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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  • October 12, 2017
    We had Fish and Chips and salad there on the Wednesday night. Cost us $16.50. Fish was a bit dried up and didn't taste very nice  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    Hello to all, my spouse, my son and I had the opportunity to do this amazing activity. Located in the heart of Auckland, the sky tower you intimidate with its 192 meters. All equipment you instructed on what you are to do and obviously nerves are unbelievable. We performed two activities, sky walk which I thought was more frightening because it is walking the 360-degree viewing the immensity and the beautiful landscape but knowing that nor a piece of you would not be if you fall. In this first phase, your uniform is orange and you perform activities up incredibly frightening. The second phase is the sky jump, uniform blue, nerves in all its splendor, pure adrenaline. My 10 year old very happy I almost dying but is so much security that I allowed my son doing that. The feeling is absolutely amazing. In 11 seconds, you fall to the platform. It is definitely an activity that generates much anguish but should be. When I showed the video to my back, they said that he was crazy and really, who isn't? Do so, enjoy life and appreciate! When you return to this beautiful country, I will return to do so! Bye bye
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  • October 11, 2017
    Touristy? A bit naff? Old hat? Or none of the above? Yeah Nah. The Sky Tower is still a great night out in Auckland. The view from the rotating restaurants and bars are fabulous and the different rest...  more »
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  • July 22, 2017
    This was such a cool visit. When you first get a glimpse of the city on the way from the airport, this tower pops out. You can see it from almost anywhere in the city! The admission fee is a little pricey, but is worth it. You go on a glass-bottomed elevator, and the doors are glass as well. You can see down and out into the city while going up. The view from this building is astonishing. You get a 360-degree view of the entire city. Would recommend when in Auckland.
  • August 16, 2017
    We went to the 360 dining experience and it was indeed an experience! A little overpriced for the size of the plates, but service is outstanding and the views are what you're paying for! Hopefully I can come back one day when I'm not falling asleep at the table! We'd been awake for 32 hours and the food placed us in a coma! We felt so bad! but it was still wonderful!
  • September 23, 2017
    Great view from the top of the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere. It's a bit pricey but definitely worth it. The Orbit 360° restaurant was unfortunately under construction but I saw one person bungy jump from the top. Great around sunset!
  • August 13, 2017
    Stunning views of Auckland City and surroundings from the top deck of the iconic Tower. If you visit Auckland, then this one of the place to have in your list. Not that expensive actually in comparison to other similar spots. Visited early in the morning to avoid crowd. Would have given 5 stars if the glasses of the first level had been more clean.
  • August 20, 2017
    Always a good place to go if you're new to the country or if you're looking for things to do. There are a few bars not a lot. One of which is a burger bar, 20+ to enter. The cocktail club is a good place, nice and warm, friendly staff who make a damn fine drink.

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Where to stay in Auckland Central

As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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