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Sky Tower, Auckland
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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. Using our world travel planner, Auckland attractions like Sky Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I think our biggest mistake was going up at night, Auckland doesn't have an amazing skyline at night (not like NYC) so you really need to go up during the day to see the views, because I'm sure that w...  more »
  • The sky tower is a great novelty although a little expensive for what you get. Have a good head for heights or you will need to stick close to the walls. Amazing views 
  • It's got a great view and experience however a little expensive. I have been up a couple of times and compared to other activities I find the admission expensive 
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  • Truly a landmark of New Zealand. The views from atop the sky tower are stunning. At the same time the restaurants and cafes have a very pleasant ambience. There is also plenty of opportunity for sky walks and bungees on the right day.
  • Definitely the best view over Auckland! Paid 20$ as a Student - a bit pricey. Wifi was working very well, you could stay as long as you wanted, and there were lots of benches to sit and just enjoy the view.
  • Lovely views over Auckland, particularly at sunset. The Skywalk is great and Skyjump a real rush- aim for the bullseye! Restaurant, Casino and various bars etc serve quality food and drinks, but everything costs. One of the iconic 'things to do' in Auckland.
  • So, I wasn't too sure WHAT to expect...even though I live in Auckland... Is it a Tower made of Sky? Is it owned by someone named Sky? Why is it next to a city also made of Sky? What is Sky? Isn't Sky that satellite TV channel thing? Why is TV building towers? Maybe it's a big Satellite for the TV people! WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! It's actually a really tall-ass building in the middle of Auckland, the view is great...in fact, you can ALMOST see Mordor. If you're not a fan of heights, then it probably isn't a good idea for you to go up. Otherwise 13/13!
  • Incredible views and the kids loved it - but it's quite pricey for the family. Still amazing!