Is it Michael Schumacher’s Benetton Formula One car or is it the $4.2 million dollars Aston Martin Vulcan that really draws in the crowds?

Because even if you’re not a motorsport fan, these top of the line machines are impressive to come face to face with at Highlands Museum. Since you only ever see them in the movies or on TV, there’s just something about being in the same room as these rare special cars that gets everyone buzzing.

Book in any of our experiences at Highlands and you will receive half price entry into the National Motorsport Museum on the day of your experience.

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The Highlands Museum is home to some of the rarest cars in NZ motorsport history but also some hidden gems that include an authentic American sheriff’s patrol car, a larger than life Transformer’s Bumblebee action figure on display and even several arcade driving games.

The reaction station (also known as a Batak machine) is always a hit with the kids who love the challenge of hands-on active fun but we’ll be honest – it’s just as addictive for the adults too!

With discounts for children and seniors, the Highlands Museum is affordable fun for everyone in the family and perfect as a day trip from Queenstown or neighbouring towns.

young guns virtual reality room

A visit to the Highlands Museum always inspires you to get behind the wheel for some trackside adventures so why not make a day out of it and enjoy some of the other thrilling attractions Highlands has to offer. It’s a fantastic base for groups and is the ultimate cocktail function venue, being able to accommodate up to 300 people in spectacular surroundings.

Your Museum Entry also includes access to the Young Guns Virtual Reality room. The Virtual Reality experience celebrates the Young Guns of New Zealand motorsport and you can do a virtual hot lap around the Highlands circuit with drivers such as Greg Murphy, Mad Mike and Hayden Paddon.

Check out Young Guns virtual reality