Educational, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand zooms past the cloudy skies of yesteryear. The air crafts on display have been through some hard times, yet have been restored in order that visitors get a sense of what it meant to ride such magnificent man- made birds. Located in the east coast of New Zealand, more specifically in Christchurch, the museum captures the imagination of many. Pair your visit to the museum with a lengthy stay at Country Comfort Belmont Christchurch. It is simply one of the coziest Christchurch motels . Having sorted out your accommodation in Christchurch you can now waltz into the museum free of charge and grasp all that you are taught about the aviation history of New Zealand. It is also an added bonus that the museum is open every day except on Christmas Day.
Start your tour among nuts, bolts and the unfamiliar components of an air craft. If you take a ‘behind the scenes tour’ you will be sufficiently fortunate to be part of the restoration process of air crafts. You are also given the opportunity to witness the Bristol Freighter and Andover. Inundated with technical details on the tour, you might also feel the need to take notes.
Do you want to get completely distracted? Experience the ‘Mosquito Flight Simulator’. Transported to a battle setting you might have to dodge the battleships that come your way. Keep calm you are only reliving one of the most nerve-wracking aerial raids of World War Two. ‘The open cockpit experience’ also has a transportive quality; you will be once again in the cockpit of a jet fighter.
You can also celebrate your birthday with some flare. The museum provides the opportunity of having a vintage tea party. Your friends will love the unique menu and the ambiance of the museum.
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is bound to astound you with its magnificent collection of aircrafts from the pre-World War 1 Era and thenceforth. Be prepared to take flight!
Varunajith Dayaratne is a creative nomadic travel writer, writing under the pen name, Sirius Black. He is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests pertaining to the needs of any type of traveler.