Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre information
Lonely Planet review
Blenheim’s ‘big attraction’ has always been its wineries, but the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has blown the wine out of the water. Aided by Peter Jackson and his team of creative types, this captivating collection of original and replica Great War aircraft is brought to life with a series of dioramas depicting dramatic wartime scenes such as the death of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. Memorabilia and photographic displays deepen the experience. The guided tour is an extra $5 extremely well spent. A cafe and shop are on-site, and next door is Omaka Classic Cars : over 100 vehicles from the 50s to the 80s (adult/child $12.50/5).