Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

  • 79 Aerodrome Rd. Map It
  • Blenheim
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre showcases a huge display of World War I–era planes and memorabilia in the Knights of the Sky exhibition. Highlights include the world's only Caproni Ca22, an Etrich Taube, and a Morane-Saulinier Type BB. New Zealand's Oscar-winning special-effects talents have helped construct the super-realistic, story-telling displays. The center is backed by the Classic Fighters Charitable Trust, which runs an amazing, three-day international air show in odd-numbered years when vintage and classic aircraft are on display both on the ground and in the sky. Recent additions include the flying suit belonging to U.S. top ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Richthofen material, and even Goering's WW1 flying log books. There's an on-site cafe and shop as well.

Sight Information

Address:

Omaka Aerodrome, 79 Aerodrome Rd., off New Renwick Rd., Blenheim, Marlborough, 7272, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-579–1305

Sight Details:

  • NZ$25
  • Daily 10–4.

Published 07/22/2015

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