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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6435791305
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky...

Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of World War One aircraft and artifacts. The story of aviation, its development and the men that flew them, is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The aircraft are a unique mix of originals and replicas, some of which are flyable and/or can only be seen at Omaka including the Caproni CA.22. The Centre boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia and these are divided into two areas, one devoted to the Allies and the other to the Central Powers. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is extremely privileged to be the caretakers of these historical treasures, which include personal items of Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary Red Baron, top scoring Allied ace Frenchman Rene Fonck, top scroring American ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Germany's Ernst Udet ranked second only to Richtohfen when WW1 ended and the infamous Herman Goering. The Knights of the Sky Exhibition is a display like no other and you don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy it!

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Omaka Aviation Museum Blenheim

This is a magnificent aviation museum. Featuring Sir Peter Jackson,'s (of Lord of The Rings fame) ,own collection of WW1 Aircraft . I have visited aviation museums in Australia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a world class exhibition, supported by Peter Jackson. The displays are realistic, the staff/guides know their stuff and there is also a cafe. Don't be put off by the entry cost.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a magnificent aviation museum. Featuring Sir Peter Jackson,'s (of Lord of The Rings fame) ,own collection of WW1 Aircraft . I have visited aviation museums in Australia and England and I believe this is the finest example of WW1 aircraft, (many still flyable).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful facility with loads of interesting displays. Well laid out. We were also lucky enough to use the newly added fjnction centre which was a fantastic addition to this amazing place.

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Harvey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Omaka Centre isvery interesting and could of spent more then the couple hours we did . in this amazing place

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This must be one of the most enjoyable museums I have ever visited. The life like figures are mind blowing. The restored aircraft are presented in pristine condition. A definite not to be missed attraction when visiting Marlborough

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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is a must see. Highly recommend having a guided tour if you can afford to. Although not airplane history buffs our guide Bruce enthralled us with the history and anecdotal stories around each display with a combination of seriousness and humour. Well worth the visit.

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christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit particularly for those interested in aircraft or WWI - amazing displays of uniforms and memorabilia from NZ and overseas

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Pukerau, Southland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Us oldies and the grandson thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It wasn't cheap but consider it an investment for young people's learning and to remind us older ones how lucky we are we didn't have to enlist like our own grandparents did. The exhibition is life like, compelling and very thought provoking. A truly professional and unique display. Also enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great day out for the kids. A real pleasant surprise. Really well put together and a world class collection of memorabilia. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding display of aircraft, love the way the Weta workshop has got involved and bought these beautiful machines back to life by crafting amazing exhibits. We had lots of little kids with us but had no problem navigating our way around and enjoying all that was on offer. We weren't on a guided tour but the guides we chatted to... More 

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