Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Auckland Sky Tower

My kids LOVE the sky tower ... every time we drive through Auckland they get excited to see it and for the longest time I have been promising to take them up it. Well the Easter holidays I finally made true of my promise.

We met up with our good friend Taryn and her kids Adam and Madison, and away we went.
First you had to go down a BIG escalator to get to where you buy the tickets and go up the Lift. Children under 5yrs are Free so we were pleasantly surprised by that! Plus if you pay an extra $2 each Adult ticket you can go up again during the day so we did that since we were only an hour away from our booked lunch date.

The lift goes up FAST and has a bit of glass floor, plus seeing out the sides every so often. The Kids LOVED looking out the glass floor to watch the Lift go up and down.

We were lucky enough to get a spectacular day with beautiful blue skies and the view at the top was AMAZING. I've been up the tower a few times but I don't think I'd ever get bored of the views! Stunning!

The kids wandered around, looking out windows, standing and walking on the glass, I took as many photos as possible!!

We went back down the tower for lunch at the Fortuna Buffet Restaurant, which I HIGHLY recommend by the way!

I have had the pleasure of going to the Fortuna three times now, once with the wonderful Jenny and once with Beautiful Nic. All three times the food was amazing and the prices for the kids was amazing! Abbey cost $3.50 and Riley only $6 - totally worth it for the amount they ate!! (after looking for a link to this restaurant I see it has closed while they build a bigger better one!! Opening In August 2011! How exciting!)

After lunch we went back up the tower for another browse around and more photo opportunities

All in all it was a great day out! I wouldn't be doing it again in a hurry because Adult prices are $28 but you can get a years pass which is totally worth it if you were in Auckland alot or lived there. The kids had fun and so did I!!


mandyb said...

sounds like a fun trip!!!
my only issue...is i CANT look at those pics!!! nor could i stand on that glass floor....sorry cant do it...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

PaisleyJade said...

Just love your photos Tracy!! I've only been there once many years ago and got seriously creeped out when our baby was standing on the glass!

Leonie said...

awesome photos Tracy, especially that first one!!!
never been up sky tower...might have to do that one day.

Jenny said...

What a great day out! yes, the food at Fortuna was great and I can still see my big kids helping your little ones while we sat chatting and sipping our wine. Like Mandy, I could also not stand or look through the glass! You should have seen me on the glass floor of the 100 floor building in Shanghai - I couldn't do it

jacksta said...

Forget the kids, I LOVE the sky tower!

The South African Kiwis said...

Looks like a fantastic day. That floor scares the HECK out of me, never been and I wonder if I'll ever have the courage to go...

Teena in Toronto said...

Sounds like our CN Tower which is a lot of fun! They recently announced that you can go OUTSIDE on a ledge and walk around for $175 for a half hour. That would be way too scary for me!

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