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Auckland New Years Eve Fireworks Live Stream, Sky Tower NYE

 December , New Year's Eve 2013, Auckland New Years Eve
 

Event Information: Latest - Legendary New Zealand funk rockers Supergroove will be performing live at SKYCITY this New Year’s Eve! They will be supported by Greg Churchill and Timmy Schumacher.

Auckland will welcome 2013 fireworks displays at two coordinated pyrotechnic displays, one from Sky City's Sky Tower and another from two barges anchored on the Waitemata Harbour. Vantage points include Mount Eden, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, Orakei, Mt Victoria, Devonport. Gates at these vantage points will be closed to vehicles but people can walk into the parks to see the fireworks.

For pre-fireworks dining options, Auckland has a huge variety of bars, takeways and restaurants offering a range of cuisines from pretty much anywhere in the world. Places to try our for your New Years Eve dinner include White at The Hilton, offering a set menu at $165 per person, Kermadec Fine Dining Restaurant, Peter Gordon's Dine or Clooney, where house specialities such as Ostrich Carpaccio, roasted duck breast, or a scrumptious snapper fillet can be yours for only $130 per person.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay after the party then the local hotels to tend to be a little pricey throughout the holiday period, but if you have the budget then popular hotels include the iconic SKYCITY Grand Hotel, The Langham Hotel, Manor House Hotel or Hotel DeBrett. Most of these locations will also be hosting their own parties too, so that's always worth checking out before you commit to a separate restaurant - might help you to save a few dollars on the taxi fares home.

The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to its shape and height, especially when compared to the next tallest structures, it has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline. The tower is part of the SKYCITY Auckland casino complex, having been originally built for Harrah's Entertainment. The tower attracts an average of 1,450 visitors per day (over 500,000 per year) for a variety of reasons.

The upper portion of the tower contains two restaurants and a cafe, including a revolving restaurant which is located 190m from the ground, turning 360 degrees once every hour. There is also a brasserie style buffet located one floor above the main observatory level. It has three observation decks at different heights, each providing 360 degree views of the city. The main observation level at 186m has 38mm thick glass sections of flooring giving a view straight to the ground. The top observation deck labeled 'Skydeck' sits just below the main antenna at 220m and gives views of up to 82 km in the distance.

The tower also features the 'SkyJump', a 192-metre jump from the observation deck, during which a jumper can reach up to 85 km/h (53 mph). The jump is guide-cable-controlled to prevent jumpers from colliding with the tower in case of wind gusts. Climbs into the antenna mast portion (300 m/980 ft heights) are also possible for tour groups, as is a walk around the exterior.

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