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Highlands Museum

Is it Michael Schumacher’s Benetton Formula One car or is it the  $4.2 million dollar Aston Martin Vulcan that really draws in the crowds?

Because even if you’re not a motorsport fan, these top of the line machines are impressive to come face to face with at Highlands Museum. Since you only ever see them in the movies or on TV, there’s just something  about being in the same room as these rare special cars that gets everyone buzzing.

The Highlands Museum is home to the some of the rarest cars in NZ motorsport history but also some hidden gems that include an authentic American sheriff’s patrol car, a larger than life Transformer’s Bumblebee action figure on display and even several arcade driving games.

The reaction station (also known as a Batak machine) is always a hit with the kids who love the challenge of hands-on active fun but we’ll be honest – it’s just as addictive for the adults too!

A visit to the Highlands Museum always inspires you to get behind the wheel for some trackside adventures so why not make a day out of it and enjoy some of the other thrilling attractions Highlands has to offer. It’s a fantastic base for groups and is the ultimate cocktail function venue, being able to accommodate up to 300 people in spectacular surroundings.

With discounts for children and seniors, the Highlands Museum is affordable fun for everyone in the family and perfect as a day trip from Queenstown or neighbouring towns.

“The sheer size and opportunity to see some of the rarest cars in the world in the museum really made for a great experience. So much to take in and do, we enjoyed staying for the whole afternoon.” MelissaM7506, TripAdvisor

Fast Facts
  • Impressive and fascinating collection that appeals to a wide audience
  • Home to the only Aston Martin Vulcan in the Southern Hemisphere
  • A mix of modern and classic cars in absolute mint condition

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