The best go karting tracks in Canberra

Powerkart Raceway

Powerkart Raceway, one of Canberra’s most recommended go karting companies. Photo: File.

Believe it or not, go-karting is one of the world’s most popular motorsports. If you’ve got a birthday party coming up, or you’re planning a fun day out with friends and family, a day at a go-karting track can be seriously fun.

One of the best things about go-karting is its versatility – the sport is enjoyed by both committed enthusiasts with their own karts and families with young children on the hunt for a thrill.

Here in Canberra, we have a few go-karting tracks. In this article, we’ll share some information on what makes go-karting so much fun, as well as a handy guide to some of Canberra’s best tracks.

What makes a great go-karting track?

Not sure what you’re looking for in a go-karting track? No worries. The following traits should be top priorities:

  • A smooth, enjoyable track.No two go-kart tracks are alike but the very best have a few key things in common: a smooth, well-maintained surface, interesting turns that vary in difficulty, enough space for multiple karts to race, and more.
  • High quality, fully functioning karts. If you need to hire a go-kart, you want it to be high quality and fully functioning. No slow, sluggish, or dodgy karts allowed.
  • Friendly and experienced staff. If you’ve never been go-karting before, look for staff with plenty of experience and a friendly attitude. Go-karting can be dangerous so you should feel confident in the staff’s ability to keep you safe.
  • Fairly priced. Go-karting is fun for the whole family. The best places keep prices fair so you come back again and again.
  • Conveniently located. Go-karting tracks take up a ton of space so you’re unlikely to find one in the city centre. That being said, you shouldn’t have to drive too far to get your go-karting kick.

The best go-karting tracks in Canberra

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Canberra Kart Racing Club

Perfect the more experienced go-karter, the Canberra Kart Racing Club offers a 750-metre track of non-stop action. The track is open to club members every day from 9 am to 5 pm. It’s a great place to improve your skill and fine-tune your racing style.

As ‘Local Guide’ Maxine Cooper writes in their Google review, “A great Track to attend ! The Operators are always willing to go that extra way to help make your event run smooth.”

Power Kart Raceway

With a 320-metre track of super smooth, manicured concrete – all lined with F1-style barriers – and top quality Italian go-karts for hire, Powerkart Raceway is one of the best places in the region to try go-karting. The track has been expertly designed to deliver a fun, safe go karting experience for newbies and seasoned racers alike. Suitable for all drivers over the age of six, the whole family can have fun at the Powerkart Raceway.

On Google, Mark Lucking writes, “Had a ball. First time go karting in many years and i loved it. Great track and electric karts were faster than I thought they would be.”

Go-karting can be an excellent choice for a party venue – if you’re looking for more ideas, check out our articles on the best kids’ birthday party venues and the best function and event venues in Canberra.

Your experience with go-karting in Canberra

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is go-karting safe?
Go-karting is incredibly safe for kids and adults alike. The karts themselves are not able to go fast enough to pose a threat, feature industry standard safety mechanisms, and the guides will always run a quick safety/training check before a race begins.
Do I have to go go-karting with a large group?
While go-karting can be an excellent activity for a large group, maybe for a birthday party for example, go-karting tracks don't necessarily have minimum numbers for bookings. If you have a small group of friends who are keen for a race, call up the track and see what rates are available.
What is the age limit for go-karting?
Every track will have its own rules, but generally the youngest someone can start go-karting is around 8 years old. The other restrictions to keep in mind are height and weight, so make sure you check with the track before booking.
Is go-karting expensive?
This depends on how you book. Tracks will offer different rates for different packages, such as adult individual races, group bookings, or annual passes. You can always check the track's website for pricing information before you book to make sure their rates are right for you.

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2 Responses to The best go karting tracks in Canberra
canberrascout canberrascout 3:50 pm 06 Nov 19

Power Kart Raceway is fun for birthdays and bucks parties etc… Electric karts go pretty fast… Not cheap but good fun. Only problem is the big advantage to smaller lighter weight drivers IMO. If you want a fair race get in with similar weight ranges to your own.

DJA DJA 5:52 am 26 Sep 18

Has Superkarts re-opened and I did not notice?

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