wairākei power station

Buildings | Geothermal | Industrial
Classic looking 60’s/70’s style Power Station ready for a period piece or post-apocalyptic world.
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retro industrial mixed with modern

Wairākei Power Station is the worlds second geothermal power station and the first to utilise flash steam from geothermal water as an energy source. Commissioned in November 1958, the Wairākei power plant is situated on the Wairākei geothermal system. It is the first geothermal plant of its kind anywhere in the world, is an iconic symbol of New Zealand’s electricity generation system.

Located not far from Taupō near the Wairākei Geothermal Field it would be perfect for a period piece or post-apocalyptic world. Think Water World with land and steam or Erin Brockovich.

To access contact Contact Energy Advisor Sam Clemerson– Community RelationsGeneration and Trading Samantha.Clemerson@contactenergy.co.nz.  Mob: 027 203 9842

permit details

Amplify Taupõ, Contact Energy

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

267 Kilometres | 3 Hours, 12 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

76 Kilometres | 56 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

76 Kilometres | 56 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

164 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 1 Minute

Taupo CBD

10 Kilometres | 12 Minutes