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The Toyota Festival Activities



Got a Toyota? Want to try it out on a professional race track? Here’s your EXCLUSIVE chance to drive your Toyota on one of New Zealand’s best race circuits, Highlands Motorsport Park. We’ve got a little something for everyone!


Track plus

Cost: $199 per person
Date & Time: Saturday 7 March, 9.00am - 4.30pm

  • 2x 15 minute A+C track sessions
  • 1x Motokhana session
  • 2x 15 minute Full GT Circuit track sessions

Track Lite

Cost: $119 per person
Date & Time: Saturday 7 March, 9.00am - 12.30pm

  • 2x 15 minute A+C track sessions
  • 1x Motokhana session

4WD Course

Cost: Free
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Details: The Highlands Off-road track will be operating on the Saturday with Toyota showcasing their latest off-road vehicles. Giving you a chance to ride along through the course and see what the vehicles are capable of for FREE. Come along to the pick up point at the event and wait for your turn!

Important note: If you are taking part in the above activities you must attend the compulsory driver’s briefing at 8.30am. We suggest you arrive no later than 8.00am which will give you time to park up your vehicle.



If the tracks not really your thing we have plenty of FREE off-track activities.


Show and Shine Competition

If you’ve got an amazing Toyota 4x4, car or SUV, then we’d like to see it. Whether it’s an impeccably detailed rebuild, quarter-mile demon or a high-tuned track weapon – any age, model and style can enter – as long as it’s a Toyota or Lexus.

Categories will be based on vehicle age: PRE 1990, 1990-99, 2000-09, 2010+, Under Construction, Best Original, Best Engine Bay, Best Interior, and People’s choice award (vote on the day).


Toyota Parade Lap & Main Straight Photo

Whether you are participating in any track activities or not. All Toyota and Lexus vehicles are welcome to participate in our Toyota Parade Lap led by the pace car. So even if you’ve just come to watch for the day here’s your chance to get on track! This is a slow cruise around the track where we stop on the main straight, line up all the cars and take our epic Festival photo. The best part is that it’s for FREE and you can take passengers with you.

Timing: To be announced 


Toyota 86 Championship Pit Stop Challenge

Challenge a friend and earn bragging rights on who can change a Toyota 86 Championship tyre the fastest. Prizes up for grabs for the best 3 times at the end of the day.

Cost: FREE
Timing: 9.00am-4.30am


Win a ride in the 2020 GR Supra Safety car

All registered attendees will be eligible to win a thrilling track in the Official 2020 GR Supra Safety Car!*

*Terms and conditions apply.



Get into gear and check out the latest TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand merchandise. Eftpos and credit cards accepted.


Learn from the Best

Take the opportunity to learn from experienced circuit drivers. The free classroom sessions will take you through the lines and the correct way of driving to achieve a flowing lap.

Cost: Free for all track session participants.
Timing: 9.30am and 10.30am


Castrol Toyota Racing New Zealand Simulators

Wanting to kill some time between your track sessions? Have a go on the amazing Castrol Toyota Racing Race sims and be in to win some cool prizes.

- Standard Edition: $10 per 3 laps
- Pro Edition: $30 per 3 laps
Timing: 9.00am-4.30am



Take this opportunity to enjoy what Central Otago has become famous for and be a part of the Toyota 4x4 Adventure Day.

This 4x4 adventure will see you explore some of Central Otago’s landscape and discover the breath taking views. This is a medium level experience tailored for you to enjoy your time amongst the rocks and hilltops, there will be a lead Hilux and other vehicles amongst the group to assist on your journey.

Date & Time:
Sunday 8 March 2020
9.30am – 3.00pm

Highlands Motorsport Park – start point
1 Sandflat Rd
Cromwell, 9310

4X4 Trek Fees:
$75 – 1 x Vehicle and driver (includes nibbles)
$25 – 1 x Passenger (includes nibbles)

There will be a max number of spaces so registration is essential. The duration of this trip will be around 5 hours with a stop mid-way for some refreshments.


The Event

Where: Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell

When: Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Who? You, Toyota New Zealand and an exclusive group of Toyota owners and enthusiasts.

Stay updated

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