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Port Marsden Oil Refinery Visitor Center

Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, New Zealand
+64 9-432 8194
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Must visit place

Last week we visited this place and it is very good for the kids. They came to know about the oil... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
via mobile
A surprisingly good display

Although not a fan of continued use of fossil fuels, a visit to this visitor centre was pleasant... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, New Zealand
+64 9-432 8194
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A fascinating place to visit - we were on tour in two coaches - there was plenty of space for everyone and we could have stayed longer. The detailed model with its accompanying video explained the development and workings of the refinery very well. Entry...More

Thank GrannyG45
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was a wet week-end so we were looking for somewhere to entertain our children for a little while, this information centre did that very nicely. It has a detailed model of the refinery, with a video that detailed what different parts of the model...More

Thank JunkmanNZ
Reviewed 16 July 2016

For once we did not drive on through. It was just a 8 km detour from the main highway, and well worth a visit. Entry was free and the lady at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. There were two short video presentation...More

1  Thank Superwoman888
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We've seen the development over the years of the Marsden Point refinery and never had the time to check it out before. I'd never even looked it up in Trip Advisor, but knew we should visit it sometime. It's so fascinating that everyone should make...More

Thank Bous13
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I was a bit lost, stumbled across the NZ Refining/Marsden Point visitors Centre, and thought I'd have a look. The large map of the pipeline from Marsden Point to Auckland was interesting. The displays upstairs explaining how the refining process works were quite detailed and...More

Thank Oskar_Baxter
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