There are a number of Go Karting Tracks located in Perth, Western Australia. Many are indoors, and there are a few that are outdoors. The karts that are used for those who have never done it before are fast, but not anywhere near as fast as the ones that the trained racers use. When you are flying along only 20mm from the ground there is plenty of fun to be had! Go Karting is a great activity to kill some time, for corporate events, parties and the list goes on. I would highly recommend anyone to give it a go – it really is a lot of fun!
Wanneroo Go Kart Track
The Wanneroo Go Kart Track is outdoors, and is just over 1km long. It has a wide variety of corners to cater for all skill levels and the track is 8 metres wide. The whole track is bitumen, as a pose to some Go Kart Tracks where there is a mixture of both gravel and bitumen. The track has a number of places where you can build up some serious speed and then plenty of corners to test your skills. In terms of the Go Kart tracks in Perth, Wanneroo Karts track is one of the better ones.
Wanneroo Karts is located at 1 Wattle Ave East in Neerabup WA 6031 or find it on Google Maps here. Their phone number is 08 9306 3233.
What are the Go Karts like?
The standard Go Karts are relatively slow to take off, but they are quite quick once they are moving. There is only really one place that you can max out their top speed, and trying to go around a corner at that speed doesn’t work so well. The karts will slide very easily if you turn too sharply, and they react quite well to the corners. One thing I did notice is that there are better karts and worse ones, simply by how fast you could get them to go. Some karts took off quicker and had a much higher top speed, which has its advantages if you are in them!
I’d recommend taking sunglasses if you visit Wanneroo Karts, because the sun can be very annoying and also because little rocks often get flicked up by the kart in front of you. The visors on the helmets are often scratched and hard to see out of; so many people leave them up.
Indoor or Outdoor Go Karting
In terms of Go Karting, you can do it inside of a shed or outdoors. Generally the outdoor tracks are much bigger, which gives you more range. In saying that though, both have their advantages. I prefer the outdoor ones, but you want to pick your days. Indoor Go Karting is usually done on smoother tracks, but you can’t go as fast.
How much does it cost?
The price list is as follows:
10 minutes - $20
20 minutes - $35
30 minutes - $50 (2 x 15 minute rides)
40 minutes - $60 (2 x 20 minute rides)
60 minutes - $85 (3 x 20 minute rides)
A $20 deposit is required when hiring the karts. This is returned providing you don’t damage the kart. There are double karts for the younger children so that they can ride with a parent. Children in between 12 and 16 must have a guardian to sign an indemnity form for them.
Other Go Karting locations in Perth
There are plenty of other Go Karting locations in Perth. Some of these are as follows:
• Kart World Belmont – 8 Cowcher Place Belmont 6104. Telephone: 08 9479 1200
• Indoor Kart Hire O’Connor – 1 Sainsbury Road O’Connor 6163. Telephone: 08 9314 2435
• Warren’s Ultra Fast Karts Neerabup - Barbagalo Raceway (2nd track on Wattle Ave East). Telephone:
• Kart Hire Australia Henderson - Gemma Road Henderson 6166 Telephone: 08 9410 1497
Is it worth it?
Go Karting is expensive, compared to other recreational activities. You can get several hours of entertainment for the cost of one session Go Karting that lasts for 10 minutes, but it’s still worth doing. Go Karting is the sort of thing that you can do every now and again, for a bit of variety. Sure, it costs considerably more, but the adrenaline and fun that you receive as a result of this is worth the money. Again, I would recommend Wanneroo Karts – it’s a lot of fun!