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Review of Warbirds & Wheels

Warbirds & Wheels
Ranked #26 of 79 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.
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We loved the warbirds over wanaka All the events were great and in particular the jet sprint racing was brilliant. Overall the event was very well organised.

Thank Maree H
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

I believe the reviewer was at Wanaka Airport at Easter for the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Sounds like you had a great time. While the next airshow is not until 2016, the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction is open all the time.

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"on display"
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"military aircraft"
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"aviation history"
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"great cars"
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"small museum"
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"interesting collection"
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"worth a stop"
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"great place to visit"
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"great coffee"
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was a clean and neat presentation of the vehicles, good value for money. Enjoyed looking at everything there. Worth a stop on the way to Wanaka

Thank Coolumpasty
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

Thanks for the positive feedback. And don't forget if you're just leaving Wanaka it's a great place to grab a coffee and something yummy to eat. If you like pies our 'Warbird Pies' are getting rave reviews.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went there principally to look at the aircraft but it was the cars that stole the show. An amazing variety of vehicles on display all were immaculate. Nice shop & American style diner once you have looked at the exhibits.

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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

Thanks for your review. We are certainly very proud of our car collection. We get rave reviews from people from around the world. I think it's the amazing QUALITY of these cars that wins people over.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had a walk through while friends were off on a joy flight. Inside the door was a very sobering memorial wall to those that served and died during the war. Very sad to see how young many of the aircrew were. Display of cars was well laid out and I wanted to concentrate on the aviation side Worth a look.

Thank John B
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Thanks for your review. The memorial wall is certainly a sad but relevant part of our history. We also get lots of positive comments about our tribute to NZ's fighter aces. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Warbirds and Wheels.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

A very nicely laid out museum.
unfortunately since I was last there many of the aircraft had been sold
There were some beautiful restored cars on show

Thank Michael K
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Lynette D, Manager at Warbirds & Wheels, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Once again we have to point out that we are NOT the NZ Fighter Pilots' Musuem. That was closed down several years ago after many of the aircraft were sold off. We have five warbirds and our display traces the evolution of the fighting aircraft. Then of course we have the Sir Tim Wallis story, a world-class collection of classic cars, an exhibition of original NZ art, a retail shop and retro-style cafe.

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