Wellington Zoo – Meet the Locals

Wellington Zoo

Wellington, New Zealand

Meet the Locals was developed as a walk-through New Zealand precinct at the Wellington Zoo to celebrate our country and the amazing creatures and plant life that live here, and to allow visitors to maximise their connections with some of New Zealand’s native animals.

Our collaborative input to the design team resulted in a creative civil and structural design which has transformed the precinct into a welcoming and exciting experience to families and visitors of all ages.

The solutions include attractions such as a secret blow-hole that blasts a stream of water in the air on unwitting visitors and creative design for the penguin pool and eel environments, The real secret, however, has been the skill with which the civil and structural has been blended naturally into the environment so that it is entirely unnoticed.