Skycity ? Pinnacle of Glamour in Auckland
The sprawling coastal city of Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest metropolis and is the most vibrant and colourful cityscape in the country. It is home to a large, thriving Asian community as well as the largest concentrated population of Polynesian people on earth. This multicultural wonder is proud of its thriving trade of tourism which draw hundreds and thousands of holidaymakers each year, and in 1997, Auckland celebrated the industry in style by the opening of Skycity, the landmark event centre at the heart of the bustling cityscape.
Sitting right in the middle of Auckland’s central business district, the Skycity’s presence can be felt almost anywhere in Auckland when you look up to the sky, as the titanic pinnacle at the heart of Skycity; the Sky Tower, reaches 328 meters into the air like a glittering tower of some wizard out of a storybook. The Sky Tower itself is one of the major tourist attractions of Auckland, and you will find a visit to this awesome spire a one of a kind experience. Catch a glass lift ride up to the viewing decks on the Sky Tower and witness the awe inspiring vistas of the surrounding lands, chill out at the Sky Lounge or grab a meal at the Orbit; the tower’s revolving restaurant, or if you really dare, bungee jump right off the tower at the Skydive – there‘s never a dull moment if you’re at the most illustrious landmark of Auckland.
In the shadow of the Sky Tower, the life in Skycity rolls along in all its glitz and wonder. This one of a kind establishment boasts of a massive convention centre and a theatre with seating for 700, along with 12 chic restaurants and bars. To top off all of this, the Skycity is home to a the largest and the most magnificent gaming venue in Auckland, which will make you wonder for a moment whether you’re actually in Auckland or stumbled into Las Vegas by some miracle. With 1600 game machines, over a hundred tables and live entertainment to boot, Skycity is open 24-hours a day and is the place to be if you’re in the mood to try your luck at Blackjack, Roulette or Poker. The Skycity theatre is not far behind in entertaining the masses, with regular drama performances and a multitude of special shows on stage every day.
It’s very easy to find a place to stay in the city centre of Auckland if you plan to get yourself whisked away by the magic and glamour of Skycity. Many a classy hotel Auckland is home to can be found in and around the heart of the city, and there is a good selection to choose from. An Auckland City Hotel like the Copthorne Hotel Auckland City will be a wise choice that couples affordability, class, and service. Do spend a day at Skycity and get lost in its thrills and sensations, because any experience of Auckland is completely incomplete without you getting a taste of what Skycity keeps in waiting for the eager traveller.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.
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