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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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well worth a visit

Both my husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. He owns classic motorcycles so appreciated... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Christine H
Very disappointing!!

If, like me, you're an aeroplane enthusiast, especially jets, especially military jets, this might... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
kevinmorley2
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (21 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“retro cafe” (8 reviews)
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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 22 February 2017

Both my husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. He owns classic motorcycles so appreciated all the classics on show. I liked how much background information is provided so we understood their background. Great to be able to get a decent coffee out...More

Thank Christine H
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Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi! Thank you for your review, so glad to hear you enjoyed our museum and you appreciated all the information we provide. We think all the background information really brings the cars to life! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

If, like me, you're an aeroplane enthusiast, especially jets, especially military jets, this might get your juices flowing, but, having paid my $20, I saw about 4, very old, very unloved (last dusted c. 5 years ago) planes, very disappointing. On the other hand, the...More

Thank kevinmorley2
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Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi, you are right we do have more cars than planes in our collection. Our plane collection houses the SE5A, a Hurricane, Vampire, Strikemaster and the Skyhawk so I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with what we have. Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We spent about an hour and a half here looking round the museum. The vintage cars in particular are beautifully kept and the few planes are interesting too. Outside you can also have fun watching the skydivers coming down!

Thank Christine R
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Management response:Responded 15 April 2017

Hi, thank you for your review. I'm glad you appreciated our beautiful collection of cars! We hope to see you again some time soon!

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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
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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.

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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
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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!

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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

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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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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.

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