Things to do for Active Kids
Kenrose Park North Rockhampton
Where is it at?
535 Yeppoon Road
Tel: 7 4936 4844
Where are we going today?
Vroom Vroom! Start those engines! Can you hear the crowd? Can you feel the rush of the atmosphere as you focus on the race ahead of you? After all, you are in F1 Grand Prix finals!
If that is something you have dreamt of, or even just love the feel of the rush as you make your way around the tracks, then Kenrose Park have the tracks for you!
For anyone over 5 years, novice or expert, Kenrose Park has a 500m go kart track set on 4 acres that gives the whole family an experience they can do together.
They have the latest in go karting technology, and special twin seater karts for those do either don't fit the height requirements to drive (you must be over 145cm), or are a bit too inexperienced, not confident or have impairments. Sometimes it's also just fun to ride with someone else!
They take safety very important, so parents be assured that there are certain rules and precautions they have taken into account. There are special signs they communicate with all drivers through, if they need to slow down or drive that bit smoother. There are traffic warning signs and everyone has to wear a helmet.
The track also has a super cool ROC timing system for those slightly competitive drivers so you can check out your lap times and compare them to your family's. They have stadium class lighting so you can try the atmospheric night karting, and for those little ones under 5 or those needing a break, there is a children's play area where they can enjoy some "them" time and climb, play and explore among the electric energy of the track.
Kenrose Park is great for those adrenaline loving families who want to try something new in their day.
Drivers...start your engines!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$30 for a 12 min session with helmet
When can we go?
Thursday 2pm - 9pm / Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm / Sunday 10am - 4pm
All year round. Closed Christmas and New Years Day, as well as Good Friday.
The track is a popular place for students to celebrate end of term or end of exams! (You can throw in some physics lessons in there too!) .
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you wear enclosed footwear! You can hire shoes there for $5 if you don't have appropriate ones. .
Need a little extra help?
Twin karts are available for those with disabilities. There are also disabled toilets under construction. .
You can hold your birthday party there and test your lap times against your friends! .
What people are saying?
by Luke Cole
The service from the guy at the counter was fine but the guy in the pits was really rude and obnoxious. They boasted that the karts were faster than Kingston Park's in Brisbane. No where near as good. Drove 3 different karts and the performance difference was huge and frustrating. One keep cutting out. Love karting but won't be going back to this place... I'll wait til I'm in Brisbane for my fix and head to Kingston Park for decent karts and friendlier service.
by Jake Battersby
Great fun for everyone! If you are a tourist and you are looking for a great place to have fun, THIS IS THE PLACE! This is a must-go experience you have to try!
by A Google User