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.