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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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Excellent

I had so much fun here with my family. There was something for everyone and the range of toys in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jennzstar
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Not as good as expected.

For the entry fee of $18 per adult, I was expecting an informative, well laid out museum with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BelC0001
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“star wars” (38 reviews)
“pedal cars” (36 reviews)
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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 8765
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"star wars"
in 38 reviews
"pedal cars"
in 36 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 34 reviews
"old cars"
in 44 reviews
"huge collection"
in 22 reviews
"childhood memories"
in 18 reviews
"trip down memory lane"
in 14 reviews
"barbie dolls"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 26 reviews
"fire engine"
in 6 reviews
"sheer volume"
in 6 reviews
"military vehicles"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 28 reviews
"wander around"
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"classic cars"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had so much fun here with my family. There was something for everyone and the range of toys in the shop was extensive. My kids loved exploring all of the buildings and riding around in the old pedal cars. Was an extra special bonus...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the entry fee of $18 per adult, I was expecting an informative, well laid out museum with plenty of information on each item. Notwithstanding that there are rare planes and cars in the five hanger-like sheds on the extensive property, and that true aficionados...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge collection of most things in toys and transport. Highly recommended for all young and old. Wonderful history for any enthusiast. Loved the trains and saw some amazing collections from trains, matchbox cars, planes, army and even Barbie. Allow plenty of time to fully enjoy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a rainy day - but it was terrible. I instantly regretted having paid 36 NZD for 2 adults. It is just a collection of junk. Old dirty rundown things stuffed (cramped) randomly together. No order, no explanation,...More

Thank Nina F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Transport and Toy Museum is a MUST SEE. 60,000 toys (for all generations), cars, fire engines, planes - spread over several sheds and more to come with a huge pit just excavated to hold big planes on two stories. This is a fascinating...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is superb - very cool couple of hours and so much to see. The whole thing is brilliant and well beyond expectations - highly recommended

Thank Sycfamily
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To me this place was a collection of old rubbish, with very little organisation and no information about anything in the place. I'd rather do just about anything else. At least it's dry, though you have to walk between the warehouses which aren't covered. To...More

Thank mrtimnz
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in total awe at what we saw in this museum....anything that could have been collected in the way of toys & transport items were here. It's a huge place, with many displays & buildings with vehicles...aircrafts etc. We didn't have a whole lot...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Spread over four buildings providing 100,000sq ft of display area, which appeared to be completely filled with grouped range of vehicles, planes, toys, and nostalgic memorabilia collected over 50 years. Outdoor display areas also featured additional items that could not be fitted indoors. Not all...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Allow plenty of time to view all the items in the fantastic museum. There are so many toys 100's of Barbies, Star Wars sets, Lego, Smurfs and much much more amongst the cars, trucks, fire engines and planes. A great museum to keep all ages...More

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Janicey519
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.
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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.
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Linda L
16 February 2016|
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8.30am – 5pm daily (except Christmas Day)
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