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“World class car museum”

Southward Car Museum
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$229.37*
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Kapiti Island Tour Including Car Museum by Helicopter and Train from Wellington
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Paraparaumu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is the best car museum anywhere where you will find every sort of car from the beginning of motorised transport to today.

Thank Dorothy B
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you are into cars and oldtimers this is a must do visit. A great collection of vintage and modern history cars. Its a shame so few people visit this museum

Thank Antje-Peter
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Southwards represents real value in my opinion. Even if you aren't a great car fan this place is very cool! Kids love the old cars and crazy mirrors! This place really has something for everybody

Thank Virginia W
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Absolutely brilliant! In my opinion this is one of, if not the best car museum in New Zealand such a pleasure to see such well maintained cars and the setting is great. I try to make a trip from christchurch to Wellington every year just for this museum!

Thank Bob G
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This museum is terrific - even if you are not a devoted car enthusiast. I took an elderly American friend who declared that he found a model of every car he had owned since the war. He also claimed that he had never seen a collection as great in the States. A highlight for the children with me was the US gangster car with incredibly thick bullet proof class and bullet holes in the body work. The cars are well presented and necessary details provided re age and so on. The price of admission is reasonable. The museum is out of Wellington city. I understand that buses to the museum are available for cruise boat passengers, so, if you get the opportunity, take it!

Thank MarianJJ
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