The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

The Southward Car Museum

by Martha Craig on January 5, 2007 in Kapiti, Sights

Looking for something to do with all these loooong, sunny days we’re having? Let me recommend a trip to the Southward Car Museum, just north of Paraparaumu.

Driving into the carpark you feel like you’ve spent back in time – to the 1960s. The building is fantastic, a large concrete bunker. The grounds are carefully manicured, with beds of marigolds. Take your old Tupperware picnic set and relive a simpler time.

Walking in, there is a 1960s Ferrari on a rotating plinthe, and a gorgeous Mercedes sports car. You can’t help but play “which car would you take home” – except by the time you leave it is “which dozen cars, planes, and bikes would you take home”.

Entry is $10 for adults, $3 for children (5-15), and pre-schoolers are free.

Martha Craig

Martha Craig lives in the Hutt, ok? It's ok. She spends her days in her shop Wanda Harland mooching about and gossiping.

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