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Warbirds & Wheels

11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Heard a lot about the Warbirds had to find out for myself.

Very well present but a little bit expensive. There is a cafe and souvenir shop attached. The food... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Stephen B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Car Lovers

If you love older cars rare cars , toys , planes , trucks go here you will love it , there are cars... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Awsomeal
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Adelaide, Australia
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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 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 reviewResponded 29 May 2016

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

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General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

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

Reviewed 25 April 2016

The passion of the exhibitors of a variety of exceptional vintage cars and a few aircraft is palpable as the visitor walks around the exhibition hall . Upstairs is an art gallery to appease the art lover . A small fee helps with the upkeep...More

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General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks from the team.

Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you like cars then this is the place for you. I love it - many cars of the 30's, especially Packards

Thank MSE80
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Thanks for the review MSE80. We're glad you liked our collection of over 30 classic cars. We pride ourselves on our amazing collection of rare American classics from the 1930s to the 50s. It's certainly a car lovers dream ! thanks again.

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Checking out local aviation history, incredible cars mixed with art is a must do when you're in Wanaka. Exceeded any expectations and was a great way to spend some time looking at some informative and incredible displays. Great coffee in the cafe attached with cheese...More

Thank ActionAdventurer
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Thanks snowlightbox for the review. We are incredibly proud of our amazing collection of classic cars, Warbirds planes, art and Sir Tim Wallis story. Great to see you tried our famous cheese rolls too. It's our favourite too. Thanks again.

Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

A good drive from Queenstown to Wanaka and high expectations of "warbirds" left me a little flat with the limited number of aircraft. This however was soon forgotten once we turned the corner to the car museum to see my real passion, The Dusenberg, Packards,...More

Thank LuxuryLoverWA
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hi LuxuryLoverWA, thanks for the great review. The passion of our directors is aviation but it is the cars that win their hearts too. Our collection of cars including the Duesey and Packards, Lincolns etc are possibly the best collection outside the USA in terms...More

Reviewed 13 April 2016

We have visited quite a few similar collections over the years but this one was impressive - very interesting exhibits of a high standard & well supported with information & DVDs, but not so large as to be overwhelming. We spent a couple of hours...More

Thank ChrisWC55
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hi chrisWC55, thanks for the review. Glad you were as pleased with our collection as we are. There are some amazing and rare cars within our exhibit and we pride ourselves on our quality over quantity. Thanks again for taking time to review.

Reviewed 8 April 2016

We visited Warbirds & Wheels on the busiest weekend of their year – the the spectacular Warbirds over Wanaka airshow. The museum staff were wonderful, ready to answer questions about exhibits and happy to hear stories from visitors despite being so busy. A highlight was...More

Thank Fran L
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hi Fran L, thanks for the review. Wow you were lucky to be there when the Packard engine was started up. it's pretty impressive and loud ! We keep our exhibit fresh and rotate our cars so there is always something new to look at....More

Reviewed 7 April 2016

My husband loves war planes, so we were very excited to see the collection here, however very disappointed to pay $20 only to see about 6 planes. there were some cool cars on the other side of the shed, but the whole viewing took all...More

Thank Bridget P
General M, General Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hi Bridget P. Sorry you didn't find value in our museum. We pride ourselves on having the best collection of american classic cars outside the USA, coupled with our Warbirds display, war history, Sir Tim Wallis Story, Wearable Arts room, print art room including the...More

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