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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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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was more enjoyable than I thought it would be. The set pieces are really well put together, and the information articles are fascinating. Younger children may need a bit of encouragement as there is not much for them other than looking (and not setting off the proximity alarms) the red baron collection was excellent.

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Landsborough, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Those magnificent men in their flying machines. This is a world class museum with the most amazing exhibits thanks to the genius of Peter Jackson. It is like entering a different world with each display a photo opportunity. The figures are so life like. Take a look at the soldier lying on his bed reading and you almost expect him... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is a must see for tourists,it was well signed posted which made it easy to find. We are lucky to have such a wonderful museum in our country,well done to Peter Jackson for public to access the rare memorabilia of war planes etc,,better then we ever expected. The tour guides take care of any questions you may have... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved this place. I saw the advert for this place in the Wild Tomato magazine. It was free in our hotel room in Nelson, so we came over to Blenheim to go to this place. My hubby is an engineer so he loved it.

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Brisbane
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The displays are fascinating and reminds us that there were two sides to the first world war. The gentlemen that take the tours are knowledgeable and helpful beyond the call of duty. We were lucky enough to secure a private tour of the hangers/workshops for a small fee which was truly value for money and worth the extra time. (They... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Even if you aren't a aircraft or war buff you'll still enjoy Omaka Aviation Museum. No wonder the royals paid a visit! The replicas and scenes are so life like it's almost unbelievable! My kids, 4 and 6, weren't that excited, but there was always something to keep them interested.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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