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National Transport and Toy Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A fascinating place to visit

We went there as a family with teenage grandchildren. It was a wonderful and interesting place to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan A
Adelaide, Australia
Awesome place for a petrolhead to spend a few hours

As a lifelong gearhead, this museum was a fantastic way to spend a few hours. Tons of interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Diego, CA
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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Reviewed yesterday

We went there as a family with teenage grandchildren. It was a wonderful and interesting place to visit. The kids were fascinated by the old toys.... the Lego, Barbies and toys. We were transported back in time looking at cars, bikes and planes of bygone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a lifelong gearhead, this museum was a fantastic way to spend a few hours. Tons of interesting cars and trucks that I wasn't familiar with as an American, and thousands of cool toys and gadgets which I remembered from my childhood. Add on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ltdscott
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow - what a place! We could easily have spent longer here. If you are an old car/bike/tractor/bus/boat/toy fanatic, this is the place for you! And a great little café too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janda2905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended for all the family; wished we had more time here. My Dad would have loved the cars buses bikes and trucks on display. I loved the toys from various eras. Great value - not expensive and allows multiple visits if you have time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 623KimT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge selection. Older cars, toys, Macano, Lego, household items, some planes and many other items.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here many years ago and it was amazing so this trip to NZ thought i would come again and was utterly disappointed. One big thing we were told was go inside the plane for a look.. well there was junk everywhere softdrink bottles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skinny260393
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

When we first went in there were well laid out collections of toys are grouped together in smart display cabinets and I though wow this is great and then it all went a bit haphazard so to speak. The exhibits got a bit packed in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank swannythemoose
Reviewed 25 November 2018

hi went there twice..Lots to see and what a collection! great to go if weather is raining as most undercover..Tip-if you go and want to go again, keep your sticker badge to return..They did't tell us that though, but a lady in gift shop did...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grannieannie65
Reviewed 21 November 2018

lots of memories here for people - great selection of cars and vehicles for people interested in this

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liz N
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

On a rainy day, this was a really fun way to spend a few hours. The hangers are stuffed with an incredible collection of toys, cars, motorcycles, planes, and fire engines . . . among a ton of other things like over 3500 collectible spoons...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Missy601 | Reviewed this property |
There is a huge amount to see, you can get a return pass for free, good for 3 days I think. It will take you 3 days to see everything but if you are a bit selective allow 3-4 hours.
30 June 2017|
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Response from JohnClements1959 | Reviewed this property |
I recsll it being $18 per adult. it's a great place, hope you enjoy it if you visit.
Linda L
16 February 2016|
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8.30am – 5pm daily (except Christmas Day)