NEXT SHOW CONFIRMED: Sat 03 & Sun 04 April 2021

if IT'S got wheels or tracks
it'll be on display

Join us for Wheels at Wanaka 2021

following a successful first event in easter 2019, Wheels at Wanaka will be back in 2021.
the event is a biennial vintage vehicle show rotating every other EASTER WEEKEND with Warbirds Over Wanaka international airshow

2021's programme is yet to be confirmed, however expect vintage farm fairs, car, motorcycle and truck parades, an earthmoving extravaganza, food and drink, retail therapy and so much more.

Wheels at Wanaka is not-for-profit trust, surplus funds from the event, will be directed to registered charities within the region. 2019's benefactors were Wanaka Coastguard and the West Otago Vintage Club.

Key information for visitors
Ticket sales are not yet available for Easter 2021, but you can register your interest here.

Public entry: 9am to 4.30pm, Saturday April 3rd and Sunday April 4th 2021

Public parking, ticket sales and entry gate is off Sir Tim Wallis Drive

Avoid the ticket queue and buy online (available from 2020 onwards) gate sales also available on the day

Merchandise can be pre-purchased online when you buy visitor tickets

No BYO Food or alcohol

Please leave your dogs at home

enter your wheels

Calling all wheels, stationary engine and machinery enthusiasts.

  • Join like-minded enthusiasts and show off your pride and joy.
  • WIN! Amazing spot prizes, best exhibitor prize and public choice awards - announced on Easter Sunday.
  • Enjoy Saturday night's Shakedown in the Shed with live live music, auctions, prizes and more.

Indicative only, subject to change

  • $20 - one Car, Truck or Motorbike (driver only) 
    An extra $10 covers each extra car, truck or motorbike you'd like to bring e.g. on a trailer. Buy extras within the online shop.
  • $20 - Tractors, Earthmovers and Engines
    as many as you can transport to Wanaka for one single entry fee.
    Wheels Entrants can buy REDUCED priced tickets for their partners, helpers and kids at the online shop.
      $15 per adult passenger and/or helper
      $5 per youth (12-18 years)
      Kids under 12 go FREE

Key information for exhibitors

Display vehicle entrance is at 135 Ballantyne Road

Got a head-turning vehicle to display? Pre register online or turn up on the day, before 8.30am

Merchandise can be pre-purchased online when you register your wheels

Terms and Conditions of entry

Limited EFTPOS available, cash will be king

No BYO Food or alcohol

Please leave your dogs at home



What's on show?

drivesouth Car & Motorcycle Show

Open to all veteran, vintage, classic and exotic cars; as well as motorcycles. If your wheels are unusual or just special, from a Morris Minor to a Maserati, you are welcome to enter!

class hc Tractor & Farming Heritage

Open to vintage and modern tractors, stationary engines, steam engines, vintage and farming machinery. We are celebrating the history of farming and country life through the years and would love to see your machines.

Note tractor parades and working displays are a feature part of this event.

Classic Truck Show

Open to all big and small rigs, vintage classic or modern. From a Morris to a Mac, if you have a truck that is old school cool or the latest, biggest and best, you are welcome to enter!

Gough Cat Earthmoving Extravaganza

Open to all construction and earthmoving machinery, old or new, big or small. If it’s a bulldozer, digger, scraper or loader it will be on display so please enter some of your gear!

This is both a working exhibition and a display.

Selected classic earthmoving machinery will be demonstrated and put through its paces in our giant sand pit.

Trade stalls

Vintage + Trade Fair, Market + Food Stalls

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How to find us

Three Parks, Ballantyne Road, Wanaka