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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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THIS is how it's done!

Formerly the site of the New Zealand Fighter Pilot's Museum, with Sir Tim Wallace having sold off... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Grant N
,
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Wonderful cars

We stopped here on our trip from Greymouth to Dunedin and found it to be a great museum. Dennis... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Adrienne M
,
Warkworth New Zealand
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (19 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“war planes” (9 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 4 July 2016

Formerly the site of the New Zealand Fighter Pilot's Museum, with Sir Tim Wallace having sold off his aircraft collection, this gem of a place has taken over - and we are the better for it too, not that the aviation side of things has...More

1  Thank Grant N
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Hi Grant, thank for your review and so nice to hear your appreciation of Sir Tim. He certainly is a local legend to us and brought so much to the Wanaka community. We're proud to be able to keep Wanaka's aviation history alive. thanks again.

Reviewed 3 July 2016

We stopped here on our trip from Greymouth to Dunedin and found it to be a great museum. Dennis loves vintage cars and we found this museum had them very well presented and with lots to see. Could do with more but then we went...More

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 23 June 2016

museum. Some cool planes and cars, exhibits about NZ fighter pilots (the latter being one of the better parts. Small art gallery onsite as well. We both ordered breakfast at the 50s style diner attached to the museum. Scrambled eggs were super runny, much to...More

Thank kjkToronto
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the museum. Sorry to hear your eggs were runny, we would have happily re-made them for you had you asked as we pride ourselves on our quality food and want our guests to be happy. $12 for...More

Reviewed 21 June 2016

As the title said, this museum is stunning, the cars are all immaculate and very well looked after. Spoke to a man who had a few cars on display and he was very friendly and knowledgable. Staff were very welcoming and entry was very cheap...More

Thank bazingamedia
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Good food and nice place. we needed something before us helicopter trip and this place is in the perfect location.More

Thank Kerry M
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Thanks Kerry M. We pride ourselves on being the "heart and soul of Wanaka Airport" where all the local operators and tourists come for a bite before or after their flight or skydive. Glad you found time to come and hang out at our diner,...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was hoping for more as a warbirds museum. What was there was good, just not enough of it. Probably 65% of the place is dedicated to cars, which would be good if that is what floats your boat. Not so for me. Found the...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We went on a cold windy day. The planes and military history are great,but the cars are pure gold.My wife is not a car nut, but was blown away by the display.You would be hard pressed to find better examples anywhere in the world.We browsed...More

Thank legend25
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Thanks Legend25 for the review. Glad you found us on a wet and cold day. Hopefully we had the fire on in the diner to warm you up. Thanks for reviewing us.

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very well present but a little bit expensive. There is a cafe and souvenir shop attached. The food is good and the coffee is excellent. You will come away with the story of the warebirds. They also have art collection and wearable arts on show.More

Thank Stephen B
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Thanks Stephen B for the review. Sorry you thought our admission was expensive at $20 an adult. We regularly do price comparisons and feel we're well priced in the market. Especially as you can spend a good few hours out with us taking everything in....More

Reviewed 28 April 2016

If you love older cars rare cars , toys , planes , trucks go here you will love it , there are cars here that I have not seen since the 70s and 80s old fire engines just go you glad you did

Thank Awsomeal
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were stopping through Wanaka on our way to Franz Josef and my husband being a pilot wanted to stop by here and look at everything. I thought it was a bit expensive for the museum entry fee, but at the same time I do...More

1  Thank mivene09
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review

Hi ladyrider42, thanks for the review. We believe we are priced well within the paid-for museum market and always keep up to speed with what other museums charge. You can easily spend 2-3 hours with us taking everything in. We love Ricky the Rickenbacker too...More

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