Highlands Taxi

$129
Per
Car

Sessions

Wed

27th Sep 2021
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$299
per person
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THU

27th Sep 2021
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$299
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FRI

27th Sep 2021
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$299
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SAT

27th Sep 2021
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$299
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SUN

27th Sep 2021
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MON

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cars

MUSTANG GT

CHEVROLET CAMARO

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Our most powerful cars that really deliver the grunt! The closest you’ll get to driving a V8 Supercar, these machines are almost identical to the ones racing in the championship and offer the most intense, exhilarating and heart racing driving or passenger experience. Get strapped in and feel the power!

Ultimate Supercar Experience

Starting from 5 Laps
Drive a Mustang GT or Chevrolet Camaro
Up to 200km/h

PRICING

5 x Drive or passenger laps
$369
Combo 5 Drive + 3 Passenger Laps
$539
Add extra laps to your experience
$60/lap

FEATURING

The Highlands Taxi is a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, that promises a taxi ride like never before!

Professional driver

Two Laps of 4.1KM Track

Up to 4 passengers

Day of the event

1.  ARRIVAL

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booked experience then fill out your details on the paperwork on the tables at the front of pitlane.

2.  SHOW ID AND LICENCE

Drivers will need to show their photo ID and voucher/

confirmation email at the desk. Drivers will then be given an armband.

3.  driver briefing

Your next step will be the drivers’ briefing, at the end of the briefing you’ll receive a stamp.

4.  staging area

Participants will then get ready to head out on track, they’ll head to the staging area in pitlane to get suited.

5.  get on the track

Next, you’ll proceed to the waiting bays and get in line to jump in a car. You’ll be behind the wheel in no time from here.

6.  get certificate

After you are off track your printed certificate will be ready for pick up. You’re welcome to grab a coffee or some food from our onsite café.

get certificate

After you are off track your printed certificate will be ready for pick up. You’re welcome to grab a coffee or some food from our onsite café.

VEHICLE DETAILS

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Vehicle details

The Highlands Taxi is a taxi ride like no other – and perfect if you want to sit back and enjoy an exhilarating chauffeured experience on a purpose built circuit in a high-speed luxury performance vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

LAP 1

is a guided tour of the 4.1km Highlands international-standard race track, where you will learn all about the features of the circuit, the control tower and a fascinating behind the scenes look at the makings of Highlands.

LAP 2

is at the speed you need – this can be catered to your liking and reach up to 180 km/hr.

HIGHLANDS TAXI

STARTING FROM
$129
per race

Drivers NEED

  • Photo ID.
  • Voucher or booking confirmation.
  • Drivers have to be over the age of 18.
  • Minimum clothing requirement for this event is long sleeve shirt (covering to wrists), long pants (covering to ankle) and enclosed shoes.
  • Balaclava (Can be purchased on the day for $10).

passengers NEED

  • Photo ID.
  • Voucher or booking confirmation.
  • Must be over the age of 7.
  • All passengers under 18-years-old need to have parental permission. Legal guardians must sign the indemnity form and produce their Photo ID and Medicare listing themselves and the child.
  • Minimum clothing requirement for this event is long sleeve shirt (covering to wrists), long pants (covering to ankle) and enclosed shoes.
  • Balaclava (Can be purchased on the day for $10).

Leader Board Challenge

Make a name for yourself in the Hampton Downs Go Kart Leader Board Challenge, Powered by Driven

How it works

Every Sunday until April 3rd 2022
Fastest lap times qualify for the Leader Board races
Leader Board races are held on the BIG 830m Le Mans track

PRICING

5 x Drive or passenger laps
$229
Combo 5 Drive + 3 passenger laps
$333
Add extra laps to your experience
$39/lap

Customer reviewS

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The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

“- Neil”

The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

We were thoroughly impressed with the facilities here at Highlands. The Taxi ride around the track was informative & fun and the whole family had a great time on the Go Karts. We would highly recommend visiting this amazing place.

– Aimee

The Taxi Ride was definitely a highlight, with a slow lap to show us around and then a very thrilling quick. I thought this was excellent value for money too.

– Joseph

What an absolutely fun day out. Your staff were very helpful and informative and helped us decide what options would suit us best. The grandchildren loved the Taxi and we had to drag them away from all the interactive fun inside the Museum when it was time to leave. I would definitely recommend and will visit again.

– Barbara

I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Highlands the other day. It was an absolutely fantastic day out and I will definitely be back when I’m next in town. The whole family did the Highlands Taxi twice as we had so much fun on the first one.

– Josh

Things you need to know

Safety

  • Minimum age: 10 years (single) and 6 years (tandem)
  • Minimum height: 140cm (single) and 120cm (tandem)
  • Maximum height: 2m (single)
  • Maximum weight: 120kg (single)
  • Drivers must be aged 16 years and over for the tandem karts
We have a zero tolerance to alcohol on all self drive activities.
Any injuries must be cleared by the Go Kart Team.
Tandem Karts are speed limited to be slower than Single Karts and they are designed for an adult and a child.
Our Go Kart Track is weather dependant.
Driver minimum age is 10 years old and must be over height of 140cm*
Passenger minimum age is 6years old and must be over height of 120cm*
You must arrive and check in at Highlands at least 30 minutes before your booking time.

What to wear

ALWAYS
No loose items or clothing
Ensure long hair is tied up and tucked inside your helmet or down the back of your top.
SUMMER SPECIFIC
Sunscreen for summer Central Otago Sun.
Recommend cotton tees and longer shorts.
Winter specific
Gloves for the cold.

What we provide

Helmet and hair net
Helmets available with a Go-Pro mounts, so you can bring your Go-Pro!
We have secure lockers to store your items while on track.

Fast Facts & Safety

  • Minimum age: 10 years (single) and 6 years (tandem)
  • Minimum height: 140cm (single) and 120cm (tandem)
  • Maximum height: 2m (single)
  • Maximum weight: 120kg (single)
  • Drivers must be aged 16 years and over for the tandem karts
Two laps around the track​
15 minutes experience from start to finish​
No special clothing required​
Up to 4 passengers per taxi ride​
Operates rain or shin​e
Passenger minimum age is 6years old and must be over height of 120cm*
You must arrive and check in at Highlands at least 30 minutes before your booking time.

What to wear

  • Minimum age: 10 years (single) and 6 years (tandem)
  • Minimum height: 140cm (single) and 120cm (tandem)
  • Maximum height: 2m (single)
  • Maximum weight: 120kg (single)
  • Drivers must be aged 16 years and over for the tandem karts
Nothing special is required for this ride. ​

What we provide

  • Minimum age: 10 years (single) and 6 years (tandem)
  • Minimum height: 140cm (single) and 120cm (tandem)
  • Maximum height: 2m (single)
  • Maximum weight: 120kg (single)
  • Drivers must be aged 16 years and over for the tandem karts
All we need is you and your family or friends and off you go!​

CORPORATE BOOKINGS

V8 Race Experience offers corporate bookings for organisations looking for an excellent team bonding outing that their customers, employees, sponsors or friends and family will never forget. To learn more read our brochure below.

6 Laps (Driver or passenger)
$249
9 Laps (Driver or passenger)
$369
6 drive laps + 3 hot laps
$349
9 drive laps + 3 hot laps
$469
3 front seat hot laps
$149
Add 3 back seat hot laps to your package
$99

FAQS

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Is that price per person or for all four people?

It is $129 for the car which can seat up to four people.​ ​

What is the minimum age for the Taxi?

There is no minimum age for the Taxi. It is up to parents to ensure the kids will enjoy it and we recommend they can see out the car window in a booster seat. Please note, you cannot put a clip in a car seat in the Taxi.​ ​

What happens if it rains?

​The Highlands Taxi can operate rain or shine. However, please note the Fast Lap speed will be adjusted when the track is wet. ​ ​

Do you have booster seats for kids?

Yes, we have two booster seats available. You are also able to put your own booster seat in the car.​ ​

Can I video my experience?​

Yes of course. The car has a phone mount that you can put your own phone in to film the experience. You can either film your face or the track!

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