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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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Great Museum and Food!

A walk around the museum is a must - some great old vehicles and planes. Plus the background story... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2013
Anne M
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East Maitland, Australia
Definitely worth a visit

You don't have to be a petrol head or aviation freak to appreciate this place. I just spent an... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2013
Samco42
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Hobart
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (21 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“retro cafe” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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 12 April 2013

A walk around the museum is a must - some great old vehicles and planes. Plus the background story on deer farming - really interesting. Nice gift shop, not overpriced Then you can go and have a coffee and cake or a meal next door...More

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

You don't have to be a petrol head or aviation freak to appreciate this place. I just spent an hour inside (well, my wife decided to read her book in the car) and it was nowhere near enough. There's a lot to see. Fully restored...More

Thank Samco42
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We ran into some rainy weather and decided to go out to the airport for a tour of Warbirds and Wheels. The museum is in a hangar and is well laid out with wonderful stories of war time heroes as well as several warbirds. On...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This museum has a limited number of exhibits of a very high standard that are presented to a very high standard. I would have liked to have known more about some of the history of the vehicles. Some vehicles appear to be recent LHD imports...More

Thank trooo3
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Last July, while on a South Island Holiday,, we had the opportunity to stop at the Wanaka Warbirds and Wheels Museum. On Arrival, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We spent some time looking around the museum, which was warm inside,...More

Thank Spider S
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Was interested to read recent postings on this café. Had lunch here on a recent visit to Wanaka. Loved the décor and had a yummy steak sandwich washed down with a great cappuccino. Can sit outside under a tree on a hot day which is...More

Thank Popstar1234
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

An excellent collection of classic cars and airplanes. A big surprise so far off the beaten path. Located on Highway 6 at the Wanaka airport. Worth a stop if you like classic cars and airplanes.

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

Well , after a flight do try this museum. It has so much of interest, the cars are mostly American, T- Birds, Chevrolet, Packard Lincoln, but the star is the restored Duesenberg. Good video explains much to even the non-petrol heads . The there is...More

Thank saffiandcleo
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Definitely worth a visit - beautifully restored 'wheels'! with the added attraction of the cafe with a good selection of food and drinks - friendly, helpful staff too!

Thank T H
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

A good hour spent admiring the many beautiful cars and planes at the museum. I particularly enjoyed the film/video displayed on the monitor. A lot of very interesting information.

Thank CANE_Denmark
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