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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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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Loved it although the bloke/guide who while very informative and friendly - could have given us a bit more space to view on our own.

1  Thank Pedfield
Reviewed 23 January 2013

On a rainy morning, in Blenheim, what do you do? Visit this Sir Peter Jackson supported museum of WW1 planes. OK, most of them are not original, but this is more than made up by the way (or the air?) they're displayed. The only thing...More

Thank Jan_Lelie
Reviewed 22 January 2013

What a great place to visit for all ages. Just amazing. Well done Marlborough. So authentic. History almost brought alive

Thank Roadie366
Reviewed 22 January 2013

My girlie instincts told me not to go but as a good and dutiful partner I went along - also because our hosts told us it was fantastic. Girls, don't be put off. Even if you know nothing about airplanes and care even less, you...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Great 2 hour visit to this small aviation museum. The way the planes are set out is amazing and the models excellent. Very informative and I had to drag hubby out!!!

Thank JeanetteHerts
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Left thebig Boys here to visit and now wish the girls had gone too!They havnt stopped taliking about it and how many photos did they take???

Thank Staffydog55
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Well presented aviation museum. Lots of information for those who are interested. My small children were not so keen and so I feel I wasted $55 which is the family entry fee. If you've seen the planes at MOTAT you can totally skip this unless...More

Thank sande66232
Reviewed 14 January 2013

I visited Omaka in late December 2012. As a military aviation enthusiast, I just couldn't believe what an amazing collection of aircraft and memorbilia they had on display. In my opinion this is a world-class museum and the best of it's type (WW1 aviation) in...More

1  Thank Dennis6056
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Loved this museum. Booked onto the guided tour which was very interesting and worth the extra $5 each. The layout is excellent with the right balance of written material and displays. It is cool how the planes are laid out to reflect real life situations....More

Thank James L
Reviewed 9 January 2013

you MUST see this if you are in Blenheim.Even my wife loved this place,I had to drag her away!.The displays are simply outstanding,they tell me Peter Jackson was involved in settint the centre up,again a must see.

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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