Nowadays I usually stay away from these kinds of towers, since I’ve already been up a few of them. But as I hadn’t much else to do in Auckland, I decided to give it a go. And to my surprise I had a better time than anticipated. First of all it actually made me get a better view of the city, both literally and figuratively. The view from up there is as you can imagine impeccable, but it also made me change my view upon Auckland, which wasn’t a favorable one. Now I’ll agree it looks like a beautiful city, and I wish I had explored more – beyond the city centre that is. Secondly there is the SkyWalk and SkyJump. Being the chicken I am, I was not about to try any of them, but still it was great entertainment – while enjoying teatime in one of the restaurants, the jumpers were falling past “my” window. In addition to the restaurants and cafe up in the tower itself there looked to be plenty more at the ground floors of SkyCity entertainment center, which Sky Tower is a part of. Remember there is a discount on entrance tickets for travellers holding HI/YHA cards. I though it was quite expensive considering I really didn’t want to do it, but with the discount it was doable.
Note: Photos are by 111 Emergency (#1) and me (#2).