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Address: SH6 & Sandflat Road, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-445 4052
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Highlands is a destination for everyone.

A truly international 5 star...

Highlands is a destination for everyone.

A truly international 5 star facility, it boasts multiple ways to experience the circuit at speed from McLaren’s to Porsche’s, is home to the best outdoor go-kart circuit in the southern hemisphere, showcases a safari dirt buggy adventure complete with 18ft dinosaurs and safari animals and a national motorsport museum. Onsite is also a new Cafe and unique wine adventure, that is incomparable with anything else in the region and all of this is encompassed in a breathtaking setting. Ideal for groups, families and individuals - there is no such thing as a bad day at Highlands.

A passion for Motorsport is not necessary, but a sense of adventure is.

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Return trip here to visit the museum. Very interesting and a great asset to Cromwell. Have done fast laps before so didn't do that this time but recommend visitors give it a go!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Timaru, New Zealand

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Timaru, New Zealand
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Return trip here to visit the museum. Very interesting and a great asset to Cromwell. Have done fast laps before so didn't do that this time but recommend visitors give it a go!

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Thank Fran1628
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have watched events from here on TV but was blown away by being there. Very well-planned and executed. We had 3 visits in a week - museum excellent; watching fast laps: enjoying a fast lap; watching go-carts; enjoying the cafe, landscaping and "sculptures" - attention to detail and a sense of humour combined. All staff were friendly, helpful and made... More 

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Kiwi on the loose
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with large group - 40+. Well looked after. Many different activities suitable for all ages. Museum is well worth a look. Go carts enjoyed by those braves enough to take a spin.

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Thank Bertn
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear Bertn, Thank you for your lovely review of Highlands - It is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at Highlands - We believe that we are a one stop destination for everyone, from couples, to families to a variety of group sizes - We offer a unique experience for everyone! Bertn, thank you again for taking... More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try a few laps around a race track. Unfortunately it had been raining so instead of going for ride in the McLaren we went in the Taxi, Porche Cayerra. What an amazing experience. Difinatly want to go back for more 😀😀😀. The driver was excellent in every way, telling us about the circuit and what to do in... More 

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Thank Lionman22
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear Lionman22, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Highlands. It is unfortunate that you were unable to experience our Supercar Fast Dash in our McLaren 650S due to the weather conditions on the day, but it is great news to hear that you managed to get out on track in our Highlands 'High Speed' Taxi -... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing racetrack, so much flasher & more variety than any others I've been on, no expense has been spared. We did the go karts, clay shooting & taxi ride. The go karts track is awesome. And the trip around the race track in the taxi was great to really see & feel the track.

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Thank 963nic
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear 963nic, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Highlands! It is great to hear that you thought our Highlands track was amazing and enjoyed your go-kart, clay shooting and taxi ride experiences - What a great variety of activities to experience in one day! We look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a lap around the track in the Taxi with our rest home residents while on holiday, this trip is value for money and you learn about the track and its building before doing a fast lap around the track. Andrew our driver this year was fantastic with our group.. thanks guys

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Thank Lisa H
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear Lisa H, Thank you for your review of Highlands, we truly appreciate it! It is pleasing to hear that you and your group enjoyed your recent experience in our Highlands 'High Speed' Taxi - It is a great way to learn about how Highlands came about and of course, it is great value for money, at only $120 for... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try the Café for a quick lunch. Poor choice available. Had a Beef and Thyme Pie -it was inedible. Meat was tough and fatty and had an unpleasant taste. Chips came in a cardboard box with a plastic paper lining -didn't soak up the grease. Coffee was very average-we were asked if we wanted takeaway cups rather than... More 

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1 Thank Grovel59
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear Grovel59, Thank you for your thoughts and comments on your recent Highlands Cafe experience, we really appreciate your feedback. Since opening our new Highlands Café, we have received very positive feedback on our presentation and variety of food on offer, so it is disappointing to hear that you thought the Beef and Thyme Pie was inedible - I will... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic facility and awesome to let the average couch racer get behind the wheel of the U Drive Mustang, Brendon Leitch was great keeping his foot mostly of the panic break and giving good enthusiastic instruction. Had a crack at the karts with the kids as well, will be back...

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Thank Bukes21
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear Bukes21, Thank you for your very kind words about your recent Highlands experience, we truly appreciate your feedback. I will be sure to pass your comments onto Brendon too. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, The Highlands team More 

Cairns
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in while touring Cromwell. This facility is first class and everything has been done spot on. We saw a few people having fast laps which looked amazing - plenty of smiles all around when you hear that engine roar. Had some lunch which was delicious - staff are very friendly and coffee was good. The museum is very interesting... More 

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Thank KatieCairns
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear KatieCairns, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Highlands - Sounds like you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon - Maybe next time, you will have time to experience a fastlaps yourself?! :) Thanks again for your feedback, we truly appreciate it! Kind regards, The Highlands team More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Highlands last week and had the best day ever! We started off with the Go Karts, they went a lot faster than i remembered! haha. After that we checked out the Jurassic Safari which is great for all the family discovering the dinosaurs in the forest with a few hidden gems along the way (don't want to spoil the... More 

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1 Thank Sophie B
marketing753, Director of Sales at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

Dear Sophie B, It is very pleasing to hear that you had the 'best day ever!' Sounds like you had the opportunity to experience a diverse range of our activities on offer....We believe Highlands truly is a one stop destination for everyone, as there is something for motorsport enthusiasts, wine lovers and of course, families. Sophie B, thank you for... More 

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