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Highlands Motorsport Park

SH6 & Sandflat Road, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 4052
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6 hour drive, to spend $700 on a 25 minute experience - Rip OFF!

Six hour return drive for a 25 minute experience costing $700 plus in total. Great vision / set... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
globaltravel698
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Dunedin, New Zealand
A must see experience

Highlands Motorsport Park is a must see for men, women and children. The museum is fantastic and my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spinner69
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“go karts” (99 reviews)
“race track” (41 reviews)
“hot lap” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
SH6 & Sandflat Road, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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+64 3-445 4052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six hour return drive for a 25 minute experience costing $700 plus in total. Great vision / set up but staff, service and value for money totally missed the mark. First experience: Ordering coffees from the cafe took 20 minutes to deliver when only 8...More

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JSHMP2015, Manager at Highlands Motorsport Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

HI there Global Travel We were incredibly sorry to read your first post on Trip Advisor was a negative one about us. I had the pleasure of speaking to one of the other guests in your party, and we were able to talk through the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlands Motorsport Park is a must see for men, women and children. The museum is fantastic and my wife and I spent a couple of hours in the museum before a nice lunch in the cafe.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for a go kart race, & a visit to the cafe & museum. An amazing facility & definitely worth a visit. As a safety conscious person I can 100% say the go kart racing is really well run, the perfect activity for...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Something for every petrolhead here. Amazing museum pieces. Good cafe, great go kart track and amazingly scary fast car rides. Well done Highlands team.

Thank Gavin D
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Called in here to take a look, first time we have visited and really glad we did. We came as a group of friends while visiting the area and did the go karts which was a lot of fun. Really neat spot and lots to...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

First visit back for 4 years and they haven't sat still, always looking to improve the experience, although the free mini golf could use some attention.

Thank Graeme S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

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

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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.

Thank Kim S
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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...More

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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...More

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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....More

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jinnleesc
12 April 2017|
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Response from JSHMP2015 | Property representative |
HI There, We are open both days - in fact the only day we are not open is Christmas Day. Our operating hours are 10 - 5pm. The Taxi can fit up to four people at a time. You can do two taxi's and have three in one and... More
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MKunzmann
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Hi MKunzmann, Our Jurassic Safari tour is best suited for families, with children 10 years and under. It is a 50minute experience, exploring the forest of large scale animals on display, with accompanying commentary from a... More
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Hope it's not too late but the McLaren would be amazing
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