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“Amazing collection”
Review of Omaka Classic cars

Omaka Classic cars
Ranked #13 of 69 things to do in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Situated next to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on the outskirts of Blenheim and showcasing around 60 vehicles from the 1950's to the 1990's, the collection offers a special insight into both Marlborough and New Zealand motoring history from that charismatic period where space, grace, chrome bumpers, large grilles and individual design were allowed to run wild. The total collection is about 115 cars, with half on display at any one time.
Salisbury UK
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154 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Amazing collection”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

A great collection of cars - all bought in NZ so some British, some Australian and a few early Japanese models.

The only slight minus is the space they have means they have to park the cars very close together so it is hard to see them at their best. On the plus side, the staff are extremely knowledgeable and you can look in and under the bonnet of most of the vehicles

Visited November 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is well worth going to. Very interesting and the people there are so friendly and willing to tell you the history of the place and not rush through it like most places like these seem to be like.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good collection of classic cars”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Located next to the Aviation Heritage Centre and well worth the $10 entry fee. Mainly local cars from the 60s and 70s and of great interest if you grew up in those years. The cars are all in excellent and original condition.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great collection of cars from around the world”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Wonderful examples of cars from racing jaguars through classic Holden's to regal Daimlers and Rollers.
The staff took lots of time to chat to us and answer questions and we whiled away several hours peering into the immaculate engine bays and walnut interiors. A must for visiting car enthusiasts.

Visited April 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A great little collection”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Full of the cars we either drove in our youth or wished we could have driven, this includes a mini, ford Anglia, lotus escort,stag and a load of jags. There are also a number of Australian and local classics, but certainly something for everyone. At only $10 entry it is a steal!

Visited March 2013
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Thank Allan W
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