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“A small but nice museum”
Review of Warbirds & Wheels

Warbirds & Wheels
Ranked #21 of 73 things to do in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
503 reviews
298 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“A small but nice museum”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We spent about an hour and a half here looking round the museum. The vintage cars in particular are beautifully kept and the few planes are interesting too. Outside you can also have fun watching the skydivers coming down!

Visited February 2017
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Thank Christine R
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, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 15 April 2017
Hi, thank you for your review. I'm glad you appreciated our beautiful collection of cars! We hope to see you again some time soon!
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Rolleston, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant collection”
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

An outstanding collection of classic autos and aircraft. Very well presented with information signs giving some amazing details for each vehicle. A highly recommended attraction for any fan of classics.

Visited February 2017
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, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 14 February 2017
Thank you for your review CrazyDiamond66, I'm so glad you enjoyed the work we put into our museum! We hope we'll see you again soon.
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cairns
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed 2 February 2017

what an interesting place this is. Love the old planes and all the details given to see what happen and why. Excellent place to see the history.

Visited January 2017
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Thank chris_cairns
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, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 14 February 2017
Thank you for your review chris_cairns! I'm glad you loved the planes and the history that goes along with them!
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
510 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Exciting museum”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The cars are exceptionell: I love the Chevrolets and of course the famous Rickenbacher and the most famous Duesenberg .... The warplains are interesting, especially the very old Vampire.

A lot to watch and see - and afterwards go for a really good (strong) coffee to the cafe of the museum.

Visited December 2016
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, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 24 January 2017
Hi, thank you so much for your raving review! I'm glad you enjoyed our collection as well as our little diner! Hope to see you again sometime!
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautifully presented and memorable”
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went to the National Transportation and Toy Museum before this one and were a little overwhelmed by that experience. We almost didn't go to this one as we figured it would be more of the same. I'm glad we didn't as this was a much more satisfying experience. It is a smaller museum but everything is so well presented with a fascinating story attached to each exhibit. Smaller children or people that don't care about the backstory of the planes and cars will breeze through in 20 minutes but those that are interested in what they are looking at will truly appreciate this stunning collection.

Visited January 2017
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, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 14 January 2017
We're so glad you decided to visit Scott! We take pride in our presentation and we're glad you noticed. We hope your visit was relaxing and that we might see you again soon!
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