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National Transport and Toy Museum

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Address: 851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 8765
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

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Huge Collection

Such a massive place with so many items to look at, everything from McDonalds toys to tanks! A large selection of vehicles from all era's. Staff were very friendly however because... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
Rangiora, New Zealand
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Such a massive place with so many items to look at, everything from McDonalds toys to tanks! A large selection of vehicles from all era's. Staff were very friendly however because of the size we did;t get to have a good look around. A lot of cars and trucks hidden out the back that weren't on display.

1 Thank bazingamedia
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The most amazing collection of just about everything you could think of including fire engines, tractors, dolls, matchbox toys, cars, trucks etc have never seen anything like it, well worth the trip to see

1 Thank dawny9
Warsaw, Poland
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147 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best museum of this kind I have ever been to. It comprises of 4 huge hangars full of toys (enormous collection of Lego) cars, planes and any other types of devices and bizarre collections. Outside there is a huge amount of machines, including tank, as well as funny, old school pedal cars which you can... More 

1 Thank Ewelina-EW
Queenstown, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great to visit - and such a mix to toys and vehicles. We stop by most times when in Wanaka. Have done the full tour a few times. Mostly we spend time in the "shop" part where our son play with lego.

Thank ryajon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Killed a few hours, while passing through....great collection of ol toys, household items and motorised wheels! Great for all ages, brings back old childhood memories and good educational conversation to have with ya kids.

Thank belindal247
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016

My husband and I took a trip here on a rainy day. As we both enjoy vintage cars and planes we thought this place might suit us well. This museum is over stuffed with...stuff. They have thousands of toys, which my husband and I spent an hour or so walking among discussing which ones we had, which ones we wanted... More 

Thank Spinkydoodle
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

What an amazing collection of all things related to transport. There was so much to see we were a little overwhelmed by the end, but we enjoyed it very much.

Thank JazzyB06
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This place is larger than you think and has some marvellous things you remember from childhood. I felt I needed to go to all my friends and ask them if they had any treasures lying around we could send to them because it is wonderful to have all the toys of childhood there as well as the cars and bikes... More 

Thank mj2105
Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

It is an amazing collection and well worth the $17 entry fee and allocating half a day to. Best rainy day option in Wanaka. Some very notable nostalgia moments for anyone over 30. The collections are definitely crammed with things to see and comments regarding the limited information are valid - but for anyone born at any time in the... More 

Thank dlf_perth
Dover Heights
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71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I could have spent hours here. It's hard to believe that one gentleman collected all these exhibits himself. As a friend of mine said, I got to see my first car and it was in better condition than himself.

Thank Robert S

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