The Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, Otago, has been offering exhilarating experiences since 2013. The park, located a 45-minute drive from Queenstown, features a 4.1km-long motor racing circuit inspired by some of the worldâ€™s most famous racetracks.
Concept There are 12 activities onsite such as Go-Kart races, Jurassic Safari Buggies and laser-clay shooting.
But if you want to go home with bragging rights, ride in a Porsche, McLaren or Ferrari race car. Or take things up a notch and self-drive a Le Mans or Repco V8. Thereâ€™s also a group self-driving option in one of six WRX Subaru vehicles.
MICE application McLaren, Porsche or Ferrari rides are available for up to 50 rides in the morning, or a total 80 rides for the day. The Subaru WRX Experience is Highlandsâ€™ newest product, created as a unique, group-only adventure.
There are three packages for up to 40 people ranging from a 30-minute teaser to the four-hour Ultimate Experience which includes private lounge access, circuit action, and a hot lap with a professional driver at the wheel. The McLaren I rode in as part of the Supercar Fast Dash was surreal and felt like I was in a movie.
Highlands can also work with groups to focus on teambuilding and competitive areas or take a more social approach. For instance, the Go-Kart activity was terrific fun for our group with a live display tracking our lap times to increase the competitive factor.
The park can also cater for up to 150 people theatre-style or 120 for a sit-down dinner. Additionally, it houses the National Motorsport Museum which features rare cars such as the US$4.2 million Aston Martin Vulcan, and The Benetton F1 driven by Michael Schumacher when he earned his first ever F1 point in 1991.
Service Highlands is well run by staff who are experienced in catering for groups.
Tel: (64 3) 445-4052