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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
(03) 579 1305
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great collection of vintage World War 1 airplanes, staged scenes and memorabilia displays. It was really cool. Especially examining the different types of planes and lots of interesting information. A nice older fella (who I assume is a volunteer) came over for a chat about some of the planes. It was cool. It was nicely laid out, another display... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had a day to spend before we headed back on the Ferry to Wellington so were looking at ways of occupying ourselves. I was looking forward to visiting the museum as I had seen some photos and it looked well done although somewhat small. I was thinking it might take an hour to go around. Well was I wrong!... More

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Gandhinagar, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

For people who love Aviation, interested in World War History or just love the thrill of it - this is your place. We didn't even realize we spent more than 3 hours here. Very well restored and maintained planes, giving out as much history as possible! Must do!

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Amazing collection - so interesting loved the history. We plan a return is it early 2015. Excellent tour guide gave us so much information - recommend doing a tour for this reason

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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I visited this museum with my husband - being a person who hates flying I expected I'd be bored and only went to keep him company - I was pleasantly surprised! I do love history and this museum presents aviation history in a brilliant way, all displays are excellent and a couple of them are unbelievably realistic (one contains 'mud'... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is incredible - take the time to visit. You will not be disappointed. There is something for everyone in here.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Quite simply this is one of the best presented museums anywhere. As interesting the first time as the second. Don't tell anyone but we even got "locals' rates" for entry as returning visitors.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A fantastic place. Well worth a visit. Hope you catch one of the veterans to show you around. Very interesting and well presented.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a great venue and thanks to Peter Jackson for creating this museum in Blenheim. This is a world class exhibit which equals anything I have seen in major cities and is well worth the visit if you are in Blenheim and worth a trip to Blenheim from anywhere in NZ.

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Lyon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very impressive museum. The best is to wait until a guide lead you in the museum, they are all very nice and interesting !

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