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Auckland Skyline Icon the Sky Tower Celebrates 15 Years

15 August 2012
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Auckland Skyline Icon the Sky Tower Celebrates 15 Years

This August Auckland’s most iconic building, the Sky Tower which has dominated the Auckland Skyline for the past 15 years is celebrating its 15th birthday. Originally thought of as an eye-sore of Auckland, the Sky Tower is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Auckland with over 300,000 visitors visiting the Sky Tower each year.

Rising from the ground in 1994, the Sky Tower took two years and eight months to complete. Over 1000 workers from different companies worked on the construction. This was the first time that construction had taken place at this height and upon completion the Sky Tower stood a remarkable 328 metres above the ground and was at the time the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest man made structure.

Over the weekend of 17-19 August Aucklanders can come and celebrate with the Sky Tower where they will find an array of activities and specials on offer to enhance the birthday weekend.

From Friday 17 – Sunday 19 August 2012:
• admission to the Sky Tower is discounted with $15 Adult Total Tower Admission (normally $28), children 6-14 years $8 (normally $11) and 5 years and under are always free
• complimentary Kapiti Passion fruit and Yoghurt ice cream*
• between 10am – 4pm each day get along for great family fun with Scotty Sky Tower and Rainbow appearances plus face painting and entertainers
• for those more adventurous, celebrate by jumping off Sky Tower with $145 adult SkyJump (normally $225) or 2-4-1 SkyWalk (normally $145 per adult).

Trial ‘Eye in the Sky’, these huge interactive screens work like a big smart phone with touch screens linked to cameras at the top of the Sky Tower allowing users to view, zoom and explore greater Auckland.

Plus, if it’s your birthday between 13 – 19 August and you dine during those days at The Observatory Buffet restaurant you’ll receive a complimentary pack of four Devonport chocolates or, at Orbit Revolving Restaurant, you’ll receive a complimentary dessert. Just mention ‘Sky Tower’s 15th Birthday when booking.

Offers are subject to availability. Sky Tower is open Friday and Saturday 830am – 11.30pm (last tickets sold at 11pm) and Sunday 8.30am – 10.30pm (last tickets sold at 10pm). Please be advised that the Sky Tower may be closed from time to time due to adverse weather conditions. Bookings are essential for Orbit Revolving Restaurant. SkyWalk and SkyJump are open 10am – 6pm daily. *One ice cream per person, while stocks last.


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