Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Exhibition

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Getting There

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



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.


Bus Service

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

Details of costs and pick-up points to follow.


Campervans at Classic Fighters


Space is available for campervans and self-contained camping.

Few facilities are available, so there will be no power or water. Port-a-loos will be provided.

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



Flying Into Omaka


Pilots should refer to details printed in Vector magazine.



The Riverside Railway

Train at Omaka Station

On all 3 days, a morning passenger train will depart from Beaver Station (next to the River Queen) in central Blenheim to take people to the Air Show.

In addition trains will run between Omaka Station and Brayshaw Park Station every half hour, between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Full details of ticket prices and timetable to come.


Mobility Scooters and bikes to hire

1 day, 2 day, 3 day
Go to to register

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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





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