It is fun to drift, but to drift in the snow and ice is even more fun than you could ever imagine. The Ice SuperDrive Tour is a three day fun packed day of driving experiencing high performance driving in the Snow Field of South Island New Zealand under the guidance of professional instructors. This is a bucket list event that you need to tick.
Spectacularly located between Queenstown and Wanaka in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. It’s the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you can experience Ice Driving! The Ice Driving facility is located within the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds – the place where car manufacturers from all over the world test their cars. The SHPG Ice Driving facilities are closed to the public and exclusive to each select event companies each year..
To compliment the NZ event, we have combined a track day in high performance cars and race cars at the extraordinary motorsport circuit, Highlands Motorsport Park.
This event is for 24 guests and early booking is essential as it does fill out.
Day 0 – arrival for overnight experience
Arrival into Queenstown during the day, transfer to the SHPG event centre – transfers are included in the package. Check into the Event Centre between 4.00 and 6.00 pm
Relax and enjoy the spectacular Southern Alps backdrop as we welcome your group with locally crafted canapés & drinks.
You will be treated to a dinner from a regionally themed menu including dishes such as organic beef fillet, wild venison, free range pork, New Zealand lamb and fresh fish & game.
Our experienced wait staff will ensure your dinner is enjoyed comfortably in front of the warm fires and cosy atmosphere – it might even be snowing outside!
Day 1 – Drive day – for overnight and drive day customers
7.30 – 8am: Breakfast (for overnight guests)
Enjoy a bountiful selection of hot and cold breakfast options at SHPG ice driving event centre including a range of fresh local juices, espresso coffee and fine tea selection.
9am: Arrival and introduction
Guests arriving for the day drive are required to be at the event centre by 9am. Barista made coffee and fresh muffins are available as we get everyone signed in and briefed on the day ahead. The instructors will be introduced, have a brief overview of the day’s activities including safety requirements & break into groups and being assigned to instructors for the day.
Once completed everyone will grab their winter gear and head out onto the driving facilities as round 1 begins.
9.30am: Round 1 – Driving activities – time to get into it
Head out onto the snow and ice facilities with your instructor and group where the lead instructor will take you through a morning of activities.
11.30 am: Lunch break
Time to head back to the event centre a two course buffet lunch will be waiting and you will have a chance to enjoy some fine southern fare, warm up in front of the fires and enjoy the hot and cold refreshments on offer.
12.30 am: Round 2 – Driving activities – time to take your skills to the next level
During the afternoon session you’ll get ample time to perfecting your driving skills – you will experience the true feeling of drifting. Using the accelerator to control your car with small steering inputs you’ll develop full control of the car and hone your skills for the autocross course.
2.30 pm: Autocross course timed laps & spirited drive
Now you have honed your skills it’s now time to test them against the others, you’ll get a chance to take on a coned autocross course that combines all the skills you have learnt during the day – who will take out the fastest time and walk away with the winners hat?
At the end of the day one of our expert instructors will take small groups on spirited drive around our snow facilities – they’ll show you how its done!
3.00 pm: Prize Giving
We’ll move back into the Event Centre for a quick prize giving. The fastest on the day will get a winners hat then it’s time to pack up & transfer back to Queenstown/Wanaka or you can add on a second night, enjoy a cold beer or mulled wine, kick back, relax and share a few stories with our instructors!
Day 2 – Relax & Enjoy Queenstown
Relax and enjoy the spectacular Queenstown, this day is for you to enjoy some free time, you can do nothing or do alot, maybe try Bungey Jumping, Sight seeing, a cruise on the lake, or shotover Jet boating, it is entirely up to you.
If you want to consider doing activities our travel partner, Healthy Living Travel can help you.
Staying at The St Moritz Hotel, Queenstown you will enjoy world class hospitality which will make your stay very memorable.
Cindy at Healthy Living Travel can contacted on 1300 473 932 or email email@example.com.
Day 3 – Highlands Motorsport Park – Track day
This day will be a full on track day on one of the most spectacular circuits in the world, Highlands Motorsport Park.
This event is intense and to make sure everyone has a great experience we break into four groups and rotate across various activities, finishing the day in the prestigous GT Lounge for a drink and bench race with our mates.
- Driver briefing @ Highlands Motorsport Park
- Race Go Karts
- Drive the track in Subaru WRX vehicles
- Learn to drive a Radical Race car
- Ride in a Supercar with a Pro driver
- Visit the Motorsport Museum
- Drinks and refreshments in the GT Lounge
This is a full value day and if you haven’t experienced high performance driving before then this is the track day to enjoy.
We then will resume for dinner at the St Moritz Hotel, Queenstown.