Veterans visiting the Airshow

We welcome Veterans at Warbirds Over Wanaka - from all forces and all wars - and invite you to meet at the Veterans' Marquee.

The following details will be updated prior to the 2024 Airshow.

Veterans' Marquee

The Veterans' Marquee in located near the Gold Pass area, marked with #4 on the map.

The Veterans' Marquee has been provided for Veterans and their family to pop into during the Airshow. A volunteer host will welcome you to the marquee. Complimentary tea and coffee is available with chairs and tables together with access to a public grandstand. It is a place to meet other veterans and catch up. Sir Tim Wallis will aim to visit the Veterans' Marquee at 3pm each day of the Airshow. A visitor’s book will also be available for you to sign. Media may also visit to chat with you about your war experiences.

If you require transport to get to the Veterans' Marquee, please request a volunteer to call disabled transport for you and they will take you over.

Please register to let us know you are coming

Please call or email the Warbirds office ( and provide us with your name, email, the type of tickets you have and any additional veteran details (involvement in forces, forces number etc.)  Veterans from all Wars are eligible to attend.

Complimentary flight in a Tiger Moth for over 85's

We have a special opportunity for Veterans over 85's - the chance for a complimentary flight in a Tiger Moth with Peter from NZ Flying Adventures. All flights are subject to weather. Flights can be arranged for after the Airshow on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all day Monday. Contact Peter Hendriks 0272209279 or