Auckland Zoo – Boardwalks

Auckland Zoo Boardwalk
Image credit: Auckland Zoo

About the project


SRS was subcontracted by NZ Strong to manufacture and install the new 131m boardwalk at Auckland Zoo in the upgraded South East Asia Jungle Track. This boardwalk, with its complex curves, weaves it way, at height, across the Zoo’s lake and connects all the South East Asia habitats.

The finished product is something to behold and is indicative of the seamless workmanship between SRS’s Fabrication and Rigging departments. We used the ever reliable, durable, warrantied, German Carl Stahl X-Tend black tensile mesh infill in our fabricated curved steel balustrade, 3400kg of steel hot dip galvanised and painted to AS/NZ standards, installed on site from the orangutan and siamang shared shelter, past the newly opened swamp forest, onto the lowlands habitat for the otters and tigers.

Fabrication Details

  • 190 Posts, Post Size 50NB pipe.
  • 78 Rails, Rails 65NM pipe.
  • Galvanised to NZS4680 Standards – Air Dried
  • Paint Colour: Resene Spark to standard AS/NZS 2132.2 2014

Rigging Details

Carl Stahl Black X-Tend Mesh 40mm aperture, vertical orientation, 1.5mm wire, black cables and ferrules – The only mesh worldwide that carries an ETA rating (European Technical Approval)

Duration: May – December 2021
Main Contractor: NZ Strong Group
Principal: Auckland Zoo – Tataki Auckland Unlimited

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