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Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre provided by Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
4.5
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Duration:
45–420 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    45–420 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 16787P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drinks.
Duration
45–420 minutes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee Kiosk and light refreshments available
  • Souvenirs available for purchase
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All guests must be well and are required to sign in for contact tracing purposes.
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drinks.
Duration
45–420 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee Kiosk and light refreshments available
  • Souvenirs available for purchase
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All guests must be well and are required to sign in for contact tracing purposes.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 4, 2021
A note from Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Guests must use the NZ Covid Ap or sign in to assist with contact tracing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
17 reviews
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
Oct 2020
We had previously visited and seen the WWI exhibition and were very impressed. This WWII exhibition is surprising in that is just gets better as you go along. Unfortunately (for Omaka) when we went there weren't many visitors. This was a bonus for us as it allowed us to move at our own pace. The stories about seemingly ordinary Kiwis becoming reluctant war heroes makes you proud. The audiovisual presentation is amazing and very thought provoking. Good cafe on site too.
Written October 22, 2020
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for visiting us again and taking the time to share such a fantastic review on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you both again soon!
Written October 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cocopops1971
Auckland, New Zealand90 contributions
Apr 2021
What a great spot and brilliant exhibition. Enjoyed by 7 of us ranging in age from 14-50. Lovely friendly staff, great cafe and outstanding customer service. I contacted them today as we finished our campervan holiday and I thought I may have left souvenirs we purchased at the Centre. Heard back from them almost immediately confirming I did and offering to send to me at my home address ASAP. Thanks so much - hugely appreciated and make sure you visit :)
Written April 28, 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Kia ora Lisa, thank you it was a pleasure to host you and your family at Omaka. Hopefully your souvenirs arrived safely too! Thank you again for visiting and we appreciate you taking the time to share this review.
Written June 7, 2021
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Faymie
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions
Jan 2022
I didn't know what I expected to see in the WWII exhibition. It was quiet after the peak travel season but the friendly staff there was very knowledgeable of what on displays. He explained to me a lot that otherwise I won't know from just reading onsite. I couldn't believe I stayed quite long time to go through each display as a sole female traveler. Highly recommended if you are in Blenheim!
Written January 15, 2022
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RachaelBrown29
Kia ora Faymie, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us!
Written January 16, 2022
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Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand697 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
I did the WW1 experience 2 years ago and didn't have time for the WW2 experience. The WW2 has fewer planes on display (8), but they are in pristine condition and still fly, there is even a Hudson bomber on display that has crashed into the jungle (done by Weta workshop). There is even a 10 minute interactive movie where you are looking at Stalingrad while the Germans are bombing. Also displays of memorabilia to view.Value for money at $20.
Written November 18, 2020
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lyndap15
Pukekohe, New Zealand26 contributions
A must do when in Blenheim. Very good displays. So lifelike. It is interesting reading the information as you walk around too.
The coffee is good but there is not a huge selection for a lunch. Better for a snack.
Overall a fabulous place to visit
Written April 17, 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you Lynda, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again in the future!
Written April 18, 2021
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796kayem
Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions
We only had an hour so only saw this part of the Omaka centre.
So make sure you have the afternoon or morning spare. It’s well worth it and so much history to read and look at.

A hiding gem and a must do
Written July 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RachaelBrown29
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
Written July 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

p_pebbles
Whangarei, New Zealand311 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
I decided we needed somewhere else to go rather than drinking wine all day. The displays were well done and the 2 displays were very informative. The video presentation at the end of the WW2 exhibit was interesting too. A nice way to spend an afternoon.
Written January 15, 2021
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Inspiration456650
Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a great place to visit, it has authentic aircraft which has been set up beautifully and has some great displays of old aviation, well worth a visit.
Written March 13, 2022
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for visiting us. So pleased you enjoyed the museum and we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
Written March 15, 2022
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Tour812974
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions
Well worth a visit. The exhibitions were fantastic and of exceptional quality.
The cafe was very good as well
Written January 17, 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you visiting, so great to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written January 18, 2021
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Linda C
Moorpark, CA1,053 contributions
Feb 2020
Tour the WWI Exhibit first, and then walk behind it to this museum to see the advances made in aviation between the two wars. The costumed figures are so well done that you expect them to move any moment. We saw rare airplanes we've never seen before. I had just read the book "The Huntress," so I was especially interested in the "Night Witches" displays of Soviet women who proved women also belonged in the air (flying up to 16 bombing missions a day.) Marvel at the world's only Auro Anson MK.1 and a Griffon powered Spitfire. Thoroughly enjoyable. Omaka is a MUST DO!
Written August 24, 2020
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RachaelBrown29
Hi Linda, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it!
Written August 25, 2020
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JasonandKatieC
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Aviation Adventures
All the planes were lovingly restored and we felt like we had stepped back in time. For any aviation enthusiast th
G8943NUamandad
G8943NUamandad
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Great place to visit for aviation fans
Very enjoyable, well put together and well displayed exhibition. The only slightly anoying thing was the 'guide' (I
Shane B
Shane B
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Enjoyed both the World War 1 & 2 Exhibitiion
Just rocked up paid and saw no queues no waits. As both an ex service man and a history buff ( I don't think there
NZsimond
NZsimond
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Well put together displays - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
This was recommended through Tripadvisor as one of the things to see in Blenheim. My wife was less enthusiastic tha
annandhim
annandhim
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THANK YOU!
Excellent aviation museum which made our trip to the Blenheim area worthwhile. Covering both world wars with an exc
Spinner69
Spinner69
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Interesting aviation museum
An excellent museum showcasing aircraft from the First and Second world wars. Well worth visiting and a nice cafe a
Stay53049240586
Stay53049240586
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An exceptional exhibition
We saw both exhibitions and thought they were exceptional. I knew my husband would love it but wasn't so sure about
Roopleson
Roopleson
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Marlborough Trip
I visited both the WW1 and WW2 exhibits and can only say it was a fantastic exhibition that I am sooo glad I experi
Pat P
Pat P
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Excellent museum
Best aviation museum I have been to in NZ helped by the Weta workshops and the special effects of a bombing
ChasandStephen
ChasandStephen
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Realism at its finest.
Being an ex RNZAF technician this is one hell of an exhibition. The realism is fantastic. The exhibition informatio
nostrebor_family
nostrebor_family
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Exceeded our expectations
Don't be fooled when you first go through the doors (we thought this was going to be a small showcase) but it goes
MrsGNZ
MrsGNZ
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Stunning...
Worth your visit and because it's part of Peter Jackson and Wingnut, great set up, worth your visit.
NicolaW687
NicolaW687
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Interesting exhibits
Well laid out, fabulous exhibits. Friendly team of staff and volunteers. Lots of parking - well worth the trip.
dant_pn
dant_pn
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Worth the visit
Worth the visit if you’re in Blenheim. Interesting displays and information provided. While the entry fee isn’t c
nzcopplestone
nzcopplestone
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Artistic Aeronautical Attraction
Sir Peter Jackson's and other amazing exhibits have amazing diarams to encourage the feeling of time and place and
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