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Auckland from Every Angle

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Panoramic views over a stunning city at a breathtaking height may be plenty for the average visitor to the Auckland Sky Tower.


Others, however, may want to skip the photo op or the dinner at Orbit, the Tower’s 360-degree revolving restaurant, and head straight for SkyJump. If a base-jump from 192 meters (630 feet) up isn’t your style, maybe SkyWalk, a dizzying walk around the 1.2-meter (4-foot) wide platform at the top of the Tower in a full-body harness will satisfy one’s adventure craving.


Those not wanting to leap off the edge can step onto glass flooring, located on the Main Observation level, and feel a rush as the city moves below, day and night.


The Sky Tower boasts three observation areas, the Sky Deck, Main Observation level and Sky Lounge, each of which offers 360-degree views. On a clear day, one can see approximately 82 kilometers (52 miles) into the distance from the Sky Tower, according to Sky City Auckland.


The Sky Tower is open 365 days a year, weather permitting and operating hours vary seasonally. Single entry for an adult costs $29 (U.S. $20) and $12 (U.S. $9) for children ages 6 to 14.

Take in New Zealand's metropolis from the top of the skyline

Jonathan Norris

Madison Sullivan