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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing display of aircraft in an animated environment. Very easy to look at compared to many I have seen overseas. I am impressed.

Thank helebarba
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is awesome..the museum is filled with information I learned so much. And to see an actual piece of the red Baron plane was awesome.

Thank Fearon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aviation heritage centre has gathered together an outstanding collection of historic aircraft. A particular speciality is World War One, which is represented by both original and full scale replica aircraft. The Bristol Freighter on display served SAFE Air for many years carrying cargo between...More

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Canberra local, I can honestly say that the displays rival that of the Australian War Memorial. I was completely in awe of the exhibits. A credit to all involved.

Thank Glennandveronica
Rachael B, Public Relations Manager at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are very flattered and humbled by your review. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to place a review on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of WWI aviation memorabilia - beautifully preserved and presented. Allow plenty of time!

Thank wayneandcath8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going along to this attraction with little expectation I was simply blown away, what a hidden gem, the planes on display are priceless and several the only remaining examples of their kind, the workmanship of the displays are great. Well worth the visit. Thank you...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treasure this place is. Full replicas and restorations of both allied and German WW1 planes accompanied by lifelike figures from the geniuses at Weta Workshop. Fascinating stories of technology advances and heroism. We loved it! Worth the $69 for a family pass (2...More

Thank Roddanz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peter Jackson has helped these guys create an amazing experience of WW1 and 2 military aircraft with realistic displays and memorabilia. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and even my partner (who doesn't do planes at the best of times) enjoyed herself too.

Thank 165rodg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent most of the day there. Very good museum. Rated top 3 in the world. Lots of info and aeroplane models from world war 1 and 2 that are still operational today. Worth the visit.

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the Classic Fighters Airshow for the fourth time including the Aviation Heritage Centre and have never been disappointed with either. The dioramas in which the aircraft are positioned are outstanding, with special stories attached to most of the displays. Sir Peter Jackson's collection...More

Thank Jim_CathyBlacktown
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We are arriving in Picton by cruise ship on 10 January for the day, & wish to visit the Omaka Aviation Centre near Blenheim. The full day shore excursion offered by our cruise line is very expensive & allows time for a visit to the WW1 display only - this particular excursion has received shocking passenger reviews for other attractions visited on the same excursion. Have looked at hiring a car for the day but also very expensive. And buses depart too early in the day from Picton (our cruise doesn't dock in Picton until 10am). I found only one bus that we could possibly catch, leaving Picton at 1pm (then taxi to Centre from Blenheim?), view the Centre, then back to Blenheim (taxi?), then return bus to Picton - $25 per head each way (there are 4 of us). I haven't found any other excursions that allow us adequate time at the Centre, most focus on wineries, with the Centre a sideline. Any detailed suggestions such as: (a) efficient & not outrageous costs of transport Picton-Blenheim-Centre return? (b) any suitable excursion to allow us plenty of time at the Centre? (c) perhaps a personal guide including transport from Picton return? Many thanks Forstergadabout
29 December 2016|
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Response from RachaelBrown29 | Property representative |
Hi Forstergadabout, thank you for your message. The best thing to do would be to contact the Marlborough i-Sites - they have a list of independent operators who will be able to assist with transportation and/or other places... More