Sky Tower picture
Sky Tower
1 of 3
gracethang/iStock / Getty Images

Key Info

West Victoria Street and Federal Street

Details

Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Perhaps the most noticeable building in Auckland's skyline is the Sky Tower. At the top, visitors can take in 360-degree views of the city, eat at the cafe or one of two restaurants (including one that revolves) or walk around or bungee jump off the attraction's 53rd-floor platform. A gift shop is available as well.

Previous travelers praised the Sky Tower's views, suggesting you visit on a clear day to avoid obstructed vistas. Reviewers also enjoyed the food offered in the attraction's restaurants, although some cautioned that both venues' dishes are expensive. If you do decide to eat here, book your dining reservations several months in advance. And remember, Sky Tower admissions are waived for visitors dining on-site.

The Sky Tower welcomes visitors daily between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. from May to October, with extended hours from November through April. Adult tickets cost 29 New Zealand dollars (around $21), while children between 6 and 14 get in for NZ$12 (about $8.50). Family passes for two adults and two children are also available for NZ$65 (approximately $47). SkyJump tickets cost NZ$225 (less than $162) for adults and NZ$175 (roughly $126) for children between 10 and 15. SkyWalk tickets will set adults back NZ$150 (about $108); kids passes cost NZ$120 (approximately $86). Reservations for SkyJump and SkyWalk can be made online.

The attraction sits in the heart of the CBD within a few blocks of Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, making it easy to reach on foot from downtown hotels. You can also drive (on-site parking is available for a fee) or take an InnerLink bus to one of the stops on Queen Street. Check out Sky Tower's website for more information.

See all Hotels in Auckland »

More Best Things To Do in Auckland

Rangitoto Island
Cornwall Park
Type
Time to Spend
1 of 17
#1 Rangitoto Island

Situated just off the coast of central Auckland across from Devonport is Rangitoto Island, a volcanic island known for its superb hiking trails and panoramic views. Multiple trails are available for island exploration, including the popular Summit Track, which takes hikers through lava fields and the world's largest pohutukawa forest to the island's summit.

Prepare for stunning vistas and a steep, yet doable hike when visiting Rangitoto Island. If you're not keen on hiking, travelers recommend opting for Fullers' Volcanic Explorer Tour, which includes round-trip ferry transfers to and from downtown Auckland and a four-wheel drive road train tour of the island.

Read more
AnastasiaRas/iStock / Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Auckland »

Explore More of Auckland

Recommended

The 15 Best Charleston Tours

See everything this historic South Carolina city has to offer on one of these guided excursions.

John RodwanJune 19, 2019

The 5 Best Kauai Helicopter Tours

See the Garden Island's far-reaching beauty from the air.

Holly JohnsonJune 14, 2019

The 6 Best Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

Get a thrilling look at the lights and sights of Sin City and its surroundings with one of these tours.

Holly JohnsonJune 13, 2019

20 Road Trip Essentials for Your Vacation

These road trip must-haves can help you save money, travel more comfortably and ensure you stay safe on the open road.

Holly JohnsonJune 13, 2019

13 Top Charlottesville Wineries to Visit

Sip a glass of Virginia's signature viognier as the sun sets over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Gwen PratesiJune 12, 2019

The 16 Best Seattle Tours

Explore the Emerald City's natural beauty and urban offerings with these guided excursions.

Lyn MettlerJune 12, 2019

The 24 Best London Tours

Whether it's your first time in London or you're a repeat visitor, you'll experience a side of the city you've never seen with these tours.

Kim Foley MacKinnonJune 6, 2019

The 21 Best Paris Tours

Enhance your visit to the City of Love with one of these top tours.

Claire LawtonJune 5, 2019

The 20 Best New York City Tours

These guided tours help make the most of your time in the Big Apple.

John RodwanJune 4, 2019

The 24 Best Rome Tours

Enjoy the efficiency of an organized tour led by experts who bring Rome's history to life.

Kyle McCarthyMay 31, 2019