2014 Airshow

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2014 will be a unique warbirds airshow with a one-off special event celebrating WWI on Friday and a Rides Day on Monday.

2014 Airshow Programme
See some of the most famous warbirds in the world join forces with the classic aircraft of yesteryear and the modern jets of today to present a veritable feast of aviation attractions. On the ground, a variety of military vehicles, vintage tractors, vintage machinery and an aviation trade expo will vie for your attention.

In a one-off special event we will be celebrating 100 years since WWI over the Lake on the Friday afternoon 18th April.

Rides Day on Monday 21st April will give you the opportunity to have a flight in a Warbird, microlight or other aircraft. Stay an extra night....or more if you wish to start training to be a pilot!

2014 Aircraft
Information and photos as they come to hand of some of the Warbirds Aircrafts in the show including the Spitfire, Kittyhawk and much much more...

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Corporate Hospitality
Do you have a large group or corporate who want to watch the airshow together? Find out about our packages here. Now closed.

For those wishing to volunteer at WOW 2014. We could not run the airshow without you!

From plastic kits to full-size aircraft, over 130 trade sites will tempt you with a full range of products. As a reminder of your weekend, Warbirds Over Wanaka official merchandise is available from several locations.

For Media personnel wishing to register online. Now closed.

We couldn't do it without them!

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0800 224 224 within New Zealand

1300 798 550 within Australia

Ticket Sales are available at the Gates all airshow days but they attract a premium.

Still Silver Sunday passes available at the gate for purchase or upgrades. 20.4.14

If you are having trouble booking tickets please call 0800 224 224. or email wow@ticketdirect.co.nz




A special World War I centenary celebration on the Wanaka lakefront on Friday 18th from 4.30pm in the afternoon will be free for locals and visitors. See a six WWI aircraft dog fight over the Lake for a short time. The aim is to educate new generations about the role aircraft and New Zealand pilots played in the Great War 100 years ago. Come and see these extraordinary aircraft flying over Lake Wanaka. 


Stay on Monday 21st April for Rides Day (no entry fee) and see what it is like to ride in a warbird, helicopter, microlight, DC3 and other aircraft. Book flights from here.

Airshow 2014 site map available here

Children's creche and Plunket information here

Private Aircraft are welcomed at the Airshow. If you require any information on flying in please read the NOTAMs and AIP supplement or contact us on info@warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz

AIP Supplement for pilots download here

Your aircraft park is at the end of runway 11 - 'Follow Me' will lead you there. Walk 300m to the entrance where you can purchase tickets for the Airshow (note premium prices for Gate Sales).


"We had a great time over the weekend (2012) and have told all our friends and flying friends that they must not miss the next one." George, Australia


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