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“Go Karting for Family”

Highlands Motorsport Park
Ranked #1 of 37 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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Family of 4 - 10yr and 11yr old boy and parents, we loved it. Safe but speed thrills for young and old. We liked the offer of 2 rides for 1 with our ski pass.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stevade
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

On a family holiday to Queenstown, as an avid motorsport fan I simply had to do a sales job on the family to visit Highlands Motorsport Park :-) We spent 3 wonderful hours there and no one was disappointed. Visited the amazing museum collection, took a guided tour and a quick lap in the Highlands taxi (Porsche Cayenne), my wife did Fast Laps in a Porsche GT3, and we took on the marvelous Go Karts. The owner and staff at Highlands should take a lot of credit for turning Highlands into a MUST for things to do in Central Otago, both on and off the track and for creating a truly unique experience for motorsport fans young and old. You guys and the Park are awesome, it will take some time to get the smiles of our faces.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank russp272
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JSHMP2015, General Manager at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

HI Russ!

What awesome feedback! We look forward to seeing you on your next "sales" trip!


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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Went there with three couples and one three year old. Arrived to find an amazing professional venue. Beautifully laid out with obviously a lot of money spent on amenities. Went go carting and found it fun for all ages. Ranging 30 to 65. Did not try the race cars, but this looked fun also. The museum, interesting with amazing vintage and modern cars. The mini golf extremely hard and could do with a little upgrade, but the large dinosaurs kept the three year old amused plus the thirty year old. All in all, a great afternoon for everyone and to finish coffee and muffins plus toasted cheese rolls. Would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HazelN901
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Driving the mustang i it was great I recommend it to drive the instructor was very good
The staff were very help full

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoPlaces813642
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Our quick tour of the area included stopping in at Highlands to see the car museum. 5 star customer service, coffee and cake at the cafe was hot and fresh with friendly staff. The auto museum was interesting with some fabulous vehicles on display, however I thought the price was a little on the steep side in comparison to automotive museums we have visited in Australia and the US.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pia A
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