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Warbirds & Wheels, Wanaka

(3.9/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Admire the thrilling array of classic cars and rare airplanes at Warbirds & Wheels, a primary spot for New Zealand's engineering, automotive, and aviation heritage. Boasting some of the finest vehicles ever made--such as the 1934 Duesenberg car, previously owned by Hollywood stars Carole Lombard and Clark Gable--the museum neatly displays its showstopping artifacts alongside interesting exhibit information. Learn about the evolution of fighter planes, with special attention given to the vast array of "warbirds," fighter jets dating back to the 1910s. Afterwards, relax in the stylized American diner, complete with a Wurlitzer juke box and 1959 Harley Davidson Panhead motorcycle suspended from the ceiling. Put Warbirds & Wheels into our Wanaka vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wanaka.
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  • Went here as my husband is a pilot. There aren't very many planes but he found it interesting nonetheless. We both really enjoyed all the cars on display. There is also a "haute trash" display in a se...  more »
  • Difficult to call this one. We thought we would see more of the famous 'Warbirds Over Wanaka' airshow items but maybe we should have gone to the nearby Transport Museum instead. Lots of old cars lovin...  more »
  • This place has an amazing collection of old cars and airplanes. There is a wonderful tribute to the New Zealand war pilots.  more »
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  • It was a good place to dine. The cafe in rock n roll style was modern. It was clean and bright. The food was hot and delicious. My friends and I ordered some pies, burgers and fries and coffee. We ate a little only as we didn't want to throw up in the sky while skydiving lol! At the back there is a corner for selling gramophone records which matched the theme of cafe.
  • Based on my experience I wouldn't recommend this museum, I found it to be overpriced at $20 for adults without much content to view. Would be better if cheaper. Could have spent $40 on something longer than 5 minutes
  • Stunning cars
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