Welcome to Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) 2014 on 18, 19, 20th April plus Friday WWI Celebrations and Monday 21st April Rides Day

Still Silver Friday and Sunday passes available at the gate 18.4.14

Or book tickets at 0800 224 224 (NZ) or 1 300 798 550 (Australia)


 Warbirds/Highlands Ticket Combo sales closed.

Terms and Conditions

WOW is unlike any other aviation event - the mountain scenery and amphitheatre provide a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of action over three days. Over the three days you will see over 80 aircraft including warbirds, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays and much more! 

One of the top four Warbirds Airshows in the world, we again bring you a stunning array of WWII and WWI aircraft along with some exciting modern jets. You will be so close to the aircraft you feel as though you can touch them. See also static displays of aircraft for sale and Warhorse military vehicles, re-enactors, vintage machinery, tractors and cars and a special display of sport aircraft. 

Taste wine and food from Central Otago, make use of the special children’s area and crèche. Parking is complimentary with a park and ride option for the disabled and elderly.

A special World War I centenary celebration on the Wanaka lakefront on Friday 18th will be free for locals and visitors. 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. More details to follow.

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 first.

Friday 18th April 2014 is practice day for aircraft and all ground displays and stalls will be operational. 

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th are the Airshow display days where the action is continuous from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Gates open at 7.30am on all three days. 

For those of you who wish to purchase that aviation item or just do some Easter weekend shopping our Aviation Trade stands, market stalls and wine and food stands will fill your needs.

When purchasing tickets please add your email address so we can keep you informed via newsletter of what is coming to Warbirds in 2014, exhibits to see and airshow logistics.

For descriptions of all ticket types and to book.....


"WOW 2012 was a great display of how diverse aviation is, we enjoyed the crop duster display as much as the Warbirds, it's not something we see everyday. Great airshow, not to mention the beautiful little town of Wanaka! We are definately returning!" 

Luke, Australia.


Still Silver Friday and Sunday passes available at the gate 18.4.14

Rides Day - Monday April 21st


You can buy your tickets online and print them out yourself from your own printer. These tickets will give you access to the event on the day. Please ensure your tickets are printed clearly to avoid scanning issues at the gate.

Getting to Wanaka

How to find out about getting to Wanaka and the Airshow

Tours and Charters
Directions and Transport
Accommodation options

All War Veterans, elderly people and those who are disabled and wish to attend WOW 2014, please register with us in order to get assistance at the Airshow with moving from the car park and to meet with other Veterans on 0800 496 920 or

All carparking at the Airshow is free.