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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Interesting fighter planes and American cars

This is a small museum - I was mainly interested in the fighter planes, and there are only half a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger P
Great for a coffee & bite

A retro 50s cafe, beautifully decked out and spotlessly clean. Service was great, coffee was great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gavin D
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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 good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (20 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum - I was mainly interested in the fighter planes, and there are only half a dozen of them. The A-4 Skyhawk is pretty much the same as can be seen in other museums around NZ, and this example was looking...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A retro 50s cafe, beautifully decked out and spotlessly clean. Service was great, coffee was great and their caramel slice was to die for.

Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a nice, focused museum which is a must do if you have any interest in the history of aviation and motoring. The planes highlight the evolution of air force aviation in the RNZAF and you're able to walk right up to and around...More

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General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed our attraction.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my and son to look around. There's a cafe and a shop. The displays are in good condition. It was good to see the range from old cars.

Thank Stephen M
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

I hope your son enjoyed the planes. We like to keep all our display in good and tidy condition. Thank you for your visit to the museum.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

There is little in this museum that you won't have seen before if you frequent such places. On the other hand, it is beautifully kept and nicely laid out without crowding.More

Thank Peter T
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

The range of cars in this museum is world class, and you will never see another collection of Packards like this, including three V12s, plus the Duesenberg Model J, which is the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. We like to pride ourselves on the...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time seeing all of the displays, I especially love the beautiful old cars. I also thought the collection of costumes were fantastic. We then went out and had lunch at the diner which was really nice and the kids thought it...More

Thank Starfly88
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

We welcome children to our complex and our diner, and I am pleased to hear that the children enjoyed their visit. Did they have time for some colouring in or get their photograph taken in "Sofie" the Austin 7. The Wanaka Wearable Creations are some...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a GEM!!! I don't know why I was not aware of the place until my very last day. Allow a very good hour when you visit, maybe longer if you are interested in some fabulous vintage/restored cars, aircraft that Warbirds have procured, and of...More

Thank miles52
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum, especially the Sir Tim Wallis Story which we have on display upstairs. Tim is certainly an amazing person, and we see him regularly in our cafe. Please come again soon.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The several aeroplanes used by the NZ airforce over time that are on display are interesting viewing and well explained. As were the many many cars from the last 100 years which are lovingly restored and also very well explained. The story boards on Sir...More

Thank FrankJosephV
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you for your comments, yes the hanger is very cold in the winter and we do advise people that it is and that they are very welcome to come out and warm up by our lovely open fire, before returning into the museum again.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have lived in Wanaka for 3 years and although we have volunteered at Warbirds Over Wanaka, we have never been in the museum. We too the opportunity to go recently. Worth the visit, some interesting classic cars in pristine condition on show. We also...More

Thank Sharon K
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi Sharon, I hope on your visit that you signed up in our Local Book. Thank you for your comments about the cafe, we pride ourselves on having a great selection of food, and excellent coffee. I hope you visit again soon. Don't forget, Warbirds...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I spent almost 2 hours wandering around looking at the collection and ran out of time. I had not seen it all. The information about each piece in the Museum seemed to be comprehensive. The cars were in excellent condition as you might expect and...More

Thank Macca M
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you for your comments, we do appreciate the feedback and are trying to improve the quality of our displays at all times. We try to keep our displays clean and tidy at all times.

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