Warbirds Over Wanaka - Saturday

Welcome to Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow (WOW) 2020! WOW is unlike any other aviation event - the mountain scenery provides a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of aerial action over three days.

In the Air
Come and see over 80 aircraft including the Spitfire, Kittyhawk, Mustang and RNZAF's Black Falcons aerobatic display, the Regional Air Forces modern military aircraft and helicopters. WOW will be showcasing various aircraft including the Catalina at a free event on the Wanaka lakefront at 4.30pm on Friday April 10th.

On the Ground
Static displays include Warhorses (military vehicles), sport aircraft, stationary engines, market and aviation trade stands. Taste wine and food from Central Otago, make use of the special children's area and purchase WOW memoribillia. Parking is complimentary with a park and ride option for the disabled and elderly.

Stay on Monday 13th April for Rides Day (no entry fee) and ride in a warbird, helicopter, DC3 and other aircraft. Book flights at

Titanium Pass
Our exclusive ONE day pass for Saturday or Sunday giving you the ultimate in luxury on the flightline.
- A continual buffet, with complimentary Continental breakfast (7.30am to 11am), morning and afternoon teas, lunch and renowned Central Otago wines and beer, from 9am to 4pm.
- A Titanium pack entry to Warbirds & Wheels Museum, Free WIFI and CCTV.
- Priority parking/transport to the Titanium enclosure if required.
- Mingle with pilots, get autographs and walk the flight line.
Limited to 100 persons each day and only available in advance.

Hurricane Tim Pass
A one day pass for Saturday or Sunday.
A marquee on the flight-line, with a grass area and seating (no grandstand). Pass includes Airshow entry, all day tea & coffee, morning & afternoon teas, lunch from the BBQ Grill and access to a cash bar

More Information The B-52 bomber will only display on Sunday.

Silver Pass
The Silver Pass provides tiered grandstand seating on the runway, with onsite amenities but no covered facility. Refreshments may be purchased from different coffee, food and beverage stalls at the rear of the stand.

General Admission
Three day pass provides access to the Airshow to stand along the fenceline. Bring a folding chair or a picnic rug.

- Family Pass is two adults, two children
- Children are 5-16 years and under fives are free.
- Please note gate ticket sales cost more than pre-booked tickets.
- Booking and courier fees apply to all ticket sales (no courier fee if you print at home)
- The Titanium Pass is a one-day pass for Saturday or Sunday only (limited numbers).
- The Hurricane Tim pass is a one-day pass for Saturday or Sunday only (limited numbers).

New Carbon Offset Programme
Warbirds Over Wanaka recognises that, like all major events, we create our own carbon footprint both with our visitors getting to Wanaka and the event itself. We have introduced the 'WOW Carbon Offset Programme' which gives you the option to make a $1 donation when purchasing your tickets. This will then be matched $ for $ by WOW. The funds raised at the Airshow will then be used for a carbon offset project in the Wanaka region.


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Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • Titanium
  • Adult
  • Silver
  • Adult
  • Child
  • General Admission
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Family

    2x Adult, 2x Child

  • Hurricane Tim
  • Adult
  • Child
*All prices include applicable taxes


The following fees may apply:

  • A per ticket service fee.
  • $5.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
  • $11.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.
  • $15.00 Per transaction for NZ rural deliveries.
  • $40.00 Per transaction for International Mail.
  • A fee from 3.00 % will apply on the total value of all electronic transactions including credit and debit cards.
Additional Disclaimers

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price except as required by Law.

All Prices and all Other Charges are Inclusive of all taxes, if any.