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“A disappointing experience..........” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Warbirds & Wheels

Warbirds & Wheels
Ranked #24 of 74 things to do in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our world-class visitor attraction showcases a collection of Warbirds aircraft, over 30 world class and privately owned classic cars, RealArt Roadshow of unique New Zealand art, wearable arts and tales of a local legend Sir Tim Wallis. This attraction also contains a 1950's retro diner with a wide range of delicious snacks baked on site daily, diner-style meals and refreshments, and retail shop with loads of exciting car and aircraft memorabilia. Open seven days 9am to 5pm. Located at the Wanaka airport, 9km from the township.
Oamaru
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A disappointing experience..........”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Not sure if this place really knows what it is...........at least four themes of which most are completely unrelated. No interactive experiences...all static behind the ropes stuff. Had to ask the staff for entry prices. Not displayed. Give it a miss!

Visited March 2012
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4 Thank dicksav
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. One of our aims is to appeal to a wide range of people hence the Warbirds, Classic Cars, NZ Art and the Sir Tim Wallis story all under one roof.
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“cars &planes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Upgraded from last year beautifully presented mainly american cars, lots of NZ airforce history

Visited March 2012
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Thank johne306
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thanks for your posting. Just to clarify for others that the New Zealand Fighter Pilot's Museum closed in March 2011. We opened in December last year and while we have five Warbirds and lots of airforce history on display we are also about a lot more such as our classic cars, NZ Art and the Sir Tim Wallis story.
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CYPRESS COUNTY
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not much there for the money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

There was not much offered for the $20 admission fee. Very few planes & cars. The Omaka Aviation Museum was far superior.

Visited March 2012
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Thank AlbertaJack007
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
With 30 Classic Cars and 5 Warbirds plus a NZ Art exhibition and the Sir Tim Wallis story we believe we offer a lot for our visitors.
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing collection, loved the cars!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Well put together museum, rare collection and well laid out.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank JL1080
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Oroua Downs, New Zealand
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97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Well worth visiting. Even the food at the cafe is brillant - all home made!

Visited February 2012
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Thank LMB27958
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Lynette D, Front Office Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this review, April 14, 2012
I am glad you liked the food. We have had new management of the cafe since 20 March and the food is even better than before. We have been great comments from customers about our coffee, great homemade range of cabinet food, our new blackboard menu and the baking is even better than before.
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