
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Andrew
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Family
Very friendly and professional staff made my Daddy Daughter Day with my 7yr old very special.
We used the duel Kart and my Daughter and I had a great time!
Highly recommend
Written 9 October 2018
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Cheers for dropping by Andrew, we're glad you had a good time! Did you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast is right on the M1 at Nerang, the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere, and also Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane at Eagle Farm, recently renovated, our other multi-storey indoor drift kart track, only 5min from Brisbane Airport!
Written 4 November 2018
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paulgoulding1987
Cambridge, UK8 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Solo
Bit of a long review this, but bear with me. I’m currently visiting Brisbane and the surrounding area, and I thought I’d try out the local go-karting places. I tried 5 in all - based on a quick search on google. Here is my review on all of them, based on value for money, customer service, track layout, kart performance, and overall karting experience. I go to quite a few karting places in the UK, so this review is more for those who have done a bit of karting before, rather than just getting into it.

I went to the following places within a few days of each other, and I’ve ranked them in the following order of preference - details below.

1) Slideways - Pimpama
2) Slideways - Nerang
3) Slideways - Eagle Farm
4) Kingston Park Raceway
5) Big Kart Track - Landsborough

1) Slideways Pimpama
The guys managed to fit me in on short notice, and were very slick with their race briefing and getting me on track. The track is quite technical and really fun to drive - a really good challenge. After my first stint, I asked the guys for some advice on the hairpins and I managed to shave over a second off my time. The karts are very responsive, and well set up.

Of the 5 tracks I tried, the pricing was pretty similar. The gold VIP package is good value.

Minor criticism. The karts lack adjustment for the driver, so I occasionally stepped on the brake pedal because I couldn’t move chair back any further. Other than that, really really good track that is super fun to drive. Staff were excellent. Recommended.

2) Slideways Nerang
This is the second ‘drift track’ that I’d visited (the first being Eagle Farm). It was a really cool and different experience. You have to drive completely differently to a ‘grip’ track, and it was good to try out a new driving style. Similar to at Pimpama, I asked the guys for some advice and was able to improve my time second time around (whoever the guy was that was at Eagle Farm and then Nerang when I was there, thanks for the great advice!). The track is really technical and a great to experiment on with driving styles on. I really enjoyed it.

Similar to Pimpama, the guys were able to book me in on short notice and I was on track pretty swiftly. One thing I liked, that you don’t see very much on in the UK, is the use of the blue flag. This was helpful as the tracks are relatively narrow and designed for drifting, so use of the blue flag was welcome.

I made this mistake of trying to drive it like a normal track. You can go much faster if you utilise the sliding, and use the brake like a handbrake. Lots of fun : )

The karts are limited in speed (you’ll be able to tell when you hit the limiter), but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as I think any faster and there would be a lot more crashes, so well done on controlling that. The karts can be remotely shut down as well, which is something the UK only seems to employ on their electric karts - it’s a clever idea and was used well.

Minor criticism is as per Pimpama - more adjustment for the driver positioning would be welcome.

As per Pimpama, the karts I drove all seemed very consistent. And the value for money is the same for all Slideways. Very different experience from most karting places. If you’ve never done a drift track - give it a go.

3) Slideways Eagle Farm
Similar to Nerang, Eagle Farm is also a drift track, but it can be driven like a normal track if you use the brakes well. I hadn’t quite embraced going fast using drifting, so I drove it like a normal track that was just slippy and still got a good time. First time I’d been on a drift track and I loved the challenge of it. Having done Nerang, I’d love to go back and try again to see if I could go faster.

Staff were all super friendly and helpful. The reason I placed this third was because the Nerang track was more technical and more of a challenge, and you an go a lot faster at Pimpama, but it was loads of fun non-the-less.

4) Kingston Park Raceway
Kingston Park has a great track, with a huge straight and lots of challenging corners. The staff are friendly, and there’s places to eat hot food which was welcome. As per Slideways, the value for money was pretty good (the Slideways Gold VIP package being slightly better value overall), and the time to get to on track was very slick and well managed.

The bit that let Kingston down was the variability within the karts. Within the three sessions I had, my lap times varied widely. Given I’ve done more karting than most (I managed to make the daily/weekly leaderboard for nearly all the tracks I visited…so I’m not too bad!) so I’m pretty sure this wasn’t all down to me, and a fair chunk of it was largely down to the variability within the karts. The noises they made when at full throttle were noticeably different. Also, the pedals lack a lot of ‘feel’ compared to other karts I’ve driven. This let down what would otherwise be a great track to race on.

A small minor criticism is the computer screens were not showing the lap times after the race on the day I visited. I was informed that this was just a software update issue, so it probably isn’t representative.

All in all, a great track, good value, and friendly staff, but could be improved by making the karts more consistent.

5) Big Kart Track - Landsborough
The track in Landsborough is a really cool layout, with a nice big straight, and some really good corners. There are nice ‘runout’ areas to help you with the racing lines, and the karts seemed to perform consistently. However, I couldn’t tell you this for definite though because the laps were not timed. For me this is a cardinal sin for a go-karting track.

I was told there was an app to download that would track times after I’d already done my first stint, but it didn’t work for Android. Either way, the customer shouldn’t have to time their own laps - ever. This pretty much put a downer on the whole experience for me, because the rest of my laps were pretty futile. If they could put in a dedicated timing system, this track could start to challenge Slideways as the layout is great - nice and wide, could get some good racing going. However, as it stands, I wouldn’t bother.

Conclusion
Slideways seem to have things sewn up in regards to karting around here. Really well organised outfit, that does things well and has friendly, helpful staff that just want to help you have a fun/safe/fast time. Really impressed. I'd happy return to any of the three tracks - but Pimpama was my favourite, closely followed by Nerang.

The UK equivalent called TeamSport do some things that Slideways could learn from, and vice versa. Either way, both great outfits that make the go-karting experience really fun. If you’re going to spend you money on karting in the Brisbane area - go to Slideways. And if you happen to be visiting the UK - go to TeamSport. Some great tracks to have a go on.

One thing that all 5 tracks seemed to do was cater for younger drivers, with low powered karts and double seaters - which was nice to see.
Written 25 August 2018
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Thanks again Paul for your feedback!
Written 28 August 2018
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托克 沃
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
The crew there helped my children to wear the racing hood and the helmets that were not easy to wear. The briefing session was clear and the most important thing was they brought out the safety concerns. They are cool.
Written 16 August 2018
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Thanks for dropping by, we're glad you enjoyed yourselves! Did you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast right on the M1 at Nerang, the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere, and also Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane at Eagle Farm, recently renovated, our other multi-storey indoor drift kart track, only 5min from Brisbane Airport!
Written 19 August 2018
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Be32live
2 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Family
Regular customers, never had a problem go out there all the time, all race together dad, mum and 12 year old son, went today to use credit races because we had been overcharged at a previous time and due to new rules dad and son would have to use intermediate carts or have seperate races why would we go out there to sit and watch each other go round and round for 10min blocks mind you we were the only ones there so we decide just to let the son go round on the credit races just to use them up and the owner shows up and puts his 6-7 yr old in a cart and let's her go round with my son no problem, They then give you a ten minute break before your second race but my son ended up waiting 20min for his second race so the daughter who got straight in another kart was out going around on the track by herself while we sat and waited and our son waiting in the kart just waiting to be able to have a race we paid for, we ended up getting him out of the kart and walking out and not even doing the second race, paying customers are really not welcomed here don't go so many other places to visit I work in surfers at a holiday accommodation provider and will be making sure all holiday makers know about my experience and the service they will receive if they visit this establishment.
Written 2 April 2018
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C1076ONBR
3 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Family
Great staff. A good challenging track. Yes a bit rough in part but not an issue
Two x 10 min races was enough for all 3 of us (48, 17, 15 y.o.) It is hard work on arms and fingers! The 3rd race we booked was too much.
The track rewards effort - proper racing. The karts were good. We will be back for sure.
Written 27 December 2017
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Cheers for dropping by, we're glad you enjoyed yourself! Did you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast right on the M1 at Nerang, the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere, and also Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane at Eagle Farm, recently renovated, our other multi-storey indoor drift kart track, only 5min from Brisbane Airport!
Written 7 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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