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NZ Warbirds Association

824 Harvard Lane, Papakura, Auckland 2244, New Zealand
+64 9-298 9207
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Brilliant visit

Visited the museum with my partner to see in particular the ex RNZAF A4K SKYHAWK for research... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
craig d
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Excellent visit

We enjoyed a very informative day with the crew from Ardmore Warbirds on Sunday. Good work by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joy C
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Hue, Vietnam
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NZ Warbirds At Ardmore is operated by the New Zealand Warbirds Association which is the national umbrella body responsible for the safe management of the operating environment for ex- military and vintage aircraft in New Zealand. NZ Warbirds At Ardmore provides an opportunity to the public to get close to the operational and static aircraft of the Association. Such aircraft on display include ex- military and vintage aircraft such as Harvards, P51 Mustang, A4 Skyhawk, Aermacchi, Strikemaster, CT4, L39 Albatross, Spitfire, P40, DC3 Dakota, Catalina and many others. The visitor center presents flying memorabilia and RNZAF squadron history as well as an extensive scale model collection and aviation library resource.
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824 Harvard Lane, Papakura, Auckland 2244, New Zealand
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+64 9-298 9207
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the museum with my partner to see in particular the ex RNZAF A4K SKYHAWK for research purposes. I was extremely impressed with the guide that we had who afforded us large amounts of time to view the aircraft and allowed for the taking of...More

Thank craig d
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience online. We are very grateful that we are able to look after one of the historic A4 Skyhawks that served with the RNZAF and glad that you came to view it especially. Hope...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very informative day with the crew from Ardmore Warbirds on Sunday. Good work by the volunteers. If you have some spare time I can recommend you having a visit.

Thank Joy C
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us online and recommending us a place to visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your time and hope that you will visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We were made to feel very welcome on arrival to the new Warbirds hangar. The volunteers were very friendly and knowledgable. I have not visited the previous hangar, but the new hangar is very interesting with lots of aircraft types and information about them. John...More

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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you taking the time to review our visitor center and speaking highly of us. We really value any feedback from our visitors both good and bad as it allows us to improve on aspects of our operation. We agree that our volunteers are an...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Made our way down to the warbirds hanger today, luckily they had some of the planes getting ready and flying to tauranga. The guys there are very dedicated to the planes and have a great wealth of information about them and the airport. Highly recommend...More

Thank Paul A
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi Paul Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are very proud of our visitor center and are pleased to receive any feedback. We agree that our volunteers are a dedicated bunch, without them we wouldn't be able to have such...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a flight months ago and the day finally arrived.for my father in laws 79th birthday. Met John Kelly the Pilot and his team .made you feel welcome. A totally awesome experience to view.and a tour through the museum fabulous. Well recommend. Thanks again John...More

Thank Shane S
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience online about our organisation. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We are passionate about our classic aircraft and are enthusiastic to share our passion with members of the public...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Had a great time looking around. Was made to feel very welcome. Great collection for a volunteer organisation. They have recently moved into a new hangar and looks great. Vlounteer staff very helpful and made me feel welcome.More

Thank Peter D
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us online. We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of passionate volunteers and are pleased to receive such feedback. Without them we wouldn't have been able to have such a museum. Thank...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Few aviation museums around the globe have as diverse a collection as the NZ Warbirds. Yes, you can go to such places in America or Europe where they have a huge collection but few countries the size of New Zealand hold such an impressive collection...More

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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for your review of our organisation. We really appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience online. We agree that we are very fortunate to have such a collection at Ardmore, and even more fortunate to have generous members who are...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I always enjoy visiting the NZ Warbirds Association's Visitors Centre. Very friendly and knowledgeable, helpful people who're always welcoming. And the displays and aircraft are excellent and seem to get better every time I visit. Plus there's always a good chance of seeing some warbirds...More

Thank Dave H
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our visitor center. We especially like receiving feedback on our amazing group of passionate volunteers which we agree are very friendly and helpful. Please come again. The NZ Warbirds Trip Advisor Team

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I have been watching this collection grow in stature and quality for several years. Now with the move into new premises and a huge amount of work from a lot of people the New Zealand Warbirds facility is truely world classMore

Thank PerottiPaul
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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Our volunteers and members have spent many hours to make our visitor center a world class attraction. We thank you for your kind words about our facilities and really appreciate the time you have taken to tell your experience online. Kind Regards The NZ Warbirds...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We have been visiting the NZ warbirds collection over the years and have taken many overseas visitors there, it has grown steadily and is now a world class collection of aircraft. There are types from WW1 through to early jets with some iconic types such...More

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NZBenS, Volunteer at NZ Warbirds Association, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience online with us. We are very proud of our visitor center and are pleased to receive any feedback. We agree that our volunteer staff are very helpful, in fact...More

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