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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastically detailed models and exhibits. Easy to spend a couple of hours here. It maybe a little on the pricey side for some, but the quality is very high.

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high quality museum. It's very informative. the displays are amazing, so well done. It would be easy to spend all day looking around.

Thank Kath H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way back south, however heavy rain had blocked Hwy. 1, so we decided to visit the heritage centre, and I'm glad we did. There is a fantastic collection of WW1 aircraft from Sir Peter Jackson's collection, some in flying condition. What...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an "Optional" for a conference I was attending. Unfortunately we only had 2 hours. I wish we had 4. The highlight for me was the Stalingrad Experience.

Thank Noel B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Proud to have this on our doorstep. Visited twice now, the second time to see the new exhibition. You do not have to be an aviation nut to enjoy this experience, the lifelike scenes created by Peter Jackson and his team will keep you amazed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating afternoon spent at the WW1 and WW2 exhibitions. Extremely informative and well laid out displays. A great coffee spot to thaw out in as well.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I’m not a real museum fan, but we had some time on our trip through Blenheim and our b&b hosts suggested stopping by. We thought we’d stay an hour. We stayed for three. Peter Jackson’s operation put a lot of the airplane exhibits together and...More

Thank Triciammh
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is where the museum meets the movies with fantastic dioramas in each section. It was amazing to see some of the vintage aircraft that are still used for flying on special occasions. This is a place you could happily spend hours slowly wandering through...well...More

Thank autumn19
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A wonderful extensive historic display of planes, uniforms, medals and amazing memorabilia of both the first and second world wars. Recommend a visit and be prepared to spend about three hours. There is a cafe with adequate edibles for lunch or morning or afternoon teas.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

I booked this for my husband but he was sick so I was not really looking forward to going. I am glad I did. The displays and actual planes were amazing. It is hard to believe people survived after seeing the planes give the size...More

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MrsNavyChaps
13 October 2017|
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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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Response from Rachael B | Property representative |
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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MrsNavyChaps
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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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