Warbirds Over Wanaka


Fri 29th - Sun 31 Mar 2024

Wanaka Airport
State Highway 6

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Ticketing: Public

Parking site

Criffel Station Mount Barker Road
New Zealand


Join us for four days of high-octane aviation excitement at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow over Easter weekend 2024 at Wanaka Airport, New Zealand.

Planning for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Warbirds Airshow is well underway. Following the disappointment of having to cancel the 2022 event due to COVID, organisers are working on a brilliant lineup for Easter 2024 (March 29th, 30th, 31st). Aircraft owners both in New Zealand and overseas are being contracted with a view to having them display at what will be the 17th edition of this world-renowned event. 

Warbirds Over Wanaka is famous for attracting a wide variety of privately owned Warbird aircraft along with their modern-day counterparts from the RNZAF, RAAF, USAF and French Air Force. While the aircraft are the main focus of our event, there are a lot of other displays on the ground which have made this show so successful over the past 30+ years.

The amazing pyrotechnics, the Warhorse re-enactor groups, the aircraft for sale, air force recruiters and other exhibitors will all be back to make 2024 a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.

Friday 29th March is practise day.  Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March are the Airshow display days where continuous action with the flying programme from 10am to 4pm.

Gates open at 7.30am on all three days. 

Save the date and check back here for the airshow programme later in the year!


General tickets will be on sale 29 June 2023 through ticketek. However, Criffel Station is thrilled to offer exclusive 3-day parking on their terrace for NZMCA members which you can book now along with a 3-day General Admission Ticket to Warbirds over Wanaka 

Certified Self Contained Parking for Motorcaravans

Continuing a tradition established over 20 years ago, Criffel Station is thrilled to once work closely with the NZMCA for Warbirds Over Wanaka 2024. As in previous years, Criffel Station offers exclusive 3-day parking on the Criffel Station Terrace. In conjunction with Warbirds Over Wanaka 2024.

The Criffel Station Terrace - Get your tickets NOW

Please note: Regardless of what vehicle type you own - motorhome, campervan, caravan, fifth wheelers etc - you cannot move during the festival period - this INCLUDES tow vehicles. Criffel is a working farm, so you cannot use your parked vehicles once parked.

Criffel Station is well known for its spectacular views. The elevated Criffel Station Terraces provide one of the best panoramic views of the Wanaka airfield and all the action below and above. However, Criffel Station is a working deer farm, so there are important details to note about our Terrace Parking:

  • Casual access to the terrace is not permitted therefore, all vehicles must be self-sustainable. There are no facilities provided.
  • Access to the airfield from the terrace can be gained via a rough stock track down the face of the terrace and we will also provide shuttle service. However, most guests find the best location to enjoy the airshow is from the raised platform of the terrace.

Criffel Station and Warbirds Over Wanaka are committed to sustainability and minimizing the impact of the airshow on our local environment. Therefore, the sum of $1 will be donated to WAI Wanaka on your behalf by Criffel Station. Subsequently, this amount will be matched $ for $ by the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust. The total raised will go towards local projects that work to protect and enhance Wanaka’s waterways.


Criffel Station Terrace is part of Criffel Station, a working deer farm located directly across the road from Wanaka Airport. The site provides incredible views of the airshow. Access to Criffel Station Terrace Parking is about 1km down Mt Barker Road from SH6.


Yes and no. We recommend booking your dog into one of the local kennels for the duration of the airshow. Please remember, Criffel Station is a working deer farm, therefore due to health and safety reasons, Criffel Station does not allow large dogs on site. Small lap dogs (approximately 10kg in weight or 30cm standing - measurements taken from the top of your dog's back to the floor) are okay but only by arrangement, with certain conditions.

Dogs are to be on a lead at all times. All dog poo is to be picked up.


Yes, you will be required to purchase a 3-Day GA Pass to the Airshow. You will purchase your 3-Day GA Pass via the Criffel Station website, at the same time as booking your motorhome terrace parking.

Please note this parking option is for NZMCA members ONLY. To purchase your parking pass and airshow tickets, CLICK HERE