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Maui Gas Field Visitor Centre

Surf Highway 45, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Great place to visit so informative models amazing

Great place to visit so informative models amazing. Before 3D software these models were used in a... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Marlaina C
,
New Plymouth, New Zealand
via mobile
Very interesting

Fascinating display of how the gas field evolved here. Amazing view of all the gas pipes. Not... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Jane A
,
Wellington
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“platform” (3 reviews)
“rigs” (3 reviews)
“science” (2 reviews)
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Surf Highway 45, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit so informative models amazing. Before 3D software these models were used in a part of the design of how they would fit together. When Maui was discovered in 1969, it was one of the six largest gas fields in the Western...More

Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Fascinating display of how the gas field evolved here. Amazing view of all the gas pipes. Not suitable for those in a wheelchair.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is an amazing display, almost to hard to explain. But highly recommended for anyone passing by.

Thank vomo2i
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.

Thank rigmorrolf
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.

Thank RoseLNZ
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.

Thank Mike L
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...More

Thank B1NZ
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.

Thank Claire S
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...More

Thank kiwilady
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.

Thank Jared-Kiwi
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