View with a Room
The most iconic building in New Zealand is Auckland’s Sky Tower. More than 1,000 feet tall, it’s the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. After a 40-second ride to the top, you're treated with glass floors, a revolving restaurant, and views that stretch for 50 miles. For a more traditional ascent, there’s the century-old cable car in Wellington. Catch it in Lambton Quay, and watch the Wellington harbor expand as it makes its short journey to the Botanic Garden. And for New Zealand’s best view? Ride the Skyline Gondola all the way to the top of Queenstown. Once there, take the family down the scenic luge track. Seeing the snow-covered Remarkable mountains reflected in Lake Wakatipu will literally make your jaw drop.
By Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert
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