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Packard Motor Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A hidden gem

This to have some of the best cars bikes and well all sorts. I have a great day and I will... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
charlesworth999
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Hamilton, New Zealand
visited whilst in whangarei

not too far a drive from the town and well worth a visit if you like all things automotive,not just... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
ShaneP1291
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The Packard Motor Museum has one of the largest collections of Packard automobiles anywhere in the world… plus classic motor cycles, military and other vintage and rare vehicles. Our other special collections include our log-hauling steam...more
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State Highway14 | Old Dairy Factory, Maungatapere, Whangarei 0170, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

This to have some of the best cars bikes and well all sorts. I have a great day and I will definitely be back . Forget the old buildings the exhibits are in these are some of the best bikes and cars I’ve seen in...More

Thank charlesworth999
PackardMotorMuseum, Administrator at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thanks Charles for your review. Glad you had a good time. Keep your eye on our website for details of our Start-Up tour and any changes made around the museum so that you can plan your next visit.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

not too far a drive from the town and well worth a visit if you like all things automotive,not just packards here but motorcycles,bulldozers,graders motor scrapers tractors trucks old motormowers guns record players steam traction engines cameras and more mustnt forget the potato mashers.we had...More

Thank ShaneP1291
PackardMotorMuseum, Administrator at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you Shane. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are running a Start Up Tour on Saturday 2nd September 2018 at 10:30am if you would like to hear what some of these vehicles sound like.

Reviewed 5 May 2018

An excellent collection of cars and motorcycles. Overall impression of the premises, both in- and outside, do not do justice to this collection. More consideration required in the display of random articles among vehicles and motorcycles. Back shed with the machinery should not be included...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Amazing cars and equipment which deserve a much better location for starters. A professional manager(ess) could easily turn this place around. Great volunteers hampered by poor management. Needs a concept, funds and a good hard look at how things are done. But for the cars...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I have lived in Maungatapere for 30+ years & I drive past the Packard Museum almost daily, sometimes multiple times in the course of a day. For some reason I had never called in to view this amazing collection of pretty much anything you can...More

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PackardMotorMuseum, Tour Guide at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We have had many locals who have called in after driving past many times and there reaction is similar to yours. As there is only 2 sheds visible from the road , they are surprised to find out "there is...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

A great collection of NZ transport and changing technology over the years. This place would make a great school trip and could be tied in well with the science and technology curriculum at a range of different age levels. You get a guided tour from...More

1  Thank GDBNanjing
PackardMotorMuseum, Tour Guide at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We do, in fact hold quite a few school/educational tours. We believe we have a great resource facility at Maungatapere , more people are finding us and are quite surprised at what we have here. I'm glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My great nephew who had been on a school trip here wanted to take me when i visited so off we went. I am not really into this sort of thing bur really enjoyed it and Mel who took the 2 of us on the...More

1  Thank TIFFYBrisbane
PackardMotorMuseum, Tour Guide at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Im glad you two enjoyed the walk through the Museum. Yes, there is a lot to see and it certainly can bring back memories. I remember your great nephew had a particular interest in trains and enjoyed our restored 1873 Dubs A62, an ex-New Zealand...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

First of all ,note that the site is at the base of the road sign from Wrangerei, ie, it is on the main road. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours and more like 4 to see this collection. Viewing is by guided tour....More

1  Thank fssutton1
PackardMotorMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your insightful review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed our extensive collection which we believe is a snapshot of NZ's automotive, machinery and engineering heritage over the last 100 or so years. Packard was the automobile of choice for middle and...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Fabulous tour and sooo cheap. We ran out of time to see the entire museum. The guide was really friendly and we learned such alot. What a wonderful afternoon

1  Thank tashus_11
PackardMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We will be happy to show you around what you missed next time you are here.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has an amazing range of Packards and plenty of other stuff to see as well. Lovely Museum to wander around.

2  Thank dianesander2016
PackardMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at Packard Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Very pleased to hear you liked the museum. Hope to see you again in the future.

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