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Sky Tower – Auckland

At 328 metres the Sky Tower is the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breath-taking views for more than 80 kilometres in every direction.

The Sky Tower experience is a vertical ride to total amazement. An all-time high with the latest in interactive technology. So what are you waiting for? Take a deep breath, and go straight to the top.

360 all the way

Sky Tower has three circular public observation levels – Sky Deck, Main Observation level and Sky Lounge – from each of which you can get a 360-degree view of Auckland.

Quick ride

Three glass-fronted elevators can take 225 people to the observation levels every 15 minutes. The elevators travel at 18km per hour and the ride takes only 40 seconds.

Long walk

There are 1,267 steps from the base of Sky Tower to Sky Deck. It would take someone 29 minutes to reach Sky Deck walking at 4km (2.5 mph)

Views as far as you can see

On a clear day you can see approximately 82 kilometres (51 miles) from Sky Tower. That’s as far north as Leigh Peninsula, as far east as Great Barrier Island, as far west as the Waitakere Ranges, and as far south as the Bombay Hills.


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