Sky Tower, Auckland Central

Charge your camera for panoramic photographs from Sky Tower, the tallest structure in New Zealand. Auckland's eye-catching landmark, this 328 m (1,076 ft) observation and telecommunications tower rises over the city's business district and remains best known for its unique needle-like design. An elevator whisks you to the top in less than 40 seconds, leaving plenty of time for breathtaking views from one of the observation decks. For an extra kick of adrenaline, take a peek at the city below through the glass-floor panels. If you happen to be here at sunset, you can see the colors changing over the city and enjoy a cocktail at the tower's cafe/bar. Discover how to plan a Auckland Central trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful and impressive to look down when you're on the 61st floor. We discover the city differently. It is still difficult to walk on the windows that are on the ground!
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  • The best views in Auckland by far, great experience even if you only do it once, its a must do bucket list item, even the elevator ride up is a blast with glass in the floor. :)  more »
  • I really enjoyed the Sky tower - We spent a couple of hours there and stopped at the café for a coffee I didn't do any of the additional activities just viewed the city from above. I went at sunset so...  more »
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  • Had a great time up here for the first time. Staff take a photo of you on your way up.. which they then print out and pop into a book all about Auckland and sky city that costs $40. The sky cafe wasn't cheap... $10 for a milkshake.. but it was nice. Cocktails here are almost $20 each. View is amazing. Staff were all really happy and full of smiles
  • Went up here at night. Pretty good views of the city but I think day-time views might be better. I like that there's quite a lot of freedom to explore the different levels. The first main observation level is all right but do check out the other floors like the cafe, restaurant and club floors. And of course, the other observation floor on the upper level (which I prefer more as the wooden flooring, design and lighting makes it feel more private and cosy).
  • Amazing view, more than one level observatories with bar, cocktail bar and restaurants, "high level" if you understand. Other attractions available: a walk outside or a jump down the tower, both of them safe of course. A little expensive to say the truth, but valuable! If you decide to take a lunch or a dinner in one of the restaurants, maybe applying for some offer, you can enjoy the food and at the same time the view, paying just for your food if you want.
  • Literally some of the craziest, most insane views ever. I am NOT an advocate for heights, but this is a must do if you’re in Auckland. I recommend doing both a day and night tour, especially if it’s nice and clear during the day. Tickets were fairly cheap as well!
  • I was in Auckland for a couple of days so the Sky Tower was for sure on my list. I mean, you can't leave Auckland without visiting its main landmark right? The staff was really nice, welcoming and helpful. One of the best parts is going up and down with the elevator...it's so fast and it even has a glass under your feet so you can see how fast it's going up or down! The view from the top is simply amazing! You have a 360° view on Auckland and its surroundings! Unluckily that day the weather wasn't so good but still a great experience! If you have the time to visit it, I would recommend getting there for the sunset or for a night view of the City! I also enjoyed a cappuccino at the cafè and it was delicious.
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