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National Transport and Toy Museum
Ranked #8 of 74 things to do in Wanaka
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Spent a few hours here and it took my husband and I back a few years, lots of reminiscing . A spectacular display of toys and that was before we were amazed at the display of cars and aircraft.
Great value for the entrance fee

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Immense”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

What a place! We spent quite a few hours looking around an reminiscing over what toys we had and what our children had. Then we moved on to the cars, motorbikes, planes etc. We could not belive how much stuff was there. Make sure you allow plenty of time when you visit here.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Huge collection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Huge collection of toys and cars and planes and many many more!!

I'm truly amazing by the size of the museum and as i walk through the collections, i kept asking myself how much are these collections worth? I bet its definitely worth millions!!

Plenty of photo opportunities as you visit this place!

Visited May 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hangar cramming.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is quite some collection, crammed into four huge hangars, with just millimetres between cars, fire engines, trucks, planes etc. Looking inside the cars you'll see they too are crammed with further collections! A good outing on a wet day, but note there is very little heating and you'll have to dodge the rain between hangars.

Visited April 2013
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Oamaru
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

You can spend quite a few hours in this Museum, there is something for everyone, old, young and inbetween. A great collection of Toys, Cars, Trucks, Motor Bikes, Planes, far too many exhibits to list Vintage and classic. Certainly a place to renew old memories.

Visited May 2013
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