Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Exhibition

Only Marl logo


Getting There

We recommend you source accommodation well in advance, as the hotels and motels will fill up very quickly.



For those planning on flying directly into Omaka for the air show please refer to the AIP supplement effective 28 March 2019. This has important information relating to the arrival, departure and parking procedures for the days around the event.



State Hwy 1 through Kaikoura is open and provides a wonderfully scenic journey along the magnificant coastline, with the added interest from the many improvements to the road since it was damaged in 2016.

The alternative route is via State Hwy 6 to Murchison and on via State Hwy 63 through St Arnaud.

The self-drive and coach route between Christchurch and Picton, Picton and Nelson and Nelson to Christchurch provides a convenient top of the South Loop with plenty of attractions on the way.




Parking will be limited due to restrictions on the paddocks previously used. We therefore suggest you relax and catch a bus to the venue.

Marlborough Tour Company and Sounds Connection will be operating bus services during the air show.

Bus tickets can be purchased on the Classic Fighters ticket page or direct to the driver (cash only)


FROM BLENHEIM to omaka (with Marlborough Tour Company)

FRIDAY 19th APRIL 2019

3:00pm - Seymour Square Bus Stop
3:10pm - Springlands Supermarket bus stop, Middle Renwick Rd

3:45pm - Seymour Square Bus Stop
3:55pm - Springlands Supermarket bus stop, Middle Renwick Rd

7.00pm - Return from the airshow (or when show finishes)


8.30am - Seymour Square Bus Stop
8.40am - Springlands Supermarket bus stop, Middle Renwick Rd

9.30am - Seymour Square Bus Stop
9.40am - Springlands Supermarket Bus Stop, Middle Renwick Rd
* Transfer to Omaka - Classic Fighters Show

4.30pm - Return departure from the airshow.

Ticket cost per day: $12.00 return from Blenheim. Child $6
Tickets pre-sold by Omaka or cash sales to the driver (cash only).

picton to omaka (with sounds connection)

Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21st April 2019 (no Friday bus service)

9:00am Depart Picton

4:15 Return departure from the airshow

Ticket cost per day: $35 Adult, $20 child 5-15 yrs.



Campervans at Classic Fighters - SORRY ALL SOLD


Space is available for campervans and self-contained camping.

No facilities are available, so there will be no power or water.

Cost is $50 for the weekend and is only available in conjunction with a 3-day Classic Fighters ticket (either general admission or Gold Pass).

There will be two camping locations, one off Aerodrome Road and the other via access from the Wither Road extension. Please follow the directions of official personnel and signposts. Camping outside the designated areas will not be permitted.

Please ensure your camping e-ticket remains visible on your dashboard, so that Classic Fighters staff can check it easily.

Access is open from Thursday evening, 18th April and all camping sites must be vacated on or by Monday April 22nd.

Please note that the airfield will be closed to the public on Thursday ‘set-up day’ for safety reasons.

We anticipate a dry summer, so a total fire ban is likely. No outdoor cooking will be permitted.

Click here to purchase your camping ticket.


Crossing Cook Strait




Traveling by Rail





The Riverside Railway

Train at Omaka Station

The 100 seater train will be operating on Saturday and Sunday.

It will depart from Brayshaw Park at 8:30am each day. then back and forward all day.

Last trips back at 4pm and 4.25pm.

Adult round trip $7, Child $4, Under 3yrs free



View Omaka Aerodrome in a larger map

Destination Marlborough


For background on the region and accommodation options in Marlborough see the website

or contact the local i-sites, who offer a friendly booking service.











i-site Visitor Centre

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Centre
Blenheim Railway Station, SH1
Phone: 0800 777 181 (free within NZ) +64 3 577 8080
Fax: +64 3 577 8079

i-site Visitor Centre

Picton i-SITE Visitor Centre
The Foreshore
Phone: 0800 777 181 (free NZ) +64 3 520 3113 Fax: +64 3 573 5021





Subscribe to me on YouTube