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Warbirds & Wheels

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Both my husband and I really enjoyed this, it's our third time back and they constantly change... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne B
Nelson Bay, Australia
A visit with a friend

We were travelling with a friend who is vary interested in planes. I have to say he was a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hervey Bay, Australia
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Our world-class visitor attraction showcases a collection of Warbirds aircraft, over 35 world class and privately owned classic cars, RealArt Roadshow of unique New Zealand art, wearable arts and tales of a local legend Sir Tim Wallis. This...more
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11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my husband and I really enjoyed this, it's our third time back and they constantly change what's in the museum. Makes it very interesting and it never gets boring.

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling with a friend who is vary interested in planes. I have to say he was a little underwhelmed with the planes on exhibit - less than 10, whereas there were plenty of cars. Not bad for $20, and a nice little diner...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to drop in for a coffee. Fifties themed cafe with retro art and posters. Period furniture and spotlessly clean. You expect a waitress in a gingham dress to serve you!

Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Took our grandchildren here and while they were more impressed with the big pedal cars, I absolutely loved the huge collection of things motorised. So much to see, but next school holidays I may go alone.

Thank JackandFrances
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped here only for some food at the cafe, not for the museum proper. The service by the staff and quality of food served were both very good. Worth a stop over if you happen to pass by.

Thank MintLeafSG
VORTraveller, Public Relations Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Please do come again!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Yep - no matter where we are in the world, if there is a car, truck or plane museum, we have to visit! So from my perspective it was just another bl**dy car museum but for hubby it was great.

Thank Bellsie17
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped into have a look and found a gem of a spot they also have a retro cafe which had an open fire place to have your hot chocolate, and nibbles 👍 the museum is very we’ll layed out and pieces are easy to walk...More

Thank BrianS5067
Reviewed 20 April 2018

If you are into planes then make sure you put War Birds over Wanaka on your must do list. Fantastic. - Check out their website for the next show Easter 2020

Thank Karyn P
Reviewed 17 April 2018

A collection of aircraft and a collection of (mostly old American) cars were all wonderfully presented and all exhibits were in first class condition. The museum however is not very big and the $20 entrance fee is high but not ridiculous given the quality on...More

Thank John T
VORTraveller, Public Relations Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Apologies for the bathroom lack of paper, we check regularly but we must have missed that one. We will work on it for future.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a well laid out, informative, interesting museum to visit. All of the objects are in good condition (for their ages), with information placards against each. Grouped according to manufacturer or vintage, there's a mezzanine floor to look through, tracing Sir Tim Wallis' career...More

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Lynette D, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review!

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