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Omaka Classic cars

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Address: Aerodrome Road | Omaka, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-577 9419
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Situated next to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on the outskirts of...

Situated next to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on the outskirts of Blenheim and showcasing around 60 vehicles from the 1950's to the 1990's, the collection offers a special insight into both Marlborough and New Zealand motoring history from that charismatic period where space, grace, chrome bumpers, large grilles and individual design were allowed to run wild. The total collection is about 115 cars, with half on display at any one time.

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cool car museum

We visited last Sunday - there was a nice guys who greeted us and told us about the cars etc and even took us out the back to show us around the workshop which was interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
wayne s
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lower hutt
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lower hutt
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last Sunday - there was a nice guys who greeted us and told us about the cars etc and even took us out the back to show us around the workshop which was interesting. The collection of cars in the museum was cool - also motorbikes. You could have a quick look around in 20 min or spend... More 

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Thank wayne s
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The two most interesting cars are the Jauguar C type and the Princess. Almost extremes in beauty. Otherwise the museum is much too packed. In addition very little in the way of the vehicles history. Sad as the aviation heritage next door is done do well.

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Thank DrSynteq
Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lots of different cars to look at with some great classics! Good to have a wander around and great location with the flight museum.

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Thank Olly606
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great way to spend a few hours - checking out a very impressive selection of classic cars and additional motoring bits and pieces - all this for just a few dollars stunning value.

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Thank Brynkoru
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome museum Like a walk back to my younger days Lots of 60s 70s and 80s classics And the staff are great to talk to Should put entry price up its such good value

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Thank Pggwrightson B
Harvey, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

this is truly a classic car collection - some amazing vehicles in this collection. well worth the visit

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Thank Krystie C
Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Located near Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre it was easy to pop across to see these classics. Some wonderful cars to view both in the main building and seperate single sheds out the back.

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Thank Ngaire L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Amazing collection of cars in wonderful condition, but with no descriptions or interpretative displays. Great for gearheads and fans of classic cars, but not if you're looking for educational displays. Very friendly members of the local car club did some informal explaining, which helped a lot.

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Thank Brian M
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I'm not a car fanatic but I went with a friend who is and this was a very reasonable and enjoyable way to spend some time. The displays change periodically, so if I get the chance, I will go back.

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Thank 007Becca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Not a huge collection and a lot of the cars are quite modern but it does have a few gems and when you consider the very low entry price I consider it an excellent attraction

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