Mandeville is a special find. Chances are on a sunny day, you'll see a yellow tiger moth complete with pilot in leather jacket and flying goggles turning the propeller ready to go for a fly.

There you will find the  Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, a nationally significant museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating New Zealand’s light civil aviation heritage. On display are some of the country’s most important vintage aircraft and the largest collection of de Havilland aircraft in the southern hemisphere. The beauty is that almost all of the aircraft dating from the 1920s and 30s still fly.

In the foyer of the museum is an art exhibition space, which is free to view.

Location: Old Mandeville Airfield, 1558 Waimea highway, Mandeville


Phone 03 208 6046