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Southward Car Museum

Address: Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu 5036, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 (4) 297 1221
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$178*
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Wellington Shore Excursion: Kapiti Coast...
97%
Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Paraparaumu
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Otaki, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Southwards is an amazing place with a huge collection of pristine old vehicles all proudly displayed.It's a lifetime of work and a stunning place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited the southward car museum with my husband and his mate. As a girl, cars aren't really my thing, but I found myself enjoying all the cars on display. I especially liked the out-of-the-ordinary cars like the electric car and the car made out of copper.

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Preston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited with my partner and we really enjoyed it. So many different vehicles from so many eras, you can't fail to be impressed. It's well worth a visit just to see such an awesome collection!!

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Levin, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a place that was thought out well before its building We went to a show there and the floor tilted so that one could see the stage yet the same room could be used for a dance floor or any gathering of people It also has a Wurlitzer organ and would love to go when its being played.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a must see venue. An amazing collection of quality. Something for everyone and well worth the look. You don't need to be a car nut to appreciate the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had our wedding here, everything went perfectly, lovely venue and the perfect place to begin married life

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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a must to visit, especially if you love cars, a fantastic range and the restoration area is truly fascinating.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

WOW ! Have been to a lot of car museums but this one sure takes the cake. All car enthusiasts' must put this on their wish list. A brilliant collection of cars ( also bikes, motorbikes, collectables and tons of other memorabilia ) All presented in pristine condition, with a grand collection of classic and vintage vehicles. This is truly... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A long time between visits. Spent a good 4 hours wandering and taking photos. Some very noteworthy pieces of superb machinery. a real bonus to get so close to the cars. Able to take photos of dashboards!! how close is that. A couple of the workers were "doing" some work and they were happy to discuss the cars. don't miss... More 

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

if you are a car, motorbike,bicycle, speedboat,plane enthusiast or like me just like looking at collections this is the place for you it really is excellent there is everything you can think of under this one enormous roof lol i really enjoyed myself and they have no problem with you taking photos , me and hubby really enjoyed it well... More 

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