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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Clean, tidy and really interesting visit

Worth a visit for car and plane enthusiasts, some of the cars were amazing, a Duedenberg car was... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Andy W
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Wellington, New Zealand
Interesting

There was plenty to see and do at this place. Kids enjoyed the place for the most part, some of the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Andrew M
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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 18 August 2016

Worth a visit for car and plane enthusiasts, some of the cars were amazing, a Duedenberg car was there, said to belong to Carole Lombard wife of Clark Gable, what a beautiful car. Lots of information for most vehicles and make time to watch the...More

1  Thank Andy W
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Hi Andy W, thank you for your kind review! I'm glad you liked the Duesenburg as much as we do! Such an interesting story there right? I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again some day.

Reviewed 4 August 2016

There was plenty to see and do at this place. Kids enjoyed the place for the most part, some of the museum was a little uninteresting for them.

1  Thank Andrew M
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for your review Andrew M. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit even if the kids got a little uninterested.

Reviewed 1 August 2016

This collection of gorgeous old cars and a few classic planes is worth a visit. The Dusenberg and all the Packards are a particular highlight. The cafe is great and has wonderful home cooked food in a retro setting. Fantastic views.

1  Thank Helen A
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for your raving review Helen A. I'm glad to hear how great your experience was with us! We do have ourselves a great location, right? With those beautiful 360 mountain views! Hope we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

On the main road between Wanaka and Cromwell this is where the warbirds over Wanaka is held every 2 years. Great museum and lots to see and explore with something for everyone in the family! Just 10 minutes out of Wanaka town this is worth...More

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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

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