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Address: SH6 & Sandflat Road, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
Phone Number:
0064272214334
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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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Went here as part of a work event we did a round of go karting and a hot lap in one of the cars. The go karting was really fun but I did find the karts we were hard on my arms... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CharlotteLee88
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here as part of a work event we did a round of go karting and a hot lap in one of the cars. The go karting was really fun but I did find the karts we were hard on my arms though and at $40 for 10 mins we quite pricy! In saying that though I would do back... More 

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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the go karts, taxi & supercar fast dash in the McLaren & all were such great fun. Out of the three we would definitely recommend the taxi. It was heaps of fun & the driver (can't remember his name sorry!) really put it through its paces! The museum is also great to walk though, so many cars! The... More 

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Thank Alicia N
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent. We had a driver training booked for today and because of the snow it was postponed yesterday. But we wanted to come to Cromwell anyway and visiting the track was brilliant. Special place for all the family

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Thank alxcar
JSHMP2015, Manager at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

HI Alxcar, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Highlands! We look forward to getting you out on the track - no weather bomb next time! Kindest Jos More 

Blacktown
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited in 2015 where my boys, brother-in-law and I had a great time on the go-karts. This visit I did a U-drive experience in a Radical RS3. Fan-bloody-tastic! You are given briefing about the track and certain expectations of track behaviour. All fair and reasonable. Braking, apexes and exit points are marked by cones. This was my very... More 

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Thank Jim_CathyBlacktown
JSHMP2015, Manager at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

HI Jim What a review! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Next time I think you need to bring your wife and get her behind the wheel too! Thanks for the great review. Kindest Jos More 

New Zealand
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early, so decided to take a ride around the track in the Highland Taxi (a Porsche Cayenne Turbo). It was very thrilling! Andrew drove us one lap at a sedate speed, then booted it for the second lap. Amazing!! We enjoyed looking at the collection of race cars in the museum and the cafe was very good too... More 

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Thank Henryjen
JSHMP2015, Manager at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this review

HI Henry Jen We are stoked you had such a good time here. I've always said that you can't come to Highlands without checking out the circuit, and our high speed taxi is a great affordable way of doing that - plus it gets the heart rate right up there! Thanks for the great review. Kindest Jos More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful day, a go on the Go Karts, which are real good, then lunch on the deck overlooking the circuit. Food very good quality and reasonable price. Then 2 hours in the museum. So many memories!

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Thank Marahau
Tauranga, New Zealand
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183 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby had a great time here. Firstly the go karts in the morning & after thinking about it - a drive in the MacLaren sports car in the afternoon - it blew him away, he had raced in the UK in the 70's, so it brought back memories for him - only thing was - you can handle it... More 

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Thank 60stravellers2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got a Radical (sports car) Self Drive for my 40th, and went down with my family last month. Wow, what an experience - Super friendly staff. Not just with me but with my family. They showed them the best place to watch, and they included them in the 'induction' for my self drive. The Motorsport museum is well worth... More 

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Thank deang578
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great day at highlands with the family, we all loved the Jurassic tour especially our 2 young kids. There were plenty of cars practicing for the sprint series the next day so there was lots of on track action to see. I did the hot laps in the Porsche and that was the most amazing experience i have... More 

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Thank mattZ5722MD
Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and so much to look at. We had a fine day to sit outside. There was the odd car going around the track which was interesting. Good variety of food.

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