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Gold Coast Driving Adventures

Driving probably isn't the first thing you think of when going on a holiday to the Gold Coast. Driving around to see the sights or visit destinations, yes, but for some, the act of driving is an experience in itself - it's all about the journey!

Unfortunately hire cars aren't usually set up for racing or driver satisfaction, but if driving is your thing, then luckily there are a few options on the Gold Coast to keep you satisfied.

Thanks to the mix of terrain and also good roads and racetracks available, types of driving adventures available on the Gold Coast range from off road ATV adventures in the Gold Coast hinterland to screaming around on the dirt in rally cars, to obtaining maximum traction on the smooth tarmac. There's something to suit you!

Driving Experiences & Attractions

This is the ultimate off-road adventure! Get behind the wheel and explore a purpose-built track and encounter all of the crazy jumps, rock piles and water obstacles along the way. Choose to drive with an experienced instructor (great for kids or teens) or on your own. The exciting experience is located at Wet'n'Wild (though please note it doesn't include a ticket to the theme park). Book either a 2, 3 or 4 lap drive. 

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Rev heads will love this one. As the world's only V8 supercar experience, you'll experience the thrill of being in a real race car with a professional driver. You can choose to be the driver or passenger in a Ford or Holden (whatever you choose) and feel the extreme speeds and turns that happen in competitive races. You'll be given the full gear too including a suit and helmet, with a Certificate of Completion to take home afterwards. 

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Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland in style on a full or halfday hummer safai. These exhilarating 4WD tours will take you off-road through extreme rainforest conditions in a brand new luxury H2 Hummer. Stop and check out the sights like waterfalls, hikes, enjoy a restaurant lunch and taste local wines. You can visit either OReilly's Lamington National Park, Springbrook, Tamborine Mountain or go on the Winery, Waterfalls and Lookouts tour.

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Go Karting Experiences

Have a go and race your mates at this brand new indoor go karting track facility and activity centre in Helensvale. Suitable for all ability levels and ages, you can try your luck at the go karting track, the Clip N Climb Adventure rock climbing course, brave the Leap of Faith, challenge your friends at Lazer Tag, use the indoor Zip Coaster, GO-VR experiences plus a stack of arcade games to keep everyone entertained. The ultimate rainy day activity!

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This awesome go-karting venue just south of Brisbane has 4 levels of karts to suit varied levels of ability and experience. Families with Children can enjoy a day of fast fun and excitement in the Go Zone riding amusement rides and karting on the purpose built Indy Circuit. With safety of bumpers, children as young as 5 years can experience all the thrills of go-karting in a safe and well organised day of fun and excitement.

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If you would rather watch the action instead, why not visit Movie World and see the spectacular Hollywood Stunt Drivers take control of the wheel - buy tickets and passes to Movie World online.

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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