GO NZ: Wellington’s famous Bucket Fountain is a must-see

In the heart of Wellington’s city centre there is a fountain. It is an unusual fountain. Not as grand as Auckland’s brilliant art deco fountain in Mission Bay, which gloriously shoots water into the air from its towering centerpiece and the mouths of the three sea creatures guarding it.

Nor is it as delightful as Christchurch’s Peacock Fountain, whose gaudy presence radiates in the Botanical Gardens and spurts water from more escape holes than altogether necessary.

In fact you’d be hard pressed to name a public fountain in New Zealand that impressed less than Wellington’s Bucket Fountain.

It’s truly an eyesore of a thing that clatters and thunks and doesn’t really work properly.

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