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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set aside at least an hour to see the Knights of the sky (World War 1) section. This is the best part of the centre. Very friendly staff helped us with our questions. Facilities very tidy and clean. A full on assortment of artifacts and...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We squeezed in a visit to the Aviation Heritage centre just prior to heading south to Christchurch. Our only regret is that we could have spent half a day there rather than one hour. It was professionally and thoughtfully done. They had helpful staff around...More

Thank Priscilla K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place especially on a fabulous day. Really informative great displays and lots of memorabilia. Lovely little coffee shop with coffee served outside to admire views. Well worth a trip for all ages.

Thank LOPont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors to Blenheim should not miss a visit to this centre which has the stamp of excellence all over it. From the Knights of the Sky and its 16 WW1 planes to Dangerous Skies with its 13 planes you would be lucky to see a...More

1  Thank fleetwoodmac1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly one of the best museums I have ever been to in terms of how the exhibits were displayed. There displays were informative and narration excellent.

Thank Jerome E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been an aviation buff for years and I've visited many aviation museums. I must say that I really enjoyed this one. We just visited the WW I museum and though by international standards it might be regarded as small it makes up for it...More

Thank chuckamucklanes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mind blowing display. Very clever dioramas and full of history. It should put everyone off war forever

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neither of us has any interest in aviation or much interest in 20th century wars and only went to Omaka because everyone was telling us we should. Thank you "everyone"! This is one of the most interesting exhibitions we have seen anywhere. Well put together...More

Thank KenChelwest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive and rare collection of planes, with well-written and comprehensive information boards. Perhaps a tad over-priced, but an interesting attraction for a few hours. The cafe is excellent and fairly priced.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was recommended by NZ residents that we met in Yosemite in August. It is an impressive collection of NZ aircraft from the early 1900s through WW II. We visited the air-conditioned museum on a very warm day. I really liked the WW I...More

Thank sueb123563
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13 October 2017|
Response from Rachael B | Property representative |
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
12 October 2017|
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
12 October 2017|
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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