Warbirds Over Wanaka - Friday

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. In addition WOW will be showcasing various aircraft including the Catalina at a free event on the Wanaka lakefront on the afternoon of Friday, April 10th.

The B-52 bomber will only display on Sunday.

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 memorabilia of your stay in Wanaka. 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 see what it is like to ride in a warbird, helicopter, DC3 and other aircraft. Book flights via our website

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.

More Information - All children are free (up to 16 years) on Friday 10th April.
- 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)

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.


The Allocation For This Event Is Currently Exhausted

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Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • Silver
  • Adult
  • Child
  • General Admission
  • Adult
*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.