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Top 5 experiences kids love at Highlands

School holidays or not, entertaining kids can be a full-time job. Luckily, Highlands is as much fun for the kids as it is the adults. Conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Queenstown just off of State Highway 6 in Cromwell, Highlands is your go-to for a weekend day trip or some unforgettable school holiday fun. Here are the top 5 experiences kids love at Highlands.


A bit of competitive family fun is always a good time. Especially if you’re racing alongside each other on go-karts, on an awesome custom-built track. The Highlands outdoor go-kart track is 650 metres long and offers a thrilling experience everyone in the family can enjoy. With top quality go-karts that can reach speeds of up to 50 km/hour, little ones can team up with Mum, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa for some exhilarating fun with both single and tandem go-karts available. Helmet and safety gear are provided but closed footwear is required. For those who want to capture these memories on film, go-pros can also be mounted to helmets – the makings of a great family movie night for sure!

Go Karting at Highlands Motorsport Park
Even the little ones can get involved in the family fun

Highlands Taxi

Fasten your seat belts and hold on tight, this is a taxi like ride like no other. You’ll be riding in style in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo – with speeds that reach up to 180 km/hour, the Highlands Taxi is a true bucket-list experience that the kids will be raving about for the rest of the year. You’ll be chauffeured around Highlands world-class racetrack – a 4.1 km circuit that our expert and professional drivers know like the back of their hands. Every curve and twist were designed for exhilarating fun so get ready to sit back and enjoy the ride of your lives.

Highlands Museum

This is not your ordinary museum. The Highlands Museum is home to the rarest cars in the world including the only Aston Martin Vulcan in the Southern Hemisphere worth a staggering $4.2 million dollars. Listen to the kids ooh and aah over these top of the line machines ranging from vintage classics to sleek and shiny racing cars. With arcade games and a Batak machine to boot, the Highlands Museum is always a hit with kids, meaning it’s a win-win for Mums and Dads too.

Highlands Motorsport Museum
Spend the afternoon with some of the worlds rarest cars

Mini Golf

The Highlands Mini Golf course is free for families to enjoy as it’s included with your Highlands Museum entry fee. Situated near the kid’s adventure playground at Highlands, you and the family can enjoy a few rounds of mini golf in a beautiful outdoor setting. Even littlies can give this a go and try for that hole in one!

Sculpture Park

A very popular and free activity at Highlands, this Sculpture Park is truly one-of-a-kind. Imagine coming face to face with cattle crossing, a giant gorilla, and enormous Volkswagen spider beetles. These wild and wacky sculptures were dreamed up and designed by Highlands owner Tony Quinn so there’s really no other place in the world to see these wonderful creations. Makes for some fun photo opportunities and selfies for you and the family to look back on.

The Sculpture park at Highlands Motorsport Park
Take a walk through the weird and wonderful Highlands Sculpture Park

June 30, 2019

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