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Plenty of parking and free entry. The model and photos are well set out, an educational stop. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Blenheim, New Zealand
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
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of parking and free entry. The model and photos are well set out, an educational stop. I would recommend stopping here to gain an insight into this unique part of NZ's present and history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank twebb21
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We saw the sign on the main road and went down for a look. The centre was interesting and quite informative but some of the displays weren't working and I'd say it hasn't had much done to it in recent years. It could do with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Very interesting to see the model layout of the rig and and the gas plant,Well worth the stop over and the entry is free.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank r0nandvicki
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Well set up for the visitors in understanding how the gas fields and the rig etc was built and great explanation on the operation.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank films1
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank marlainac2015
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MikeL5544
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