Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Mandeville

Located in Mandeville 10minutes out of Gore, on display is the largest collection of de Havilland vintage Aircraft on display in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  • The museum is very well presented with numerous old planes. At least one is in flying condition. You can take a flight in a vintage plane. Adjacent to the museum is a place where actual restorations a...  more »
  • Well presented information about all the vintage aircraft and aviation history in New Zealand. The opportunity to watch restoration in action. Also the chance to view, climb on and appreciate the stea...  more »
  • Great collection of De Havilland aircraft for such a small field.
  • This place was amazing. Who knew that inside the hangar would be so many amazing aircraft, so beautifully restored. I had never seen a ‘tiger moth’ up close and it was really interesting seeing inside one as well as learning about it’s history. Laurie was our ‘tour guide’ and he was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the centre. A beautiful facility with lots of stories, a cool little shop attached to it, with a gallery space attached and a lovely cafe afterwards to have coffee and cake. A GREAT place to visit not only for the keen Aviator but all the family. Highly recommend this place to all.
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