The Sky Tower is an attraction I skipped when I stayed in Auckland briefly in 2010, but this time I decided I needed to get to the top ….
The Tower is 328 meters high (or about 1,076 feet), and it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand:
In my opinion, the Sky Tower is a bit of a tourist trap since it’s also a casino/entertainment complex, but the views are worth spending the $28 NZ if you can afford it. Sadly, the still shots below don’t quite do the experience justice!
Certain areas of the observatory deck had Plexiglas flooring, which was a little disturbing to walk over — I did it anyway and lived to tell the tale!
Next I’m off to Mt. Eden, another extinct volcano nestled in Auckland, to catch the sunset!