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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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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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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This has some interesting exhibits and some classical old planes that are worth seeing if you are into that type of stuff. Worth doing if you an old plane and history buff.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Awesome museum for WW1-2 airplane enthusiasts especially as it was raining today. It took 4 hrs with a coffee break to see both exhibits. Sir Peter Jackson involvement is really impressive with the “sets” It was good to see the war described from the German,...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

OK. I'm not a guy. But my Dad flew 32 missions in WWII from London to Germany and I have his diary. I like war movies. I've seen WWI and WWII planes in various museums. I actually flew in the only still flyable B-24 that...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

After walking around the Omaka classic cars my wife and I went to The Aviation Centre which is spectacular but quit expensive to get into. You have a choice looking at planes of WWI or WWII or a double pass for both. It is around...More

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We spent a full day absorbing the detail and the content of this excellent exhibition. Two of our party are serious war historians and they gave this a real thumbs up.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This attraction has two key areas devoted to WW1 and WW2. Both are really good with fabulous displays of aircraft and memorabilia. It would be even better if the information was a little larger - there was so much to read. Some of the planes...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Amazing set out.Planes reproduced in their environment eg crashing into a tree.Rather than a list of facts they have made a visual to feel what it was like.The people are so realistic you catch yourself talking to them! Best way to learn history.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This museum has beautiful displays and will take approx 2 hrs to go through. My husband can always name every plane but even he was blown away by their selection of planes and beautiful arrangement.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Visited without prior research (saw the signs when driving past). Opted for the WW2 indoor self guided tour (WW1 tour also available). Several aircraft on exhibition ( some air worthy ) and comprehensive displays including NZ involvement. Engaging ( volunteer ) staff happy to explain...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Our family of five went along and we took the tour. It was interesting seeing all of the different types of planes but it didn’t enthrall me and I thought that overall it was ok. In comparison to the two Gallipoli exhibits that Peter Jackson...More

Thank Craig A
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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
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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
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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
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