National Transport and Toy Museum, Wanaka

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Transport and Toy Museum by using our Wanaka travel itinerary maker.
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  • Trip back in memory lane.I saw toys I had when I was a kid. Saw cars and trucks from a bygone era got intimate with the 66 mustang, glad there was no security cameras. If you have a thing for "motorbi...  read more »
  • This must be one of the largest collections in the world. It's certainly a trip down memory lane for the oldies. Car buffs will be in Heaven. I wish the exhibition of German WW2 fighter "aces" receive...  read more »
  • This museum is packed with stuff - the majority items are cars (the first one my family ever owned and the one I later learned to drive in) and toys but there are quiet corners where you might find a ...  read more »
  • I felt that the pure number of cars in museum was unbelievable. Hard to believe one man could collect so much. Only a car guy can appreciate.
  • A huge collection of antique cars, motocycles, bicycles, trucks, planes, and toys, exactly as the name suggests. Came across as a warehouse to store the exhibits, rather than a well-curated museum, due to the presentation. However, still worth 2 hours strolling through if you are driving past.
  • This place is amazing. You really should visit.
  • Despite what other commenters posted, I didn't like the place. It's a few halls full of old stuff unorganized and not maintained. The kids playground alike.
  • It's one of the biggest collections of cars/planes/firetrucks/toys of the whole planet. It's a great place where you can walk around for hours. Even when you're finished you can still walk everything again, since there is always something you've missed since there is so much. (there are for instance more than 600 cars and 50.000 toys) It's definitely more than worth the entrance price of 15 dollars (adults). The price for kids (school age) is 5 dollars, a family is 35 dollars and children below 5 years can enter for free.
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