It’s been a while since my last A View From The Top post so I thought it was about time I wrote another!
Sky Tower Auckland
Sitting at 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower Auckland often features on a top things to do in Auckland list. It is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and in true Kiwi style you can do something extreme by either doing the skywalk around the top or even jumping off of it!
For those without crazy daredevil tendencies, the Sky Tower has 3 circular public observation levels where you can enjoy the views from behind the safety of glass windows.
Pros – You can get some pretty spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland up here. There’s also a couple of restaurants although I didn’t eat in them.
Cons – As with most tourist attractions, you have to pay to enter, which if there are a few of you it can soon work out quite pricey.
Surprises – Glass floors! There are sections of floor throughout the tower which are see-through and although the signs all say that the glass floors are just as strong as the concrete floors, you can’t help but feel a little dizzy and unsure when you stand on them!
Verdict – I don’t regret for one second not jumping off it (the glass floors were enough to make my legs feel like jelly) but it might have been nice to have a meal in the revolving restaurant. Another tip of mine would be to catch the ferry over to Devonport and climb up Mount Victoria for the views of the Auckland skyline which include the Sky Tower!
If you enjoyed this post, why not check out the others in this series…
- Empire State Building, New York
- Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
- Tokyo Tower, Japan
- Campanile di San Marco, Italy