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Classic Flyers Aviation Museum

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Address: 9 Jean Batten Drive, 3116, New Zealand
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+64 7-572 4000

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
New Plymouth, New Zealand

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 us a trip.

Thank jonnk157
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 of hours if it is your interest. I felt we got value for money and... More 

1 Thank TamanMcK
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 scaled models... However they had really interesting stuff. You may even get inside and sit... More 

2 Thank Dmitry G
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Classic Flyers museum is something Tauranga locals should be proud of. A real credit, considering how small the population is and that they don't really have any other museums to speak of. The thing I found most stand-out about this place is that you are able to touch and sit inside some of the aircrafts. Many of the aircrafts are... More 

Thank TeamIan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Only had an hour or so and it coincided with an event so most of museum was closed but main hanger was open which had quite a few interesting and generally well looked after exhibits. I think it would be a real treat to see this on an activity day when they have all the secondary areas open as I... More 

Thank Andrew B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A great outing for all ages. Loved it! Cafe serves great coffee too! Definitely coming again when we're in Tauranga

Thank Sonsomatic5000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

If you have any interest in aviation you must go here. A very well presented assortment of old and near new aircraft. See the ex RNZAF A4K Skyhawk NZ6201 and Aermacchi. Climb inside a Catalina fuselage and see what it was like for the crew. The museum is very kid friendly with child activities and they host birthday parties. Also... More 

Thank John S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Travelling with a friend who is an aviation tragic - he went through the museum while I sat in their very comfortable couch and had an excellent coffee. We both left very happy and satisfied. I understand from the locals that the coffee shop food is excellent as well should you like lunch....

Thank 247Rose

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