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Highlands 101 2016

THE HIGHLANDS 101: 11 - 13 NOVEMBER 2016

A world-class motor racing event at one of New Zealand's world-class motor racing facilities as the fantastic Highlands 101 returns for its fourth year in November 2016!

Many thousands of spectators enjoyed the new format Highlands 101 endurance race when we ran it for the first time in 2013. With its modern take on the famous Le Mans running start and compulsory pit stops for the driver pairings, the Highlands 101 race sees up to 42 race cars vie for the chequered flag at the end of 101 laps, or three-and-a-bit intense and gruelling hours on the 4.1km Highlands circuit.

CK3E0997 AGT Ist Race StartThe event also features the Australian GT Championship finale with up to 30 GT cars and their drivers making the trans-Tasman journey to finish their 2016 season at Highlands' spectacular Central Otago location. For motorsport fans, the line-up of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, McLarens, Porsches, Ginettas and Ascaris is hard to beat! 

In true Highlands' style, the weekend will feature a wonderful array of top class entertainment on and off the track, including a great range of fun kids’ activities on the top terrace, and as usual an amazing selection of food and refreshment vendors in key spectator areas.

A very special feature of the Highlands facility is the free buses operating around the full circuit, allowing families to experience our Jurassic Park-style adventure playground. What secret treasures and scary dinosaurs can you find in the Highlands Forest? It’s easy to get there – simply catch the Highlands bus which runs every 15 minutes right round the circuit providing access to all spectator areas and the adventure play area.

Results - To see the final results from the 2016 Highlands 101, click here.

Schedule - You can view our Highlands 101 Race Schedule for 2016 here.  

Live timing - link to Race Monitor.

Entry lists - will be posted here when they are available. 


Friday, 11 Nov: Competitor practice sessions. View from the top terrace with a Museum entry ticket, or a weekend pass. Highlands' activities such as go-karts and museum are operating as usual, but there will be none of our usual track activities operating today right through until Monday.

Saturday, 12 Nov: Event tickets are required. Free pit-lane walk. Go-karts operating as usual.

Sunday, 13 Nov: Event tickets are required. Free pit-lane walk. Go-karts operating as usual.

Tickets are available at the gate both days of the Highlands 101 race weekend.

Corporate Hospitality Packages - Secure your Highlands 101 VIP Hospitality packages now - Upgrade your experience or entertain key clients! Packages starting from only $101 per person. For more information, click on the links below.
1. Christmas Party package - $101 per person
2. Vulcan Lounge - $229 per person
3. GT Lounge - $269 per person

 Children (under 16) free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Click on the ticketmaster logo below to get your tickets.



Click the map below to download a PDF of the circuit showing traffic directions, parking, spectator areas and more.

Highlands 101 circuit map + spectator areas web


Bus transport will be operating from Central Cromwell to Highlands Motorsport Park until 10am and return transport will operate in the afternoon from 4pm.

A free Highlands shuttle runs every 15 minutes right round the circuit providing access to all spectator areas and the new adventure play area in the forest.

Please note: No alcohol to be brought into the venue.


If you would like to compete at Highlands 101, in 2016, please click here to download an Entry Form.

Supplementary Regulations and a Drivers Profile Form can be downloaded here.


We are working closely with the Motor Caravan Association and are pleased to announce there will be a dedicated area for self contained motor homes at the Highlands 101 event. For more information, please visit click here.


If you would like to be a Food Vendor at Highlands 101, please contact Georgia on events@highlands.co.nz.