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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Great show of old warplanes

Even viewing the Warbirds from Lake Wanaka was a very special experience. Best place to view was... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
jOHN5H
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Interesting but not a lot to see

The displays were very well presented and very informative but the display is very small. In... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
grh55
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • 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 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!

Reviewed 11 March 2017

There were rare cars on immaculate condition with excellent placarding to explain their history and mechanical details

Thank 61ColinFraser
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hello, thank you for your review! We're happy to share our prized pieces with you and all the knowledge we have!

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Was very nice and well presented cars but was expecting a bit more to look at. What was there was a very high standard though

Thank HLE-94
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review! Although small we do take pride in the quality of our exhibits, so thank you for noticing.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went here as my husband is a pilot. There aren't very many planes but he found it interesting nonetheless. We both really enjoyed all the cars on display. There is also a "haute trash" display in a separate room which is wearable fashion made from...More

Thank minic00per
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review! We're glad you liked our Wanaka Wearable Arts Collection, it's quite amazing what our local people can create!

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Difficult to call this one. We thought we would see more of the famous 'Warbirds Over Wanaka' airshow items but maybe we should have gone to the nearby Transport Museum instead. Lots of old cars lovingly restored, but mainly American so unless you're an enthusiast,...More

Thank petertaylor57
Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review! Although Warbirds Over Wanaka is held at the airport all the planes in the airshow are privately owned so unfortunately we don't have those planes in our museum. The Skyhawk has just had some much needed maintenance so no...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

This place has an amazing collection of old cars and airplanes. There is a wonderful tribute to the New Zealand war pilots.

Thank gshe2016
Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hello, thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoy our collection of classics and our tribute to New Zealand history as well!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Both my husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. He owns classic motorcycles so appreciated all the classics on show. I liked how much background information is provided so we understood their background. Great to be able to get a decent coffee out...More

Thank Christine H
Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi! Thank you for your review, so glad to hear you enjoyed our museum and you appreciated all the information we provide. We think all the background information really brings the cars to life! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

If, like me, you're an aeroplane enthusiast, especially jets, especially military jets, this might get your juices flowing, but, having paid my $20, I saw about 4, very old, very unloved (last dusted c. 5 years ago) planes, very disappointing. On the other hand, the...More

Thank kevinmorley2
Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi, you are right we do have more cars than planes in our collection. Our plane collection houses the SE5A, a Hurricane, Vampire, Strikemaster and the Skyhawk so I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with what we have. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We spent about an hour and a half here looking round the museum. The vintage cars in particular are beautifully kept and the few planes are interesting too. Outside you can also have fun watching the skydivers coming down!

Thank Christine R
Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review. I'm glad you appreciated our beautiful collection of cars! We hope to see you again some time soon!

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