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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2011

This was one of the best attraction we visited during our six weeks in New Zealand. Loads to interest the aviation buff and the merely curious! It's well laid out and the exhibits are set into scenes which bring added life to their stories. It...More

2  Thank kimr96
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The first thing you see on arrival is a gift shop, selling t-shirts with swastikas. The entire war is presented as some kind of a video game, with zero moral content. There is a temple-like room dedicated to the German fighter pilot von Richthofen, with...More

4  Thank Alex_Tallinn
JaneOrphan, General Manager at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

I was disappointed to read this review, particularly as there are some misconceptions here. One is that of the swastika, which has undergone such thorough branding by the Nazis that many people do not realise it formerly had an entirely different meaning and was widely...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were first time visitor's to Omaka and it was well worthwhile. The displays were to a very high and in particular the first world war section. The model's of the fighter's were extremely well done as were the aircraft and other vehicle's on display....More

Thank suzuki24kia
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was recommended this centre and wasn't disappointed. It is an interesting collection of WW1 and WW2 planes displayed in superb fashion. We spent around 3 hours here and would recommend a visit.

Thank PhiljLichfield
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Aviation Museum was fantastic. We bought a daily ticket which allowed a second visit. We had lunch at Allan Scott Winery and returned to finish the museum. There is a lot to absorb so don’t rush it

Thank Wookie60
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are lots of reasons to visit Blenheim...for some, the superb wines. Another reason is one of the best aviation museums around, this one, associated with Sir Peter Jackson, focuses extravagantly on WWI aviation and has scores of vintage craft, from the earliest days, right...More

Thank MarkSherouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

i ve been meaning to visit for some years. im not into planes and museums. It didnt do it for me. lots of old planes wih lots of writing. i guess i expected it to be more like the exhibition at Te Papa on gallipoli...More

Thank nzp0ppy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Omaka Heritage Centre is one of the top spots to visit in Blenheim. Both the WW1 and the WW2 flight expeditions are absolutely worth the cost of the visit ($35 for both displays). Sir Peter Jackson and his Weta Workshop have produced a stunning...More

Thank Roy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several people recommended we visit The Museum and we were not disappointed. This is the best collection of both WW1 & WW2 memorabilia I have seen, both a private collection WW1 and a volunteer groups WW2 collection, the whole setup is incredible. We took the...More

Thank 920chrisr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but well worth the money. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Everyone with a couple of hours to spare should see both exhibits

Thank 1gillianw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleased to have visited it alone, with a few mates as we spent nearly 4 hours here which would have been cut a lot shorter with the family. The WW1 exhibit is the larger one and contains a great array of exhibits. Take the time...More

Thank fishernz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

War museums aren’t normally my cup of tea, but it was a surprise trip to Blenheim for my husbands birthday and he was interested in visiting Omaka. It was a pleasant surprise. Well set out displays of WW1and WW2 planes and memorabilia which took 1...More

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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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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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