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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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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 23 December 2017

We only visited the WWI section of the museum on this visit, but the Peter Jackson team has done an amazing job displaying the beautiful, restored aircraft in realistic scenes. Don't miss the bi-plane rides over the valley, for stunning views and a once in...More

Thank lisbongirl2014
Reviewed 22 December 2017

From the moment you step into the WWI building your breath is taken away. The vintage aircraft and the careful and thoughtful way in which each display has been mounted is world class. So many items of personal belonging from people in history - especially...More

Thank Brownie1944
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I thought I’d make hubby happy and accompany him on a visit to an aviation museum. Recently been to MOTAT so thought - hohum, just some more planes! Was blown away by how it was presented. We looked through the WW1 section first before a...More

Thank rosanneg955
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome, learn a lot about world war history in a fun and entertaining way. Peter gives absolutely awesome tours if you can get him, so much more info and fun going through the tour than just reading the info. Don't Miss it!

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I am a history buff. This venue was both intelligent and fun. The staff were most helpful. There is a great deal of education value to be found here.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was my second visit but the first one since the Second World War attraction opened, it really is a must to visit while you are in the region

Thank Penelope P
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is very well done. It’s similar to the Peter Jackson Exhibit in Wellington at the world war one museum and Te Papa. Everything is excellently laid out and explained. In addition, there are people start to answer any questions that you have. It...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A memorable experience in a totally unexpected location. World class venue and not just a museum. Go there.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I cannot use too many praise words to describe this attraction. It has a truly unique collection of planes the likes of which I had not seen in other aviation museums. Their collection of WW1 planes was especially impressive. The dioramas were very well done...More

Thank DogsLovingWater
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic Need I say more. Well worth taking the guided tour. Spent 2 1/2 hours and could have stayed twice as long

Thank Roger G
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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