NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

at Ardmore

Where History Flies

Nestled at the foothills of the Wairoa Valley, just south of Auckland, NZ Warbirds at Ardmore is one Auckland’s true gems.  Here you will get up close and personal with working history with an unrestricted view of our operational and static aircraft.  Explore the various display boards, squadron histories and diorama displays as well as our engine room, extensive model collection and aviation memorabilia.

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds at Ardmore  features two hangars which showcases a small part of the association’s collection of airworthy and static aircraft.

With over 20 aircraft types on display spanning over some 100 years of aviation history, NZ Warbirds at Ardmore enables the aviation-minded public to view these former service and historic aircraft up close and personal from various viewpoints.

The number and types on show vary depending on airshow, training and maintenance commitments. Weekends are the peak of flying activity.

Ardmore Collection Group & Educational Visits Venue Hire

Opening Sundays 10:30AM to 3:00PM (Reopens Sunday 9th January 2022)
(Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

ADMISSION

Adult$15.00

School age child                          $5.00

Under 5FREE

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds

GETTING HERE & PARKING

NZ Warbirds at Ardmore is located at Ardmore Airport, 35 minutes from the Auckland CBD and 10 minutes from the Takanini Southern Motorway off ramp. You can reach Ardmore by car or Uber or you can take a train or bus to Papakura and then taxi or Uber to Ardmore Airport. There is plenty of free parking available for cars or coaches.

New Zealand Warbirds Association Harvard Lane,
Ardmore,
Auckland,
New Zealand
  • 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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Yak ZK-XXS at @classicflyers.nz for a Bay of Plenty TikiTour. A few other NZ Warbird members are visiting airfields around the Coromandel today with rides being carried out at Pauanui. 👍☀️😎 #yak52 #avgeek #warbird #summer #Tauranga #nz #nzwarbirds
Something new has arrived in our WW1 Hangar. The Canberra team have been hard at work on WT436s fuselage with final touch ups being applied including the silver fern to the roundels. Today she was relocated to a temporary new home in the WW1 hangar until a more permanent location is organised in the main hangar. Watch this space. #canberra #restoration #nzwarbirds #warbird #avgeek #roundel #silverfern #rnzaf #onlyatardmore
P40E ZK-MOM 1st test flight - a real stunner👍 #P40 #Kittyhawk #p40kittyhawk #Allison #curtis #pioneeraero #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #warbird #Avgeek #Aviation #aviator #nz #onlyinnz #auckland #restoration #heritage
🐎 Our resident NA P-51D Mustang (ZK-TAF) taxing in after a successful adventure flight from a few years ago. 📷 @stu_65 📍 Ardmore Airport #warbird #Avgeek #keepemflying #NZWarbirdsAtArdmore #nzmustdo #mustang #p51 #p51mustang #Adventure #Aviation #aviator #nz #auckland #OnlyAtArdmore
Jet blast from the past...🚀 Ex RNZAF Strikemaster NZ6370 with DH.115 Vampire T.55 ZK-RVM at Wings over Wairarapa several years ago. #jet #strikemaster#vampire #formation #Aviation #Avgeek #aviator #warbird #KeepEmFlying #onlyinnz #nzwarbirds #nz #dh115 #dh100
No filter! A repeat, but worth repeating. Taken just after landing and still hot 🔥 #v12 #supermarinespitfire #adventureflightsnz #nzwarbirdsatardmore #wherewarbirdsfly #ardmoreairport #keepemflying
Harvard 57 being put through her paces on an adventure flight earlier this year ✈️ #nzmustdo #aviation #gopro #warbirds #adventure #avgeek
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NZ Warbirds at Ardmore is open SUNDAYS only. Find everything you need to know about visiting here.
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