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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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A very informative collection of Warbirds & Wheels

Warbirds & Wheels museum is a must if you want incredible displays of the Warbird planes and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2012
2HappyTravellers2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Sunday Breakfast

Eggs on toast, good to have a choice of a wholemeal or GF bread.. running eggs even better.. We... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2012
Duffy1968
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Queenstown, 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 25 September 2012

Warbirds & Wheels museum is a must if you want incredible displays of the Warbird planes and beautiful classic cars and lots of very well written information on each display. Thoroughly enjoyed it! You are allowed to take photos, so take your camera. There is...More

Thank 2HappyTravellers2011
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Eggs on toast, good to have a choice of a wholemeal or GF bread.. running eggs even better.. We just popped out for breakfast, have been to the musuem before, and the shop. Some really great things in the shop for all ages. Can pick...More

Thank Duffy1968
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Great feedback. See you again soon hopefully.

Reviewed 8 July 2012

We came here because we had a half price voucher, and glad we did because I don't think it was worth it at full price. However it is a lovely little museum with lots of interesting facts and beautifully restored cars and warbirds etc. They...More

1  Thank NZ_Travellergal
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Glad you enjoyed your visit and that we had something for all the family.

Reviewed 9 May 2012

If you want to see how gorgeous automobiles used to be when designed by humans, go see this collection. A stunning array of vehicles from all eras from the 20's through to 70's, most restored to orginal, and some modified hot rods for the petrol...More

4  Thank JulieFromNZ
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Obviously we have tried to cover a number of bases and are pleased that you agree with us.

Reviewed 4 May 2012

'Wings' fans may be disappointed but I enjoyed it. Especially the cars and the Tim Wallace ehibition. For less than 5 months since opening, they've done well. The cafe has a great sunny spot on a cool day.

Thank Chris_NZL
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Thanks for your constructive feedback.

Reviewed 4 May 2012

We discovered this museum by accident, and loved it. The collection of cars is gorgeous, and the story about the Warbirds over Wanaka founder was pretty interesting. What a crazy guy he was! Great way to spend an hour or two.

3  Thank dwdelray
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Thanks for your comments re Sir Tim Wallis story. We are all very proud of him.

Reviewed 23 April 2012

some lovely planes, a sky hawk, vampire and a hurricane replica and a Mach1 Mustang all lovingly restored. Good to get you in the mood for warbirds over Wanaka

2  Thank CynthiaCanberra
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to you coming back at some stage in the future.

Reviewed 3 April 2012

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

Thank Dennis A
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

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

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!

4  Thank dicksav
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

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.

Reviewed 28 March 2012

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

Thank johne306
Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

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

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