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Take a journey through the history of flight and see numerous historical artifacts, including the insignia from Red Baron's own plane, at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Started by a dedicated group of aviation enthusiasts, the museum is especially renowned for its impressive collection of biplanes and triplanes from the World War I era, a personal collection of celebrated film director Peter Jackson. Inspect legends of the skies like an Airco DH.4 and other extremely rare machines, such as the Caproni Ca.22. Another exhibition showcases WWII aircraft, including the world’s only flyable Avro Anson Mk.1, and features female pilots more prominently. The museum also offers you the chance to soar through the skies and enjoy the views from the backseat of a biplane. Make Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre a centerpiece of your Blenheim vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Blenheim trip planning site .
Tours to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Picton Shore Excursion: Wings of Omaka and Marlborough Wine Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $113
Duration: 5 hours
WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Reviews
My wife and I visited here in January 2018. I've been to many aviation museums around the world, and this one is very different. The aircraft reproductions are incredibly accurate. On top of that they... more »
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 ... more »
Wonderful collection of all the different waring nations' planes. Well worth paying for the guided tours. A lot of the planes are shown in dramatic situations. The planes are complemented with uniforms & lots of other memorabilia. Very easy to find & well sign posted. Excellent cafe for coffee & buns in the reception area.
Brilliant plane displays and super impressive in the way it's all setup and presented. Well worth the visit to both WWI & WWII exhibits. Really fascinating reading all the info boards. Equally amazing is all the memorabilia on display. Some incredible history on display. Loved it.
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