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Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre provided by Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents two world-class exhibitions. The first is the original ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of WWI aircraft and artifacts. The story of aviation in the Great War is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.  The second is the new exhibition ‘Dangerous Skies’ features stories from World War II. 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 steaming hot jungles of South East Asia. Two of the star attractions are a twin engine bomber, the world's only flyable Mk1 Avro Anson and a Griffon powered Mk.XIVe Spitfire. 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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: 1h 30m
  • 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: 16787P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drink.
Duration
1h 30m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee, light refreshments and 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided commentary unless requested.
  • Food and drink.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee, light refreshments and 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 6 Oct. 2021
A note from Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Guests must use the NZ Covid App or sign in to assist with contact tracing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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GreeningM
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions
Awesome Aviation Experience
Oct. 2021
My teenage boys and I really enjoyed the exhibits and the stories that went along with them. It was cool seeing Sir Peter Jackson's collection up close, and the quality of the exhibitions overall was excellent.
Written 8 October 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you, so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you taking the time to post a review!
Written 10 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

haleyb235
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions
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 have expected anything else, WW2 exhibit wasn’t done by Peter Jackson and yet was still awesome with great planning and imagination that gone fone into the set ups, loved the screening at the end and even our little ones did too who at just turned 3 and 2 sat through the whole 7min video and was well set up and information interesting. Coffee was great afterwards with a great selection of toys for our littles one to keep entertained and all staff were helpful full of information throughout.
Written 5 June 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Kia ora Haley, we are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Omaka AHC. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, it is much appreciated.
Written 7 June 2021
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Sainty1
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA154 contributions
Wow
May 2021
This was so much better than we ever imagined. The presentation, the stories and of course the planes. Great to see, can't recommend it highly enough. I had thought it would appeal to my husband more than me but that wasnt the case. Go and see it if you are in Blenheim.
Written 9 May 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. There are so many stories being told at Omaka and I totally agree you don't have to be a guy to enjoy or appreciate them.
Written 7 June 2021
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Kiwirugbymum
7 contributions
AMAZING AND A MUST
Apr. 2021
An excellent exhibition. Both my husband and 13yr old son enjoyed both the WWI and WW11 exhibits. There is so much information to take on board along with a wealth of memorobilia that has been out together. The displays are so detailed and amazing to think that in New Zealand we have all these pieces of history. It was even better that during the school holidays kids go free.
Written 1 May 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you Dale, so glad that your family enjoyed their visit with us. We also appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, thank you again.
Written 7 June 2021
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Ann L
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
World Class Exhibition
Feb. 2021
We planned our trip to Blenheim to come and see Omaka. We thought it would be good, but it was even better than anticipated. We arrived just after it opened in the morning and left as it was about to close. It is a world class exhibition beautifully presented all that you would expect of a Peter Jackson collaboration. We didn’t get to see the classic cars as we ran out of time. We were told that there are plans to expand, we certainly hope so as we will be back.
Written 21 February 2021
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kiwis2016
Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions
Incredible experience
Feb. 2021
An excellent facility and well worth the visit. It is one of those places that you could visit time and time again and see new material. While not the largest of aircraft displays, the unique aircraft, the terrific presentation, the quality of the layout and the exquisite collection of unique memorabilia make this a must see.
Written 14 February 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for your positive review we appreciate your time and thank you for your visit.
Written 15 February 2021
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Moe's world
6 contributions
A must do when in Marlborough
Jan. 2021
This is truly a must do. Feel transported to another time in history we can only try to comprehend. The stage settings were phenomenal. And the 'surprise' movie at the end is 'sobering'. The roving guide was informative and delivered the narrative well. The premises are immaculate. Easily spent a couple of hours there. Very good value for money. Highly recommend
Written 2 February 2021
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RachaelBrown29
Thank you for taking the time to write this review Maureen. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that you shared it with others. We hope to see you again someday!
Written 4 February 2021
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Cliff J
London, UK2,100 contributions
Two Museums/Exhibitions to Visit
Mar. 2020
There are two museums/exhibitions to visit at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre; 'Knights of the Sky’ covering WW1 and ‘Dangerous Skies’ covering WW2. The planes in the 'Knights of the Sky’ museum are part of Peter Jackson's (Lord of the Rings fame) private collection. Peter Jackson combined with a local group of vintage aeroplane enthusiasts to build the facility. He paid for the whole project and used his people from Wingnut films to build the dioramas and Weta Workshop to make the manikins. The result is a fantastic exhibition, really lifelike, telling the story of aircraft in WW1. The dioramas and manikins in the 'Dangerous Skies' were also made by Wingnut and Weta. There is a combined ticket for both exhibitions, which will safe some money on the entrance fee. There is a Seniors rate but only for New Zealanders over 65! There is also a small café located in the 'Knights of the Sky' building. It is also possible to have a flight in a restored Yakovlev Yak – 3 (Russian WW2 fighter plane) or a US Army Air Corps Biplane – Boeing Stearman (US military training plane). Prices are not cheap but what an experience.
Written 14 April 2020
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guido
Hamilton, New Zealand23 contributions
surprising
Feb. 2020
Having visited many vintage car and aircraft exhibitions, this one is certainly out of the box. The presentation in live scenery, with painstakingly crafted details is surely amazing. In that respect it is unique in its kind. The number of aircraft may be somewhat limited, but the presentation makes it worth while.
Written 2 March 2020
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emptynest2_11
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
highlight of hubby's trip to NZ
Dec. 2019
Visiting the Aviation Centre was on my list (for my ex serviceman hubby) to do when in the area. He went for the morning and came back on a high. The professional standard and presentation at this Centre was in his opinion very high. He took lots of great photos which he has shared with anyone who is interested. If you have someone in the family who likes aviation, don't miss dropping them off here for the day!
Written 28 December 2019
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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
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
DiB5
DiB5
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High calibre
Displays and information interesting Stalingrad experience was immersive. Can see Weta studios influence. The cali
Lisa N
Lisa N
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Awesome Place to visit for all ages
What a great spot and brilliant exhibition. Enjoyed by 7 of us ranging in age from 14-50. Lovely friendly staff,
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
lyndap15
lyndap15
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Awesome visit
A must do when in Blenheim. Very good displays. So lifelike. It is interesting reading the information as you walk
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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.
les12345678910
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Outstanding
This museum is outstanding and well worth a visit. It is located close to Blenheim and addition has a number of fly
4haywoods
4haywoods
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Incredible War time Plane Collection
Wonderful historical collection of wartime planes. You know it's going to be well done with Sir Peter Jackson invol
alanbF7073VB
alanbF7073VB
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Unmissable!
Simply awesome and guaranteed to make you want to return If you can, go to the WW1 hangar first & do the WW2 second
DJandR
DJandR
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A must do
We spent over 4 hours at the Omaka Aviation Centre it was brilliant. We bought entry to both WW1 and WW2 exhibits t
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