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

This Easter, for the first time ever, we’ll be bringing together in Wanaka the following events and more:

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

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

The 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 the 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 Highlandsas 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

Key information for visitors

Public entry: 9am to 4.30pm, Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st 2019

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

Avoid the ticket queue and buy online, 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.
  • Every ONLINE Wheels Entry receives ONE FREE ENTRY to the Highlands National Motorsport Museum.
  • Enjoy Saturday night's Shakedown in the Shed with live Valley Blue Grass Band, Auctions, Prizes and more.


  • $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



CHarity Auction

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 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!

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

  • Your can fill in a trade enquiry form or you can contact us at info@wheelsatwanaka.co.nz
  • We've had an amazing response to our Food, Trade and Market Stands - if you've got something special and unique to sell we'd still love to hear from you. info@wheelsatwanaka.co.nz
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How to find us

Three Parks, Ballantyne Road, Wanaka