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Southward Car Museum
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$235.82*
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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 March 3, 2014

Brilliant Museum with lots of different cars & bikes to see
Reasonable entry fee
Excellent location
Nice Cafeteria that my wife & Friends sat in whilst the blokes looked around
Peter

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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice open space with loads of interesting cars, motorbikes and other bits n pieces. Quite the place to reminisce. A Kapiti ice cream in the sun afterwards topped off a good afternoon.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very well lit and spacious for taking photos and generally wandering around. A fun few hrs reading info cards for cars that peaked my interest. Reminded me of many a different movie with one or another of the cars.
Collections were a bit left field but interesting nonetheless.
Coffee was good too....

Thank ElleB911
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Even if you don't particularly like cars, I would think you would enjoy this museum. It has an amazing collection.

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

An excellent range of cars that will for the most part entertain even non-enthusiasts of motor vehicles. Some really quirky gems that must be exceedingly rare globally. Lots of space and photo opportunities both outside and inside - so a great stop for a picnic on a sunny day.

Only downside is stepping into the building is like stepping back into a 1970s government building. Very tired and too many displays have no sign, inconsistent signage, messy displays (could the bicycles be any more jumbled and what's with all the pepper & salt shakers!?) and not a whole lot of logic to the layout - it's a bit all over the place. However, that's just some friendly feedback - definitely worth a trip to this museum.

Thank Matt B
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