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SKYCITY and Sky Tower
 

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SKYCITY and Sky Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Taken from the junction of Federal Street and Wellesley Street West, this image shows them main building of Sky City in Auckland, from which rises Sky Tower.

SKYCITY and Sky Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION

SKYCITY and Sky Tower - Auckland visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'SKYCITY and Sky Tower' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater Auckland.

SKYCITY is a major tourist attraction in Auckland. Completed in 1997, the complex contains a casino, SKYCITY Hotel, a 700 seat theatre, a convention centre, 12 bars and restaurants and the Sky Tower. Adjacent to SKYCITY is the new 5-star SKYCITY Grand Hotel which has 316 luxury rooms and suites and is linked to SKYCITY by an airbridge.

After the making of Lord of the Rings, SKYCITY has also opened WETA CAVE, a retail shop offering almost any related to the film.

Sky Tower Tourist Attraction

Built as an observation and telecommunications tower, Sky Tower rises to a height of 328 metres above SKYCITY and central Auckland, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. The tower is a major tourist attraction, drawing in about 1,500 visitors a day. The upper portion of the tower contains restaurants and cafes, including a revolving restaurant situated 190m above ground which rotates 360° every hour. This provides stunning views over the city and very romantic dinging during sunset.

Within Sky Tower are also 3 other viewing platforms, each offering 360° panoramic views over the city. The main observation deck is just below the revolving restaurant, at 186m, with a partial glass floor allowing daring visitors to stand on the 38mm thick glass and look straight down.

The highest deck, called the is at 220m and offers views up to 82km in all directions. For the adrenaline junkie, Skytower also offers it's (in)famous SkyJump, a 192m jump from the observation tower during which the jumper can reach speeds over 50mph.

ADDRESS

SKYCITY Auckland
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets
Auckland
New Zealand



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Wellesley St (896, 898, 998), Wellesley St Opposite Albion Hotel‎ (OUT), Victoria St Opposite Sky Tower (INN), 51 Victoria St (953, 954, 955, 973, 974, S011), 101 Albert St (07F, 09F, 14F, 15F, 19X, 020, 030, 36F, 060X, 73F, 076, 079, 79F, 080, 080X)
Train: (ONE, SE, STH, WEST)
Ferry:



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