We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

National Transport and Toy Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 851-905 Wanaka-Luggate Highway, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 8765
Website
Today
08:30 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 448 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
more than just cars

and airplanes, there is a whole fantastic world to be discovered there, this is an attraction for the entire family. We thoroughly enjoyed, our children especially enjoyed the toy... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
weekendtraveller394
,
Wanaka, New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 435: English reviews
Wanaka, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

and airplanes, there is a whole fantastic world to be discovered there, this is an attraction for the entire family. We thoroughly enjoyed, our children especially enjoyed the toy shop

Helpful?
1 Thank weekendtraveller394
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

An amazing collection of toys and memorabilia and planes, cars and bikes! Wow. It was bitterly cold the day we went but still fascinating.

Helpful?
Thank Mummy74000
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I expected much of this place, but my first impressions remained my only impression; too much stuff crammed in and some of it poorly looked after. Yes, there are some terrific toy displays, which will 'take you back to your childhood' and there are some beautiful cars, too, but it all seems a little cluttered and jammed in. I am... More 

Helpful?
Thank Grant N
Gosford, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was truly worth every penny! Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through and remembering the things of our youth, and it is a truly remarkable collection! Our 5 year old loved seeing everything we used to play with as children, and it made you ever so slightly melancholy as to whatever happened to those favourite toys you used to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mitchperko
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
130 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely mind blowing collection of all sorts! The sheer volume of 'stuff' is impressive. There will be something in this collection that appeals to everybody. I loved the Barbie collection and the Sylvanian Families collections, they really transported me back to my childhood and memories of the 1980's. This is worth a look, there is all sorts to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gemma B
Rangiora, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Such a massive place with so many items to look at, everything from McDonalds toys to tanks! A large selection of vehicles from all era's. Staff were very friendly however because of the size we did;t get to have a good look around. A lot of cars and trucks hidden out the back that weren't on display.

Helpful?
1 Thank bazingamedia
Gympie
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The most amazing collection of just about everything you could think of including fire engines, tractors, dolls, matchbox toys, cars, trucks etc have never seen anything like it, well worth the trip to see

Helpful?
1 Thank dawny9
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
149 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best museum of this kind I have ever been to. It comprises of 4 huge hangars full of toys (enormous collection of Lego) cars, planes and any other types of devices and bizarre collections. Outside there is a huge amount of machines, including tank, as well as funny, old school pedal cars which you can... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ewelina-EW
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great to visit - and such a mix to toys and vehicles. We stop by most times when in Wanaka. Have done the full tour a few times. Mostly we spend time in the "shop" part where our son play with lego.

Helpful?
Thank ryajon
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Killed a few hours, while passing through....great collection of ol toys, household items and motorised wheels! Great for all ages, brings back old childhood memories and good educational conversation to have with ya kids.

Helpful?
Thank belindal247

Travellers who viewed National Transport and Toy Museum also viewed

Wanaka, Otago Region
Wanaka, Otago Region
 
Wanaka, Otago Region
Wanaka, Otago Region
 

Been to National Transport and Toy Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Transport and Toy Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Christchurch, New Zealand
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from National Transport and Toy Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?