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Address: Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu 5036, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 (4) 297 1221
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Paradise fir lovers of cars and all sorts of vehicles

Visited this car Paradise n was left amazed at the wide various of vehicles , motor cycles, bicycles n all sorts of vehicles. Certainly a must visit if you are a lover of cars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
davidtan2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this car Paradise n was left amazed at the wide various of vehicles , motor cycles, bicycles n all sorts of vehicles. Certainly a must visit if you are a lover of cars. Was thrilled to see some cars which I had owned before.

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Thank davidtan2016
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many cars, motorbikes, planes and other museum type pieces to view. An absolutely fantastic collection. Wrap up on a cold day though. Bit chilly in the showroom.

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Thank Mel_and_Isy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many cars , it was very hard to take them all in. Fantastic display and at a very reasonable price, You felt that you could get up close and personal with the displays

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Thank Lynn M
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic collection of cars -World class. Go see it soon. A really eclectic collection of vintage and very spacial cars. Some very rare.

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Thank glenys424
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Well worth a visit … interesting exhibits … takes hours to absorb the detail and the history of the numerous vehicles …. found it to be a fascinating experience that I highly recommend to others … this place was set up by Len Southward a visionary and philanthropist. It's great that the museum continues in a way that clearly honours... More 

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Thank Matt T
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Great activity if weather turns bad. Lots of cars to see. They were very kind to us as we arrived in afternoon and they provided a wheelchair for our elderly family member. Then they allowed us to come back the next day on the same ticket as it was a bit much for him to see all at once. He... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the north island you MUST visit this museum, it is sensational. Put aside at least two hours. Even if you don't like cars you will be blown away.

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Thank Colin P
Waikanae, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Are you a car buff or someone who likes the look/style of older cars and machinery? Well, this place is a must see! To see how far things have changed - old and new... things that will send you down memory lane to your childhood or stories your parents/grandparents use to tell you. If you're in town, do pop in... More 

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Thank Rachel M
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have been to a number of car museums around the globe and Southwards is right up there with the best. The legacy established by Sir Len Southward is a national treasure with international appeal.

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Tunbridge Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Well if you love vintage / classic cars, some one-offs like boats that set the water speed record in their day, cars with history, vintage fire engines and a few planes thrown in, this is a place to go. Thanks to: Hooters Vintage and Classic_Vehicle Hire Ltd -Napier for telling me about it, it really was worth the detour (... More 

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