Manga Pacific is a sleek, black water feature situated on the northern side of the National Aquarium of New Zealand on Napier’s Marine Parade.
Designed by Napier architect, Graham Weaver, the water feature was officially opened in December 2013 and stretches over 50 metres of foreshore and, while the depth varies, the maximum depth is 350mm.
Titled Manga Pacific - Te toka tu moana’ which translates to ‘the rock/statue that stands steadfast by the ocean’, the feauture is made from exposed aggregate concrete and granite tiles to stand the test of time in its coastal location.
Three brass nozzles at the northern end have been designed to create a tulip-shaped fountain effect. The water then flows south through the feature towards the National Aquarium.
Manga Pacific cost $320,000 and provides a unique passive recreational area for people of all ages. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and a few seating areas for people to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Manga Pacific is particularly impressive at night as it is lit by three multi-coloured LED lights under the water.
Just north of the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Marine Parade.
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