The airport aims to immerse travelers in the South Island’s nature components (the nation’s big draw) before they event leave the airport. They start with jetways, which are decked out in floor-to-ceiling prints of rain forest photos (above).
“We wanted to virtually drop passengers into the centre of some of the South Island’s most beautiful landscapes”, airport chief executive Jim Boult says.
A soundtrack also plays nature sounds in certain locations of the sensory experience, which also includes Australasia’s largest video wall (right), comprising 54 screens, displaying nature scenes. There are also motifs of other nature elements.
For more, see photos here and a video here.