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Stand­ing 1,076 feet over Auck­land, the Sky Tower of­fers panoramic views of the city. It’s easy to see why the Maoris called this beau­ti­ful place Ta­maki Makau Rau, mean­ing“The maiden sought by 100 lovers.”You can stand on the re­in­forced glass floor pan­els and look down on the streets be­low. There are three cir­cu­lar ob­ser­va­tion lev­els: the Sky Deck, Main Ob­ser­va­tion, and Sky Lounge. All pro­vide the same 360-de­gree views.

If that doesn’t pro­voke a suf­fi­cient rush of adren­a­line, there are two fur­ther op­tions for ac­tiv­i­ties in the tallest struc­ture in the South­ern Hemi­sphere. The first is the Sky­Walk, where the in­trepid can walk along the 4-foot-wide perime­ter ledge of the Sky Tower. Sky­Walk­ers are at­tached by safety har­nesses to the tower but there are no rails or bal­conies to pre­vent you from tum­bling over the edge 630 feet from the ground.

For the true dare­devil, for whom even the pos­si­bil­ity of a free fall is not enough, there is the SkyJump. This drops the jumper at a speed of more than 50 miles per hour from a se­cure hoist.

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