The Sky Tower, Auckland

The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to its shape and height, especially when compared to the next tallest structures, it has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/
view from far

a close-up view of the upper section


Views from the observation deck..


The tower also features the 'SkyJump', a 192-metre (630 ft) jump from the observation deck, during which a jumper can reach up to 85 km/h (53 mph). The jump is guide-cable-controlled to prevent jumpers from colliding with the tower in case of wind gusts.


view from below

view from outside the Rendezvous Hotel
where we stayed for a night 
before we flew back.


Comments

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    1. you are brave. my legs would turn to jelly at this height

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    2. oh, I don't mind the height..

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  2. I have been up to the observation deck of KL Tower so if I go to Auckland, I will definitely go up this Sky Tower to enjoy the view. Anyone in your group jump?

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  3. Really like the views there!!! =]

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  4. Nice.

    I wonder any other source you read up about the tower other than Wikipedia Wenn?

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    1. Yes, I did but I like this source..

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  5. Bird's eye view of Auckland..one eye see all

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  6. wow, the iconic landmark of Auckland!! views from above the SkyTower look so amazing.. errr, BTW did you do the SkyJump?? haha.. :p

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  7. the last photo reminds me of the Tokyo SkyTree, i took a photo of that in almost the same angle from the street, haha!! but of course i didn't bother to go near and pay to get up, haha!! :D

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    1. You should have gone up to have the bird's eye view of tokyo..

      and none of us dared to try sky jumping..

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  8. As usual most countries wanna be No.1 to build tower reaching the sky and it never ends as new height being built every year.

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    1. true, a tower always manages to attract attention..

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  9. Adventurous and a great sightseeing trip.. i hope i can visit NZ one day... :)

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  10. You guys din't try the Skyjump?

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    1. I love visiting those towers, can see the city view and take great pictures.

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    2. a must-visit of towers..

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  11. hmm that's quite high indeed and the thought
    of being there gives me chills haha

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  12. are there any fun activities there too? like some other tower
    hmm i think it's called sky walking,
    im not so sure what was it or where the hell it was being done haha
    but i know I saw it at some reality show

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  13. the view was great, you can see the entire city huh,
    well if that's the case perhaps it wouln't be that
    scary after all haha

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  14. have you tried that bungee jumping?
    haha being there was far crazy enough but doing such
    was insane hahaha

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  15. have a great day wenn take the best of care
    happy blogging and god bless you

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    1. there's sky walking too..not sure how ti's like..

      we saw other people sky jumped..

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  16. The view from the top is very nice and beautiful. There is seaview too

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    1. The shape of the tower is hi tech and futuristic too!

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    2. One day I took a Hong Kong friend up our KL tower. He complained the KL view was terrible. So malu.

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    3. true, the view from KL tower is not awesome at all..

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  17. Wenn I saw Auckland fish market from the first photo. Hehehe...

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  18. Your site is very useful for us. Thanks for sharing all those kmowledge and information about the sky tower from Auckland.

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    1. Which one is the tallest? Taipei 101? Or this...I cant remember ady. No matter what, the Sky Tower view has their own beautiful view.

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  19. Wah sky jump? Not for me too scary. And even sky walking too?

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  20. Auckland and the rest of NZ is very clean and tidy.

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  21. Wenn thanks for reminding and wish you have a nice day. Ooops just left 30 mins before tonight ends.

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  22. Good night wenn. Sweet dreams too.

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    1. Thanks for following my postings thus far..Goodnight and sweet dreams to you too!

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  23. Wenn: What fun, we had dinner in the rotating restaurant in the Space Needle in Seattle, WA. I would never jump from the tower.

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    1. that's nice..I wouldn't jump too..

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