Distinction Hotels

NZ Wide Hotels & Conference Centres


Warbirds Over Wanaka

In 1988 aviation entrepreneur Sir Tim Wallis shared his passion for Warbirds and Classic Aircraft with the public by creating an Airshow that is now a biennial centre piece of Central Otago’s tourist attractions. The first airshow and country fair attracted 14,000 visitors to Wanaka Airport.

Delighted with this success, he decided to expand on the theme and hold a biennial event over the long Easter weekend. As the show grew so did its support and now around 50,000 people make the pilgrimage to Wanaka for their weekend of excitement.

Now acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the world's top four Warbird airshows, we celebrate 27 years of operating Airshows.

The next Warbirds Over Wanaka event will be in 2026 over Easter weekend - 3 - 5 April 2025.

Book your Wanaka accommodation now

Warbirds Over Wanaka
Alpine Resort WanakaWarbirds Over Wanaka
Alpine Resort WanakaWarbirds Over Wanaka
Alpine Resort Wanaka