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Wheels at Wānaka announces final event

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27 March 2024, 11:00 PM

Wheels at Wānaka announces final eventWheels at Wānaka has quickly grown into a major event for Wānaka attracting thousands of visitors.

The organisers of the biennial Easter event Wheels at Wānaka have announced today (March 28) that the 2025 event will be its last.

Since the first event in 2019, then subsequent events in 2021 and 2023, Wheels at Wānaka has grown to become a biennial migration for vehicle owners and enthusiasts, a gathering of passionate individuals sharing their love for classic, vintage, modern and unique machines.

"Wheels at Wānaka 2025 will be the fourth and last show,” event general manager Allan Dippie said. 

"Anyone who loves machines, cars, tractors – anything and everything with wheels or tracks really - would be mad to miss it.”

Event founder Allan Dippie (centre).

From roaring engines to gleaming chrome, the event celebrates New Zealand’s automotive, agricultural and construction history and the craftsmanship that goes into creating and maintaining the mechanical masterpieces.

Allan said next year's final event is on track to be the biggest and best yet featuring a celebration of 100 years of Caterpillar, new interactive attractions, and further additions to be announced in the coming months. 

Organisers expressed gratitude for the unwavering support from partners, participants, exhibitors, and the community, acknowledging the event's financial contributions to many local and national charitable causes.

The last Wheels at Wānaka will be held Easter weekend, April 18-20, 2025 at Three Parks, Wānaka.

Tickets are now on sale here.

PHOTOS: Supplied