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National Transport and Toy Museum

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Address: 851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 8765
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

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Very good visit to this Museum but they do have a lot more exhibits yet to be displayed. At present some of the items are very tightly packed together but they are in the process... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
plot72010
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good visit to this Museum but they do have a lot more exhibits yet to be displayed. At present some of the items are very tightly packed together but they are in the process of expanding the site. Well worth a visit though.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had high hopes for this museum but left disappointed. The collection is huge and therein lies the problem. An enormous toy shop, well stocked although a little crushed for space and a cafe/bar. Go into the museum proper to find too many exhibits crammed in to too little space, impossible to get up close to many exhibits and utterly... More 

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Ningi, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place, they had everything there for you to see, old cars, Tanks, Toys just to much to list. I would allow a couple of hours to see everything and the kids will have a blast to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a couple of hours here. We liked looking at all the old cars and ones from our youth. So much to see here and well worth a visit if you are in the region. It cost $17 each for an adult, which is not too bad compared to other attractions.

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Thank chrismO6081EE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum wow this is huge take the time to look around I mean really look around. Press the buttons on the train walk, walk through each exhibit take your time, look up look around.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an amazing amount of vehicles to see in all sorts of conditions and stages of repair. The displays go on and on, and this would not only appeal to males. The let down is the cafe, there is so much to see we went elsewhere for lunch and came back. It is an amazing place to visit, and... More 

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Deloraine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here, so much to look at and something for everyone! Such a wide range or different things

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Lennox Head, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I would not venture into a place like this, but a friend twisted my arm. Quite an amazing selection of toys, vintage cars and machinery , a few aeroplanes.... Well worth the $15 entry fee and dont wait for a rainy day!

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing lots off things to see been there for quiet a few times now and every time i am going back i am amazed bye all the stuff there, ill go back again thats for sure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travel back to when we were kids, i think we were smiling more than our children, great variety of toys vehicles, dolls airplanes trucks etc. Bit harder to get around in wheel chair etc doors that push and dont slide, but all good eventually.great priced shop as well. pedal cars for the kids and Big kids, fills in good couple... More 

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