Auckland Sky Tower
At first, people hated it. Now, nearly twenty years on, it‚Äôs become the iconic landmark that defines Auckland‚Äôs skyline.
At 1076 feet at its tip, the Sky Tower is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. It has restaurants, bars and cafes, and a casino where you can lose lots of cash. But before your wallet is empty, think about having a go at the Sky Tower‚Äôs two tests of bravery: SkyWalk and SkyJump.
SkyWalk is the opportunity to walk around the narrow, no-rails pergola that circles the Tower 630 feet about the ground. The views are spectacular‚Äîif you open you eyes. Then, if you‚Äôre feeling down because you lost all that money in the slots, consider the SkyJump‚Äîhurling yourself off the Tower, base-jumping 630 feet at 52 mph. Don‚Äôt worry about flying off-course; you‚Äôre attached to a wire, and there‚Äôs a dime-size red bullseye you can aim for.