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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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West Horsham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Realistic dioramas and so professionally laid out. Goerings uniforms and Richtoffens trophies were stunning.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We only had a bit over an hour here but could have spent much longer. The aircraft are amazing and some are still airworthy. The displays are very well done and lifelike. Our guide was knowledgeable. Worth seeing.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had a very cool couple of hours here. The sets the planes are put in are very, very good. They have guides within the centre walking around that have some very good insight into the history of the time. Simply a must if you are in Blenheim.

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Blenheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum has a fantastic and extremely lifelike display. it is a look into a history that will take your breath away, from the very start you are immersed in the world war one life of the early fliers, both Allies and German. As well as this Omaka has flying and static aircraft from both wars. You will have a... More

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just outside Blenheim, we found this museum of old aircraft. Notwithstanding, our guide was an 89 year old pilot who had flown for three Air Forces! He was still flying. He gave us an informed, witty guide through the various aircraft types featured in the "Knight of the Sky Exhibition". It was a great visit, much enjoyed by us both.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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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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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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 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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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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