Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim

4.8
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.
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  • This is amazing I’ve been before and the ww2 exhibit was new to me this time have you a huge appreciation for what they want through especially the Stalingrad presentation and the jungle diorama  more »
  • Our accommodation host suggested we visit the Omaka aviation centre and whilst not being a big fan of aeroplanes I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it. There are two hangers full of...  more »
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  • That was so cool! I'm not even into planes or war, but it was fascinating. The thing that brought it all for me were the stories if individuals. Wonderful experience:)
  • This was great. Cost $25 for entry to one exhibit so not cheap bit great staff, planes were awesome to see, lots of information displayed creatively. Worth going in my view if you are okay with the price.

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