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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of World War One aircraft and artifacts. The story of aviation, its development and the men that flew them, is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The aircraft are a unique mix of originals and replicas, some of which are flyable and/or can only be seen at Omaka including the Caproni CA.22. The Centre boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia and these are divided into two areas, one devoted to the Allies and the other to the Central Powers. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is extremely privileged to be the caretakers of these historical treasures, which include personal items of Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary Red Baron, top scoring Allied ace Frenchman Rene Fonck, top scroring American ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Germany's Ernst Udet ranked second only to Richtohfen when WW1 ended and the infamous Herman Goering. The Knights of the Sky Exhibition is a display like no other and you don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy it!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends recommended we visit this place and we are so glad that we did. The display of plans and people and situations and history was just breathtaking. Some gutsy blokes and gals back in the day and we got a bit of a sense of...More

Thank Gillian H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Friday 18th May. We had been to the Classic Cars and stopped to have a look at the hanger where there were a few planes on display. Time did not permit us to go inside but next time we are in Blenheim we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superbly detailed displays with fantastic historical accounts adding to the significant sand impact. But do both world war 1 and world war 2 as they are both fantastic I couldn’t chose which one was better!!! Make sure you give yourself plenty of time as there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible experience that is a must see! We went to both WWI and WWII and they were both an impressive display especially the WWII exhibition on the Red Baron!

1  Thank Adam v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As noted by some reviewers the price is right up there compared to international comparisons however the standard is high and let’s face it Aoteoroa/NZ is now a very expensive country. Also you won’t be surrounded by crowds. I went out on a winter Sunday...More

Thank Contention
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This World class display with real aircraft and additional models from Peter Jackson's WETA workshops is a MUST see when visting Blenheim. It's a decent price but well worth it.

Thank roy_titheridge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenally well presented but a lot of reading material and lacked the personal touch without guides willing to talk you around the exhibits. Perhaps better for adults without children to keep interested and focused.

Thank pencarrowroad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest whatsoever in flying machines from both world wars and all of that era, or if you have an interest in the hisotry of the era, or a sense of adventure, naturally you'll be attracted here. What you will find is...More

Thank 842brucec
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a must visit for all , so much amazing history for all. make sure you allow min 2 hours there is so much to see on site .

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place. The display of aircrafts, memorabilia and World World scenes were amazing. The family really enjoyed it. We felt like we were on a movie set!

Thank Lee M
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MrsNavyChaps
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If your ship is docking at Waimahara then it is a 1.8km drive to Picton i-Site. There are shuttles organised by the ship's ground handlers to take passengers directly to the i-Site unless you have already booked a shore... More
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MrsNavyChaps
12 October 2017|
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There is a Hop On Hop Off bus service that operates from the Picton i-site. There are shuttles that will take you here to connect with this and other independent tours/transport providers. You do not need to buy tickets to... More
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Response from Rachael B | Property representative |
There is also a new Hop On Hop Off Marlborough bus service that operates that will bring you to Omaka. This departs from the Picton i-Site, shuttles will take you from the Port to connect with this and other independent... More
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