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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6435791305
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky...
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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Don't bypass this, a must see

Well worth taking the time to visit and enjoy the effort of bringing history to life, take time to absorb it, don't rush it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth taking the time to visit and enjoy the effort of bringing history to life, take time to absorb it, don't rush it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The whole experience was excellent and the displays were of a very high quality. I have never see so many planes displayed in such a way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Easily one of the best museums we have ever experienced in the world. It was like stepping back in time and stepping into the world of Peter Jackson. They have types of airshows during the summer season and they will fly the WWI aircrafts. A sight to see for sure. Read more about our experience here -> http://www.peanutsorpretzels.com/?p=10372

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fun and fabulous learning experience for all ages!! I have been once but can't wait to go again! Great things to see and read and the staff are so knowledgeable and helpful :-)

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wife surprised me with a visit to the aviation museum at Omaka, & as with all things done by Sir Peter Jackson, the attention to detail is fastidious. All the planes were set in a backdrop of their normal operating conditions, & there was a tale to be told for every one of them

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a few hours to kill with some colleagues when on business in the area recently. We decided on the Omaka Aviation attraction and it was well worth it. The attention to detail in the dioramas and the memorabilia present is world class. Historical aviation buffs will be drooling with all the items here. Peter Jackson is the benefactor to... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent museum with stunningly presented exhibits. A great range of information and relics. Helpful and friendly staff.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the best displays of historic aircraft I have seen. Definitely worth a visit. The Red Barron exhibit is really informative.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Need a car to get to. Very interesting historical display. however, for a family, it is quite expensive.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Omaka Heritage Centre is an outstanding collection of World War 1 Replica aircraft, the Dioramas created by Weta Workshops, and the huge amount of resourcing by Sir Peter Jackson make this a uniquely crafted Museum. This is matched by the countless hours of work done by Marlburians. I have been several times, and each time I marvel at the... More 

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