On one side the pristine waters of the ocean lap towards a harbour, speed boats which look miniature from above whizz to and fro and on the other side the townscape stands in all its glory and even the largest commercial establishments look minute from atop this man made summit of the town known as the Sky Towers. If you weigh less than 117 kilograms and are adventurous you could try sky jumping off the New Zealand Sky Tower in Auckland too. The fall is hard but the landing appears to be soft and safe with the aid of a rope tied around the sky jumper’s harness. Thus, the fall is safely guided all the way down so that the gusts of wind do not swing the jumpers, making them collide with the tower. It is an experience for the young and for the young at heart.
There are three observation decks at different levels all with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and leave lasting memories of an awe-inspiring view of the ground through the thick glass floor of the main observation deck, which is 186 metres high.
Like every other premier tourist attraction, the Sky Tower is replete with eateries and a mind boggling revolving restaurant. Rotating at a speed of six degrees every minute, the movement is comfortable and enthralling. The mixture of a succulent steak or fresh garden vegetables with a round – the – tower view of the surroundings is an experience that should not be missed. For those who are afraid of getting dizzy, there is a seafood café tucked away in a corner of the tower.
The towering structure has been put to fruitful use by the local and international broadcasters in the area, by using the peak to locate aerials and other broadcasting devices. The advantage of having one tall tower that can be used by all companies engaged in such activities has been recognized the world over.
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