Place to eat
There is a visitors centre with a module of the entire set up, and shows you how it all operates.
An interesting place to visit, the kids will love the huge scale model and interactive displays. Perfect time filler for those not so sunny days
Wharf at Ralph Trimmer Dr, popular for fishing. Or walk along beach and fish under the oil pipelines, and walk to the point. Papich Rd alongside logging. Park and bush walk to waters edge and wharf for fishing Mair Rd access to spectacular Bream Bay and surf beach. Walk to the point.
They have a very large model of the refinery and videos explaining the journey from Crude oil to petrol. Fascinating!!
“Waipu has a proud Scottish heritage where you can learn the stories of the early settlers of the area in the Waipu Museum. Not only that, the museum has displays on some of the world’s greatest migrations of the Scottish Highlanders who travelled to Nova Scotia, Australia and then Waipu. There’s also information on heritage trails where you can visit more historic sites around the town.”
“World class.museum right here in the Kaipara, honestly, it's that good. interesting to see what the local Dalmatian people, Maori amd early settlers went to to get the amber gold..Kauri gum..must do.”
“Small centre but with all essential services, Fresh Choice-great cost food store, café, pizza and kebab, Dr's, pharmacy, bank etc”
“Marsden Cove Marina. It has a mix of cabinet food or proper yummy meals or you can simply pop over for a drink.”
“town basin, cafe restaurants art gallery at reyburn house. shops for gifts.Claphams clock museum. numerous eating places. do the circuit walk. loose half a day and enjoy the lovely scenery”