Skytower Auckland

Entertainment, adventure and fine dining, all under one roof! Soaring towards the sky, piercing its way through the clouds, Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. Astonishing views of faraway lands, fun activities and exquisite delicacies to relish, this place offers it all. Standing at the observation view point, you will be stunned with the picturesque view which is like a beautiful painting on a canvas. Over 415,000 people visit this iconic tower every year. You could be next.

Location : Corner of Victoria and Federal Streets


Timings:

Month Timing
May to October 9 am to 10 pm. One cannot buy a ticket to Sky Tower after 9.30 pm.
November to April

from Sunday to Thursday : 8.30 am to 10.30 pm. One cannot buy a ticket to Sky Tower after 10 pm.

Friday and Saturday: from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm. The latest you can buy a ticket is at 11 pm.

(Note: Sky Tower is open 365 days. Although, it may be closed from time to time due to weather conditions. Hence, check before planning your trip.)

 

Highlights:

  • A chance to view the city life from a height of 220 metres above the street level
  • Get panoramic views till a distance of about 80 kilometres in all directions
  • Opportunity to see natural and man-made wonders within as well as outside the city like volcanoes, Islands, architecture, blue waters, and more
  • Get an opportunity to dine with an alluring view at Orbit 360 degree, a revolving restaurant that gives you a complete view of the city in all directions; The Sugar Club, that is elegant and glitzy; and the Sky Café that will surprise you with its exotic coffee and ice creams
  • Shop for some amazing Kiwiana souvenirs, official All Blacks Adidas products and other mementos from the Sky Tower Gift Shop
  • Enjoy the specially organised fun activities which are held only during the New Zealand school vacations 
  • There is free Wi-Fi**. So, you can send pictures of your visit to your loved ones back home

(Note : Wi-Fi** only when there is network availability)


Price:

Sky Tower Admission Includes:-

  • 220 metre Sky Deck viewing platform
  • 186 metre Main Observation Level
  • 182 metre Sky Café
Admission for Price
Adult $32 (15 years and above)
Child $13 (6 to 14 years age group)
Child Free (5 years and under)
Family $75 (2 children and 2 adults)
Concessions  
Students with valid ID pass $23
Senior Citizen with valid ID pass $23

 

(NOTE: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are not essential but recommended for groups.)

(NOTE: You have to pay extra if you wish to engage in the various activities)


Recommended For:

It is a rare opportunity that you may get to experience adrenaline pumping activities, fine dining and a view of the Kiwi world at one single place. Sky Tower is, without doubt, your go-to place if you wish to view the breath taking man-made and natural wonders from a single location. The sight of the sun melting into the horizon is a must-capture photo op and the flashy nightlife of the city is mesmerising, especially when you have a 360-degree panoramic view.


How to reach Sky Tower:

Sky Tower is located in the heart of Auckland City near Victoria and Federal Streets.


From Auckland Airport:

Sky Tower is about 45 minutes away from Auckland Airport. You can catch a bus or hire a taxi from the airport. One can get a taxi just outside the international terminals and it costs about $75 to travel to the city. You can also catch a SkyBus at the bus stop located right outside the International Airport for just $17 for an Adult to travel to main Auckland. 


From Britomart:

Britomart is Auckland’s bus and train station. It is a 10-minute walk from Britomart to Sky Tower. You can also travel from Britomart to Sky Tower by Link Bus.


Via Link Bus:

Link Bus is the easiest way to travel within the city of Auckland as it covers all major destinations. The services begins from 6.10 am and lasts up to midnight with an interval of 15 minutes during weekdays. Weekend and public holiday services begin from 6.20 am to midnight, with an interval of 10-15 minutes.

 

About Sky Tower:

Nestled in the heart of Auckland, Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand, with a height of 328 meters. It was built 20 years back using high performance and high strength concrete. The construction of this tower took about 2 years and 9 months. It has been designed to withstand heavy storms with an intensity of up to 200 km/hr (125 mph). The construction and design of this tower makes it capable of standing strong even during an 8.0 magnitude earthquake occurring within 20 kilometres of the tower.

At the base of Sky Tower, is SKYCITY entertainment complex. It is home to two premium hotels, 20 stylish bars and restaurants, a 700-seater theatre and a magnificent casino. The building consists of three glass elevators which take about 40 seconds to reach the top floor. Alternatively, there are 1,267 steps that one has to climb to reach the Sky Deck from the base of Sky Tower. There are three, circular public observation levels that provide 360-degree views of Auckland at Sky Tower which are Sky Deck, Main Observation level and Sky Café. 

Sky Tower is an entertainment hub. Thrill seekers can try adventure activities like Sky walking and Sky jumping to get their adrenaline pumping. There are various workshops and events that are held for all age groups throughout the year. You can take part in fun activities like Yoga workshops, Live Sports match screenings, Bingo nights, Whiskey nights, video games, and more. Exciting adventurous activities, fine dining experiences and breath-taking views, all under one roof.

 

Interesting facts about Sky Tower:

  • The Sky Tower was built over a duration of two years and nine months.
  • There are three viewpoints at Sky Tower that overlook the beautiful city of Auckland as well as the surrounding areas and waters. They are the Sky Deck, Main Observation level and Sky Café.
  • The building has three glass elevators that take about 40 seconds to reach the top floor. Each lift can carry 75 passengers each. The elevator travels at a speed of 18 kmph
  • Alternatively, there are 1,267 steps that connect the base of Sky Tower to Sky Deck. It would take about 29 minutes for a person to reach the Sky Deck if you climbed at a speed of 2.5 mph.
  • On a bright day, you will have the opportunity to get a panoramic view of a distance of about 82 kilometres (51 miles) from Sky Tower. That's as far north as Leigh Peninsula, as far east as Great Barrier Island, as far west as the Waitakere Ranges, and as far south as the Bombay Hills
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