National Transport and Toy Museum, Wanaka
(4/5 based on 380+ 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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  • large and multiple buildings to look through. Enjoyed seeing some cars we haven't seen in a long time or have never seen at all. The only thing that bugged me was that there was multiple of the same c...  more »
  • My third visit and it won't be my last. Every time I visit I find something different and it sparks memories. Really dedicated and helpful staff and looking forward to a time when its possible to help...  more »
  • you will not believe how big and diverse the collection is with over 3 hangars full of cars, motorbikes, trucks, fire engines, aeroplanes, models and toys - give yourself plenty of time. 
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  • Really interesting. Great staff☺ So much to see that evoked lots of memories... Felt like a kid again☺
  • This place is unbelieveable. So much to see. A place you MUST visit .
  • 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.
  • Overwhelming you senses there is just so much to see even after 4 hours I still missed some.
  • 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.