Nationally significant collection of
de Havilland aircraft

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.


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.

Hours - Open Daily:

Summer (October - April) 9.30am to 4.30pm

Winter (May to September) 10am to 4pm

Since Covid19 Lockdown we are currently CLOSED MONDAYS

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm - until further notice



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

de Havilland Dragonfly


Additional aircraft are on display in the Hanger

Other Aircraft

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.


Old Mandeville Airfield

1558 Waimea Highway

RD 6

Gore 9776

+64 3 208 6046

Opening Hours:

Summer:  October - April

Daily: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Winter:  May -  September

Daily: 10am - 4pm

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