Wheels at Wanaka is a biennial event, held at our founding partner’s property - Three Parks, Wanaka. The event alternates every odd Easter weekend with Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. As a charitable trust, funds were raised for www.heartkids.co.nz in 2021.
Wheels at Wanaka is a history-in-motion show which includes a vintage fair of steam, traction & stationary engines, tractors & farming heritage, cars, motorcycles and trucks - vintage, classics and exotics, earthmovers and heavy machinery. Buzzing with energy, Wheels at Wanaka is huge! There's nothing like it in Australasia.
With over 50 acres of entertainment, outputting tonnes of horsepower, tractor dancing and pulling, 4WD, motor bike and rally car displays and earthmoving pit extravaganza and a full-on parade ground programme - a weekend is barely enough to see everything!
Open to all veteran, vintage, classic and exotic cars as well as motorcycles. If your wheels are unusual or just special, from a Morris Minor to a Maserati, you are welcome to enter!
There will static displays and themed parades throughout the show. Come and see some amazing wheels in their full glory.
Open to vintage and modern tractors, stationary engines, steam engines, vintage and farming machinery. We are celebrating the history of farming and country life through the years and would love to see your machines.
Tractor parades, working displays and the mighty tractor and truck pull are highlights - but there's much more!
Open to all big and small rigs, vintage classic or modern. From a Morris to a Mac, if you have a truck that is old school cool or the latest, biggest and best, you are welcome to enter!
Open to all construction and earthmoving machinery, old or new, big or small. If it’s a bulldozer, digger, scraper or loader it will be on display so why not enter your gear?
Selected classic earthmoving machinery will be demonstrated and put through its paces in our giant sand pit. Watch them tear it up over the weekend!
Terra CAT Mega Earthmoving ONLY Day: 10am - 4pm Good Friday 2 April, 2021
1 Day Adult Pass = $10
1 Day Youth Pass = $5 (13-18 years)
Kids 12 and under go FREE
Wheels General Public Visitor Tickets: 9.00am - 4.30pm for Saturday 3 and Easter Sunday 4 April, 2021
Adult 1 Day Pass = $25 (Saturday or Sunday)
Adult 2 Day Pass = $35
Youth 1 Day Pass = $15 (Saturday or Sunday)
Youth 2 Day Pass = $20
Kids 12 and under go FREE
Online Early Bird Special: Buy Three, Get A Fourth Free!
Purchase four adult general admission tickets online and you’ll only pay for three. Offer available until March 25th, 2021. Online only.
1 Day Online Group Pass (4 Adults) = $75
2 Day Online Group Pass (4 Adults) = $105
Wheels at Wanaka is not-for-profit trust, surplus funds from the event, will be directed to registered charities within the region. 2021's benefactors are Heart Kids and the West Otago Vintage Club.
Key information for visitors
Public parking, ticket sales and entry gate is off Sir Tim Wallis Drive
Avoid the ticket queue and buy online gate sales also available on the day
Purchase your show merchandise here
No BYO Food or alcohol
Please leave your dogs at home
There are a limited number of camp sites available to Enthusiasts and Trade Stall Holders Only. Self-Contained Motor-homes, Trucks or Caravans are welcome to stay onsite at our Campground from Easter Friday to Easter Monday. Camping will only be allowed in our designated camp site.
5pm till late
Central Machine Hire Shed
Find out more here
Key information for Exhibitors
Merchandise can be pre-purchased online from our online shop
Wheels at Wanaka are taking applications for trade, market and food & beverage stalls. Simply complete the application forms or download our full Trade Stall Information Kit, fill it out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to be part of this exciting event, with access to over 2,000 vehicle & vintage machine enthusiasts, plus up to 20,000 visitors - then Wheels at Wanaka is for you.
Price + GST
Non refundable administration fee of $50 per application.
Site Size # of Two Day Passes per site*
3x3m = $250 2
6x3m = $300 2
6x6m = $350 3
6x9m = $550 4
10x10m = $880 5
15x15m = $1,550 6
20x15m = $1,800 10
A limited number of Food, Coffee & Hospitality Stalls sites are available for $550 (5mx5m) and larger (>6x6m) are $800
*Additional tickets can be purchased.
Partnership and larger spaces may be available on request.
Upper Clutha Community Stalls are welcome to email expressions of interest to email@example.com
How do i get involved as a stall holder?find out more ....
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Three Parks, is located an easy 2 minute (2.3km) drive from central Wanaka.
Wheels Exhibitors have a dedicated entry at 135 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka. Look for the signs directing you into the show. Full details with Exhibitors Instructions.
Wheels Visitors please use public entry on Sir Tim Wallis Drive, Three Parks, Wanaka. Look for the signs directing you into the show. Full details on parking, shuttle bus and mobility options follow.
Free visitor parking is available onsite. This is accessible from Sir Tim Wallis Drive, Three Parks opposite the Wanaka Recreation Centre turn off. Please follow the directions from the parking crew, and keep an eye out for the roving shuttles who can drop you at the visitors entrance and ticket box to save your step-count. Alternatively, leave the car in town and catch the FREE return shuttle bus to Wanaka.
Once at the event, use the site map to find your way around the show!
No car required! Catch a FREE return Yello! Wanaka shuttle bus from Wanaka township to Wheels at Wanaka.
The shuttle service will loop twice an hour from 8am until 5pm on Saturday April 3rd and Sunday April 4th. Jump on board at the following locations – look for the Wheels at Wanaka shuttle signs!
On the hour and on the half hour
Shuttle stops in the Wanaka Skate Park carpark, Dungarvon St
First pick up at 8am, last pick up at 4.30pm
Ten past the hour and twenty to the hour
Shuttle stops in the Wanaka Lakefront / Dinosaur Park Public Toilets carpark
First pick up at 8.10am, last pick up at 4.40pm
WHEELS AT WANAKA
Twenty past the hour and ten to the hour
Shuttle stops on Sir Tim Wallis Drive outside the main public entry / exit to Wheels at Wanaka (120m walk to the gate).
First pick up at 8.20am, last pick up at 4.50pm
Whistle around Wheels at Wanaka in style using the free Fulton Hogan Taxi Track service!
Thoughtfully planned to reduce your step-count, this seven stop, hop-on-hop-off shuttle service will be circumnavigating the site throughout Easter weekend.
Will the next "taxi" collecting you be a tank, a horse and cart or a fire engine? The journey will be just as fun as the destination!
In addition, if you’d like to hire a personal motor scooter or other personal mobility equipment you can book online with the good folk at More Mobility. Book today and they'll have your equipment ready to go at the main visitor gate when you arrive - too easy!
Please do not bring a private quad bike / ATV or side-by-side with you. These will not be allowed on site.