Warbirds & Wheels, Wanaka

4.0
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. Arrange your visit to Warbirds & Wheels and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wanaka using our Wanaka visit planner .
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  • This is a gem of a place and has some great classic cars as well as planes and interesting facts. I would definitely recommend a visit. There is also a very good retro cafe which has good coffee and f...  more »
  • Everything is well presented and well looked after but tended to be lacking in number of exhibits. More warbirds would easily fill the exhibition hall better reflecting on what the aces actually flew,  more »
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  • Had a great pie and milkshake in there 50/60s style cafe. Really funky. Did not go through the museum, but the shop had a lot of neat stuff in it.
  • Pretty decent good here, consistent. Kids love going there and watching the planes take off.
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