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National Transport and Toy Museum

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Address: 851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 8765
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

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Amazing collection of "stuff" :)

Was going to go to the Warbirds museum next door but after just looking inside the shop and seeing the vast array of "stuff" decided to have a look around. Was quite surprised at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was going to go to the Warbirds museum next door but after just looking inside the shop and seeing the vast array of "stuff" decided to have a look around. Was quite surprised at the sheer volume of things to look at, the collection of Star Wars stuff was mind boggling. Seeing cars that you used to own in your... More 

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Thank Brian R
Brisbane, Australia
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474 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was rather an interesting place. It represents 50 years of collecting all sorts of things. This includes toys, cars, trucks, military equipment, fire trucks and planes. There is no specific theme just “stuff”. It is housed in three huge sheds and fairly tightly packed. The toy area was more organised and my wife was able to identify every Barbie... More 

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Thank zzrbell
Kota Kinabalu
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cars.... Cars.... and some old household, office equipments will bring back your childhood memories. Cars lover, you will love it here... you will see until you drop...huge museum...

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Thank keefenkong
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit the museum with 4 children under 5, they had a great time. What an amazing display of cars, trucks, fire engines, planes and toys. There is something for everyone young and old. The lady at reception was really friendly and helpful, made for a great day out dye the kids.

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Thank Fatlip30
Sydney, Australia
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218 reviews
85 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sad to see so many cars and other transport vehicles from fire engines to tanks just neglected. The owners obviously think more is better, rather than fewer that are looked after. Vehicles in sheds are cramped together so a good look is not possible. They were probably washed when obtained and never touched again. So many cars also left... More 

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Thank Sandra B
Nelson, New Zealand
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157 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a collection. I could have spent a day here. I highly recommend this pace, and for a half time break, there is a terrific cafe 150 metres away This is an incredible collection of vehicles, planes and assorted military machinery with a whole building devoted to stuff to enthrall kids

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Thank BruceFarquhar
sunshine coast
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toy collection was huge, some really interesting restored cars, bikes, motor bikes, and a large collection of assorted machinery as unfinished objects awaiting time.

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Thank ozdrifter
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most amazing places we have ever visited. The sheer number and volume of items on display, from toys in original packaging to antique automobiles and aircraft, is mind boggling. We spent approximately three hours wandering through the four display buildings and never saw an identical item twice. Because the items are placed very... More 

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Thank ERWIN B
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the Cars,trucks,airplanes are all amazing but the are all pulled apart and slowly just fading away i have been coming here from when i was about 4 and now I'm 20 yet half is all the same and all outside to the weather :'(

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Thank BenjaminStephen
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely hour and a half here ....a true delight! Great thing about this museum is the amount of things on view...something for everybody from toys like lego, meccano, dolls houses,barbies .....transport in every form you can think of...planes, cars, bikes, motorbikes, fire engines and police cars! This was one persons idea that is continued and still is expanding... More 

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