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Highlands Go Karts Cromwell

Highlands Go Karts Cromwell

Highlands Go Karts Cromwell

Highlands Go Karts and Motorsport Park - the circuit

Child riding HIghlands Go Karts near Queenstown

Highlands Go Karts and Motorsport Park

Highlands Motorsport Park near Queenstown

Highlands Motorsports Museum Cromwell

Highlands – Experience the Exceptional

Highlands Go-Karts

"The most innovative and exciting day out in the Southern Hemisphere!"

Take the family on an action-packed adventure at Highlands Go-Karts!
Choose from single or tandem karts and race on our exciting outdoor track.  (Drivers must be 10 years+, passengers from 6 years.)
While you’re at Highlands: Highlands is also home to a 4.5km international standard motorsport circuit that you can experience at speed – the family can take a faaast ride in our famous Highlands Porsche Cayenne Taxi or choose from 6 high-speed track adventures! 

Add to the outing with our interactive Museum, Wacky Sculpture Park, café and tots' playground.

Bring the family out for a day or half day of exciting and varied activities!

Highlands Go-Karts

Have some fun on our 650m Go-kart track – choose form single or tandem karts.

Single karts: Minimum age: 10 years

Tandem karts: Minimum age (drive): 16 years, minimum age (passenger): 6 years

Height restrictions apply.

Price: $49 for a 10-minute single session, $49 for tandem session.

Highlands High-Speed Taxi

Explore the circuit with one informative lap and one lap at speed – great for the whole family!

Price: $129 for one to four people.

Adrenaline Activity on Track

Choose from U-drive in a Radical or a V8 Muscle Car or a Fast Dash in a Supercar.   Prices vary.

Highlands Museum

Discover all there is to know about New Zealand’s motorsport legends and see historically significant race cars on display in this interactive museum. If you like cars and motorsport, this is a must!

Price: $50 for family pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids) 
‘Friends of Highlands Membership’ 
$30 for an Individual Membership or $60 for a Family Membership (2 adults and up to 3 children) –  over $230 of value plus unlimited Highlands Museum entry.
Valid for 12 months.

Highlands Café

Serving top notch, fresh local fare - The Café is fully licensed, so you can enjoy a vino or a coffee, while taking in the spectacular views from our new alfresco dining area and viewing deck.

Getting there

If you don't have a car there is transport available from Queenstown (subject to availability).

Please phone 0508 HIGHLANDS for more information.


Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.