Jim’s Accessibility Comments:
Standing 1,076 feet (tallest tower in New Zealand), it offers spectacular views of Auckland in every direction from 2 observation decks and a revolving restaurant. Bungy jumping from the top of the tower is also available although the falling speed is somewhat regulated so it’s not quite as fast as a free-fall. For those interested, bungy jumping is available for wheelchair travelers or you can also sit at street level (as I did) and watch the jumpers descend. The Sky Tower is fully accessible by elevator although elevator access is through a garage parking lot corridor. Watch for wheelchair signage which is hard to find. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom in the Sky Tower lobby and on observation deck.
As a side note, the Sky Tower is located in what is called SkyCity which includes 2 very nice hotels and multiple restaurants, bars and a casino. It’s a very popular destination attraction so it’s very busy (bordering on crowded) and pretty noisy. It’s also located on a somewhat hilly part of downtown Auckland. If rolling through Auckland, the most level access is via Queen Street.
If you’re visiting Auckland for the 1st time, it’s really a fun experience with spectacular 360 degree views so you really get the lay of the land in and around Auckland. The Sky Tower is very wheelchair friendly but it’s also a very busy, crowded tourist attraction.