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Sky Tower, Auckland

Sky Tower, Auckland (must see)

The Auckland Sky Tower provides some of the best views over the city and further afield. The structure extends 328 metres up into the air, making it the tallest construction in NZ. From your place at the top, you can look over the city as well as out into the countryside for up to 80 km. Just getting to the top is an experience in itself as you zoom upwards in a glass-paneled lift. There are three different viewing platforms allowing a bird’s eye view of Auckland. The Skywalk offers you the chance to take an adrenaline-filled stroll around a 1.2-metre wide platform at 192 metres above the ground – you are safely strapped into the overhead safety lines, but there’s some extreme exhilaration associated with it.

True adrenaline junkies will leap at the chance to try out a base jump from one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere. The wire connected base jump is probably the closest experience to being a bird that there is as you descend 192 metres to the ground below. New Zealand has a reputation for being the world capital of extreme sports and your heart racing experience can begin in Auckland.

Tip:
If you book dinner, access to the Skydeck is included.
Best time to be up there is before sundown. Give it an hour before.
Alternately, you could get a pass so you can come back the next day. This way, you get to see the view from both day and night.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-10pm (May-Oct); Sun-Thu: 8:30am-10:30pm; Fri, Sat: 8:30am-11:30pm (Nov-Apr)

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Sky Tower on Map

Sight Name: Sky Tower
Sight Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Auckland, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Creating your own self-guided walk in Auckland is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Auckland Cultural Venues

Auckland Cultural Venues

Auckland houses a vast range of cultural venues such as museums and galleries. The New Zealand National Maritime Museum will show you local maritime activity and its history, whereas, at Ewelme Cottage you will find original kitchen equipment and household items, dating back to the 19th century. The Auckland War Memorial Museum will help you to discover the military and natural history of New...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Top Religious Buildings Tour

Top Religious Buildings Tour

Auckland houses a vast array of religious buildings and places of worship. Some of them date back to the 19th century and are considered to be landmarks and fine examples of beautiful architecture. Take the following tour to see Auckland’s most important religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Auckland Galleries Walking Tour

Auckland Galleries Walking Tour

Auckland offers a vast range of art galleries which houses an outstanding collection of paintings and holds frequent exhibitions. Works of famous local and international artists are presented here. Fans of modern art will be especially pleased. Take the following tour to see the best Auckland art galleries!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Auckland Historical Buildings Tour

Auckland Historical Buildings Tour

Auckland is not famous as a historical city, but it does have a lot of historical buildings, dating back to the 19th century. These old buildings, with beautiful architecture, keep the glorious past of the city alive and are considered as landmarks. Take the following tour to see the historical buildings of Auckland.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Auckland without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Auckland, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Auckland Introduction Walk

Auckland Introduction Walk

Auckland is an interesting city which attracts a lot of tourists because of its fine landmarks and attractions. Its beautiful landscape is dominated by volcanic hills, green parks and gardens. This "city of sail" has some of the best beaches and water sports venues in the world. Check out the best attractions in Auckland in the next orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles

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