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Warbirds, Wallis & Wānaka - Roadside Stories

Warbirds, Wallis & Wānaka - Roadside Stories



A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Wānaka. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

A spectacular biennial airshow, Warbirds over Wānaka showcases Second World War fighter aircraft and other unusual planes in the gorgeous surrounds of Wānaka. The show is the brainchild of aviator Tim Wallis, who pioneered live deer capture from helicopters in the 1960s and was dubbed ‘Lord of the Choppers’.

Wānaka district,

Warbirds over Wānaka,

From deer stalking to helicopters,

Live deer capture,

Vintage aircraft,

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number Spectrum 149).

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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