Wheels at Wanaka is a biennial event, held at our founding partner’s property Three Parks, Wanaka. The event alternates every odd Easter weekend with Warbirds Over Wanaka International airshow.
Wheels at Wanaka combines individual vehicle shows including; Vintage Fair: steam and stationary engines, tractors and farming heritage, cars, motorcycles and trucks - vintage, classics and exotics, earthmovers and heavy machinery. Buzzing with energy, Wheels at Wanaka is huge!
With over 50 acres of entertainment, outputting tonnes of horsepower, tractor dancing and pulling, 4WD, motor bike and rally car displays and earthmoving pit extravaganza and a full-on parade ground programme.
A weekend is barely enough to see everything!
Enthusiast entries are open for Easter 2021. Enter here
Friday, 2 April 2021
10am - 4pm
All Enthusiasts and Visitors are encouraged to also purchase passes for our extra day in 2021, the NEW Terra Cat Mega Earthmoving ONLY Day. Tickets are available for $10 per adult when buying your passes online. Or you can buy at the gate.
There are a limited number of camp sites available to Enthusiasts and Trade Stall Holders Only. Self-Contained Motor-homes, Trucks or Caravans are welcome to stay onsite at our Campground from Easter Friday to Easter Monday. Camping will only be allowed in our designated camp site.
$10 per person
Kids 12 & under are FREE
NOTE: Sites are non-powered with simple ablution facilities, security and water provided. If you are an eligible entrant, you must purchase your camping pass online before 31 March 2021. If you are not sure if you are eligible, you can check by emailing email@example.com
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 from our SHOP
Limited EFTPOS available, cash will be king
No BYO Food or alcohol
Please leave your dogs at home
Want to know more or show your club? Download our info pack
Saturday, 03 April 2021
5pm till late
Central Machine Hire Shed
FREE Entry, but limited to registered Enthusiasts and their supporters, trade exhibitors and volunteers, with appropriate show wrist bands.
The Awards are not open to general public.
Food and beverages will be for sale on the evening.
Terra CAT Mega Earthmoving ONLY Day: 10am - 4pm Good Friday 2 April, 2021
1 Day Adult Pass = $10
1 Day Youth Pass = $5 (12-18 years)
Kids 12 and under go FREE
Wheels General Public Visitor Tickets: 9.00am - 4.30pm for Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 April, 2021
Adult 1 Day Pass = $25 (Saturday or Sunday)
Adult 2 Day Pass = $35
Youth 1 Day Pass = $15 (Saturday or Sunday)
Youth 2 Day Pass = $20
Kids 12 and under go FREE
Online Early Bird Special: Buy Three, Get A Fourth Free!
Purchase four adult general admission tickets online and you’ll only pay for three. Offer available until March 25th, 2021. Online only.
1 Day Online Group Pass (4 Adults) = $75
2 Day Online Group Pass (4 Adults) = $105
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Wheels at Wanaka are now taking applications for trade, market and food & beverage stalls. Simply complete the application forms or download our full Trade Stall Information Kit, fill it out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to be part of this exciting event, with access to over 2,000 vehicle & vintage machine enthusiasts, plus up to 20,000 visitors - then Wheels at Wanaka is for you.
Price + GST
Non refundable administration fee of $50 per application.
Site Size # of Two Day Passes per site*
3x3m = $250 2
6x3m = $300 2
6x6m = $350 3
6x9m = $550 4
10x10m = $880 5
15x15m = $1,550 6
20x15m = $1,800 10
A limited number of Food, Coffee & Hospitality Stalls sites are available for $550 (5mx5m) and larger (>6x6m) are $800
*Additional tickets can be purchased.
Partnership and larger spaces may be available on request.
Upper Clutha Community Stalls are welcome to email expressions of interest to email@example.com
How do i get involved as a stall holder?find out more ....
Three Parks, is located an easy 2 minute (2.3km) drive from central Wanaka.
Visitors arriving from Wanaka, simply turn left off Ballantyne Road into Sir Tim Wallis Drive and follow our signs to our public parking lot.
Wheels entrants will have a dedicated entry at 135 Balantyne Road. A confirmation email and information pack will sent to you, post registration.