For those who have purchased tickets to the  September airshow, we are working with our ticketing provider Humanitix to offer the option of either a refund or to retain your booking, which will be automatically validated for Yealands Classic Fighters 7-9th April 2023.

Getting to Omaka

& where to stay and play once you're here!

The Omaka Aerodrome, in Blenheim, Marlborough NZ is home to the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow and the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Only 5km from the Blenheim CBD and, 8 km from Marlborough Airport, the route is well sign-posted off SH1, along SH6 to Aerodrome Road. For general information on Marlborough, things to do and where to stay please visit MarlboroughNZ or contact the Marlborough i-Sites.  Keep scrolling to discover great offers and handy info once you arrive!

By Air

Marlborough is serviced by two commercial airlines, Sounds Air who operates from both Blenheim and Picton, and Air New Zealand. For private aircraft planning to fly directly to Omaka, please see the AIP Supplement. Pages 37-44 relate to Omaka and can be downloaded here.

Visiting Pilots:  Please see the AIP Supplement. Pages 37-44 relating to Omaka can be downloaded here.

By Sea

The Interislander has been connecting the North and South Islands since 1962 and is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry.  They are offering Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow attendees 15% off the best available fare!

INTERISLANDER OFFER – Yealands Classic Fighters 2021 Promo Code:
Yea21 15% off Best Available Fare

Booking conditions and instructions:
Reservations can be made direct with Scenic Journeys online at Click on Book – top of page
> Book a ferry
> Enter journey details
> Click continue
> Choose travel date, vehicle type and fare type
> Please read fare conditions prior to continuing through the booking process
> Add any extras if required
Continue through the booking process.
> On payment page Enter Yea21 into the promo code box – click on enter – Discount amount will be shown 
> Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
> Date and time changes as per fare conditions.

Valid for travel from 01 March through to 30 September 2021

Get me to the show on time!  

Sounds Connection provides return transport from Picton and Blenheim to Omaka so you can enjoy the entertainment – without having to worry about getting there and back.

Cost: $35.00 per adult, $17.50 per child return from Picton and $15.00 per adult $7.50 per child from Blenheim.

Click the button below for the Bus Timetable

Contact us: 03 573 8843 (or +643 573 8843 for our international visitors)



Adult: $15:00
Child: $7.50


FRIDAY 3rd September

2.00 pm - Grove Road, outside KFC Seymour Square
3.00 pm - Middle Renwick Rd, Springlands Supermarket bus stop
RETURN: 7.30 pm

SATURDAY 4th September
8.30 am - Grove Road, outside KFC Seymour Square
9.30 am - Middle Renwick Rd, Springlands Supermarket bus stop
RETURN: 5.00 pm

SUNDAY 5th September
8.30 am - Grove Road, outside KFC Seymour Square
9.30 am - Middle Renwick Rd, Springlands Supermarket bus stop
RETURN: 5.00 pm

NOTE: Please be ready 15 minutes before all departure times


Departure time is 9.00am, return time is 5.00pm from Omaka (both Saturday and Sunday only)

Cost: $35.00 per person return

Friday 3rd September 2021
No service available from Picton.  Available from Blenheim only.

Saturday 4th September 2021
Departure Time: 9.00am from Waikawa Bay
Return Time: 5.00pm from Omaka

Sunday 5th September 29021
Departure Time: 9.00am from Waikawa Bay
Return Time: 5.00pm from Omaka

NOTE: Please be ready 15 minutes before all departure times

Pick up Locations as follows:
1. Waikawa Bay launching ramp (opposite Arthur Crescent)
2. Corner Boons Valley Road and Waikawa Road
3. Opposite Queen Charlotte College entrance
4. Opposite entrance to Picton Marina (outside Picton Top 10)
5. Picton iSite
6. Wellington Street bus-stop (opposite Oxley's restaurant)
7. Sounds Connection office (94 Wellington Street)
8. Crow Tavern

Park & Ride on Saturday & Sunday

Park your car at Brayshaw Park and take the Blenheim Riverside Railway straight to the Airshow gate!

The first train leaves Brayshaw Park Station for Omaka at 8.45am and thereafter on demand between Brayshaw Park and Omaka. The last train from Omaka to Brayshaw Park will depart at 5pm.  

Cost: $7 per adult, $4 per child return.  Eftpos available.

Special Offer

Magnificent Birds & the Marlborough Sounds!

We've joined up with Beachcomber Cruises so that you and your family can enjoy a day at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow then head out to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to experience the magic of birds, of the feathered variety at the Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary. Home to the Tui, little blue penguins, Kereru and other endangered New Zealand birds this is a brilliant Marlborough package at an exceptional price!

Departing Picton at 9:00am on Sunday 5th this 2.7km nature walk returns to Picton at 11:00am by water taxi.

Find out more here

Need expert help getting to the event or planning your travels? Keep reading!

For aviation enthusiasts planning their dream airshow experience! 

All packages are tailor-made, suited to your budget, which can include flights based on the latest deals and specials available. We deal direct with the operators and the airlines (access to wholesale special fares). We offer special attention to detail when planning your holiday to ensure you have the best experience possible. Airshow Travel is managed by a pilot and CJ6 Nanchang owner with a life-long passion for aviation plus over fifteen years’ experience in the travel industry. Anywhere worldwide - we’ll get you there to see AvGas turned into noise!
Ph: (+64) 0276094816 / 0800 336660

Our fascinating journeys are a MUST for those passionate about aviation!

Join us on our fully escorted 10 day journey to discover the top of the South Island's aviation history and spend 3 days at the airshow with Gold Passes.

Share this comprehensive journey from Christchurch to Blenheim with fellow enthusiasts and create memories and friendships to last year after year.

Contact Melanie on 021 076 8308 or

See more at: