This build for Real Journeys is used as an amphitheatre for farm shows in the outback, featuring dynamic, angular roofing plates and tilted tubular steel columns.
"Love every moment" is the tagline for Real Journeys, a widely regarded New Zealand tourism industry leader. We had the good fortune to win a tendered commission for the company at Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu.
The project called for constructing an amphitheatre and supporting utility sheds in the remote Wakatipu location. Our team was required to be resourceful in getting building supplies and construction gear to the site. The build became something of a 'real journey with special moments' for our Otago construction team.
The project's main structure, an amphitheatre for farm shows, was exceptional in several respects. Its unique architectural design, with dynamic, angular roofing plates and tilted tubular steel columns, required our team to apply their know-how in getting things done. All structural steel for the project was fabricated at our plant in Milton, which included many one-of-a-kind curvilinear pieces, which needed to fit precisely once in the place. The pavilion's perimeter wall was constructed using southern beech and clad in attractive schist rock.
The result is an impressive seating facility, which Real Journeys use to educate and entertain audiences on the 'ins and outs' of farm life. Our team was also called on to build the timber sheep pens, which was perfect for us since our company started as rural builders.
The completed amphitheatre is an integral part of Real Journeys' tour experience to the public, and we're proud to be part of this unique farming experience.