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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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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
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently attended a large function at the WW2 hangar. Simply said - you must visit, you will be enthralled. Staff were fabulous too.

Thank Francophiles1220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the museum in the rain and bought tickets for both the WW1 and WW11 exhibits. There were lots of uniforms, weapons, original airplanes, photographs and printed explanations concerning the exhibits. It was a really good museum and we spent 3 hours there.

Thank DarylJ552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning display of WW1/WW2 fighter aircraft and memorabilia! Mrs Wabbit has kicked herself ever since, that she opted for shopping instead of going... This is not only for plane buffs or history freaks. It is world-class quality - a must for tourists and NZers...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both WW1 and WW2 displays are excellent and well worth a visit. For plane buffs this would be fabulous but even if you aren’t and just have an interest in the history of the wars, you will find it a rewarding experience. Light lunch at...More

Thank Stormalong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Loved this place! Very informative. Lots of information to read. Peter Jackson's Weta team did an amazing job. Very realistic. The movie in the WWII exhibit was really moving with some amazing statistics. Very worth visiting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What fun, flying in the Stearman! Loved the boiler suits, leather jackets and goggles. A wonderful experience.

Thank MandyScottMackie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The collection of WWI & WW2 is astounding to say the least, especially the WW1 aircraft and artifices. Displays are world class and informative. The WW2 displays are equally impressive but don’t yet have the quantity of the WW1 collection. The movie about the Russian...More

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. I think the best activities in the south island have been those places that have been created with private money. To think that in the WW1 area most of the planes are working replicas is amazing. The displays are first rate...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt very expensive compared to MOTAT in Auckland. A few more dramatic bits but not any interaction with informative staff

Thank Rosehib
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here fairly late in the afternoon but had enough time to look around the classic cars and the WWII display. Excellent display. The short video of the Stallingrad bombing. It was extremely humbling. Very well done with a 360 degree video. Would highly...More

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MrsNavyChaps
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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
11 October 2017|
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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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