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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After reading several of the great reviews we stopped in on our way out of town. It was fun and very interesting. The collection of planes inside is staggering. Any airplane or war history lover would be in heaven visiting here. We were practically the...More

Thank krwilden
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a brilliant museum, very focussed not so much on general aviation heritage as much as aviation heritage of WWI & WWII. There's tons of memorabilia, but the shows-stealers are the planes themselves and the mock-ups, along with great stories and testimonials. Many of...More

Thank dunnerak
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

So much to see in terms of airplanes, memorabilia and stories of the airmen and women. Sadly, we were in a hurry to get to another appointment so couldn't spend as much time as we would have liked. Definitely worth a visit as an alternative...More

Thank Supers_2
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to visit if you are interested in aviation. They have 2 exhibitions at the moment. WW1 and WW2. Both are well set out and full of great information. The videos and short films are worth sitting down and watching. The guides...More

Thank Peonie49
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Have been previously but they had anew area. Went with the guided option, well worthwhile the cost, we were there for an hour and a half just in the new area. Absolutely a must see museum, great staff. They have a good coffee shop there...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

visited two days ago and totally impressed.The variety of First World War and Second World War aircraft was fantastic and the information on the Red Baron and his demise very informative.Also the section on Stalingrad very realistic .I think the background visuals with life sized...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Definitely a must see attraction, allow plenty of time to absorb the wonder of the realistic lifelike displays of historical events in aviation history. Be enthralled by the stories behind the events depicted and the amazing artefacts, equipment and possessions of famous figures. The world...More

Thank WilliamRG2014
Reviewed 31 March 2017

For anyone who thinks this just another collection of old aircraft you are very much mistaken. It is an experience to be absorbed and savoured over as much time as can be spared - a few hours minimum. The way the exhibits are displayed is...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a world class exhibition and brought to life aviation history including planes but also brought the stories of war during this time. We met two committed volunteers who made the exhibition even more exciting. Totally recommend it.

Thank LittleMo1955
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We went to the Omaka Heritage Centre late in the day. That was unfortunate as we only had time to visit the WWI airplane museum. It was fascinating! The planes are great, but the stories about the planes and the pilots...made it all quite interesting....More

Thank msbremer
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We are arriving in Picton by cruise ship on 10 January for the day, & wish to visit the Omaka Aviation Centre near Blenheim. The full day shore excursion offered by our cruise line is very expensive & allows time for a visit to the WW1 display only - this particular excursion has received shocking passenger reviews for other attractions visited on the same excursion. Have looked at hiring a car for the day but also very expensive. And buses depart too early in the day from Picton (our cruise doesn't dock in Picton until 10am). I found only one bus that we could possibly catch, leaving Picton at 1pm (then taxi to Centre from Blenheim?), view the Centre, then back to Blenheim (taxi?), then return bus to Picton - $25 per head each way (there are 4 of us). I haven't found any other excursions that allow us adequate time at the Centre, most focus on wineries, with the Centre a sideline. Any detailed suggestions such as: (a) efficient & not outrageous costs of transport Picton-Blenheim-Centre return? (b) any suitable excursion to allow us plenty of time at the Centre? (c) perhaps a personal guide including transport from Picton return? Many thanks Forstergadabout
29 December 2016|
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Response from RachaelBrown29 | Property representative |
Hi Forstergadabout, thank you for your message. The best thing to do would be to contact the Marlborough i-Sites - they have a list of independent operators who will be able to assist with transportation and/or other places... More