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“Great track”

Highlands Motorsport Park
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Awsome setup and track great cars everywhere including Ferraris and McClarens Good cafe and great coffee

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We called in for a quick visit on the way for the big fruit. The museum was interesting but i think to get the best out of this place you must do one of the driving events.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

An enjoyable experience especially as it was the first time my friend had ever been go-karting. The thing that really let the park down on was the customer service we received. When I phoned to make an enquiry initially the girl taking the call was quite abrupt and didn't really seem to want to help. When we checked in on the day, we explained it was our first time at the park but were offered no guidance on where we needed to go from reception. The girls at the go-karting office didn't explain much to us and seemed very uninterested in talking to us. Pretty much a self service experience unfortunately.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank saf9922018
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285josies, General Manager at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Saf9922018,

While I'm stoked to see your enjoyed your first time Go-karting, I'm really sorry that you received less than exceptional service. We pride ourselves on ensuring customers feel welcome from the moment they walk through the door, and it sounds like we have completely missed the mark.

I'm very keen to discuss with you, are you please able to give me a call on 03 445 4052, and ask for Josie.

I look forward to talking with you.


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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Recently i was part of the inaugural visit by Grand Pacific Tours to Highlands Motorsport Park. Drove in our tour bus around the circuit but definitely not at racing speeds! The hairpin would have been a bit much for the bus!. It was great fun. We had a chance to look at their museum which was great fun. I am looking forward to going back on a future trip to NZ and having a drive around the track in one of their vehicles driven by a racing driver. Definitely worth a visit, the staff were great and we were made very welcome.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gayle G
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Stopped in to have a look at the museum. Gave us Seniors reduced entry at $15. Well worth the money. Have some beautiful vehicles on display. Visited the Go Cart track and watched the muscle cars hitting the main track. Stayed overnight in the Technology park next door at Falcon's Nest. Equally as good.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rick s
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