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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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Allow at least an hour ... Nostagic

We hadn't intended to visit but it is less than 10 minutes from Puzzler World so we decided we... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
via mobile
Love my toys

Trip back in memory lane.I saw toys I had when I was a kid. Saw cars and trucks from a bygone era... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Glenn D
South Island, New Zealand
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851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8765
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We hadn't intended to visit but it is less than 10 minutes from Puzzler World so we decided we would take a look. Seniors discount here. There were very few people there so we could 'ooh' and 'ah' and remember toys we used to own....More

Thank Planner55
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Trip back in memory lane.I saw toys I had when I was a kid. Saw cars and trucks from a bygone era got intimate with the 66 mustang, glad there was no security cameras. If you have a thing for "motorbilia" if thats a word...More

2  Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This must be one of the largest collections in the world. It's certainly a trip down memory lane for the oldies. Car buffs will be in Heaven. I wish the exhibition of German WW2 fighter "aces" received more prominence, instead of being put in a...More

2  Thank Neville B
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is packed with stuff - the majority items are cars (the first one my family ever owned and the one I later learned to drive in) and toys but there are quiet corners where you might find a display of something like vacuum...More

1  Thank Alison W
Reviewed 9 October 2016

OK so we wanted to go here more than the kids, but I think they enjoyed it too. This is a really MASSIVE collection of toys, cars and other bits and bobs (cabinet of salt and pepper shakers, anyone?) There's lego, meccano, Barbie, doll houses,...More

1  Thank CaptainVegetable
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Back in 2007, on a cold, wet winter's day, we first visited this museum. We were awestruck by the collection and never forgot our experience. Fast forward 9 years and on a sunny spring day we revisited the Transport and Toy Museum. While the entry/shop/cafe...More

1  Thank jerjen99
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Incredible display of so many interesting items in one place! Cars, trucks, motor bikes, planes, toys (even teaspoons and dolls for those so inclined :-)

1  Thank Murray S
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This will bring back memories for those who can remember or before it fades away. Never seen a place like this. Unbelievable! It's a good trip down memory lane. No lack of conversation at this museum. Don't forget your camera.

1  Thank mikelamb15
Reviewed 3 September 2016

What an amazing place... the toy side of the museum was a trip down memory lane with nostalgia by the bucketful! Someone has had a ball collecting figures, toys, dolls and the like and making up all of the displays. I revisited my childhood, and...More

1  Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I'm not a "museum-type" person, and normally avoid them. But this one sounded different because it had toys and cars (and I'm a bit of a car fanatic). We had my 81-year old mother with us, and she went along for this experience. And all...More

1  Thank schalk1
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Missy601 | Reviewed this property |
There is a huge amount to see, you can get a return pass for free, good for 3 days I think. It will take you 3 days to see everything but if you are a bit selective allow 3-4 hours.
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)