Auckland SkyTower - A Must in New Zealand

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you need to do something you've never done before? You need an new experience, a new story to tell, something to get your blood pumping and make you feel alive? 

It's hard to say if it had something to do with turning 30, celebrating 13 wonderful years with the hubby, or assuming my dad would do well in the World Masters Games in Weightlifting, but going into our trip to New Zealand, I had that feeling. Or maybe I was just bored. 

So, what's a girl to do? New Zealand is an adventurous place… maybe I'd get a Maori tattoo (I didn't). Maybe I'd go white water rafting (Nope, not that either). Hell, driving on the left side of the road is plenty adventurous (true story). What I decided was to jump off the Auckland SkyTower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. 

After doing some research on the various bungee jumps, the Auckland SkyTower appealed to all of us because it is NOT a bungee. It's a controlled descent from 630 feet above the ground. The idea of bouncing on a bungee hanging upside down didn't sound awesome for four extremely risk-averse people. The more research I did on AJ Hackett Bungee and the SkyTower, I knew it was the right place for us. 

We booked the Look & Leap Combo which is both the SkyJump and the SkyWalk - a 360 walk around the outside of the SkyTower. My parents, in their mid-60s, and the hubby and I, did all of it without a hitch. 

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If you have the time in Auckland, this is a Must-Do. I promise you won't be disappointed. For those of you who aren't keen on throwing yourself off the side of a building, there's a wonderful observation deck with 360 degree views of Auckland and the ability to see the jumpers as they hurtle past.