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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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World class museum

This peter Jackson enspired aviation Museum based on World war 1 Planes is better than anything I have ever seen. The attention to detail is amazing and the man who organises the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a stunning collection presented in a style that really respects the era and the sacrifice. But the exterior and the café are a let down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This peter Jackson enspired aviation Museum based on World war 1 Planes is better than anything I have ever seen. The attention to detail is amazing and the man who organises the tour really knows his stuff. I recomend this to

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Mebourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So worth the visit! We had become aware of this on our last trip 5 years ago but we just didn't have time. We made a point of allowing time in Blenheim this trip and we're so glad we did. It's an amazing display/ exhibition. Even if you're not an aviation enthusiast, this is a wonderful historical exhibition with an... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A def must even if your are not into planes. The displays are so well done and the planes are truly amazing.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum should not be missed!! Even if you are not into aviation history, the displays (assisted by Peter Jackson's team) are amazing.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This set of displays, dioramas, audio visual and full size WWI aircraft is well worth a couple of hours or more. The dioramas are very life like and evoke strong feelings. The uniforms and other memorabila are well displayed and include good well written snapshots of the people and their history. A lovely cafe attached with excellent coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Liked everything. Peter Jackson and the Museum trust have done a great job. Don't bother with the car museum next door. Go to the one in Nelson, next to WOW.

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Chch NZ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A wonderful display of World War II aircraft and memorabilia shown in exhibits that bring the whole display alive. A credit to all involved.

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Since I live in Blenheim I have always been aware of this centre but had never visited it. I just thought it was a collection of a few old 'planes and some bits and pieces. I did not expect what I saw. It was outstanding. The Centre is crammed full of beautifully restored 'planes in realistic scenes. There is also... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The history here is fantastic and the models very lifelike. Makes you feel as if you are reliving history.

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