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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Amazing collection

A very good interesting collection. Not a place you can rush through. Husband could have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ruth W
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Auckland, New Zealand
Interesting visit

We spent almost half a day here. We enjoyed some breakfast at the cafe (pancakes & the bacon & eggs... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Alicia N
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Our world-class visitor attraction showcases a collection of Warbirds aircraft, over 30 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 attraction also contains a 1950's retro diner with a wide range of delicious snacks baked on site daily, diner-style meals and refreshments, and retail shop with loads of exciting car and aircraft memorabilia. Open seven days 9am to 5pm. Located at the Wanaka airport, 9km from the township.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (19 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“war planes” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 7010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good interesting collection. Not a place you can rush through. Husband could have disappeared for a week! He loved it.

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We spent almost half a day here. We enjoyed some breakfast at the cafe (pancakes & the bacon & eggs - the eggs were super orange - delicious!) & enjoyed the museum. If you are into classic cars & warplanes then don't miss stopping by....More

Thank Alicia N
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The kids and hubby loved this place. The collection of cars and planes was great and the care with which they were presented was admirable. A great place to visit.

1  Thank 435melinam
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I feel we were spoilt with seeing Motorworld in Invercargill first! Great seeing these war planes on display though. It didn't take long to go through displays and I felt the charge was a bit steep for what we saw in comaprison to other places.

1  Thank DondeaB
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We are lucky enough to have Wigram just down the road and it's free. The planes were on display/loaned from Wigram so no thrill for us. The old cars and diner were cool, but we mostly loved the rather sparse and unloved looking part of...More

Thank HAPDAZ
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is an amazing display of auto history and memorabilia. The Dusenberg is just sensational, one of a kind. Classic cars at every turn and great info on each.

1  Thank Grabman
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your raving review! We're glad you loved the cars as much as we do! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Aviation history focused on New Zealand military pilots and airplanes. There were several aircraft to look at with a lot of information to read. There was a number of finely preserved old automobiles which were fun to look at and photograph. Probably not worth the...More

1  Thank CyberDawg
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our museum, the cars are very photogenic!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I'd been keen to visit this museum and found a gap in my schedule. So off I went. The 'marker' for this museum is an aircraft (L 39 ?) on a pedestal. It looks tatty and dirty and is not attractive yet not representative of...More

1  Thank Jim333
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Even viewing the Warbirds from Lake Wanaka was a very special experience. Best place to view was the side of the lake

Thank jOHN5H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The displays were very well presented and very informative but the display is very small. In saying that it was still very enjoyable and the cafe is worth a visit, very nice food.

1  Thank grh55
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review. Our museum is small, with 30 classic cars and 5 planes so we try our best to give as much information as possible. Glad you enjoyed our diner, we like the food too!

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