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Auckland Sky Tower

At 1,076 feet (328m), Auckland's Sky Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and has unforgettable views over the city, the harbour and the gulf islands. It is part of the Sky City Entertainment Complex, with a casino, theatre, hotel and conference centre. Visitors to the tower can splash out on dinner in the revolving restaurant, or admire the view from one of the four circular observation decks, reached by a glass lift. There is an outdoor deck, glass floor panels, an audio visual guide and touch computer screens providing geographical information. The Sky Deck is the highest viewing level with spectacular 360-degree views.

Address: Sky City Complex, Victoria and Federal Streets

E-mail: skytower@skycity.co.nz

Website: www.skycityauckland.co.nz

Telephone: +64 (0)9 363 6000 or 0800 SKYCITY (0800 759 2489) (Free within New Zealand).

Transport: Sky Tower is located a 10 minute walk from the inner-city bus station, as well as the central bus and train station in Auckland.

Opening times: The Sky Tower is open 8:30am-10:30pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays it is open 8:30am-11:30pm. Last tickets are sold half an hour before the closing time.

Admission: NZ$25 (adults), NZ$11 (children). To climb to the Sky Deck level is an extra NZ$3. Other concessions are available.