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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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Interesting, undersold

Had time to kill and visited. More transport than toys, it would have been nice to know the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
For the kid in all of us.... a trip down memory lane !

You are bound to stumble upon your childhood toy, familys first car, this collection is SO... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Auckland, NZ
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had time to kill and visited. More transport than toys, it would have been nice to know the first shed was the only real toys display. Certainly holds LOTS of old vehicles. A transport nut would easily be lost for hours. So many other collections,...More

Thank onefang2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

You are bound to stumble upon your childhood toy, familys first car, this collection is SO VAST... it basically has every manufactured toy known to man - collections - every type of vehicle. mode of transport, inventions, etc etc ..... weird old stuff that just...More

Thank Trazak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, lots of things to see and do. Cars, planes, toys, toys and lots of toys. Amazing how big of a collection you can see in 4 buildings. A must see museum and make sure you allow plenty of time.

Thank Olaf M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this might be a interesting place to visit while in Wanaka. It has a huge collection of toys and transport vehicles which span across a few different buildings. We thought the collection could be better arranged though as some buildings are quite tightly...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our honeymoon and love seeing car collections and other people’s love for it - we bought a few things from the shop and went into the exhibit. Yes some of the cars and equipment is run down but I have NEVER seen...More

Thank christiec2016
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Took my adult children to the museum, what a nostalgic walk down memory lane. I only wished I kept all my old cars!! anyway the range of cars, trucks, planes and motorbike were amazing, the staff were friendly and happy to talk about the vehicles....More

Thank AreoMedic
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My family really enjoyed this attraction. So full and varied. Hours of entertainment. Highly recommend.

Thank linda b
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We saw this from the road and didn't know what to think. It was amazing how much stuff was here. Heaps of cars, planes, toys fire engine and even a hover craft.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We almost gave this attraction a miss as it is very unassuming and the information available really doesn't do the place justice. It is far bigger and better then it seems. Do yourself a favor and call in.

Thank S6182MVchrisc
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy day but that was ok because the main displays were indoors and they supplied umbrellas to go outside. It would be a great place for a family day out. At the end we walked back into the cafe area...More

Thank Starfly88
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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)