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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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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

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Toy and vehicle collection is amazing

Was recommended to us whilst staying in wanaka. Blown away by the enormous and fantastic collection, like going back in time. If going in autumn or winter make sure to rug up as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kingsmorri
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended to us whilst staying in wanaka. Blown away by the enormous and fantastic collection, like going back in time. If going in autumn or winter make sure to rug up as only main building have heating

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Thank kingsmorri
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a transport buff, this is the place for you. Has an extensive collection of cars trucks motorbikes and even a handful of buses. The collection overflows the hangars where some larger exhibits such as cranes trucks and agricultural equipment reside. I like that fact that everything is not restored; most vehicles are play worn. The fire engine... More 

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Thank AnthAlly
New Zealand
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the toy section would be a child's dream place to visit and my husband spent hours looking at the cars and planes. They are building a new hanger to accommodate all the vehicles as many are sitting outside. There is a cafe there also if you feel like refreshments. Certainly worth a visit.

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Thank Henryjen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can easily while away an hour or two here. So many toys. Fascinating for kids of all ages. Brought back many childhood memories as well as the cars and other forms of transport. So many things that you don't know where to look next.

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Thank Sue H
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see for everyone, there would be a toy there everyone would of had, well displayed toys. The cars and machinery mostly in original condition giving a realistic look.

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Thank raelene m
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place to spend a few hours looking at all the toys and then all the cars and planes. It was a really fun place and the kids (and parents) really enjoyed it. Outside there were pedal cars you could ride around and gunners the kids could go into. A definite place to visit.

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Thank 435melinam
Perth, Australia
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102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

What a collection! There are planes, toys, household items and all sorts of cars and other vehicles. Some of the items are hard to see as there is really no rhyme or reason to the placement of things. In some areas it's like things were parked or put down then just left where they sat. But it is amazing to... More 

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Thank Grabman
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Crazy amount of stuff. Well displayed and brought back a lot of memories. Cars cars and more cars but lots of just about everything. Kept teenagers off their phones which says something.

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Thank Maree M
Toowoomba, Australia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Allow several hours if interested in planes or trucks or cars or bikes or teaspoons or model trains or old toys. Good bar and meals

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Thank MJD1958
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Cars, vehicles, planes,fire engines, motorcycles, of different era. A must visit to see the vast array of display. Toys for all ages and gender. Wonderful visit for the children.

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