One of Wellington’s quirkiest and most well known landmarks, The Bucket Fountain is a popular meeting place on the Cuba Street pedestrian mall.
Constructed as part of the 1969 development, it was designed by architects and town planning consultants Burren and Keen.
The fountain consists of a series of ‘buckets’ that fill with water until they tip, spilling their load into the buckets and pool below. Their contents often spread further afield onto the pavement and the odd unfortunate pedestrian!
The Bucket Fountain experienced its 15 minutes of international fame after The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood admitted relieving himself in the fountain while in New Zealand filming the movies.
It is our understanding the water has since been changed.
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