easter weekend: sat 20 & sun 21 April 2019

IT'S fun for the whole family!

Join us for Wheels at Wanaka 2019

Wheels at Wanaka is a new,  biennial vintage show,

rotating every other EASTER WEEKEND with Warbirds Over Wanaka international airshow.

For the first time, in Wanaka, we’ll be bringing together normally events held separately including:

CLAAS Harvest Centre Vintage Farm Fair - Celebrating 60 years of the West Otago Vintage Club, Vintage Tractors and Farming Heritage

Drivesouth Car, Motorcycle and Truck Show - vintage, classics and exotics

Gough CAT Earthmoving Extravaganza

Buzzing with energy – Wheels at Wanaka, will be huge!

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 are Wanaka Coastguard and West Otago Vintage Club

You can get involved or simply kick back and watch the classics pass you by.

And, it’s all in Wanaka, where it will be fun for all the family! 

We've over 50 acres of entertainment - tractor dancing, steam engines and earthmoving demos PLUS Dig This. 

Highlands, Wheels Gold Partner, welcomes everyone who Registers their Wheels, a visit to Highlands as their special guest!

That’s right, every Wheels ONLINE Entrant will receive ONE FREE ENTRY to the Highlands National Motorsport Museum.  With 12 activities and a café on site, there is something for everyone – Highlands looks forward to seeing you at Easter and being part of this iconic event.

BOOM! Highlands are also offering every FAMILY Visitor Pass purchased ONLINE, 1x FREE Highlands Go Karting Experience.

If you'd simply like to view these fantastic Wheels and Machines, then a Visitors Pass is for you
1 Day Visitor Pass | $60 FAMILY OF 4 | $25 Adult | $15 Youth (12-18) | KIDS GO FREE
2 Day Visitor Pass | $80 FAMILY OF 4 | $35 Adult | $20 Youth (12-18) | KIDS GO FREE

Merchandise can be pre-purchased online when you register your wheels or buy visitor tickets

enter your wheels

Calling all wheels, stationary engine and machinery enthusiasts.

  • WIN! Every ONLINE Wheels Entry receives ONE FREE ENTRY to the Highlands National Motorsport Museum.  Your pass will appear within your confirmation email.

    Enter before 30 January 2019 and go into the draw to win our Wanaka Experience Early Bird Prize.

    We'll have amazing Spot Prizes, Best Exhibitor Prize and Public Choice Awards - announced on Easter Sunday.
  • Get your Wanaka accommodation booked now, so you know you're coming for sure.
  • You could be someone we profile. We’d love to share your unique wheels on social media and in our eNewsletters
  • Knowing you'll be joining like-minded enthusiasts and show off your pride and joy.
  • Feel like a VIP at the Wheels at Wanaka exhibitors only “Saturday night Shakedown in the Shed”.


  • $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
  • Wheels merchandise and extra tickets can be pre-purchased online when you register your wheels.


What's on show?

Car and 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!

Tractor and Farming Heritage Fair

Open to Vintage to Modern Tractors, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Vintage and Farming Machinery. We are celebrating the history of farming and country life thru 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!

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

  • Fill in a trade enquiry form and you'll be one of the first to receive our detailed information and registration pack
  • Second round applications are open until 14 February
    First round has had a very successful take up - so if you're thnking of getting involved - better get in quick.
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How to find us

Three Parks, Ballantyne Road, Wanaka