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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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PRETTY GOOD, BUT IF LOCAL TO CHCH - IT CAME FROM WIGRAM ANYWAY

We are lucky enough to have Wigram just down the road and it's free. The planes were on... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
HAPDAZ
,
Christchurch, New Zealand
Wow! What a display..

This is an amazing display of auto history and memorabilia. The Dusenberg is just sensational, one... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Grabman
,
Perth, Australia
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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” (20 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 7010
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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!

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

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