speedway-logo_orig Just through the Gibbston Valley/Kawarau Gorge from Queenstown and Arrowtown, less than half an hour from Wanaka, only a short drive from Alexandra and Clyde, and on the outskirts of Cromwell, Central Motor Speedway is in Sandflat Road, off State Highway 6. One of only three Division 1 speedway tracks in the southern region, Central Motor Speedway is now even easier to find, being right nextdoor to Highlands Motorsport Park. Together we’re contributing to making Cromwell motorsport central!
Located on Sandflat Road, the Central Speedway circuit was constructed by Ron Spriggs in the early 1990’s, on a 20ha parcel of Council Endowment land. The Golden Central Speedway, as it was then known, attracted speedway fans from throughout the South Island for two or three premier meetings held over the Christmas holiday period. The track is one of the best of its kind, and the surrounding slopes provide a natural amphitheatre for the fans.
National events have been held in Cromwell attracting drivers from as far north as Auckland. Saloon cars, midgets, super modified, motorbikes and side cars are all seen racing on the speedway. There is plenty of room for parking and a variety of stalls cater for the needs of the hungry or thirsty patrons. Night lighting makes the spectacle more exciting and allows patrons to ‘do their own thing’ over the hot summer day before attending the night meeting. This is family entertainment at its best. Meetings are held late December and early January, as well as over the Easter break.
Corner SH6 and Sandflat Road, Sandflat Road, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
As the Gateway to Adventure, Highlands is a destination for everyone.
A World Class facility with experiences to match, it boasts multiple ways to experience the circuit at speed from Ferrari’s to Porsches, is home to the best outdoor go-kart circuit in the Southern Hemisphere, showcases the National Motorsport Museum including New Zealand’s most expensive car and a unique Aroma Room wine experience. Our onsite licensed Café features a large alfresco deck overlooking the tack. Our experiences are incomparable with anything else in the region and all of this is encompassed in a breath-taking setting. Ideal for individuals, families and groups – there is no such thing as a bad day at Highlands.
A passion for motorsport is not necessary, but a sense of adventure is.
Rent a motorcycle to tour the fantastic roads of Central Otago and beyond. Guided tours also available for the South Island, parts thereof or day tours into the hills of Central Otago on road legal trail bikes. Get someone a Harley Ride for that special occasion. A wide range of road and adventure bikes are available from a BMW 1200GS, several Suzuki V-Stroms, and five Honda CRF 230s for touring the back blocks. All riding equipment also available for hire. All riders must have had a FULL LICENSE for at least two years, and must be 25 yrs or older for insurance purposes.
Central Otago Motorcycle Hire operates 7 days a week from mid October until the end of April or later depending on conditions. Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from Queenstown or Wanaka for hires of 2 days or more. Come ride with us to enjoy some of the best scenic motorcycling in the world!