In 1988 aviation entrepreneur Tim Wallis presented an airshow and country fair that attracted 14,000 visitors to Wanaka Airport.

Delighted with this success, he decided to expand on the theme and hold a biennial event over the long Easter weekend. As the show grew so did its support and now around 65,000 people make the pilgrimage to Wanaka for their weekend of excitement.

Now acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the one event not to be missed.


View our photo galleries of Warbird Aircraft: World War I, World War II, Post World War II, Non-Military Aircraft and Jet Racing. 

View our photo galleries Warhorses and Vintage Machinery.


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History - find out more about the past airshows

About Wanaka - a spectacular alpine resort in Southern New Zealand.

Photo Galleries - Warbirds Aircraft, Warhorses and Vintage Machinery

Sir Tim Wallis

RNZAF Spaghetti Break