Go Karting Melbourne: 6 Best Tracks For High-Speed Thrills

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Looking for some high-speed thrills in Melbourne for a weekend activity with the lads or to entertain the kids? Then you need to be checking out the best go karting tracks in Melbourne. Safer and less expensive than taking your own car to a race track, go karts offer a chance for you to let out your inner Formula One driver, all whilst being under the watchful eye of safety stewards.

But, which go kart tracks in Melbourne should you be checking out? We’ve rounded up the very best spots for go karting in Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas, all of which promise to offer a memorable experience.

Auscarts Racing

50 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne 3207

Auscarts Racing is a light-fuelled go karting experience just minutes from Melbourne CBD in Port Melbourne. The fleet of go karts comprises Sodikart GT-5 models, which can reach speeds of 55km/h, not the fastest karts around sure, but considering the 450m track is indoors and you’ll be racing wheel-to-wheel, they’ll be plenty fast enough.

Racing sessions can be from 15-minutes through to 45-minutes, giving you up to 80 laps of on-track action. Naturally, corporate events and parties are no issue for the Auscarts Racing team either, making it the perfect innercity location for some competitive racing and they even offer casual racing too.

Ace Karts

20 Carrington Drive, Albion 3020

Ace Karts is an outdoor go karting venue that can host racing action when the sun goes down thanks to floodlighting. There are constant flowing bends making up the 700m track, but a 105m straight will be where you’ll want to make your overtaking moves (or extend your lead, should that be the case). Ace Karts’ fleet of go karts are capable of reaching speeds up to 75km/h and with virtually every type of party catered for, including Bucks Parties with BYO alcohol, it’s a perfect destination for go karting in the summer.

Le Mans Entertainment

55 Waterview Cl, Dandenong South 3175

Another outdoors go karting track, Le Mans Entertainment is 650m in length and can host up to 23 racers at a time so you can get as close to real-life ‘proper’ racing as possible. Le Mans Entertainment runs a number of different go kart track configurations and can host various styles of parties and events such as ‘Enduro’, which sees several two-person teams completing 15 laps of qualifying before racing for 90 minutes.

Karting Madness

9a/841 Moutain Highway, Bayswater 3153

Karting Madness claims to be the owner of the largest indoor track in the whole of Australia, and at 600m, we’re inclined to believe them. Live track timings can be seen whilst you’re driving around, letting you know how far ahead of, or how far behind the rest of the group you are, so you can make those little adjustments through corners to improve your lap.

Not only does Karting Madness run arrive and drive sessions, but they’ll host whatever event you can think of and even hold racing leagues and endurance events throughout each calendar month. We reckon Karting Madness could just be Melbourne’s best go karting track.

Melbourne International EV Karting Complex

100 Todd Rd, Port Melbourne 3207

Located in Port Melbourne, right next to the West Gate Bridge, is the Melbourne International EV Karting Complex – god, that was a mouthful. Luckily, its track is longer than its name as it’s 1.005 km and has a grid capacity of 36, making it perfect for those seeking an authentic racing experience. You can easily access the facilities’ main entrance via Cook St, which is only a few minutes away from the heart of Melbourne.

This track belongs to the Go Kart Club of Victoria, which is not only one of the oldest clubs in Victoria, but even the country, so you know you’re in expert hands when it comes to these guys. Since the track launched in the mid-nineties, they have hosted some of the most prestigious events, including the Australian Kart Championship, Rotax Pro Tour and the famous annual City of Melbourne Titles. This place usually gets crowded, especially on weekends, so make sure to book ahead of time for the ultimate real racing experience.

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