National Transport and Toy Museum, Wanaka

4.2
Revisit your childhood at National Transport and Toy Museum, home to over 30,000 toys and 600 classic cars. The museum features several buildings filled with an eclectic collection of aircraft, motorcycles, automobiles, fire trucks, Barbie dolls, Star Wars memorabilia, and Smurfs figurines. Car lovers usually head straight for the museum hangars to see the displays of military vehicles as well as European, American, and Australian cars. Outside the exhibit-packed buildings you can walk through rows of machines, including tractors and other farming machinery in various states of restoration. In addition to indoor and outdoor play areas for the kids, the museum also includes a toy shop, offering a range of gift ideas. To find out how to plan a trip to Wanaka, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • To me this place was a collection of old rubbish, with very little organisation and no information about anything in the place. I'd rather do just about anything else. At least it's dry, though you ha...  more »
  • I was in total awe at what we saw in this museum....anything that could have been collected in the way of toys & transport items were here. It's a huge place, with many displays & buildings with vehic...  more »
  • Spread over four buildings providing 100,000sq ft of display area, which appeared to be completely filled with grouped range of vehicles, planes, toys, and nostalgic memorabilia collected over 50 year...  more »
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  • Great few hours spent with my 4 and 2 year olds. Great collection of old toys and cars/aeroplanes. Awesome that kids 5 and under free also
  • Do you love toys from the 80s? Go! Do you love cars, planes, or motorcycles from the 50s/60s/70s? How about old fire engines, tanks, or large Earth moving equipment? You should go too! Fun for all ages.
  • So many things to see here. Brings back memories. A must go if you are older than 60. If you grew up with toys in the 80s, you’ll find many toys familiar here. There is also a treasure trove of old Star Wars toys.
  • First class! This place had an amazing range of vintage cars and provides hours of entertainment.
  • This is well worth visiting. Better than we have seen in Europe

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