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Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre

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Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre

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1558 Waimea Highway, Mandeville 9776 New Zealand
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Susan N wrote a review Dec 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates89 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a small museum, the staff are friendly and the information signs are ok. If you are a huge aviation fan you might want more details. The train is amazing
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Nicky F wrote a review Oct 2020
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Stopped to see the amazing steam train and walked into the Aviation museum. Excellent value for money. Art exhibit, plus gift shop, and a huge and amazing collection of NZ flying history. Bi planes, gliders. Training Jet. Wow a must see.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lord MacDuff wrote a review Apr 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom651 contributions334 helpful votes
We stumbled upon this aviation centre which was having an open day with lots of steam train and plane enthusiasts in attendance. It appeared to be manned by enthusiasts and it was great to see a steam railway engine in action as well as other steam engines. We also visited the aircraft hanger where there were several old aircraft which had been restored and some of them were doing demonstration flights for folk. I wish I knew more about them to be able to offer a more professional review but I can say we really enjoyed our visit. If you like old planes and want a flight, get in touch with them!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Paul U wrote a review Feb 2020
SW England229 contributions74 helpful votes
I called in whilst passing - luckily for me, they had an event on, celebrating 100 years of DH aircraft. Plenty of old aircraft flying, plus an unhindered tour of the flight hangar. There were also steam traction engines to view as well. Well worth a visit to relive the glory days of early flying.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AviationCentreStaff, Front Office Manager at Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your time at our Mandeville Fly In & Steam Festival - held every year (weekend 8), maybe we will see you back again in the future.
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PilotDan5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Madison, WI8 contributions
Nice bit of Kiwi aviation history and vintage aircraft to see. Only 2 hours from Dunedin. Also a lovely cafe next door.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AviationCentreStaff, Front Office Manager at Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Mandeville
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