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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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Small but good quality aviation museum - great for kids!

Really pleased we visited - and even my 8yr old lad who was not keen on the idea originally had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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Wellington, New Zealand
For the aviation buff.......and others.

Popped in to check it out and it was a great display. Some aircraft open to enter into & the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Warren Pat S
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Average4%
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9 Jean Batten Drive, 3116, New Zealand
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+64 7-572 4000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really pleased we visited - and even my 8yr old lad who was not keen on the idea originally had a blast. While the museum isn't big by international standards, it has a decent collection with a mix of civilian and military types, props and...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in to check it out and it was a great display. Some aircraft open to enter into & the grandson thought that was really cool.

Thank Warren Pat S
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I stopped at The Classic Flyers Museum while driving through Tauranga on the way to Waihi. There were lots of old aircraft on display including a US F86 from the Korean war.

Thank DarylJ552
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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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