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Warbirds & Wheels

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Address: 11 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 7010
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our world-class visitor attraction showcases a collection of Warbirds...

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.

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Full of wonders.

A must see when in wanaka. Full of beautifully restored machines from planes, cars and everything inbtween. Lovely staff and location. Plan at least an hour to really enjoy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Shane S
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see when in wanaka. Full of beautifully restored machines from planes, cars and everything inbtween. Lovely staff and location. Plan at least an hour to really enjoy evefything there. And there is a funky diner style cafe on site, so stay for lunch.

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Thank Shane S
Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 cars were unbelievable. So many old and beautiful cars with history in so little space... More 

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Thank Niklas U
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 into the museum hangar. The foods good but it takes a while and if you're... More 

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Thank BruceFarquhar
sunshine coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank ozdrifter
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank BenjaminStephen
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 exhibits cover off some information on the evolution of aircraft engines too. I managed to... More 

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Thank 1ondonDoc
Canberra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 and/or driven. .

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Thank Neville B
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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Thank mikelamb15
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Thank halgie55
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 Wings over Wanaka movies at the start.

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