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Events &

NZ Warbirds hosts a variety of family events suitable for all ages. From our annual shows to our new regular Tarmac Days and Hangar Talk series, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Volunteer at Warbirds

Looking for a new hobby or interest?  We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team to help host the public around our collection, with our regular open days and events, maintain and develop our hangars and exhibits, help with restoration projects and social events.

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Group Tours 

For a special experience and a taste of aviation history, book a group tour for your social or service organisation, car club, retirement community, school or just a group of friends. We host many groups from Rotary, Probus, RSA, and historical interest organisations.

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How you can
support us

As a not-for-profit organisation, NZ Warbirds depends on the public to help provide the necessary funding to pursue the main aim to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying.’ For all the ways you can help us please read more.

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We are looking for aviators and enthusiasts alike to help us ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’.  You can become part of the NZ Warbirds Association, New Zealand’s most colourful aviation fraternity !

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  • What a birthday gift from my family. A stunning flight and my wife said my smile after climbing (clambering) out of the cockpit was to be seen. Gary my pilot was totally professional and made it all so enjoyable.

    Malcolm G June 2019

  • Wow, thats an amzing day full of discovery and nature. Loved the cruise! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne NZ

  • Lovely cafe with a great view of all the planes taking off. The museum guides are super friendly and my son absolutely loves coming here. Highly recommended.

    Dianechen10 February 2020

  • Fantastic opportunity to get up close to some of the icons of New Zealand’s aviation history - with the majority being flyable examples. Knowable guides to fill in any gaps in your own knowledge. Topped off by an amazing scale model collection.

    MarkR986 October 2020

  • Interesting guided visit around the War Birds Facility, get up close to the war planes. Beautiful display. Would suggest combine with a visit to the Auckland Botanical Gardens. A Great Auckland Day Out.

    Sandra S February 2020

  • On the Ardmore Airport (the busiest airport in the southern hemisphere) are two hangers of war planes. I have lived nearby for years and the planes often fly over my house but I have never before visited the exhibition. They have a Spitfire, a P45 Mustang, a Skyhawk and many many more aircraft. Almost all of them still fly. I was fascinated by the pre-WWII planes. The beauty of the engineering is fascinating and there are not many places you can get so close to the planes. You can also pay to have a flight in many of he planes. That is something I am planning for later in the year. The staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable. I will be taking all my visitors there in future.

    Howard A January 2020


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NZ Warbirds at Ardmore - closing early Sunday 26th June at 2pm for private function.