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Port Marsden Oil Refinery Visitor Center

Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, New Zealand
+64 9-432 8194
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Entertaining, educational and free!

This is truly a hidden gem. When I suggested to my wife that we call in at the Marsden Point Oil... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robinjyates
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Auckland, New Zealand
Free & Informative with great models

This is a very informative display with a video & lit model describing New Zealand's oil... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Shelley S
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Auckland, New Zealand
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LOCATION
Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, New Zealand
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+64 9-432 8194
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a hidden gem. When I suggested to my wife that we call in at the Marsden Point Oil Refinery Visitor Centre she did not jump for joy, but later admitted that was a great experience. The centrepiece is a 150m2 fine detailed...More

Thank Robinjyates
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a very informative display with a video & lit model describing New Zealand's oil manufacture and distribution. The video is about 20 minutes & then you can wander thru the rest of the displays at your leisure. Surprisingly interesting.

Thank Shelley S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lots of good displays, with loads of information about the Refinery operation and history. The large model of the complex is fascinating.

Thank DavidandSuzanne
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were part of a group of 21 cyclists who came across the centre. The lady attendant was so enthusiastic that she encouraged us to watch the information video. Ver interesting!

Thank Yvonnegodfrey
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in to have a look. Really interesting displays & a very informative presentation about the oil refinery. The models were really amazing & so much detail. Worth the look.

Thank Bluebird2004
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Last week we visited this place and it is very good for the kids. They came to know about the oil refining process and from where it comes from. Overall kids enjoyed it.

Thank George8599
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Although not a fan of continued use of fossil fuels, a visit to this visitor centre was pleasant and illuminating. It is NZ's only oil refinery so is a key structure for transport and industry. The visitor centre includes a huge model of the refinery...More

Thank NZMDProf
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Best place to take kids. Lets them learn about where oil and gas come from. What the refinery does. What the refinery is.

Thank Tania K
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a free entrance to quite a large visitors centre. There is a large video screen showing how the crude oil is manufactured in to lots of other products. In the same room there is the biggest model of a complex I have ever...More

Thank old_romantics_2000
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Place to get paddle crabs, fishing and near beach like ruakaka you will enjoy swimming and other water activities!

Thank Francis Raphael C
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