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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit! Amazing collection from WW1 and WW2. I'd recommend allowing 2+ hours for your visit.

Thank sfongs
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We hadn't originally planned to go here as we didn't have time, I am so glad we went it was great to see the work that has been put into the planes and exhibits. we really enjoyed walking around reading the history of the planes...More

Thank AngeChris2011
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Wow! This is a fabulous exhibition and collection. Very interesting and put together as only Peter Jackson can, well worth a visit for the whole family.

Thank Kelly202014
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

If you spend four and a half hours there as we did, when you emerge blinking in to the sun, unaware of the time, I guess you feel it's a good way to have spent your time...

Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We are locals and have just visited this amazing place. It really is a "must visit "when in Marlborough. We spent a long time here and will return to revisit. Guides were informative and very knowledgable.

Thank Brownros
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Just great! So helpful and well with our young children. Spectacular place a must do! Husband wanted to stay much longer

Thank Jevtash
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We're aviation enthusiasts so it was a collection we'd always have gone to see but it was just amazing. A rich array of real and replica aircraft as well as military uniforms and accessories from around the world all on show in Blenheim! Everything has...More

Thank supermummyNZL
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited the Knights of the Skies and the WW2 exhibitions and both were excellent. The guide I had (whose name I have unfortunately forgotten) was awesome. Very knowledgeable and interesting but was not intrusive at all and once he took me through the exhibition...More

Thank Sydneyshopper
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Just brilliant to see the very (very) high standard of presentation that has gone into the WW II exhibits. Quite amazing. Very well done to the polite volunteers who act as guides. If you are into history this is a must.

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A must do visit. Really great collection of planes displayed dramatically. Lots of useful and interesting information. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Great coffee too. Once you've completed your viewing of World War 1 & 2 planes it's worth your while to...More

Thank Mapua1962
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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