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Warbirds & Wheels

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Address: 11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 7010
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our world-class visitor attraction showcases a collection of Warbirds...

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.

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More Wheels than Warbirds

If you like vintage cars, there a some beautiful exhibits here. Not so many Warbirds.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2012
Dennis A
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

If you like vintage cars, there a some beautiful exhibits here. Not so many Warbirds.

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Thank Dennis A
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Good feedback on our cars. A heads up that we have a very "special" vehicle coming soon. More 

Oamaru
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Not sure if this place really knows what it is...........at least four themes of which most are completely unrelated. No interactive experiences...all static behind the ropes stuff. Had to ask the staff for entry prices. Not displayed. Give it a miss!

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4 Thank dicksav
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. One of our aims is to appeal to a wide range of people hence the Warbirds, Classic Cars, NZ Art and the Sir Tim Wallis story all under one roof. More 

Hayle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Upgraded from last year beautifully presented mainly american cars, lots of NZ airforce history

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Thank johne306
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Thanks for your posting. Just to clarify for others that the New Zealand Fighter Pilot's Museum closed in March 2011. We opened in December last year and while we have five Warbirds and lots of airforce history on display we are also about a lot more such as our classic cars, NZ Art and the Sir Tim Wallis story. More 

CYPRESS COUNTY
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

There was not much offered for the $20 admission fee. Very few planes & cars. The Omaka Aviation Museum was far superior.

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Thank AlbertaJack007
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

With 30 Classic Cars and 5 Warbirds plus a NZ Art exhibition and the Sir Tim Wallis story we believe we offer a lot for our visitors. More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Well put together museum, rare collection and well laid out.

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1 Thank JL1080
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Oroua Downs, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Well worth visiting. Even the food at the cafe is brillant - all home made!

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Thank LMB27958
Lynette D, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

I am glad you liked the food. We have had new management of the cafe since 20 March and the food is even better than before. We have been great comments from customers about our coffee, great homemade range of cabinet food, our new blackboard menu and the baking is even better than before. More 

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