Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane

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Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane

Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane
4.5
Game & Entertainment Centres
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane is located right next to the "Southern Cross Way" section of the Gateway Motorway. Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane is only 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 5 Mins from the Brisbane Airport and easily accessible from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Logan areas. We are dedicated to being the best indoor go kart hire centre in Australia. Our European style indoor kart track features 400m of adrenalin pumping action, with a huge 24m cross over bridge, tunnel, sweepers and esses. 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 which guarantees you to have a good time. At Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane our karts are the stars! We have 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. With proper racing chassis, they handle like a go kart should, giving you awesome 'bang for buck'. Worried about the little ones missing out on all the fun? We have kid's karts and dual seater karts coming soon! Most of our staff at Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane have real racing experience! Racing in various different categories all over Australia. Want tips on how to go faster? Or having trouble getting that perfect lap? Ask one of our friendly staff for the best tips and tricks. 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 Gold Coast!
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3108info
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2020
Great place to take the kids for some fun and driver education. Very helpful staff, safe track with rubber bumpers and the karts have roll bars and seat belts.
Written 16 November 2020
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Mick M
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Aug. 2020
Awesome go karting experience. I took the kids with their mates and they were all excited talking and grinning for ear to ear about the experience and asking when they can go again
Written 2 August 2020
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Jeremy W
4 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Awesome experience. By far the best track I have raced on. Furthermore, the staff went above and beyond what can reasonably be expected to help me out.
Written 26 July 2020
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Dion
1 contribution
Jul. 2020 • Family
I had a good time and my son had a great time it was a good birthday present for him he loved it. The track was awesome and the carts were easy and great, thumbs up guys thank you.....................
Written 25 July 2020
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PC1
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Family
Friendly, very helpful staff members, great set up. My sons raced as 2 separate teams due to ages, both had an absolute blast! As did their friends. Maybe not having cadet karts and intermediate karts together as our bunch of 12yr olds wanted to go fast and furious but had to be mindful of much younger, slower children on the track. The older boys were loving the pro karts, very competitive races 🤣
Written 15 June 2020
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Nicky
82 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
Fantastic fun in all conditions. Carts suitable for all ages and abilities, all safety precautions considered, and knowledgeable staff on hand to ensure you get the most out of your experience. We came to Slideways twice in three months. The first time, my teenage daughter mixed up her ‘stop’ and ‘go’ pedals (Dyslexia problems), and had a very violent interaction with a wall. When we returned three months later, the staff remembered her, checked in with her and us about how she was feeling about driving again, and gave her some pointers to ease her nerves. They continued to give her advice and encouragement as she drive, ensuring she had the best possible experience. The Sunday crew are amazing! Highest recommendation.
Written 3 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, thank you so much for the feedback, we're glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves! Did you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting World at Pimpama is our massive, undulating traditional outdoor circuit, situated only 2min from Dreamworld, and also Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, right on the M1 at Nerang, it's the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere!
Written 4 August 2019
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Buggysmom247
Greater Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
As the mum of the group, I wanted to stop by and encourage everyone to get out on the track! We had a group of 6 - 2 male teens, 3 x 40 something males and me - a 30 something that drives like she's giving Miss Daisy a lift. The two other ladies in our group sat on the sideline, and as we were leaving, I saw more ladies settle in to watch their boys and men race. I really feel like they missed out.
First off, the staff are great, helping clueless me with helmet and neckbrace fitting, and instructions on how to safely use the kart. But most importantly, the track has PLENTY of opportunities to overtake, so us slowbies can pull over and not interfere with the speed demons trying to beat the lap records! If someone is coming up and you don't realise, the kind staff are placed around the track and will let you know with a sign, so you can move over. Get stuck in the wall? The staff will help you with that too!
Life is too short to sit on the sidelines, just get a helmet on and get on the track! My brother lapped me 4 times and my husband 3 and son twice. The most important thing was that as a family, we gave it a go!
Written 25 July 2019
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Hi there, thank you so much for the review, we're so glad you got out there and enjoyed yourself! Did you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting World at Pimpama is our massive, undulating traditional outdoor circuit, situated only 2min from Dreamworld, and also Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, right on the M1 at Nerang, it's the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere!
Written 31 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lilmisssunshine_kim
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
I live in Brisbane City so having this multi level indoor go cart track only 15 minutes from me is so convenient! Dropping in for a spontaneous ride after/before dinner out with friends is too easy!

The setup is brilliant so professional, and the team are so friendly, they happily to share tips on how to get the most out of your laps! So good as I get very competitive especially with myself! 😈

The package options were great, I found the VIP Silver was the best by far for $$ value and I love that I get a whole year to use them up! So so great! I’ll definitely be back again!
Written 24 June 2019
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Hey there, cheers for the feedback, we're glad you enjoy yourself!! id you know Slideways have two other nearby race tracks? Slideways - Go Karting World at Pimpama is our massive, undulating traditional outdoor circuit, situated only 2min from Dreamworld, and also Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, right on the M1 at Nerang, it's the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere!
Written 8 July 2019
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Graeme B
Redcliffe, Australia196 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Friends
Professional outfit, safe and fun. We had a blast on the track and will be back. Recommend early session if you dont like big crowds!
Written 27 January 2019
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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 World at Pimpama is our massive, undulating traditional outdoor circuit, situated only 2min from Dreamworld, and also Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, right on the M1 at Nerang, it's the only three storey indoor kart track in the southern hemisphere!
Written 15 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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Cheers for this Paul, what a review! Always great to get feedback from people who really love their karting. We'll take the feedback on board and pass it on to respective managers.
Written 28 August 2018
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