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It is still standing

I remember visiting this as a child and now I have been able to show my children. Does not work as... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Aussie20142014
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Napier, New Zealand
via mobile
Is this really an attraction?

Just so you are clear this is a small fountain with a few buckets that spill water every now and... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
Barny C
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Jan 24, 2018
“It is still standing”
Jul 8, 2017
“Fountain at night”
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Cuba Street | Cuba Mall, 6011, New Zealand

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

I remember visiting this as a child and now I have been able to show my children. Does not work as well as it once did but it is still standing and interesting to watch.

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Just so you are clear this is a small fountain with a few buckets that spill water every now and then. This is no more an atttaction than the trees, pavement and rubbish bin which line the same street. Best not promise the children a...More

Thank Barny C
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Passed by this tonight. Was smaller than I had been expecting after looking at the photos. Nice to have water fountain in the middle of town but would have been better had it not been wasting water by sloshing some over the edge of the...More

Thank Maria F
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I liked it. Looks funny and makes you smile. Set in Cuba street and near the shops. Water splashes out so be careful if you get close. Worth a look if in Cuba street.

Thank Ace28065
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Bucket Fountain is an offbeat sculpture in Cuba Street, Wellington. It was designed by Burren and Keen and installed in 1969. The brightly coloured buckets fill with water until they tip and then their contents spill into the buckets below and more often than...More

1  Thank paullegate
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I remember this from 40 years ago. I never really new what this sculpture was ment to represent. Maybe the rain the buckets down in wellington. Cuba street has come along way I always remembered it as a place not to visit. But I'd say...More

Thank Todd W
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

It didn't work well 40 years ago when I first saw it, and after restoration it does not seem much better! But at least it is working again now!

Thank Albywon
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Reviewed February 10, 2016

I was on my way to the Irish pub for dinner with friends on a late night in Wellington and saw this while walking along the Cuba District and thought it was nice, but I didn't realize what it was until I saw it again...More

Thank James A
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Reviewed January 25, 2016

Spotted this cool fountain while we were strolling down cuba street and its pretty cool sadly it wasnt in action at any time we passed it and im not sure why otherwise we would have sat to look at in in the cafes right next...More

Thank niamhs456
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Reviewed January 19, 2016

Me and the Mrs were in Wellington for our 1 week anniversary and I wanted to splash out on something unique for her we walked outside Logan Brown then stood outside Ombra then crossed the road saw Olive then said I love you to her...More

1  Thank SamKopua
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