Packard Motor Museum

Packard Motor Museum, Whangarei: Address, Phone Number, Packard Motor Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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Packard Motor Museum

Packard Motor Museum
4.5
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Temporarily closedClosed until Sep 30, 2022
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The Packard Motor Museum is closing for winter on the 2nd of April 2022 and will only be available through Phone and email booking. There will be a $200.00 minimum opening fee for 1 - 9 people. Over 10 people the entry fee is $20.00 per Adult,$10.00 for children over 6.
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1-2 hours
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Cheri
Greymouth, New Zealand7 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We came to Packards just a for a look, 2 hours later we were so pleased we stopped by. Mel gave us an incredible low down on everything, lots to see & learn about. Super interesting and not just cars! We will be recommending this place to EVERYONE, this place was just fab!
Written 17 June 2021
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Jason
1 contribution
May 2021
My family took my father here for his 70th birthday, and what a trip down memory lane for him! He loved pottering around the cars from his child hood and inspecting the expert craftsmanship. We initially factored in about 2 hours here, but after 4.5 hours we walked out. Tim the tour guide was an absolute legend and his knowledge behind just about every item here is amazing, he even fired up an old supercharged Packard which was pretty epic for everyone in our group. I highly recommend this place for both young and old, we took my sisters kids who are 8 and 4 and they had an absolute ball
Written 30 May 2021
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Claire S
Central Otago, New Zealand18 contributions
Apr 2021
Huge sheds full of Packhard Motor Cars. Self Navigate, but there was a supervisor there, who joined us occasionally with stories of various cars. There are a few sheds filled with other cars / machines / motorbikes. Something for everyone. We spent 2 hours plus here, and I found plenty to interest the non car enthusiast!
Written 18 May 2021
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MountMJo
Mount Maunganui44 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Although this is a Packard museum there is a lot more than that on offer. Car enthusiasts of the family were super interested in all the different vehicles on display. Interesting tour guide commentary and then time to explore. Reminded me a little of the Wanaka toy and car museum but slightly smaller and more laid back.
Written 28 April 2021
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Murray T
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
Mar 2021
A great display of Packard cars (1909-1950s) , British motorcycles and other vehicles. Fenton was a great host. Had a really enjoyable time and very impressed.
Written 22 March 2021
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Kathy Stoof
1 contribution
Feb 2021
One of the best experiences of our holiday. Don and Mal tour guides went the extra mile to give us an awesome experience we will never for get. And we will be going back and spending the day there. To much to take in in the 3 hours we were there. This museum is fantastic and had so much more than Packard's, there's something for everyone
Written 27 February 2021
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Hilary B
Auckland, New Zealand23 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
This museum is fantastic and had so much more than Packard's, there's something for everyone. Spent a couple of hours wandering around. Very pretty drive from SH1, highly recommend.
Written 22 January 2021
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Adam
1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Couples
Was an awesome experience seeing the massive collection with something for everyone. Thanks Mel for the great tour and a good laugh.
Written 22 January 2021
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grt7c34
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Amazing stuff to view, very old and detailed. . Love how it takes me back. . Very friendly staff.

And i could have stayed there for hours. Lots of good photos too😄
Written 29 December 2020
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Hi There grt7c34, Hope you are well. Thank you for your review, it's amazing how the memory is stirred up by a visit to the museum. Many vistors make the same or similar comments. We have had those that have stayed all day and some who have come back the next day to make sure they didnt miss anything... I'm sure they didn't. :) You are welcome to come back anytime. Mel :)
Written 5 January 2021
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1811027Scott
Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
Oct 2020
This Museum is primarily cars, motorbikes and farming equipment but has something of interest for all ladies and gents of a more mature age. Located in old dairy buildings. Do take care when walking around the exhibits. Very helpful volunteers and guide and well worth a visit. It is good to patronise museums such as these whilst touring northland, they keep our history alive.
Written 1 November 2020
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