Picton, New Zealand
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Approximately 4 Hours
Created exclusively for Seabourn guests, this aviation 'journey' is like no other. Explore the amazing, world-class Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of World War I aircraft and artifacts. Rare memorabilia on display includes beautifully-crafted 'trench art', personal items belonging to flying heroes such as the USA's Eddie Rickenbacker, France's René Fonck, and Germany's Red Baron -- Manfred von Richthofen -- as well as the infamous Hermann Goering.
No aviation museum would be complete without flying machines. The Knights of the Sky exhibit has an incredible collection of original and airworthy aircraft as well as static replica aircraft. The rarity and beauty of these machines including a Curtiss MF Flying Boat, the Italian time-capsule Caproni CA 22, and the colorful Fokker triplanes.
The Dangerous Skies exhibit broadens the Omaka experience into the more familiar territory of World War II. The aircraft, some exclusive to Omaka offer a journey through lesser-known stories of the war on the Eastern front, those of the mysterious female fighter aces, and the most famous of all female regiments -- Russia's 588th Night Bombers (the Germans called them the Night Witches). Dangerous Skies also features Weta Workshop creativity capturing specific snapshots of history.
Take an exclusive look into the working hangars at Omaka, including an introduction by one of the hangar owners.
Enjoy a snack with your guide before returning to Picton.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.