Pounamu Pathway is a collaborative effort between Te Ara Pounamu and CerebralFix that links together four experience centres across the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini, from Awarua to Kawatiri. The immersive storytelling app is meticulously crafted to engage and captivate visitors, reshaping their exploration of the unique West Coast Te Tai o Poutini.
In this digital narrative, the rich history of the West Coast unfolds dynamically – from legendary taniwha and historic battles to settlements and the tales of pioneers. The Pounamu Pathway app seamlessly intertwines these local pūrākau, creating a tapestry that visitors can navigate and explore at their own pace.
Users are empowered to map their physical journey, unlocking hidden locations and immersing themselves in the footsteps of those who shaped the region. With interactive features such as quizzes, AR visuals, and guided activities, the app serves as a dynamic companion for an enriching adventure.
The app, more than a technological tool, serves as a gateway to a profound journey illuminating the past, present, and future of New Zealand's South Island.