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Warbirds & Wheels

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11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7010
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Great cars! Must-Do in New Zealand!

Already when finding out about Warbirds & Wheels when planning my New Zealand stay, I knew I would... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Niklas U
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Germany
World-Class

The standard of the aircraft and car displays is incredible. This is New Zealand aviation history... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
BruceFarquhar
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Nelson, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (21 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“retro cafe” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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"vintage cars"
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"retro cafe"
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"aviation history"
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"beautiful cars"
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"souvenir shop"
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"interesting collection"
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"great coffee"
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"toy museum"
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Already when finding out about Warbirds & Wheels when planning my New Zealand stay, I knew I would need to go there. And it was totally worth it. I wasn't that interested in the planes but they were still nice to look at. However, the...More

1  Thank Niklas U
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Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Hi Niklas, thank you for your outstanding review! I'm so glad to hear we were part of your planned trip before you even got to New Zealand. I'm glad the cars impressed you as much as they impress us. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The standard of the aircraft and car displays is incredible. This is New Zealand aviation history in one building. I could have spent half a day in this building alone. Attached is a very good cafe. Tip- order your food and while you're waiting head...More

1  Thank BruceFarquhar
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Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you Bruce Farquhar for your raving review, its great to hear you had the experience we strive for with every customer. Sorry your food took a little long we can get quite busy this time of year but always try to get food out...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Vehicles and Aircraft. Excellent museum with a lovely cafe for lunch. Great history of notable people. Well presented and displayed.

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Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your review ozdrifter! I'm glad you enjoyed our museum as well as our cool wee diner! Hope you'll be back soon!

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great food and Great people, i cant wait ti go back again in time and all the old cars are amazing..

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Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your review BenjaminStephen. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

The museum contains a small but impressively restored collection of largely American Cars. There are also a few military aircraft and some interesting motorcycles as well as some interesting exhibits about NZ AirForce personnel in the second work war and subsequent periods of history. The...More

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General M, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

I am sorry that someone hasn't responded to your review before now. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum, and yes it can be quite cold in there, but visitors are welcome to come and go from the hanger as much as...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The display of warbirds is OK, However the display of vehicles of all types is fantastic. It was a trip down memory lane for me, as I saw many cars that were prevalent in my youth, including many I would have loved to have owned...More

1  Thank Neville B
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Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for the review Neville B. I'm glad we were able to be apart of your trip down memory lane, I hope it was a joyful experience!

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Warbirds interesting if your are a Kiwi but the wheels I have never seen any of these vehicles before. There are museums and museums but this not big but very very different . Well worth a look

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Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for your review mikelamb15. I'm glad we could show you something you'd never seen before. We hope we'll be seeing you again someday soon!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Spent about 30 minutes wandering around this museum, found it interesting for something different to do and even brought back a few memories. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

Thank you for the kind review halgie55. I'm glad we could be apart of your trip down memory lane!

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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