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“Mind blowing selection of vehicles - world class!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southward Car Museum

Southward Car Museum
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$236.87*
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Kapiti Island Tour Including Car Museum by Helicopter and Train from Wellington
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Paraparaumu
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Mind blowing selection of vehicles - world class!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We felt like we'd gone back in time to the 1960s as we drove up the spacious driveway to the Museum entrance - it felt like a factory-come-office block and that a Mr Jenkins might come down from the executive suite to welcome us under the portico.

Inside you are assaulted with a massive array of fantastic cars of all types, mostly in beautifully restored condition. Even if you are not a big car nut you will get something from this.

Visited September 2012
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“Wonderful collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

This is the brightest car museum I've been to and has some unusual exhibits. My 3rd visit and certainly not my last. Also don't miss the homemade pies in the cafe.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Massive Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Car buffs eat your heart out. This place is amazing to visit, so much history here. Great to take the children along so they can see all the different vehicle types from around the world.

Visited April 2012
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Been before and will go again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We find this place fascinating everything so clean and orderly. Access is great for those with mobility issues walk areas are wide so you feel you dont hinder others. Then theres the displays they are great, takes you back in time. This was our 3rd visit.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“This place was incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

While not really my cup of tea ("she who must be obeyed" wanted to call in!) this was really top drawer! The sheer number of cars, the historical range and the presentation are truly exceptional. If you are in any way a car buff this is a MUST!

Visited October 2012
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