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Port Marsden Oil Refinery Visitor Center

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I know it sounds strange visiting a oil refinery information center but this place was awesome. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve G
via mobile
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
Auckland, New Zealand
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Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, New Zealand
+64 9-432 8194
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I know it sounds strange visiting a oil refinery information center but this place was awesome. The lovely lady on duty was so helpful and genuine. The model is IMPRESSIVE and a must see.

Thank Steve G
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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 7 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
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
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 25 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
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
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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