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Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

There is always something on in Queenstown, whether it be the main events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Queenstown Bike Festival and the Summerdaze Festival or the one-day events like the Queenstown Marathon or Motatapu Race. The event calendar is jam packed all year round with loads of great things to get involved in, so check out what's on in Queenstown while you are in town and get amongst it!

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

10th Apr 2020 - 12th Apr 2020

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Warbirds!

Come and join us for three days of thrilling entertainment at Warbirds Over Wanaka in Wanaka, New Zealand.

In The Air

This airshow you will see some extraordinary flying acts with famous military fighter aircraft throughout the last 100 years through to modern jets of today. 

It culminates in a huge mock air battle complete with the best pyrotechnics at an airshow in New Zealand. All this set in one of the world’s most stunning airshow locations in the world, Wanaka.

On The Ground

When you’re not looking skyward there’s so much to see and do on the ground.

Check out the sport aircraft, warhorses, vintage machinery and vintage tractors, regional wines, market and food stalls, home-built aircraft workshops, aircraft for sale and aviation trade stands.


This 3 day event over Easter on the 10th, 11th and 12th April 2020.

Friday 10th April - Practice Day
Saturday 11th April and Sunday 12th April are the Airshow display days where continuous action with the flying programme goes from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Gates open at 7.30am on all three days. All Airshow parking is free.


Wanaka Airport is situated 10km from Lake Wanaka township on State Highway 6 at Luggate.

PRICES: General Admission from $60 Adult

Tickets: More Information

Titanium Pass: $549
Exclusive one day pass for Saturday or Sunday giving you the ultimate in luxury at the Airshow. Your marquee is directly in front of the runway with the best view, an outside seating area, including a 40 seat grandstand.

Gold Pass: $409 A three day pass including:

  • Stand seating, marquee with CCTV.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water and one lunch.
  • Food/alcohol for purchase in the marquee.
  • Gift pack with dated gold cap and badge, airshow programme.
  • Priority parking 
  • Walk the flightline on either Saturday or Sunday
  • Free pass to Warbirds and Wheels Visitor Attraction 

Silver Pass: $279 three day or $149 single day option in a grandstand right on the flight line.

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