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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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Knights of the Sky - The Great War Exhibition in Blenheim
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Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our day at Omaka was so amazing. We visited with friends from Auckland and can away amazed at the displays. These have to be the best in New Zealand. Be prepared to spend the day.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Exquisite detail of models/displays. Some incredible work has gone into the whole experience. Staff very helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The expertise if Peter Jackson’s company shows through. ReLly well done and interesting even for the non war/history enthusiast.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I thought we would be in and out inside of 2 hours. Wrong, we spent 4 hours there and still didn’t cover all there was to see. Some of the scenes/descriptions/displays were superb but also very moving, particularly the section that covered the 1st world...More

Thank Derek S
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We toured both sections of the museum with the very knowledgeable guides (30 minutes each), then wandered back through for a closer look and photos of many of the exhibits.

Thank ECTrekker
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

So well planned out fantastic displays worth a visit nice cafe and friendly staff. Would go again when back in town

Thank Eve F
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of house in both parts of the collection. Very imaginatively assembled and curated collection of planes and scenes giving a real insight into the air wars of 14-18 and 39-45.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What a great display of the planes and war memorabilia. They have done such a great job. A great place to visit if you are in a be area.

Thank yhejl
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This display will satisfy military enthusiasts as well as those who might not choose this subject as a first choice. The stories are told in a very with very engaging staging due in no small part to the involvement of the WETA geniuses. You could...More

Thank Jacqui H
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We began our tour at World War 1. The figures are life size and so real. The planes are postioned in many cases up high as though they are flying, or crashed or in mud or trees. There is so much to see. The staff...More

Thank Wendy C
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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
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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
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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
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