Nationally significant collection of
de Havilland aircraft
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About Us

The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre houses mostly aircraft from the 1920s and 30s, including

an extensive collection of de Havilland aircraft.

It is unique in that nearly all of the aircraft on display actually fly.

This nationally significant museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating New Zealand’s civil aviation

heritage – both the stories of pioneer aviators and their equally colourful machines.

 

Many of the aircraft on display have been restored and are maintained by the Mandeville based

Croydon Aircraft Company.

Admission:

Standard Admission:                                        $12
Students (with ID) & Senior Citizens:           $10

Children (12 and under):                                 FREE


Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Groups - Tour Guides can be arranged with prior booking

Hours - Open Daily:

Summer (October - April) 9.30am to 4.30pm

Winter (May to September) 10am to 4pm

 

CROYDON AVIATION HERITAGE MUSEUM

Our showcase of Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust's planes

How did we get to where we are today and what is planned for the future

Donate today to help maintain and showcase our great planes

 

OUR PLANES

A collection with passion

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de Havilland Tiger Moth DH82 - Flights available

Tiger Moth
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de Havilland Fox Moth - NZ's first commercial aircraft

Fox Moth
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de Havilland Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Additional aircraft are on display in the Hanger

Other Aircraft
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de Havilland Dominie (Tui) 

Dominie
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1910 Pither (Replica)

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ABOUT US

The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre houses mostly aircraft from the 1920s and 30s, including one of the largest collections of different types de Havilland aircraft.

It is unique in that nearly all of the aircraft on display actually fly.

This nationally significant museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating New Zealand’s civil aviation heritage – both the stories of pioneer aviators and their equally colourful machines.

 

Many of the aircraft on display have been restored and

are maintained by the Mandeville based Croydon Aircraft Company.

Admission:

Standard Admission:                                        $12
Students (with ID) & Senior Citizens:           $10
Groups - Tour Guides can be arranged with prior booking

Children (12 and under):                                 FREE.  


Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre is committed “To retain our legacy of the golden era of aviation by the preservation, maintenance and operation of early historical aircraft” & is home to the largest collection of de Havilland aircraft in the southern hemisphere.

 

1558 Waimea Highway

Mandeville
R D 6

Gore  9776

Southland

New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 208 6046

OPENING HOURS:

 

Summer: October - April

Daily:  9:30am - 4:30pm
Winter:  May - September

Daily: 10am - 4pm

BY ROAD

Mandeville is on State Highway 94, about halfway between Dunedin and Te Anau, and only a 15 minute drive from the town of Gore.

Invercargill is the closest airport. Dunedin and Queenstown are the next closest options.

 

BY AIR

You are welcome to fly your private aircraft to Mandeville Airfield.

Please contact the Croydon Aircraft Company in advance to check conditions. The runway surface is often soft when wet.

There are no landing fees and Gore airport (only a few minutes flight away) has fuel.

Please refer to the AIPNZ pages for the aerodrome plates for Gore (NZGC) & Mandeville (NZVL).

Old Mandeville Airfield

1558 Waimea Highway

RD 6

Gore 9776

+64 3 208 6046

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Opening Hours:

Summer:  October - April

Daily: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Winter:  May -  September

Daily: 10am - 4pm

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