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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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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 19 June 2012

I agree with the majority of the other reviews - lots of old wartime aircraft very well displayed (see pics provided by others), and an interesting display of historical uniforms, documents and sundries as well. Expensive - yes, but well worth it, and it's not...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 29 May 2012

This place is amazing. I am not an aviation nut, but took my parents one afternoon when they were visiting from the U.S. We ran out of time it was so fascinating! The exhibits are incredible and have to be seen to be fully appreciated....More

1  Thank jeffs92651
Reviewed 26 May 2012

This collection and its presentation is first class. I was thrilled to see these historic machines in realistic settings. You can spend one or several hours here. Bring a coat in winter.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Looks a bit geeky from the outside, but once you get inside and see the displays put together by Peter (Lord of the Rings) Jackson's production company .. what a sight!

Thank philbern
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We almost missed this gem! Initially we thought 'surely this can be walked thru in 20 minutes..', but as we walked in, we were just amazed by the displays and the volume of information! My husband is the aviation buff in the family, but even...More

1  Thank Finnano
Reviewed 7 May 2012

One of the best aviation muesums we have been to. Great 1st world war aviation history with fantastic war scenes build around the aircraft displays. Great way to understand how aircraft were built and used in the war. Best to take your time and allow...More

1  Thank peterdeane47
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Great attraction for the family- the displays were brilliant and even non-aviation buffs (like me!) were impressed. Very good value

1  Thank SB1040
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Impressive collection! All kind of items that belonged to pilots from all over the world. Very good dummy representations of war scenes. Special note on one of The Red Baron: it represents the moment the Australian soldiers stripped him and his aircraft when he finally...More

1  Thank Infernanda
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Everything looked so real that we felt we were there with them. This is is a 'dont miss' display. We sent many people that we have met on our travels to this centre.

Thank Philygumbo
Reviewed 21 April 2012

The quality of the exhibits was fantastic and extremely interesting. The scenes and mannequins designed by Weta Workshops and Wingnut Productions are very impressive. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeble. Even if you are not an aviation nut, it is worth a visit.

Thank JasMelW
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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