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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  • We came across this by accident on our way from Te Anau to Dunedin when we spotted the New York flyer a wonderful restored steam engine. t’s a little gem with some excellent restored Vintage aircraft....  more »
  • A Sunday afternoon well spend. We went through the hangar with the guide and he was awesome: entertaining and interesting. Nearly all these planes still fly (but kids need to be 13 years old)!  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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