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National Transport and Toy Museum

851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Showing my age!!

Took my adult children to the museum, what a nostalgic walk down memory lane. I only wished I kept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greatest Attraction in Wanaka

My family really enjoyed this attraction. So full and varied. Hours of entertainment. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
linda b
Murwillumbah, Australia
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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my adult children to the museum, what a nostalgic walk down memory lane. I only wished I kept all my old cars!! anyway the range of cars, trucks, planes and motorbike were amazing, the staff were friendly and happy to talk about the vehicles....More

Thank AreoMedic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed this attraction. So full and varied. Hours of entertainment. Highly recommend.

Thank linda b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this from the road and didn't know what to think. It was amazing how much stuff was here. Heaps of cars, planes, toys fire engine and even a hover craft.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost gave this attraction a miss as it is very unassuming and the information available really doesn't do the place justice. It is far bigger and better then it seems. Do yourself a favor and call in.

Thank S6182MVchrisc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy day but that was ok because the main displays were indoors and they supplied umbrellas to go outside. It would be a great place for a family day out. At the end we walked back into the cafe area...More

Thank Starfly88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Transport and Toy museum twice during our week holiday in Wanaka. First visit was just me with our recently turned three year old boy, and the second visit was with the whole family. Our three year old loved climbing onto any car...More

Thank KiwiColleen
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Great to see all the collections, definitely brought out the kid in me. I was in awe at the amount of classics I saw, and it brought back some good memories.

Thank Billie G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's an ok option in bad weather but not very exciting. Easy parking and will kill a few hours. Would probably only recommend if we had a full week of rain.

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fun to reminisce over our childhoods & wander at our own pace! The collection of toys & vehicles was huge! Was like stepping back in time! Lots of fun! Loved the peddle bikes!

Thank Haili S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We started out excited to visit this museum and left totally underwhelmed. In winter or on a cold day wear a big warm jacket, beanie and warm footwear. Understandably the tin sheds are not heated, in fact in places they leak. In winter the ground...More

Thank Patricia M
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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.
ed t
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|
Response from WilsonFamilyNz |
8.30am – 5pm daily (except Christmas Day)