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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 29 December 2013 via mobile

I can not recommend this museum highly enough particularly to those with more than a passing interest in aviation.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

A must see attraction. We all enjoyed it, especially my husband who could have spent the entire day there. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the museum.

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Neither of us are particularly interested in military or flying history so this museum was not high on our list of Belnheim to dos. However, the exhibits are beautifully kept and the displays are imaginatively constructed. They are also supported by interesting descriptions with many...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

I didn't know anything about this until I asked my bar tender lady in Picton were should I go. This came up very soon in her list so there I went. This Exhibition is way ahead any I have visited earlier in USA and Europe....More

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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Wonderful depictions of First World War flying machines, not just the aircraft themselves, but also various aspects of the workshops and skills needed to get these amazing machines into the air. First class exhibit in every way, well worth your time.

Thank Allan R
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Expertly set out, interesting guide, brings history to life. Even if you aren't fascinated by planes, this gives a movie moguls take on it which is lively, approachable and would appeal to all ages.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Omaka Aviation Museum is a must see. The displays are brilliant. Look so real. I have been a couple of times and each time you go you seem notice something different. Excellent.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

What a top class attraction we have here in Marlborough a must to share when you have visitors to Marlborough!

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This is well worth a visit. Well presented in a way that brings it to life. Would imagine it's a quite unique situation to have as many private collectors sharing what they have with the public.

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Great place to visit, we have been several times as we are fortunate enough to live locally. The displays are brilliant very accurate and real looking. Highly recommend to all.

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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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MrsNavyChaps
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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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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
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