Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre


The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre houses mostly aircraft from the 1920s and 30s, including the largest collection of de Havilland aircraft in the southern hemisphere.

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:                                   $10
Students (with ID) & Senior Citizens:          $ 7.50
Groups 10 or more                                      $ 7.50 per person (prior booking only)

Children (12 and under):                             FREE.  Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.




Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day, Queens Birthday, Labour Day 11.00am to 3.00pm

Closed: Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, & New Year’s Day.

Phone +64 3 208 6046