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Address: Surf Highway 45, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Good place to get to know about gas fields. And rigs. Nice display and good overlooking the so rounding.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
rigmorrolf
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Lindome, Sweden
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Lindome, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good place to get to know about gas fields. And rigs. Nice display and good overlooking the so rounding.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Model of it was very well put together. Perhaps of interest to science students. Not sure if there was an entrance fee as we was on a bus tour which included this venue.

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Thank RoseLNZ
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Centre is excellent and well worth a visit . It contains a replica oil field platform and pictorial explanations of the workings of the Maui Gas installation.

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Thank Mike L
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Well on the two times I have visited I have only been able to get into the car park, the signs state it is open 9-5 bit every time I've been the doors are locked wroth no one around, I'm sure it's interesting if you are able to get inside

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Thank B1NZ
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

There is a huge scale model in the room, and informative wall panels. All well constructed. Easy to work your way around. Doesn't take long, and is free.

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Thank Claire S
Auckland
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

An interesting experience -especially being able to view the plant nearby. I especially liked the model of the Oil Platform. - A smallish area that packed a lot of information presented in an easy to understand way. Even the Ladies in our group found it enjoyable. Look at their web site to see opening hours.

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Thank kiwilady
Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Great place, as you do your own self guided tour through the centre you can go at your own pace, scale models of the facility which the centre overlooks and the Maui platform. Very interesting for all ages.

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Thank Jared-Kiwi
Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Like the self-guided nature of the room with interactive displays overlooking the actual site-learned heaps

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Been twice now - with different folks - very educational and a lot of hard work gone into displays. Well done STOS and Partners - a great PR Its free ........bit out the way - however worth it.

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Thank safetycrew
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Visitor Centre is located near the town of Opunake, a scant hour's drive from downtown New Plymouth.The centrepiece of this permanent exhibition is the actual scale model that was used during construction of the onshore facilities for processing the liquids arriving by pipeline from the offshore Maui field. Instructive.

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Thank Aller S

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