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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
January 17, 2012
From journal Auckland & Around
by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
June 6, 2009
From journal Auckland - where all the people are....
August 13, 2007
From journal 2005 Trip to New Zealand
by UK Flower Girl
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
June 10, 2006
From journal New Zealand's City of Sails
lincoln, United Kingdom
May 1, 2005
The bottom three floors accommodate shops, banks, and a casino, which are free to enter. An escalator will take you down to the Sky Tower ticket booth for a $15 ticket to the lower viewing platform (an extra $3 will take you to the second viewing platform).
The view from either platform demonstrates the urban sprawl that is Auckland, low rise and vast. The views of the harbour front, Devonport, Bayswater, the 46 (count them) volcanoes, and Auckland’s parks are incredible and worth the visit.
Should anyone feel suitably insane, you can hurl yourself off a higher outside platform in a freefall adrenaline rush before your descent is suddenly halted about 10m above the ground. Cost is $99, but only for the decidedly mad.
A visit here is a must whether you're passing through or staying a few days
From journal New Zealand- a holiday made in heaven
Auckland, United Kingdom
July 15, 2002
Once you're done wandering around and daring each other to step on the glass floor panels you have a couple of choices. If you need that adrenaline buzz, climp on up the spike of the Sky Tower, get that extra few hundred metres above the rest and pray its not a windy day. Or you do the Sky Jump for $200. Its actually a controlled descent but for a very long way down. Be warned every so often the ropes stick for a minute or so and you could be left hanging. Literally.
If you fancy something a bit more civilised or at least not so energetic, there's a cafe and revolving restaurant. And Skycity casino where you can get a whole different kind of adrenalin kick. Its free entry to all of these by the way, but take id if you want to go to the casino. Check the paper as well for nightly free entertainment at Skycity.
From journal Auckland - the sights, the shops and the bars