Special Sky Tower delight for Diwali Festival

Published on : Tuesday, October 18, 2016

unnamedIn celebration of the Auckland Diwali Festival, the Sky Tower will light in a vibrant display of pink, yellow and orange this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday night, the top of the Sky Tower will be dynamically lit in pink (Gulabi), orange (Aam Peda) and yellow (Surajmukhi), inspired by Resene’s colours of Diwali, devised with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

The Auckland Diwali Festival is one of the city’s most colourful cultural festivals, celebrating traditional and contemporary Indian culture in New Zealand’s largest city.
The Sky Tower is the southern hemisphere’s tallest man-made structure based in the heart of Auckland, and is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable landmarks.
At 328 metres, the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and plays host to two of Auckland’s most epic tourism adventures.

The Skywalk takes thrill seekers on a spectacular walk around a 1.2 metre platform, treating them to panoramic views of Auckland – New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ and the surrounding gulf and sparkling harbours.

The Skywalk also offers one of the most memorable history lessons in the world as passionate guides point out Auckland’s famous volcanic landmarks and attractions, giving walkers an insight into the stories and culture that have shaped this ever-growing city.
Bollywood superstar Sidharth Malhotra, Tourism Ambassador for New Zealand, completed the Skywalk when he visited the city in 2015. Those keen to experience a truly iconic New Zealand adventure can hurl themselves from the Sky Tower with a Sky Jump. The Sky Jump sees adventure-lovers base-jump 192 metres, flying at speeds of up to 85kph before reaching land.

 

Quick Facts

 

o   The Skywalk takes place 192 metres above Auckland City whereby visitors walk the circumference of Auckland’s famous Sky Tower.

 

o   The Sky Tower stands at 328 metres tall in the heart of Auckland’s central city.

 

o   The Sky Tower is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.

 

o   The Skywalk offers spectacular 360° panoramic views of Auckland, its hills, the harbour and the islands beyond. If you look down, you have a perfect bird’s eye view of the city far below.

 

o   There are 1,267 steps from the base of Sky Tower to Sky Deck Viewing Platform.

 

o   The Sky Tower is home to fine dining restaurant The Sugar Club, situated on Level 53, the same level as the Skywalk and Skyjump.

 

o   Visitors can also choose to jump off the Sky Tower with the popular tourist activity Skyjump. Skyjump is New Zealand’s highest jump and base jump by wire.

 

o   The Sky Tower is only a 30 minute drive from Auckland Airport.

 

Source:- Tourism New Zealand

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