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Classic Flyers Aviation Museum

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9 Jean Batten Drive, 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 4000
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Should be 5 stars - gets 2

Clearly they were getting ready for a function or had just had a function (they are a venue, and a... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Gmoney484
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Auckland, New Zealand
Great educational family place to visit.

This is a great place to take your kids on a wet day as most of the exhibits are undercover. It is... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
on2it2
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 Jean Batten Drive, 3116, New Zealand
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+64 7-572 4000
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"couple of hours"
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"bi plane"
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"great place to visit"
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"catalina flying boat"
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"on display"
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"tauranga"
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"cafe"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Clearly they were getting ready for a function or had just had a function (they are a venue, and a pretty cool venue I imagine). It was clear because ALL the exhibits had been pushed into corners and against the walls to allow for a...More

Thank Gmoney484
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is a great place to take your kids on a wet day as most of the exhibits are undercover. It is run by a charitable trust and I am pretty sure that most of the people working there are volunteers. They restore and fly...More

Thank on2it2
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly folk running the place, lots of machinery crammed in there, and a variety of levels of information. Climbing around an old flying boat was neat. Flying in the DC-3 was neater still! There was a kids birthday going on too, great venue!

Thank Joshua T
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

As someone with an interest in aviation and history, this Museum was a place I was keen to explore. I arrived on a rainy afternoon, meaning I got only to see the main hanger. However, that was the only disappointment. The Museum's exhibits are really...More

Thank Danmeister88
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I'm not particularly into planes but this museum was so interesting. Not only the planes but the stories behind them...and the exhibits were pretty cool too. The men who were there were so passionate about the exhibits. There's obviously a lot of work and a...More

1  Thank KiwiinOz2014
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our visit to the museum was for a special purpose, to enquire about the Hawker Hunter fighter jets. The museum has a wide range of aircraft and associated components and equipment. What made this museum different is that visitors are allowed to climb into the...More

1  Thank SW123L
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Not only do you have the museum with its wonderful aeronautical exhibits but if you book ahead then you can choose and aircraft and take a fight. My wife chose the Bi Plane as a birthday present. Pete was the pilot, very experienced and explained...More

1  Thank paulcc115
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and brother-in-law loved this and spent a happy couple of hours wandering whilst i had coffee in the cafe - oh, and a chocolate biscuit, both excellent.

1  Thank Lee W
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

A great experience to view all of the restored aircraft and to see the amount of work involved in restoration when seeing their workshops. Volunteer guides are available to answer your questions as well as working displays to check out. Took a flight over Tauranga...More

1  Thank Worldly2013
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a rainy Saturday and this museum was recommended on google and other websites. Sadly the museum was closed when we arrived. Would have been nice to see that posted on they're website as it would have saved...More

Thank jonnk157
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