Other NZ Aircraft Collections

There are many other collections of aircraft in New Zealand worth noting and also several other great aviation focused websites to draw attention to.

Ferrymead Heritage Park - Ferrymead Aeronautical Society, Christchurch
Based in Christchurch, this is the MOTAT of the south, and holds a collection including a DC-3, Viscount, Hudson, and a Mosquito under restoration.

Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, Christchurch
After decades of destroying aviation history the RNZAF finally woke up to the idea of preserving its past, and set up this world class museum in Christchurch.

Ashburton Aviation Museum, Ashburton
A great little place certainly well worth a stop on any tour. The collection now features a complete Harrier jump jet from the UK.

Warbirds and Wheels Museum, Wanaka
A fantastic collection of airworthy aircraft down in Wanaka, the home of the Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
The new boy on the block opened at the end of 2006.

New Zealand Warbirds Association, Ardmore, Auckland
An amazing collection of airworthy warbirds.

Croydon Aviation Heritage Museum
Airworthy wood and fabric aircraft.

National Transport and Toy Museum, Wanaka
An amazing and surprising collection of toys, car, buses and some unusual aircraft.

Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum Inc
Interesting little museum that is missed by many but has some very interesting displays for the aviation minded.

Hood Aerodrome, Masterton
A collection of several organisations with many great aircraft to check out.

Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society
A few preserved aircraft relating to the history of the area.

Classic Flyers Aviation Museum, Cafe and Conference Venue, Tauranga
A great collection of aircraft and restoration projects.

Auckland War Memorial Museum
Zero and Spitfire on display.

Other Great New Zealand Aviation Websites

Kiwi Aircraft Images
Just a great information website.

Avspecs Ltd
Fantastic photos and updates of the first class work undertaken by this private restoration company. My main item of interest is the airworthy Mosquito projects.

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