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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Small museum with plenty of interesting displays and spectacular classic cars

Very good small selection of mainly American cars in superb condition, well displayed, accompanied... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
copim
,
Dunedin, New Zealand
The vintage cars are remarkable

Not so much a warbirds experience as an amazing vintage car display. Saw vintage cars I have never... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
SorrelliAuckland
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Auckland
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (20 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 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 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

Reviewed 18 November 2016

Vehicles and Aircraft. Excellent museum with a lovely cafe for lunch. Great history of notable people. Well presented and displayed.

1  Thank ozdrifter
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your review ozdrifter! I'm glad you enjoyed our museum as well as our cool wee diner! Hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great food and Great people, i cant wait ti go back again in time and all the old cars are amazing..

Thank BenjaminStephen
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your review BenjaminStephen. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 November 2016

The museum contains a small but impressively restored collection of largely American Cars. There are also a few military aircraft and some interesting motorcycles as well as some interesting exhibits about NZ AirForce personnel in the second work war and subsequent periods of history. The...More

1  Thank 1ondonDoc
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The display of warbirds is OK, However the display of vehicles of all types is fantastic. It was a trip down memory lane for me, as I saw many cars that were prevalent in my youth, including many I would have loved to have owned...More

1  Thank Neville B
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for the review Neville B. I'm glad we were able to be apart of your trip down memory lane, I hope it was a joyful experience!

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