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Warbirds & Wheels

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11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Not much to see

Some high quality exhibits but it is a small museum with not many to see. a bit disapointed... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Tabrita
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Auckland, New Zealand
Nice way to spend an hour or so

Lots of superb old cars to see and drool over and a few planes. Plenty of local history to read... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Richard T
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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 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 4pm. Located at the Wanaka airport, 9km from the township.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (21 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“retro cafe” (7 reviews)
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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 27 January 2018

Some high quality exhibits but it is a small museum with not many to see. a bit disapointed. Perhaps all the museums on the airport need to get together.

Thank Tabrita
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Lynette D, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Lots of superb old cars to see and drool over and a few planes. Plenty of local history to read about

Thank Richard T
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Lynette D, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you visiting us. Come again soon.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I have to admit disappointment that the Alpine Fighter Collection had morphed into a car museum in the main when there is in my opinion a more interesting vehicle museum next door. With only four admittedly important planes the main focus is the cars which...More

Thank Steve W
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Lynette D, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We have taken onboard your comments for future additions to the museum.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

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
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Lynette D, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 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
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Lynette D, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. Come back again for a slice!

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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.

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