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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The "Knights of the Sky" and "Dangerous Skies" exhibits were illuminating and extremely well done. Well worth the visit and afternoon exploring this unique spot.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peter Jackson (Director of Lord of the Rings etc) decided to build this facility to house his growing aviation collection and created an innovative display. The displays help tell the stories visually better than any other aviation museum I have visited across the world. Best...More

Thank Seattle-Maddog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an aviation enthusiast it was great to see all these aircraft so beautifully displayed. Peter Jackson's skills are evident throughout with most displayed in dioramas rather than just 'parked' in an exhibition hall. We did both Knights of the Sky (WW1) and Dangerous Skies...More

Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought I would be bored but from the moment we stepped inside I was fascinated. The planes flying when WW 1 started were literally held together with string. They were marvels of the age. But in the 4 years of war aircraft developed into...More

Thank lovemarlborough2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Omaha and we're fascinated by the display of WW1 warbirds, so when we heard they had opened the WW2 planes we knew we should visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and came away intrigued by the condition and stories behind these planes....More

Thank whowesit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit...this time to catch the new second world war exhibit well worth the trip....caught a PBY taking off on video as we were leaving....a wonderful display.

Thank gus3382016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter who you are, an aviation buff, a war expert, just a person interested in flying the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim is incredible. Peter Jackson of Weta Workshop fame has spun his magic again.Realism right down to the watery mud round the...More

Thank shirleanmcc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadley we only had time to to see Knights of the Sky. I am not an aviation fan but this is fantastic. I appreciate the planes but I really like the personal stories. Do yourself a favor allow plenty of time and go for a...More

Thank UBIQUE105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about planes and war planes. Great experience. Shop was good and a small coffee stand in the lobby area. I would highly recommend this to travellers who like museums. Great displays!

Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having already been through WW1 (which is excellent). Today we went through WW2. Fantastic to see the aircraft, some of which still fly. The life like people, along with the Spitfire, Avro Ansen, Yak 3, just amazing. Also the WW2 memorabilia . Highly recommend visiting...More

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We are arriving in Picton by cruise ship on 10 January for the day, & wish to visit the Omaka Aviation Centre near Blenheim. The full day shore excursion offered by our cruise line is very expensive & allows time for a visit to the WW1 display only - this particular excursion has received shocking passenger reviews for other attractions visited on the same excursion. Have looked at hiring a car for the day but also very expensive. And buses depart too early in the day from Picton (our cruise doesn't dock in Picton until 10am). I found only one bus that we could possibly catch, leaving Picton at 1pm (then taxi to Centre from Blenheim?), view the Centre, then back to Blenheim (taxi?), then return bus to Picton - $25 per head each way (there are 4 of us). I haven't found any other excursions that allow us adequate time at the Centre, most focus on wineries, with the Centre a sideline. Any detailed suggestions such as: (a) efficient & not outrageous costs of transport Picton-Blenheim-Centre return? (b) any suitable excursion to allow us plenty of time at the Centre? (c) perhaps a personal guide including transport from Picton return? Many thanks Forstergadabout
29 December 2016|
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Response from RachaelBrown29 | Property representative |
Hi Forstergadabout, thank you for your message. The best thing to do would be to contact the Marlborough i-Sites - they have a list of independent operators who will be able to assist with transportation and/or other places... More