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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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great wet day activity

Decided to pay a visit due to the teaming rain. The displays while interesting where not as... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Linpenfam
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
Lunch

Stopped into the cafe for lunch , cool retro styled shop , food was great and staff very friendly... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
dazpaz
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Dubbo, Australia
via mobile
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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 19 July 2016

Decided to pay a visit due to the teaming rain. The displays while interesting where not as extensive as we had expected

1  Thank Linpenfam
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped into the cafe for lunch , cool retro styled shop , food was great and staff very friendly , recommend to anyone , especially car buffs .

Thank dazpaz
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for your review dazpaz. I'm glad our diner won you over. Great food, cool atmosphere and friendly staff, that's what we're all about!

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I'd have to say disappointing. Great car collection. But poor aircraft one. Guess I'm a bit spoiled having been to many international aviation museums (USS Intrepid in NY and Air and Space Museum Washington ) but $50 for 3 adults for a 20 minute visit...More

Thank Ian M
General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Hi Ian M, Sorry to hear you were disappointed on your recent visit. Our display of over 35 classic cars are possibly the best you'll see outside the USA. Sorry to hear you only spent 20 minutes with us as most guests who read all...More

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 reviewResponded 5 September 2016

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 reviewResponded 5 September 2016

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 reviewResponded 5 September 2016

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 reviewResponded 29 May 2016

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.

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