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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 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 5 January 2018 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 2 January 2018

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

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 1 January 2018

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 27 December 2017 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 27 December 2017

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
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Stopped here for a brief visit on a tour. Well laid out, with engaging exhibits and lots of useful information.

Thank allatseaSouthampton
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Not everyone will choose to see both the WWI Knights of the Sky Peter Jackson exhibit and the Dangerous Skies WWII exhibit. It is a pricey duo, unless you are a senior or student and you get a discount. They are both fascinating. The Knights...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I had some high expectations of the Omaka aircraft collection, having heard a bit about it and knowing that Peter Jackson and Weta workshops were involved etc but was completely unprepared for the quite astonishing exhibition of both WW1 and WW2 aircraft. No description of...More

Thank gmacman
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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