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Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre provided by Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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: 1h 30m
  • 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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Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drink.
Duration
1h 30m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee, light refreshments and 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drink.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee, light refreshments and 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 4, 2021
A note from Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Guests must use the NZ Covid App or sign in to assist with contact tracing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Cliff J
London, UK2,128 contributions
Mar 2020
There are two museums/exhibitions to visit at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre; 'Knights of the Sky’ covering WW1 and ‘Dangerous Skies’ covering WW2. The planes in the 'Knights of the Sky’ museum are part of Peter Jackson's (Lord of the Rings fame) private collection. Peter Jackson combined with a local group of vintage aeroplane enthusiasts to build the facility. He paid for the whole project and used his people from Wingnut films to build the dioramas and Weta Workshop to make the manikins. The result is a fantastic exhibition, really lifelike, telling the story of aircraft in WW1. The dioramas and manikins in the 'Dangerous Skies' were also made by Wingnut and Weta. There is a combined ticket for both exhibitions, which will safe some money on the entrance fee. There is a Seniors rate but only for New Zealanders over 65! There is also a small café located in the 'Knights of the Sky' building. It is also possible to have a flight in a restored Yakovlev Yak – 3 (Russian WW2 fighter plane) or a US Army Air Corps Biplane – Boeing Stearman (US military training plane). Prices are not cheap but what an experience.
Written April 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda D
10 contributions
Apr 2022
Very enjoyable, well put together and well displayed exhibition. The only slightly anoying thing was the 'guide' (I guess that's what he was), who decided to come and join us, even though we were happy walking around by ourselves, enjoying the exhibition. He meant well, but I wasn't really looking for a friend. Perhaps he just wanted someone to talk to. To be fair, he seemed to know what he was talking about.
Written April 16, 2022
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for visiting us and we do appreciate you taking the time to post a review. In regards to the 'guide', thank you for your feedback sometimes we all need a reminder about curbing our enthusiasm!
Written April 20, 2022
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kiwis2016
Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions
Feb 2021
An excellent facility and well worth the visit. It is one of those places that you could visit time and time again and see new material. While not the largest of aircraft displays, the unique aircraft, the terrific presentation, the quality of the layout and the exquisite collection of unique memorabilia make this a must see.
Written February 14, 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for your positive review we appreciate your time and thank you for your visit.
Written February 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

guido
Hamilton, New Zealand23 contributions
Feb 2020
Having visited many vintage car and aircraft exhibitions, this one is certainly out of the box. The presentation in live scenery, with painstakingly crafted details is surely amazing. In that respect it is unique in its kind. The number of aircraft may be somewhat limited, but the presentation makes it worth while.
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ann L
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Feb 2021
We planned our trip to Blenheim to come and see Omaka. We thought it would be good, but it was even better than anticipated. We arrived just after it opened in the morning and left as it was about to close. It is a world class exhibition beautifully presented all that you would expect of a Peter Jackson collaboration. We didn’t get to see the classic cars as we ran out of time. We were told that there are plans to expand, we certainly hope so as we will be back.
Written February 21, 2021
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Moe's world
6 contributions
Jan 2021
This is truly a must do. Feel transported to another time in history we can only try to comprehend. The stage settings were phenomenal. And the 'surprise' movie at the end is 'sobering'. The roving guide was informative and delivered the narrative well. The premises are immaculate. Easily spent a couple of hours there. Very good value for money. Highly recommend
Written February 2, 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for taking the time to write this review Maureen. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that you shared it with others. We hope to see you again someday!
Written February 4, 2021
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Lindy
Okaihau, New Zealand1 contribution
We saw both exhibitions and thought they were exceptional. I knew my husband would love it but wasn't so sure about myself. However we spent nearly 4 hrs there and in the end my husband had to come and find me - I was so engrossed. It has something for everyone - the technical stuff, but also personal stories. Well worth it - great value for money.
Written March 24, 2022
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for visiting the museum. It is wonderful to hear that the time you spent here just flew by - for both of you! We appreciate you leaving a review and hope to see you again in the near future.
Written March 27, 2022
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annandhim
Christchurch, New Zealand17 contributions
Apr 2022
Excellent aviation museum which made our trip to the Blenheim area worthwhile. Covering both world wars with an excellent number of aircraft and associated exhibits on display. Thank you to all the volunteers who have done such a good job.

If you ever expand further in the future, as an ex-naval pilot could I make a plea for a mention of naval aviation - New Zealand aircrew played a tremendous role in the Royal Navy in WW2.

Meantime keep up the good work - it's important that our children and grand children know about what happened back then.
Written April 10, 2022
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the museum, and thank you for your service.
Written April 12, 2022
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Sainty1
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA155 contributions
May 2021
This was so much better than we ever imagined. The presentation, the stories and of course the planes. Great to see, can't recommend it highly enough. I had thought it would appeal to my husband more than me but that wasnt the case. Go and see it if you are in Blenheim.
Written May 9, 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. There are so many stories being told at Omaka and I totally agree you don't have to be a guy to enjoy or appreciate them.
Written June 7, 2021
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Marty D
Oamaru, New Zealand44 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The planes in each section (WWI & WWll) are incredible. Accurate in every way with both replicas and actual surviving planes from the time. No rush to go through, able to take photos and then a great shop and café to finish. Highly recommended.
Written June 8, 2019
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JasonandKatieC
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
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
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
Inspiration456650
Inspiration456650
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A Great Aviation Display
This is a great place to visit, it has authentic aircraft which has been set up beautifully and has some great disp
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
FaymieLi
FaymieLi
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A must do in Blenheim
I didn't know what I expected to see in the WWII exhibition. It was quiet after the peak travel season but the frie
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.
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
veejordan
veejordan
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Amazing Place
We had the luxury of having an event in the middle of the Heritage Centre and it was an amazing night. What an awe
DiB5
DiB5
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High calibre
Displays and information interesting Stalingrad experience was immersive. Can see Weta studios influence. The cali
Lisa N
Lisa N
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Awesome Place to visit for all ages
What a great spot and brilliant exhibition. Enjoyed by 7 of us ranging in age from 14-50. Lovely friendly staff,
Jenni K
Jenni K
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Excellent!
Thoroughly recommended! Exhibitions were interactive and very well fine. A must do if you’re in Blenheim
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