We recommend you source accommodation well in advance, as the hotels and motels will fill up very quickly.
ROAD ACCESS FROM CHRISTCHURH
A few things have changed with the main road south of Marlborough but there is still good access via State Hwy 6 to Murchison and on via State Hwy 63 through St Arnaud.
Mobility Scooters and bikes to hire
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 $30 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, 2nd April and all camping sites must be vacated on or by Monday April 6th.
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.
Flying Into Omaka
Pilots should refer to details printed in Jan/Feb 2015 Vector magazine. A copy of the relevant page can be downloaded here.
The New Riverside Railway
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. This train will have capacity for 100 passengers, will depart at 8.50am and arrive at Omaka at 9.20am. One way fares. Adults $10. Children $5.
On all 3 days, trains will run between Omaka Station and Brayshaw Park Station every half hour, between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Return Fares. Adults $6, Children $3.
View Omaka Aerodrome in a larger map
For background on the region and accommodation options in Marlborough see the website www.marlboroughnz.com
or contact the local i-sites, who offer a friendly booking service.