I have not written much about my time on the North Island in New Zealand, apart from the Koutu boulders, even though I spent 10 weeks there. Three weeks were spent in Auckland, making it the longest time I spent in a single place after Christchurch, and it was really difficult to miss the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest structure (for now).
The 328-metre Sky Tower is one of Auckland’s most popular attractions, and like the Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle, Cristo Rendentor and other iconic structures around the world, it makes a great reference point to take one’s bearings from. I couldn’t help but look for it whenever I got a great view of the city, and I took too many photos from different spots on the map.
Like the other places mentioned above, one can take a trip to an observation deck near the top. There is an uninterrupted view of the city and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf to be had. On a clear day, one can see as far as the Coromandel Peninsula. [Read on]