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Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre provided by Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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About
Visit the ‘Dangerous Skies’ exhibition which features stories from World War II at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum. These are tales of daring, valour and tragedy stretching from the British Isles to the forests of Germany, an embattled but courageous Russia and the Pacific. Two of the star attractions are a Griffon powered Mk.XIVe Spitfire and a Focke Wulf 190. Women also feature more prominently in this exhibition and the Battle of Stalingrad is the stage for an immersive experience that is both entertaining and chillingly thought provoking. Choose from a guided highlights tour or the self-guided option.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16787P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drinks.
Duration
45–420 minutes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee Kiosk and light refreshments available
  • Souvenirs available for purchase
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All guests must be well and are required to sign in for contact tracing purposes.
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drinks.
Duration
45–420 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee Kiosk and light refreshments available
  • Souvenirs available for purchase
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All guests must be well and are required to sign in for contact tracing purposes.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 Oct. 2021
A note from Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Guests must use the NZ Covid Ap or sign in to assist with contact tracing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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cocopops1971
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions
Awesome Place to visit for all ages
Apr. 2021
What a great spot and brilliant exhibition. Enjoyed by 7 of us ranging in age from 14-50. Lovely friendly staff, great cafe and outstanding customer service. I contacted them today as we finished our campervan holiday and I thought I may have left souvenirs we purchased at the Centre. Heard back from them almost immediately confirming I did and offering to send to me at my home address ASAP. Thanks so much - hugely appreciated and make sure you visit :)
Written 28 April 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Kia ora Lisa, thank you it was a pleasure to host you and your family at Omaka. Hopefully your souvenirs arrived safely too! Thank you again for visiting and we appreciate you taking the time to share this review.
Written 7 June 2021
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lyndap15
Pukekohe, New Zealand25 contributions
Awesome visit
A must do when in Blenheim. Very good displays. So lifelike. It is interesting reading the information as you walk around too.
The coffee is good but there is not a huge selection for a lunch. Better for a snack.
Overall a fabulous place to visit
Written 17 April 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you Lynda, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again in the future!
Written 18 April 2021
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Tour812974
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions
Fantastic
Well worth a visit. The exhibitions were fantastic and of exceptional quality.
The cafe was very good as well
Written 17 January 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you visiting, so great to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written 18 January 2021
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Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand697 contributions
Great dispay
Nov. 2020 • Friends
I did the WW1 experience 2 years ago and didn't have time for the WW2 experience. The WW2 has fewer planes on display (8), but they are in pristine condition and still fly, there is even a Hudson bomber on display that has crashed into the jungle (done by Weta workshop). There is even a 10 minute interactive movie where you are looking at Stalingrad while the Germans are bombing. Also displays of memorabilia to view.Value for money at $20.
Written 18 November 2020
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand341 contributions
Spectacular. Please visit .... LEST WE FORGET.
Oct. 2020
We had previously visited and seen the WWI exhibition and were very impressed. This WWII exhibition is surprising in that is just gets better as you go along. Unfortunately (for Omaka) when we went there weren't many visitors. This was a bonus for us as it allowed us to move at our own pace. The stories about seemingly ordinary Kiwis becoming reluctant war heroes makes you proud. The audiovisual presentation is amazing and very thought provoking. Good cafe on site too.
Written 22 October 2020
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for visiting us again and taking the time to share such a fantastic review on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you both again soon!
Written 26 October 2020
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Linda C
Moorpark, CA1,046 contributions
Out of the Ordinary!!!
Feb. 2020
Tour the WWI Exhibit first, and then walk behind it to this museum to see the advances made in aviation between the two wars. The costumed figures are so well done that you expect them to move any moment. We saw rare airplanes we've never seen before. I had just read the book "The Huntress," so I was especially interested in the "Night Witches" displays of Soviet women who proved women also belonged in the air (flying up to 16 bombing missions a day.) Marvel at the world's only Auro Anson MK.1 and a Griffon powered Spitfire. Thoroughly enjoyable. Omaka is a MUST DO!
Written 24 August 2020
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RachaelBrown29
Hi Linda, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it!
Written 25 August 2020
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796kayem
Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions
Pencil in heaps of time to wonder
We only had an hour so only saw this part of the Omaka centre.
So make sure you have the afternoon or morning spare. It’s well worth it and so much history to read and look at.

A hiding gem and a must do
Written 16 July 2020
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
Written 19 July 2020
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CathiDYT
Whitehorse, Canada27 contributions
An amazing display
Nov. 2019
We are not history buffs but it was suggested that we would enjoy the Centre. We were not disappointed and spent a lot of time reading and just digesting the amazing work put into this museum. Highly recommended.
Written 5 December 2019
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Chris R
10 contributions
Best WW2 aviation exhibition
I’m sitting in the onsite cafe having just left what I can only describe as a visit to the best WW2 aviation exhibition I’ve every been to. The mix of artefacts, memorabilia, stories and aircraft is extremely well presented. It has the ’feel’ of being rather than a set of fixed exhibits.
The Stalingrad experience and the statistics, presented in a dynamic setting -prepare to be bombed when you attend - is humbling and breathtaking.
Written 2 December 2019
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diddydi2018
London, UK7 contributions
Even if you don’t love planes this is still a great place to visit.
Nov. 2019
I don’t usually like museums very much and a quick dash from the entry to exit doors is enough, but visited this one on recommendation of Heather (Marlborough Tours).
THIS MUEUM IS DIFFERENT! Spent a few hours in the WW2 exhibition alone - engaging displays, amazing collection of memorabilia and personal stories. A truly special way of marking Remembrance Day (11th Nov). New Zealand certainly knows how to do museums!
Written 12 November 2019
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dant_pn
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Worth the visit
Worth the visit if you’re in Blenheim. Interesting displays and information provided. While the entry fee isn’t c
nzcopplestone
nzcopplestone
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Artistic Aeronautical Attraction
Sir Peter Jackson's and other amazing exhibits have amazing diarams to encourage the feeling of time and place and
GreeningM
GreeningM
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Awesome Aviation Experience
My teenage boys and I really enjoyed the exhibits and the stories that went along with them. It was cool seeing Sir
veejordan
veejordan
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Amazing Place
We had the luxury of having an event in the middle of the Heritage Centre and it was an amazing night. What an awe
PhilEvans1968
PhilEvans1968
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Great experience
Loved the displays and the work by Weta Worksop on the WW1 aircraft. Really brought them to life. The WW2 exhibit w
apteryx055
apteryx055
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Lives up to its reputation
This is world class. Two galleries now, WW1 and WW2, with rare or even unique aircraft, and their stories told cre
haleyb235
haleyb235
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Great family morning out for rain or shine
Great exhibit with all fine detail which was pretty impressive but then when it comes from Peter Jackson wouldn’t h
287jonathann
287jonathann
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Fantastic thing to do for half a day
Awesome - if you had ancestors involved in WWI or WWII particularly interesting and all the planes and displays hav
Sainty1
Sainty1
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Wow
This was so much better than we ever imagined. The presentation, the stories and of course the planes. Great to se
DiB5
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High calibre
Displays and information interesting Stalingrad experience was immersive. Can see Weta studios influence. The cali
DaleRugbyMum
DaleRugbyMum
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AMAZING AND A MUST
An excellent exhibition. Both my husband and 13yr old son enjoyed both the WWI and WW11 exhibits. There is so muc
Jenni K
Jenni K
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Excellent!
Thoroughly recommended! Exhibitions were interactive and very well fine. A must do if you’re in Blenheim
Wander46757584245
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Amazing display of aircraft
Amazing display of aircraft - highest level of detail we've encountered worldwide at an aviation museum. 100% recom
FlickyIII
FlickyIII
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Outstanding
The amount of detail and work that has gone into the exhibits is staggering. Really educational and humbling.
26lv
26lv
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Amazing wxperience
Wow! The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has an awesome collection of aircraft and displays to please all visitors.
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