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National Transport and Toy Museum

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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Loved every minute of the visit - amazing collection

It was a very hot day so we decided to visit the museum which is a few kilometres outside Wanaka... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A cool place to visit for a short while

We heard about this from others at our hotel and decided to stop in before heading back to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a very hot day so we decided to visit the museum which is a few kilometres outside Wanaka. The collection is outstanding in size and scale. We toured the back lot where they keep the commercial vehicles too.

Thank honestreviewer50
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We heard about this from others at our hotel and decided to stop in before heading back to Queenstown. They have an incredible selection of cars (historic and just old) as well as planes and other vehicles. (The toys didn't excite us).

Thank Blaw10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was interesting. A great trip back through memory lane to childhood. Some of the display sheds are overcrowded and this is a shame as you can't get a good look at the items and vehicles on display.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone with a collecting history, just about everything that can be collected is here.just about the only thing to do in bad weather but well worth visiting

Thank lizzyb_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many toys so little time. Had a blast going through the toy museum and the transport part was huge too, something to see for everyone.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just incredible. Where else could you find: *the Escape from the Death Star board game which I had in 1979; *a wall of commemorative teaspoons; *a WWII transport plane that spent time as a flying brothel; *a car signed by Sir Anthony...More

Thank GeisslerFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best collection of toys, vehicles, aircraft and memorabilia You would ever want to see. I think a minimum of two hours needed.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of stuff to see and do here and compared to the next door Warbirds and Wheels museum represents better value for money in terms of variety and entertainment if not polish. There is a huge range of models and toys to see (huge) hundreds...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a 30yr old girl so not a huge car or transport enthusiast my husband wanted to go so.... but this collection is so amazing 3 massive sheds of fire engines planes and old school cars (some from famous movies) the toy collection was just...More

Thank 88_Gem
Reviewed 12 January 2018

A nostalgic walk down memory lane. I only wished I kept all my old cars!! Anyway the range of cars, trucks, planes and motorbikes were amazing, the staff were friendly and we enjoyd the toys on show too. The pedal cars were heaps of fun!

Thank KarrieFalcon
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10 September 2017|
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Response from Missy601 | Reviewed this property |
There is a huge amount to see, you can get a return pass for free, good for 3 days I think. It will take you 3 days to see everything but if you are a bit selective allow 3-4 hours.
ed t
30 June 2017|
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Response from JohnClements1959 | Reviewed this property |
I recsll it being $18 per adult. it's a great place, hope you enjoy it if you visit.
Linda L
16 February 2016|
Response from WilsonFamilyNz |
8.30am – 5pm daily (except Christmas Day)