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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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  • Average2%
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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 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is just amazing and a must to do, unfortunately my friend wasn't well so I only did the World War 1 exhibition on my own. I could have easily spent hours there and would have loved to do the World War 2 exhibition as...More

Thank Kaydee A
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Omaka aviation heritage centre is very very good. The displays are beautifully done. You can really appreciate these aircraft. Many are flying examples that are rolled out and flown regularly! Epic must see attraction.

Thank GreatOceanAir
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I am rewriting this review due to an error that I made by giving it only a 1 rating instead of a 5. This was in 2015. I apologize for this error. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. This is a wonderful museum that...More

Thank gazzap44
Rachael B, Marketing Manager at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for correcting this it is much appreciated! We hope you will come again and view the new addition to the museum, the WWII exhibition Dangerous Skies.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The collection of airplanes of the famous NZ director it’s fascinating. Mint condition facilities with very good guided tours that would tell you all the details of the WWI and WWII aviation history. Great to visit with kids or teenagers that are into aviation and...More

Thank JosePablin
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Incredibly realistic dioramas of scenes from WW1. No detail is over looked! From the nurses driving their ambulance through muddy fields to battles in the air.

Thank Susie N
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I have to say that I wouldn't call myself a fan of plane museums and that on several previous visits to Blenheim I have resisted suggestions to visit this centre ... but I was so wrong! It is a spectacularly beautiful display of planes and...More

Thank AlyDuff
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This WWI / WWII museum brilliantly fills in an easy hour in each exhibit hall. The exhibits are wonderful as you would expect via Peter Jackson and Weta workshop. Friendly guided tours are available or you can walk around under your own steam. Really enjoyed...More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you are interested in history make sure you allow plenty of time to see these exhibits, well worth it.

Thank kjmoni
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great idea to visit for history buffs and WWI/WWII enthusiasts alike. Great guided tour friendly and knowledgeable staff. I enjoyed my visit for sure. Do both tours for sure.

Thank jhmadsen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This museum is a real gem for young and old. We took our teenage boys (12 and 15) to the South Island for the first time in school holidays.We worried about the weather and how much the boys would enjoy it. On the worst looking...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