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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Brilliant collection

An outstanding collection of classic autos and aircraft. Very well presented with information signs... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
CrazyDiamond66
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Rolleston, New Zealand
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Great place!

what an interesting place this is. Love the old planes and all the details given to see what... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
chris_cairns
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cairns
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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 2 February 2017

An outstanding collection of classic autos and aircraft. Very well presented with information signs giving some amazing details for each vehicle. A highly recommended attraction for any fan of classics.

Thank CrazyDiamond66
Management response:Responded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your review CrazyDiamond66, I'm so glad you enjoyed the work we put into our museum! We hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2017

what an interesting place this is. Love the old planes and all the details given to see what happen and why. Excellent place to see the history.

Thank chris_cairns
Management response:Responded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your review chris_cairns! I'm glad you loved the planes and the history that goes along with them!

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The cars are exceptionell: I love the Chevrolets and of course the famous Rickenbacher and the most famous Duesenberg .... The warplains are interesting, especially the very old Vampire. A lot to watch and see - and afterwards go for a really good (strong) coffee...More

Thank BURGWIN
Management response:Responded 24 January 2017

Hi, thank you so much for your raving review! I'm glad you enjoyed our collection as well as our little diner! Hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went to the National Transportation and Toy Museum before this one and were a little overwhelmed by that experience. We almost didn't go to this one as we figured it would be more of the same. I'm glad we didn't as this was a...More

1  Thank Scott M
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

We're so glad you decided to visit Scott! We take pride in our presentation and we're glad you noticed. We hope your visit was relaxing and that we might see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very good small selection of mainly American cars in superb condition, well displayed, accompanied by a few ex-military aircraft, with stories of individual Nz pilots and WWII aces. Loop video of latest Warbirds over Wanaka show. Interesting and worth a stop - especially with morning...More

1  Thank copim
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I hope you'll be back to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not so much a warbirds experience as an amazing vintage car display. Saw vintage cars I have never seen before and Carole Lombard's Deusenberg

1  Thank SorrelliAuckland
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your review SorrelliAuckland. I'm glad you enjoyed our collection of classic cars and we've been able to show you something new!

Reviewed 13 December 2016

The name of the museum suggests more planes, but the focus of the collection was cars. Cars were great and well presented.

1  Thank fiona s
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Hi Fiona, sorry if you felt mislead in your expectations of more planes. I'm glad you enjoyed our classic car collection though. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 9 December 2016

A must see when in wanaka. Full of beautifully restored machines from planes, cars and everything inbtween. Lovely staff and location. Plan at least an hour to really enjoy evefything there. And there is a funky diner style cafe on site, so stay for lunch.

1  Thank Shane S
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Hi Shane, thank you for your raving review! Sounds like you had the experience we strive to give all our wonderful customers. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Already when finding out about Warbirds & Wheels when planning my New Zealand stay, I knew I would need to go there. And it was totally worth it. I wasn't that interested in the planes but they were still nice to look at. However, the...More

1  Thank Niklas U
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Hi Niklas, thank you for your outstanding review! I'm so glad to hear we were part of your planned trip before you even got to New Zealand. I'm glad the cars impressed you as much as they impress us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The standard of the aircraft and car displays is incredible. This is New Zealand aviation history in one building. I could have spent half a day in this building alone. Attached is a very good cafe. Tip- order your food and while you're waiting head...More

1  Thank BruceFarquhar
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you Bruce Farquhar for your raving review, its great to hear you had the experience we strive for with every customer. Sorry your food took a little long we can get quite busy this time of year but always try to get food out...More

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