2016 Airshow

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow takes place at Wanaka Airport.


2016 Airshow Programme

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2016 will once again feature many exciting air and ground events.  Join us to celebrate classic aircraft and warbirds, as well as modern jets, sport aircraft and many more aviation attractions.  On the ground we bring you some new displays of military vehicles, vintage trucks, aviation trade stands, market stalls and wonderful food and beverages.

Rides Day on Monday 28th March will provide you with opportunities to have a flight in a Warbird, DC3 or microlight.  Stay an extra night.... or more if you wish to start training to be a pilot!

2016 Aircraft
Information and photos of aircraft as they are announced.  See Warbirds, including the Spitfire, Kittyhawk, Mustang, Avro Anson, DC3 and many more on this page.

Latest News
Find out what is happening at WOW in the build up to the airshow and at the airshow.

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

For those wishing to volunteer at WOW 2016.  Thank you for your support and commitment to WOW.

Over 120 trade sites for Easter shopping.  Take home some memorabilia from this special weekend as well as WOW Official Merchandise.

For Media personnel wishing to register online for WOW 2016.

We are very grateful to all our sponsors and invite any new companies or individuals to join our new AVGAS Club.

Children's Area Creche/Babysitting Facility
See FAQs below for play facilities available or book services on the link above.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to all your queries.




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.


United States Airforce C-17 Globemaster III confirmed

Lakeside event on Friday 25th March at 4.30pm.  See different types of amphibious aircraft, including the Catalina and others as they entertain over beautiful Lake Wanaka.

Check out WOWMart for the sale of your used Aircraft parts.


On Monday 28th March stay for Rides Day (no entry fee) and see what it is like to ride in a warbird, helicopter, microlight, DC3, Spiftire, Kittyhawk and jets. Book flights directly with the operators from here.

Visitors to New Zealand are advised to check the DriveSafe website for information on road rules and driving in New Zealand prior to collecting your rental vehicle. 

Children's Area Creche/Babysitting Facility

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

Your aircraft park is at the end of runway 11 - Follow Me will lead you there.  Walk 400m to the entrance where you can purchase tickets for the Airshow (note premium prices for Gate sales).



"It was a great pleasure and a privilege to be there as part of the airshow."  Neill, New Zealand.

"An awesome airshow - been a few times now, loved it every time!"  Chris - Facebook

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