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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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What a great place

We visited on a cold rainy day but that was ok because the main displays were indoors and they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Something for everyone

We visited the Transport and Toy museum twice during our week holiday in Wanaka. First visit was... read more

Reviewed 4 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 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Transport and Toy museum twice during our week holiday in Wanaka. First visit was just me with our recently turned three year old boy, and the second visit was with the whole family. Our three year old loved climbing onto any car...More

Thank KiwiColleen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see all the collections, definitely brought out the kid in me. I was in awe at the amount of classics I saw, and it brought back some good memories.

Thank Billie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an ok option in bad weather but not very exciting. Easy parking and will kill a few hours. Would probably only recommend if we had a full week of rain.

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fun to reminisce over our childhoods & wander at our own pace! The collection of toys & vehicles was huge! Was like stepping back in time! Lots of fun! Loved the peddle bikes!

Thank Haili S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We started out excited to visit this museum and left totally underwhelmed. In winter or on a cold day wear a big warm jacket, beanie and warm footwear. Understandably the tin sheds are not heated, in fact in places they leak. In winter the ground...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

OK, if you don't like toys, cars, vehicles or planes stay away. But if you do like the above, nothing I can write here will prepare you for the sheer number of cars and other things you will see. I've seen car museums before but...More

Thank PKBeach
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice idea as there are multiple hangars with collectibles such as airplanes, cars, toys, old phones (saw.my first Nokia mobile there) etc and whilst not hugely into those things it is still interesting to have a look through. The major problem for...More

Thank MontyBoris
Reviewed 30 July 2017

There are many types of collectors: comic-books, baseball cards, toys, cars, etc. There are many reasons why people collect things: memories, investments, inheritance, etc. At the end of the day, people just like to collect treasures that give them meaning and purpose. There is one...More

Thank Black0ut1983
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We only spent an hour there, but it was great. The toys from the past brought back many happy memories. The curator spent some time with us and he was interesting to listen to, so passionate about the museum. Miles better than Auckland's Motat. Awesome...More

Thank murraym095
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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)