Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim
(4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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, including the 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. Special sections of the museum focus on pivotal moments in the history of flight and famous events of World War I. The museum also offers you the chance to soar through the skies and enjoy the views from the backseat of a biplane. Put Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre into our Blenheim trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Wonderful place for historic viewing of WWI planes and WWII. Tremendous displays of historical figures from all over the world- Rickenbacker, Gohring, Russian Yak! Very surprising for a small place li...  more »
  • Now I will start this by saying that I am a bit of an Aviation geek, just a bit. This place just blew all of us away. Many of the planes and items you will see are from the private collection of Peter...  more »
  • This is a must see for all ages. An excellent insight into the aircraft and the pilots that flew them. Peter Jackson has excelled himself in gathering all of the exhibits from around the world. There ...  more »
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  • Even if you're not particularly into aviation, treat yourself to a visit to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, even if it's just to see the stunning displays Peter Jackson and his Weta crew have put together here. A first class attraction.
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  • Great exhibition and enthusiastic guides. Nice coffee at the cafe as well. Have just visited a second time, the exhibition is really fantastic and the volunteers are really enthusiastic and helpful too.
  • Impressive displays, skillfully set up, nice mix of static display, videos, photos. A little on the pricey side at $30 a ticket.
  • Another great Museum you have to go and see. Great to see some of the old planes.