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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bi-annual event that I was lucky enough to be in NZ at the time. The show was well organised, something happening all the time and plenty of refreshments at good prices. A fantastic day out! My rating is for the airshow, rather than just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This aviation museum is one of the best three in the world and I can definitely recommend it for a visit.

Thank Sabine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is superbly laid out and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. But what really stands out is the standard and originality of the exhibits and the rarity value. A part of the Red Baron's aircraft; an eerie portrait of Goering and a genuine...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The displays were expertly put together and really brought to life the exhibits. To see the number of historic WWI aircraft on display was great for anyone with an interest in history or aviation. They had an airshow displaying craft over the Easter weekend, unfortunately...More

Thank chrisburgess24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a private collection of mostly WWI vintage aircraft and most are in flying condition. As we entered the gate the fellow told us we were lucky as today was a special day, entry fees reduced ($20 each) and that got us in to...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very helpful volunteers and staff. We very much enjoyed our visit and learnt heaps very much recommend a visit to here

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Omaka is world class, we have visited many times and always go back. They have a fantastic collection of vintage planes, memoribilia and cars, and the ground staff in the center are amazing with lots of knowledge. The flying days are great to watch local...More

Thank jac_c44
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great value for money. The new experiential WWII display is spectacular. Highly recommended. Not to be missed.

Thank halcioneminx
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Love old war planes. This is a fantastic collection of vintage air planes. We visited when the air show was on so a special trip.

Thank Neville S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum and were blowen away by the magnificent displays and realistic mannequinns depicting aviation history-through the 1920s&30s-the second world war and beyond.there was a huge display of wartime uniforms-and personal stories about the soldiers and the war birds.we spent a good two...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