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Northern Taranaki

Slope-to-basin floor sequences exposed in northern Taranaki, New Zealand

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North Taranaki Basin field trip photo

GNS Science invites you on a four day visit to the world-renowned exposures of the Miocene Mount Messenger/Urenui deep-water clastic depositional system, in Taranaki, New Zealand. Explore the succession of basin floor to slope strata along a 40-kilometre outcrop transect on the costal cliffs north of New Plymouth. We have many years experience in leading field trips for petroleum companies and joint venture partners to this spectacular location.

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 See Field Trips for other regions, or to book a field trip please contact Business Development or call us on +64 4 570 4683.

Staff in the Petroleum Geoscience team can be reached on +64 4 570 1444