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Classic Flyers Aviation Museum

9 Jean Batten Drive, 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 4000
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I'm not particularly into planes but this museum was so interesting. Not only the planes but the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tamworth, Australia
For those who love aeroplanes

Our visit to the museum was for a special purpose, to enquire about the Hawker Hunter fighter jets... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 Jean Batten Drive, 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 4000

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not particularly into planes but this museum was so interesting. Not only the planes but the stories behind them...and the exhibits were pretty cool too. The men who were there were so passionate about the exhibits. There's obviously a lot of work and a...More

1  Thank KiwiinOz2014
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our visit to the museum was for a special purpose, to enquire about the Hawker Hunter fighter jets. The museum has a wide range of aircraft and associated components and equipment. What made this museum different is that visitors are allowed to climb into the...More

1  Thank SW123L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Not only do you have the museum with its wonderful aeronautical exhibits but if you book ahead then you can choose and aircraft and take a fight. My wife chose the Bi Plane as a birthday present. Pete was the pilot, very experienced and explained...More

1  Thank paulcc115
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and brother-in-law loved this and spent a happy couple of hours wandering whilst i had coffee in the cafe - oh, and a chocolate biscuit, both excellent.

1  Thank Lee W
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A great experience to view all of the restored aircraft and to see the amount of work involved in restoration when seeing their workshops. Volunteer guides are available to answer your questions as well as working displays to check out. Took a flight over Tauranga...More

1  Thank Worldly2013
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a rainy Saturday and this museum was recommended on google and other websites. Sadly the museum was closed when we arrived. Would have been nice to see that posted on they're website as it would have saved...More

Thank jonnk157
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great museum for young and old - heaps to see and do inside and out - great place to visit with plenty going on

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The museum was a great place to visit. It is not a massive sized attraction, with much of the museum being in a really Chocker Hanger... however their was so much detail and charm in the Hanger you could read and absorb over a couple...More

1  Thank TamanMcK
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We took our two kids (9 and 11) to this museum and it really wasn't their thing. However, it's a reasonably good collection of bits and pieces and anyone with a passing interest in aviation should check it out.

1  Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I visited Tauranga many times and reviewed already some hotels and restaurants. But recently I visited Aviation Museum for the first time - and I really liked it! Honestly, I expected something boring with a lot of old photos and may be a number of...More

2  Thank Dmitry G
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