Friday, June 14, 2013

Scavenger Hunt # 8 - A Tower

When in Auckland there is only 1 tower....The Sky Tower.
It is the tallest building in downtown Auckland, well all of Auckland for that matter and I knew we just had to go downtown to get this shot.

The shot was finally gotten with me parking the car on the side of the road and inbetween traffic flows from the lights in front of me, I more or less stood in the middle of the road to get the perfect shot!

The Sky Tower at 328m is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking 360-degree views for up to 80k in every direct (on a clear day)
Travel up in the glass fronted lifts to one of 3 viewing platforms or for more thrills and excitement Skywalk around the 1.2m pergola edge 192m up!
Or Skyjump off the tower by wire and fall straight down for 11 secs at 85k/hr.
If this doesn't take your fancy then dine at one of the 20 or so restaurants, 2 of which are up high and give you amazing views while you dine.
Or you could try your hand at a touch of gambling in the casino.
If nothing else takes your fancy then you can just sit back and relax in one of the 2 hotels surrounding the base of the Sky Tower.

Steve and I have stayed here and eaten in the higest restaurant. The food was amazing and you do get 360-degree views whilst you eat as the restaurant revolves throughout the evening, it can be rather entertaining when someone goes to the toilet and then comes back and can't find their table as the dining floor has moved and they have lost their bearings!


Maria Ontiveros said...

I feel like we are getting a really cool tour of New Zealand as you tick items off the hunt list. Thanks for showing off your country!

Gail said...

What a great looking tower. I love seeing it as we're going to be staying right by it next February. I think I'll skip the skywalk & skyjump though. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Reminds me off the space needle ;)

Andy said...

Hi, this photograph has brought back memories,on holiday with my family before I started college. I saw this amazing tower. What a great find for the hunt. Andy.