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Maui Gas Field Visitor Centre

Address: Surf Highway 45, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 23 Attractions in New Plymouth
Type: Other
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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I am into science and energy, when in an area, visiting what makes it tick is interesting to me. The scale of the site is quite large. It is all fenced and landscaped. Safety is paramount and must be respected. The Visitors Centre is just off the coast road and has plenty of parking for all size of vehicle. The... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

I am interested in how things work, so it was cool to see the models of the on-shore plant and the maui rig. With your kids it would be of interest to them too if they could think beyond McDonalds:-) Recommended. Somebody noted the siren. The notice outside says it's tested once a week at the same time of day,... More

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

One of the best places to go and see the whole model for the complex. Easy to explain to kids. Very accessible and can be managed by yourself.

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Raglan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had just arrived at the Maui Visitor centre when the emergnecy siren sounded. We left as quickly as we could!

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New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

The facility is not manned but open from 8am. Interactive, video and static displays tell the story of gas and oil exploration and how it all works. Learnt a lot!

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Norfolk
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

It was more interesting than I expected - in fact, it's impressive when you see what's going on and the loos are nice.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Well worth the stop to see how the gas field operated on the rigs.

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