Race car driving on the Gold Coast: The ultimate guide

Experience driving some of the fastest race cars in the world at the best tracks on the Gold Coast.

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Feel the speed as you take the passenger seat or try driving yourself with coaching from a professional driver in a V8 race car or a Radical SR3 race car for the ultimate driving experience.

We share the best deals available for race car driving experiences for all ages and driving levels at the top companies offering speedy packages on the Gold Coast.

Race car driving deals

AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 42% off things to do in Sydney

Available on activities including soccer classes, driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, skydives, kayak tours, quad biking tours, whale watching cruises, jet boat rides and more.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon
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Up to 25% off driving experiences + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include rally driving, go-karting, quad-biking and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon
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Up to 11% off Perth activities + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include driving experience, bike tours, kayaking, art workshops, spa treatments, skydiving and much more.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Adelaide

Available on select travel dates for activities like virtual reality driving experiences, kayaking, helicopter flights, skydiving, abseiling, tail ship cruises and more.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 27% off things to do in Cairns

Available on select travel dates for activities like driving experiences, helmet diving, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, water rafting, scuba diving, skydiving and more.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 40% off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select travel dates for activities such as driving experiences, helicopter flights, skydives, hot air balloon flights, whale watching and sightseeing cruises and more.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Brisbane

Available on select travel dates for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, jet boat rides, skydives, dinner cruises, cooking classes and more.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 31% off things to do in the Gold Coast

Available on select dates for activities like driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, jet ski and boat rides, skydives and more.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon
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Up to 25% off Melbourne activities + an extra $10 off with code

Available on select travel dates until 2022 on activities including rafting, abseiling, driving experiences, snow tours, attraction passes, sightseeing tours and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.

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Gift It NowGift It Now

Up to 22% off Brisbane activities

Available on select dates and experiences including indoor skydiving, rally driving, bridge climbing, kayaking and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Things to do in Brisbane from $18 + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include bridge climbs, getaways, brewery tours, driving experiences, cooking classes and spa treatments. Sample fare is for a SupaGolf experience. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 74% off things to do in Adelaide

Available on select dates and activities including skydiving, wine tours, kayaking, classes, rally driving and more. T&Cs apply.

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Where can I do race car driving on the Gold Coast?

  • Drive Ride Ace, Norwell
  • Paul Stockell’s Driving Events, Norwell

Our top picks for race car driving experiences you can book now

Best for price

Hot Laps in a V8 Race Car, Drive Ride Ace

Hot Laps in a V8 Race Car, Drive Ride Ace from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Experience driving a V8 race car
  • Professional instructor
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Prices start at $149
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Best for value

V8 Supercars Ride and Drive Combo, Drive Ride Ace

V8 Supercars Ride and Drive Combo, Drive Ride Ace from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Drive 7 laps in a V8 race car
  • Includes 2 hot laps driven by a professional race car driver
  • Race licence included
  • No speed limit
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Best for experience length

V8 Supercars Drive and Ride Combo, Drive Ride Ace

V8 Supercars Drive and Ride Combo, Drive Ride Ace from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Drive 10 laps around a 2.1km circuit
  • Includes 2 hot laps driven by a professional driver
  • World’s only official V8 supercar experience
  • Race licence included
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Best for speed

Radical Race Car Driving Experience, Paul Stokell’s Driving Events

Radical Race Car Driving Experience, Paul Stokell’s Driving Events from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Drive a Radical SR3 race car
  • Learn to drive from an experienced race car coach
  • Includes driving 5 laps in one of the world’s fastest sports car
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments available
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Best for first timers

V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience 7 Lap Drive and 2 Lap Ride, Drive Ride Ace

V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience 7 Lap Drive and 2 Lap Ride, Drive Ride Ace from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Drive 7 laps in a Ford or Holden race car
  • Professional driver takes you around the track for 2 laps
  • Endorsed by Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
  • Drive up to 200km/hr
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Best for experienced drivers

Radical Race Car Driving Experience, Paul Stokell’s Driving Events

Radical Race Car Driving Experience, Paul Stokell’s Driving Events from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Drive a Radical SR3 race car for 8 laps
  • Car is capable of reaching over 230km/h
  • Get driving tips from a professional coach
  • Coffee, tea and refreshments available
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Race car driving companies compared

CompanyBook withPrice (from)LocationDurationExtras/inclusionsSuitable for
Drive Ride AceAdrenaline$149Norwell1 hourIncludes certificate of completion14 years and older
Paul Stokell’s Driving EventsRed Balloon$179Norwell1 hourProfessional driver17 years and older

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