Auckland Sky Tower
The tallest man-made structure in New Zealand, Sky Tower offers breathtaking views for 50 miles (80 kilometers) in every direction. There is plenty to do up this high; relax with a coffee in the Sky Lounge, enjoy a revolving feast at the 360-degree Observatory Restaurant or, in true New Zealand fashion, you can also jump off Sky Tower.
At 1,076 feet (328 meters) tall the Sky Tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower and it took two years and nine months to build. It was built to withstand 125 mph (200km/h) winds and magnitude 7.0 earthquakes.
It has three viewing levels and climbs into the antenna mast or around the exterior can be organized. The tower gets around 1,450 visitors a day and is one of Auckland’s main tourist attractions. During the year it is lit in the various colors of causes and charities to show Auckland's support.
Covered most of the stops of the city tour. The underground, museum and sky tower will beg you to return.
These were definately the 'must do' attractions in Auckalnd! The zoo tour was quick, and we luckily didn't have any slow coaches. The harbour cruise was really good and well run. The Sky Tower was good, but entry slow and the iPhone ticket was a new one for the person on the gate. We had to wait ages instead of being taken straight in. Obviously the view is fantastic. Watching people drop to the ground on the Sky Tower Drop was hilarious! Strongly recommended.
Sky Tower is part of the Sky City casino complex which is 10 minutes walk from Britomart, Auckland's main bus and train hub.