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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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 that you may like to visit while you are here. They can organise it for you and the best news is that it won't cost more than what it would if you were to book it all directl!
Please google Marlborough i-Sites for the web link for the email address - unfortunately TA won't let me do that in a message.
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