The four viewpoints encourage further engagement with McKenzie Reserve. The Reserve is such that visitors should be encouraged to explore further and to look deeper than the grand vista to sea. The viewpoints lure visitors further into and around the reserve but also provide a space to linger and rekindle. They respond to the varied views and conditions and characteristics of the site and the architecture closely reflects the conditions and planting at each site. The viewpoints also suggest repeat visits as the they and the Reserve change based on conditions such as time of day, season, weather, duration and people. McKenzie Reserve provides a sense of connection - your place within community, within nature, within world and the viewpoints help to inspire and promote this engagement. They focus inward, focus outward, and enhance that personal encounter with the site yet are also a family of objects in conversation.
Concept design of te matira by Shay Launder. Concept design of te nohoanga, nga whariki and nga puare by Nikki Launder.