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Life on the Edge!

My husband and I were shouted lunch in the Observatory Restaurant in the SKY Tower in Auckland City.

The Sky Tower, built in 1997, is an Auckland landmark icon. The Sky Tower, 328 m high, is an observation and telecommunications tower. Upper levels accommodate communications equipment, three circular public observation levels - Sky Deck, Main Observation level, and the Sky Lounge, a revolving restaurant, from each of which you can get a 360-degree view of Auckland.

While we were there some people (in orange) and a guide (wearing blue)came and walked on a 1.2 metre-wide walkway all the way around the Sky tower – 192 metres above the ground, no handrails and nothing but air either side of them!

They traversed 360 degrees around the Sky Tower – the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere and I took lots of photos of them.

As they were slowly walking along the guide kept stopping to take photos of them all. And from inside the restaurant many of us were taking photos of them too.

I purposefully shot them in the centre here – I don’t usually follow “that Rule” but I think here it suits the story.

Unfortunately it was a very dull day and there seemed to be no colour – only grey!!

BTW, it costs $115 to do the walk.

Check out these TreklLens workshops ONE and TWO showing the view from the restaurant.

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