This skyscraper was opened on 3rd March 1997 after 3 years of construction. It truly is a sight to behold, and is visible from almost every nook of the city and surrounding areas.
In its "disc" part, there is a rotating restaurant that is appropriately called Orbit and next to this tall giant is the famous SKYCITY Casino.
Mr. Ken Chaichana of Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate (my host for this New Zealand trip) graciously treated me to one final meal there before I returned to Thailand the next morning. If you're looking to buy or sell property in the Auckland area, please be sure to look up Mr. Chaichana at a local B&T office. He'll find you a great deal.
|So tall that I can't even fit it all in the picture|
|Sky Tower as viewed from Queen Street|
|Sky Tower dominating the Auckland skyline, viewed from Westhaven Marina|
|Twilight of my last evening in Auckland|
|Taste perfection: Hawke's Bay lamb loin (I like my red meat rare) with feta cheese polenta cake, borlotti bean casserole and mint oil|
|One final chips with aioli to share with my host|
|Valrhona Jivara chocolate delight with passionfruit centre. Like most Kiwi sweets I've tasted so far, the fruit flavour isn't as pronounced as I would have liked it.|