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National Transport & Toy Museum - Wanaka


The National Transport & Toy Museum began with one mans dream and with over 50 years of collecting has resulted in the museum having the largest private collection in the Southern Hemisphere.

The museum today is now a pandora's box of collectable items and features include:

  • 100,000 sq feet of indoor displays
  • 16 acres of outdoor display area
  • 600 vehicles
  • 30 fire engines
  • 50,000 toys
  • Dolls houses, rocking horses & prams
  • Construction & earth moving vehicles
  • 1500 Teddy bears and dolls
  • 3000 tin and wind up toys
  • Movie & TV memorabilia
  • The best toy shop in New Zealand
  • + Much much More!
  • Also on site is a playground area for children to enjoy with pedal toys and a picnic area that you are welcome to use. There's also an award winning Boutique Brewery - Wanaka Beerworks located on the grounds.

    So take a trip down memory lane and be reminded of the toys you used to play with and maybe even see the first car you drove!

    For a totally unique and nostalgic experience like no other, visit Wanaka's National Toy & Transport - a 20th century treasure trove!


  • Adults $18.00
  • Child (School Age) $5.00
  • Under 5 years FREE
  • Conditions: The National Toy & Transport Museum allows a 30 minute grace period only either side of a discount booking time. Outside of this grace period you will have to pay the difference in rate to enter. Discount Entries non-transferable and non-refundable. Cancellations within 24 hours non refundable.

    Location: State Highway 6,Wanaka (Approx 1hr drive from Queenstown)

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    Karina Huang from New Zealand wrote on 27 November 2014


    Amazing and outstanding. Even at full price don't miss it!

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    Sachin from Australia wrote on 02 February 2016

    Impressive collection of cars and Star Wars toys

    Impressive collection of cars and Star Wars toys

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    DEBI AUSTIN from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2016

    Motor & toy museum wanaka

    Great star wars memorbelia. Toys were great to see....reminded me of my age!! Cars were interesting not all had info about them displayed. Would have been interesting to know how these old cars made it to nz. Overall kids and grandad enjoyed the attraction.

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    Yana Liauw from New Zealand wrote on 02 January 2016

    Interesting place to be

    I like the museum and well presented

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    Ashika from New Zealand wrote on 17 September 2015


    Lovely experience of old cars n toys my daughter and hubby loved this suprise from me

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