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 (See walking tours in Auckland)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Auckland, New Zealand

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

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