Ad­ven­ture awaits at High­lands

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The April school hol­i­days are just around the cor­ner, and now is the per­fect time to plan a fam­ily trip to High­lands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.

High­lands Motorsport Park is an awe­some des­ti­na­tion for any fam­ily, and there’s some­thing to do around ev­ery cor­ner.

For the lit­tlies, you can take them on the Juras­sic Sa­fari Tour – it’s an hour-long ad­ven­ture which has di­nosaurs and an ad­ven­ture play­ground in the mid­dle of the for­est. Per­fect for the younger fam­ily mem­bers. For $79, two adults and up to three chil­dren can ex­pe­ri­ence the Juras­sic Sa­fari, and also en­joy a trip to the High­lands mu­seum, which con­tains bal­ance bikes – fun for the un­der-6s and also a Bathurst-shaped mini golf course, for those who en­joy a slightly more se­date out­ing.

For older chil­dren – and chil­dren at heart – why not try out the gokarts or go for a ride in the High­lands Taxi – let your in­ner daredevil out for a thrill ride around the course. The Taxi can take up to four peo­ple and the driver is there to cater the ex­pe­ri­ence to what you want – faster, slower ... it’s up to you. Why not hire out some dirt bug­gies and en­joy a game of fol­low the leader?

While there’s plenty of thrills to be had at High­lands, there’s also plenty to do if you want a qui­eter ex­pe­ri­ence.

The mu­seum houses an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion and any­thing you want to know about mo­tor rac­ing his­tory is right here. There’s an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of ve­hi­cles, and the cafe is ready for when you need a cuppa and a bit of a sit­down. Or take a stroll through the sculp­ture gar­den, which fea­tures clever sculp­tures of cars in un­usual and un­ex­pected forms.

For mums, why not send Dad and the kids out on a High­lands ad­ven­ture, and take in the Wine Ex­pe­ri­ence? Ev­ery mum needs a bit of time out – es­pe­cially dur­ing the hol­i­days – and this tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence could be just the ticket. Watch a video on wine in Cen­tral Otago in High­lands’ own theatre, then have a stroll through their very own vine­yard be­fore the tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence – with High­landers’ own Nose wine, made from their own grapes.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial, but High­lands is just wait­ing to make your fam­ily day out mem­o­rable. There truly is some­thing here for every­one.

The peo­ple who own High­lands also own Game Over in Queen­stown – which has a host of ac­tivites from ar­cade games to lazer tag. If the weather is bad, this is the per­fect venue for a day of fam­ily fun.

Check out for book­ings and in­for­ma­tion.

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