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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 579 1305
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Stunningly realistic

A must do attraction here in Blenheim. World class. Totally realistic with a wealth of history of WW1 aviation. Take time to view and get a guided tour for expert information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A must do attraction here in Blenheim. World class. Totally realistic with a wealth of history of WW1 aviation. Take time to view and get a guided tour for expert information.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Our family visited here over ANZAC weekend. We had discounted entry with the Entertainment card voucher. It was incredible that so many of the planes were in working order and so many items were original. It is an amazing collection and display which suits all ages.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Fantastic assortment of World War One Planes. Not to be missed. Make sure you take your reading glasses though, as the descriptions of events or displays is in 8 font, and a lot of these are in semi lit locations throughout the site

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Nelson, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

One of the best 3 hours of spent EVER. Amazing gob smacking displays - incredible. Can't wait to go back again and show family and friends.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An amazing experience and so well presented. All exhibitions were in pristine condition. We were fortunate to meet Kevin who gave us an individual in depth insight into the exhibits and the history behind them. His anecdotal stories made it all the more interesting. We worth a visit even detour to see it if just passing through. We are very... More 

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Blenheim New zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We are often asked by visiting family and friends why such a wonderful display is sited in a relatively small centre such as Blenheim. Our response is always WHY NOT! The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is situated at an operational airfield, it is run by an enthusiastic group of, mainly, volunteers, well supported by the local community and the District... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

An unexpected treat. Take a guided tour as it's definitely worth the extra $5. Our guide was a font of information on the planes and pilots of the Great War. We thought we'd spend a quick hour or so looking at the dioramas; instead it was over two hours with enthralling stories and anecdotes.

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Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Amazing exhibition. Focused entirely on WW1 and giving a splendid and detailed view. Makes for a good stop between the vineyards.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We glamped five days here in our motor home for the Omaka Classic Fighters air show weekend over Easter & what an awesome display it was, first afternoon we spent in the Heritage Centre & found displays were excellent, world class & staff very friendly & helpful. Air show was fabulous gr8 to see all the old war birds flying... More 

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New Bremen, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very well presented scenes which incorporate aircraft from the Great War. Also many artifacts and uniforms of some very famous fliers of that era. This is not a large museum, but you will probably see things here that are not available anywhere else. I was told that there will be an addition to the facility in the next two years... More 

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