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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 13 July 2017

We had heard from friends that the Aviation Heritage Centre was a trip that was well worth while particularly for those interested in first world war aircraft. We were not disappointed. The recreation of battlefield replicas transported you back in time to a time of...More

Thank angus2017007
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best air museums I have ever visited it has two sections First World War and second world. First World War sec. has been built by weta workshops who did lord of the rings etc. it is so real you would...More

Thank Bigalonzo
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of our group had visited before & suggested we should go - so glad we made the time, it's an amazing place with something to interest everyone! We only had time for the World War 1 exhibit - but absolutely would recommend it as...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Anyone going to Blenehim should make the time to visit this. The amount of avaiation history was outstanding.

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We really enjoyed the lifelike displays and stories accompanying the exhibits in the World War I and II displays. The exhibition was very well laid out, giving a mix of serious information and more lighthearted stories. We particularly enjoyed the film on the bombing of...More

Thank Helene G
Reviewed 7 July 2017

love the place. Took the grandson at least twelve times over the last year. See and read something different every visit.

Thank 644robyn
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We bought tickets to both the WW1 And WW2 exhibitions - they were both truly amazing. So lifelike you could have been here and full of history. These aviator were truly very brave men. The entry price may seem quite a lot but it is...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Very recommended. We didn't go in peak season so we were the only people in the museum. Presented very well.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had a flying visit (excuse the pun) as we only had a couple of hrs to look around this place before we had to fly back to the north island we only went in the ww1 exhibit and it was really good and massive...More

Thank Skymanmark
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Really interesting place, especially the WW1 display. Lots of interesting displays which are easy to get lost in, 3 hours went by in no time. WW2 display was smaller and not as unique so if you are pushed for time you could miss this one....More

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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