Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim: Hours, Address, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Reviews: 5/5

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre was established to provide a world-class destination for the appreciation of historic aircraft. Some of New Zealand's most respected cinematic and special effects craftsmen have created a dramatic aviation theatre in which original and full-scale replica WW1 and WW2 aircraft, both static and flyable, are presented in all their glory. The museum is home to two exhibitions, "Knights of the Sky" and "Dangerous Skies". The former is on long-term loan from film director Sir Peter Jackson and comprises one of the world's largest collections of World War One aircraft and rare memorabilia. Thanks to Sir Peter's generosity the aircraft have been brought to life in a series of dioramas created by Wingnut Films and enhanced with lifelike mannequins by Weta Workshop. "Dangerous Skies" utilised local talent and features stories from World War Two and takes visitors on a geographical as well as an historical journey.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sainty1
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA154 contributions
Wow
May 2021
This was so much better than we ever imagined. The presentation, the stories and of course the planes. Great to see, can't recommend it highly enough. I had thought it would appeal to my husband more than me but that wasnt the case. Go and see it if you are in Blenheim.
Written 9 May 2021
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DiB5
Hamilton, New Zealand105 contributions
High calibre
Mar 2021 • Couples
Displays and information interesting Stalingrad experience was immersive.
Can see Weta studios influence. The calibre of the displays was a pleasant surprise.
Written 6 May 2021
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Kiwirugbymum
7 contributions
AMAZING AND A MUST
Apr 2021
An excellent exhibition. Both my husband and 13yr old son enjoyed both the WWI and WW11 exhibits. There is so much information to take on board along with a wealth of memorobilia that has been out together. The displays are so detailed and amazing to think that in New Zealand we have all these pieces of history. It was even better that during the school holidays kids go free.
Written 1 May 2021
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cocopops1971
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions
Awesome Place to visit for all ages
Apr 2021
What a great spot and brilliant exhibition. Enjoyed by 7 of us ranging in age from 14-50. Lovely friendly staff, great cafe and outstanding customer service. I contacted them today as we finished our campervan holiday and I thought I may have left souvenirs we purchased at the Centre. Heard back from them almost immediately confirming I did and offering to send to me at my home address ASAP. Thanks so much - hugely appreciated and make sure you visit :)
Written 28 April 2021
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Jenni K
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand40 contributions
Excellent!
Apr 2021 • Family
Thoroughly recommended! Exhibitions were interactive and very well fine. A must do if you’re in Blenheim
Written 27 April 2021
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lyndap15
Pukekohe, New Zealand25 contributions
Awesome visit
A must do when in Blenheim. Very good displays. So lifelike. It is interesting reading the information as you walk around too.
The coffee is good but there is not a huge selection for a lunch. Better for a snack.
Overall a fabulous place to visit
Written 17 April 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you Lynda, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Wander46757584245
Dunedin, New Zealand4 contributions
Amazing display of aircraft
Apr 2021
Amazing display of aircraft - highest level of detail we've encountered worldwide at an aviation museum. 100% recommend !
Written 13 April 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review!
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FlickyIII
Pukenui, New Zealand30 contributions
Outstanding
Apr 2021 • Couples
The amount of detail and work that has gone into the exhibits is staggering. Really educational and humbling.
Written 9 April 2021
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26lv
Queenstown, New Zealand96 contributions
Amazing wxperience
Apr 2021 • Couples
Wow! The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has an awesome collection of aircraft and displays to please all visitors. With two main exhibits - the WW1 and WW2 collections - it is evident that many hours of time and effort have gone into the facility, both in restoring the beautiful vintage aircraft and in creating the lifelike and well thought out displays. We didn’t have long enough to properly enjoy the exhibits, so will definitely be back again soon!

You can buy a pass to just one or both exhibits, or an annual pass (for only $10 more) which will let you see the exhibits at your leisure and come back again later in the year. There are occasional updates to displays and sometimes aircraft can be out flying, so multiple visits may be recommended if you want the full experience.
Written 8 April 2021
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Les
2 contributions
Outstanding
Apr 2021
This museum is outstanding and well worth a visit. It is located close to Blenheim and addition has a number of flying war birds in the adjacent hangers.
Written 4 April 2021
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