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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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It's like going back in time!

Fun to reminisce over our childhoods & wander at our own pace! The collection of toys & vehicles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haili S
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile

We started out excited to visit this museum and left totally underwhelmed. In winter or on a cold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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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 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, if you don't like toys, cars, vehicles or planes stay away. But if you do like the above, nothing I can write here will prepare you for the sheer number of cars and other things you will see. I've seen car museums before but...More

Thank PKBeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice idea as there are multiple hangars with collectibles such as airplanes, cars, toys, old phones (saw.my first Nokia mobile there) etc and whilst not hugely into those things it is still interesting to have a look through. The major problem for...More

Thank MontyBoris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many types of collectors: comic-books, baseball cards, toys, cars, etc. There are many reasons why people collect things: memories, investments, inheritance, etc. At the end of the day, people just like to collect treasures that give them meaning and purpose. There is one...More

Thank Black0ut1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only spent an hour there, but it was great. The toys from the past brought back many happy memories. The curator spent some time with us and he was interesting to listen to, so passionate about the museum. Miles better than Auckland's Motat. Awesome...More

Thank murraym095
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing collection of toys, cars, trucks, airplanes and much much more. Situated just near the Wanaka Airport this place will take the serious collector visitor at least 3 days to explore there is just so much to see! Luckily the $18 entry fee for...More

Thank Missy601
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The toy museum is totally incredible, you can easily spend a few hours here. Amazing collection of toys from yesteryear, so much to see. Loved every minute and will definitely go back again. Also loved the collection of vehicles

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great morning day exploring the toy museum. It includes old toys and cars from a bygone era. Our teenagers thoroughly enjoyed spending time with us and hearing about the toys we had and seeing some of the old cars we use to...More

Thank brodie28
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this toy museum and so glad we stopped! A wonderful collection of old toys from smurfs, barbies and star wars plus so much more ! An amazing collection of cars and planes and trucks! Well worth a visit !

Thank miranda t
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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)