Warbirds Over Wanaka is operated by a charitable Community Trust. Their vision is to 'Aspire to be the best Warbirds Airshow in the World. To educate through the celebration and promotion of aviation past and present.'
Warbirds Over Wanaka is a biennial air show in Wanaka, held on the Easter weekend of even-numbered years since 1988. It is held at Wanaka Airport, 10 km south-east of Wanaka, in the southern South Island of New Zealand. Initially conceived by New Zealand live deer recovery pioneer, Sir Tim Wallis, as a display day for him to play with his collection of World War II aircraft, the show has grown into a major institution. Roads are closed and traffic is detoured around the area during the weekend. Hotels, motels and backpackers around Wanaka are usually booked well in advance (two years ahead). Accommodation is impossible to find if one does not have a booking.
Whether you are a pilot, aviation enthusiast or a family wanting a great day's entertainment, the unique airshow, set in stunning mountain scenery, will create memories that last a lifetime.
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