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“Small but a great stop” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Warbirds & Wheels

Warbirds & Wheels
Ranked #24 of 74 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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Small but a great stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Not a big place but very clean and well presented, has some good cars and some planes on loan from the RNZAF

Visited April 2014
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Thank Jerry A
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
We agree. Big is not always best. Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback.
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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome event”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We loved the warbirds over wanaka All the events were great and in particular the jet sprint racing was brilliant. Overall the event was very well organised.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Maree H
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
I believe the reviewer was at Wanaka Airport at Easter for the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Sounds like you had a great time. While the next airshow is not until 2016, the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction is open all the time.
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Sunshine Coast
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Well Done Warbirds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

It was a clean and neat presentation of the vehicles, good value for money. Enjoyed looking at everything there. Worth a stop on the way to Wanaka

Visited March 2014
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Thank Coolumpasty
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thanks for the positive feedback. And don't forget if you're just leaving Wanaka it's a great place to grab a coffee and something yummy to eat. If you like pies our 'Warbird Pies' are getting rave reviews.
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Cirencester
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We went there principally to look at the aircraft but it was the cars that stole the show. An amazing variety of vehicles on display all were immaculate. Nice shop & American style diner once you have looked at the exhibits.

Visited March 2014
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thanks for your review. We are certainly very proud of our car collection. We get rave reviews from people from around the world. I think it's the amazing QUALITY of these cars that wins people over.
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Had a walk through while friends were off on a joy flight. Inside the door was a very sobering memorial wall to those that served and died during the war. Very sad to see how young many of the aircrew were. Display of cars was well laid out and I wanted to concentrate on the aviation side Worth a look.

Visited February 2014
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Thank John B
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thanks for your review. The memorial wall is certainly a sad but relevant part of our history. We also get lots of positive comments about our tribute to NZ's fighter aces. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Warbirds and Wheels.
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