Highlands Motorsport Park Highlands Festival of Speed

TWO days of spectacular classic racing, some of the best to be seen in New Zealand

The Highlands Festival of Speed is a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see in New Zealand. Featuring the Pre 65 Racing, Mainland Muscle and more classic categories. This is a weekend of true blue Kiwi racing starring some of New Zealand's most well known racing legends.

The Highlands Festival of Speed returns to Cromwell this year on April 8 & 9. This year’s Festival will have a slightly different format to previous years. As per usual, we’ll have some fantastic racing on the track with some of the categories confirmed including Pre 65s, Mainland Muscle Cars, Modern Classics and Nostalgic Classics.

This year we also want to cater for the newbies so we’re combining our exceptional action experiences with the racing to create an event for people to come along and see what motorsport is all about and even have the opportunity to experience the track in one of our We-Drive activities, at discounted prices for the weekend!

Entry is only $25, which is payable on the day and includes entry into the Highlands Museum. In between races, you’ll have the chance to book a ride in our famous Highlands ‘High Speed’ Taxi or get out in the McLaren. And of course, no visit to Highlands is complete without a race with your mates on our Go-Kart track! You can wander through the pits, have a yarn to the competitors or stroll through the Vehicle Show featuring over 200 vehicles on display. Vehicles are not limited to cars – we welcome caravans, boats, motorbikes – anything that fits the theme ‘Festival of Speed’.


Registrations are currently being accepted for the Highlands Festival of Speed Vehicle Show. If you have a treasured vehicle - car, bike, boat or caravan and would be interested in displaying it in our fast growing vehicle show, you can register here -


Due to popular demand, we are excited to offer parking for self-contained motorhomes at the Festival. We have two areas for parking, one is trackside (limited to 7m vehicles) and the other is the outfield parking below the trackside area. You must pre book a site prior to the race meeting. To book a site or for more information, please [email protected], with subject 'MOTORHOME' or phone 03 445 4052 for enquiries.

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Physical Address

Sandflat Road


$25 – $100NZD

Months of Operation

  • Apr

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