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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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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 9 October 2017

What an amazing place! The displays were so realistic, loved them all. We saw the WW11 display and want to go back for the WW1 that is in progress.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited the centre in a rainy afternoon and were not disappointed. We just saw the WW11 exhibit. There was a lot to see, not just the aeroplanes, but memorabilia and information about particular pilots as well as information boards about the progress of the...More

Thank Jamjmm
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I only went to the one WW2 display - very well put together. Small display but still well worth the experience.

Thank RobbyPinfold
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic display this is, rivalling in places presentations at the Australian War Memorial. Some fantastic memorabilia and so interesting. A three hour visit to both sections goes very quickly. But some of the narration scripts are poorly illuminated. This place puts a number...More

Thank Mark C
Rachael B, Marketing Manager at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you Mark, high praise indeed to be mentioned alongside the Australian War Memorial. In regards to the lighting (or lack of!) of some of the display boards, we are now in the process of doing an audit to ensure that these issues are rectified....More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The place is amazing, a must-do when in Blenheim. Well done to all involved in the making and upkeep, well worth the visit. Many thanks.

Thank Chepstow27
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Magnificently presented aircraft with plenty of background and human interest for broad interest. Not only are aircraft presented in realistic tableaux but there is a good collection of personal effects which add interest especially for those not so keen on the machines!

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

As recent arrivals to Blenheim we had been encouraged to visit Omaka and are we glad we did. I understand this is (in the main) Sir Peter Jacksons private collection that has been masterfully displayed in this seriously stunning location. You could literally spend hours...More

Thank GDS9664
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the WW2 display this time. Great display and great commentary by staff . Also great piece on Russia and their involment in this war

Thank David P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you have a few days take a beak from the vineyards and visit this unique attraction. The lifelike figures add to the atmosphere . Allow at least 2 hours

Thank Robinsina
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I could have spent hours here, rather than two. Beautifully presented with lots of interesting aircraft and memorabilia, all of which gave an coherent story. One of the best exhibitions of its kind that I have seen. Not just something for a rainy day, well...More

Thank malcolm e
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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