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Southward Car Museum

Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-297 1221
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Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-297 1221
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Is about 1hr north west by car, saw a railway line outside museum but not sure if it can be reached by train from Wellington. Features a purpose-built exhibition hall, engineering workshop, gift shop, and small cafe, and is set in six hectares of park-like...More

Thank RosieFifeGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit if you like classic cars & vintage motorbikes. Lovely way to while away an hour or two. Cars were beautifully maintained.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sooooo many amazing cars that have been restored to perfection! You don't need to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the work that has gone into this place. Staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable

Thank cfkendall
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my dad, a great way to waste an hour or two. Reminiscing about days gone by looking at some of the cars downstairs, cars he and my grandfather had and travelled in. Upstairs has the beautiful museum pieces that you could only...More

Thank shakey999uk
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Have lived on the Kapiti Coast for 16 years and this was our first visit to Southwards Car Museum. We took 2 Australian visitors with us and we were all blown away with the cars and other items on display. We could have spent much...More

Thank bellathom
Reviewed April 30, 2017

A splendid collection on two floors including many vehicles the Brits are familiar with and a few aircraft too.

Thank SurreyLocal
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

The number of cars was amazing. The variety and history was unbelievable. There was two levels of cars and another level of bikes. Fantastic well worth a look.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This is a must for any car enthusiast. It is located just outside of Paraparaumu on 6 hectares of park like grounds. The fully modern building contains a huge collection of vintage vehicles, some airplanes plus a whole lot more. We spent about three hours...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed April 13, 2017

wish we had turned up earlier, only had one and a half hour. Saw cars and motorbikes we never thought we would see here in Australia. The admission is only $18 so don't be scared when you see the price on TripAdvisor

Thank Deb K
Reviewed April 10, 2017

An excellent venue and great access to vehicles of all ages and types. Southward also do themed events where cars play the centre of attention. Excellent venue for clubs with great facilities to hire.

Thank Mark F
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