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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

A must see if visiting Blenheim. Absolutel amazing details and the other collections are astounding: china from the Hindenburg and uniforms worn by Generals etc

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 17 June 2017

To be honest not sure what i was expecting but this place is great. Fantastic collection on show. A define if visiting Marlborough

Thank ODwyerSINZ
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Let me start by saying I'm not that into planes...I only went here because my husband does. I was surprised at the high cost of entry...overpriced in for what you see in my opinion. The museum does have good narration/plaques as well as local guides...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Suprisingly good. I took our family who were visiting from the UK. I thought $25 was a bit expensive until i went in. I was pleasantly surprised. It is very interesting and the staff are more than happy to answer any question. My family said...More

Thank 236lorrainer
Reviewed 5 June 2017

There are collectibles that are the envy of other museums. A guided tour will open your eyes to the history of flying, through the innovations and flying aces of WW1. We didn't do a tour but we let the roving guide show us some of...More

Thank Saska2nian
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Excellent displays of World War ! "knights of the Sky"and World War 2 "Dangerous Skies" Aviation history displayed in 2 separate hangers well worth a visit to see the human interest factor.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

These displays are so well done, with Weta Workshop figures that could be easily mistaken for real people making the aircraft look as if they are in a real war environment. A really good museum that can't be missed

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The set up is very well done. The planes are amazing, but the memorabilia (I understand, most of it is Sir Peter Jackson's personal collection) is phenomenal. What I most enjoyed was that all sides of the war was told - there is a lot...More

Thank Scirocco11
Reviewed 28 May 2017

oh my gosh this was unbelieveably good. We went thinking it would take us an hour and took more like a good 2-2.5. Was absolutely fantastic. Felt incrediably fortunate to be able to experience so much history. Thank you to all the contributors to allowing...More

Thank Jedsmom
Reviewed 27 May 2017

History at it best. Take your time going through this as it well worth it. If your lucky you may even get a personal tour from one of the many team members there.

Thank Trent W
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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