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Southward Car Museum

Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-297 1221
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Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-297 1221
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're into cars or old planes, trucks or bikes this is definitely the place to visit. It's really fun to walk round, very informative and a little gift shop with coffee and cakes. Not suitable for toddlers who want to get into everything though!...More

Thank PrincessYork
Reviewed 6 days ago

"Awesome" and "Amazing" don't seem to do justice to the high quality and sheer size of this collection put together by one extraordinary individual with tastes that were at once wide-ranging and very discriminating. Mr. Southward clearly knew the best when he saw it, and...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Wow" is all I can say! Such a huge collection of fantastic vehicles two levels of relics from the late 1890s including motorbikes, Supercars and more. I think a year pass might be in order for the future, allowing us to browse at a slower...More

Thank TriBrowns
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a genuinely world-class car collection, hiding in the outskirts of a small NZ town. It's huge! I'm not a car fan but even I was fascinated by it. There are cars of all ages here, as well as a collection of motor bikes...More

Thank Pete J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

As an older person, we'd driven past this museum on our way in and out of Wellington, countless times. This time we mad a special effort and a motel booking, just to visit this Car Museum and we are VERY PLEASED that we did. Wow...More

Thank Billis1965
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Our group was not expecting much of this small, rural car museum. We were shocked when we saw the entire collection, and when the staff told us that there was a basement and a partial upstairs, we were very impressed. A must-see museum, a bit...More

Thank TravelAddix13
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited the museum as two couples. While the ladies aren't exactly car enthusiasts they spent several hours wandering round and had a great time learning about some of the older cars, especially the ones with specific histories. I could have spent all day there...More

Thank ClintonWilliams
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Not to be missed international level car museum. Have visited several others around the globe and although there's bigger ones this mins still up there with the best.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

What an amazing collection of cars, I'm not a huge car enthusiast but its such an awesome display, there's something for everyone and well worth a look, you won't be disappointed.

Thank wealiz60
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Is about 1hr north west by car, saw a railway line outside museum but not sure if it can be reached by train from Wellington. Features a purpose-built exhibition hall, engineering workshop, gift shop, and small cafe, and is set in six hectares of park-like...More

Thank RosieFifeGirl
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