Warbirds and Wheels Museum

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Warbirds and Wheels Collections


Warbirds & Wheels showcases NZ's finest collection of classic cars, warbird aircraft, visual arts, wearable creations & tales of a local legend.  An on-site retro Diner with a wide range of food and coffee, and an on-site retail shop. This complex entertains all ages and interests.  


1934 Duesenberg

Duesenberg.jpg The only Model J Duesenberg in the Southern Hemisphere, recently restored by Wanaka craftsmen, now on display at Warbirds & Wheels.

Classic Cars


You'll find a world class selection of privately owned classic cars on display at Warbirds & Wheels



Our collection includes a RNZAF Skyhawk fighter jet, Strikemaster, Vampire, Hawker Hurricane, and WW1 SE5A.

Sir Tim Wallis Story


Honour the exploits of local legend Sir Tim Wallis and tales of one of southern NZ's most colourful personalities. Be inspired by the life of legendary NZ pilot, deer farmer, business entrepreneur, vintage warplanes enthusiast and founder of Warbirds Over Wanaka.

Visual Arts Gallery


Warbirds & Wheels has on display the Real Art Roadsow Silver Collection, which showcases collections of innovative New Zealand art and design.

Fighter Ace & Roll of Honour Walls


Fighter Ace Wall containing over 95 Fighter Ace Pilots and the Roll of Honour Wall containing 800 New Zealand Pilots who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wanaka Wearable Creations

Wearable-Creations.jpg The eight creations on display include a dress made from shotgun cartridges, two outfits made entirely of zips and a creation made from knives and scissors confiscated at Queenstown and Christchurch Airports in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.