National Transport and Toy Museum

State Highway 6, next to Wanaka Airport

0830 - 1700

+64 3 443 8765 | |

New Zealand’s National Transport & Toy Museum is next to Wanaka Airport and is a fascinating place to visit for people of all ages.  

It houses one of the largest private collections in the world - the result of one man’s dream and 50 years of collecting and preserving pieces from the past. 

The transport collection boasts rare and unusual aircraft, cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire appliances, military vehicles and tractors, while the nostalgic selection of toys has something to fascinate the child in everyone, such as clockwork and battery powered toys, porcelain dolls, teddy bears, pedal cars and money boxes.

The Museum offers indoor and outdoor playing areas with pedal tractors and trucks for the kids. The Museum shop has thousands of models and gifts. Light refreshments are also available.