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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Knights of the Sky - The Great War Exhibition in Blenheim
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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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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Initially I thought the entry price was a bit steep but after visiting both ww1 and 2 it was worth every cent. Just incredible to see.

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Reviewed today

Online it says to allow 2 hours for your visit. If you are really interested in WW1 & 2 you should allow a lot longer! The guided tour was great. It'd be great if you made some type of ceramic mug that you can purchase.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last time Mrs and I were here there was the WW1 presentation, I'd heard WW2 was now added and wow!... it certainly was. 2 couples from the NI, as said, my wife and I had seen the WW1 but our friends hadn't. They were blown...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

WW1 Display was value for money but would have possibly been better if a guide was available. WW11 display lacked depth in planes on display and was just too small by comparison.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the WWI part only due to limited time and based on recommendations we received from locals. The collection of planes and elements from WWI is impressive. Additionally, the way the reproduction of battle scenes are excellent. As the place was almost...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the WW2 exhibits and were amazed at the authentic displays of planes and artefacts. Highly recommended

Thank PeteC166a
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic. Neither myself or my partner could be called aviation buffs but we were well entertained in both the WWI and WW2 exhibitions. Be warned there is a lot to see and take in with a plethora of information and exhibits inside...More

Thank RMKNZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exhibition staged by Peter Jackson is truly a great tribute to the magnificent men and their flying war machines. If you are within driving distance make sure you put a visit on your itinerary.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had only 3 hrs to tour both the WW1 & 2 exhibits and we knew as soon as we entered the WW1 ‘hangar’ that time was always going to be our enemy. The exhibits were simply amazing and placing them in action scene scenarios...More

Thank Chapps1956
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy a visit here: the human story so masterfully told in these super-realistic scenes is enough to engage anyone's attention, young or old, expert or not. If you've been to the Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa...More

Thank CarolDM1900
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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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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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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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