天空塔 SkyWalk

奥克兰

A guide to the ultimate 奥克兰 experience

The 奥克兰 Skytower

Everyone in 奥克兰 knows the 天空塔从任何方向看,它都是这座城市天际线上的最高点.  Since its completion in 1997, 对于所有的居民和游客来说,乘坐电梯到玻璃观景台是必须的——但是有一种更令人兴奋的方式来体验这种景色, with no barriers of any kind in the way.

的人行天桥

In an operation run by AJ Hackett, the company famous for pioneering commercial bungy jumping, small groups are kitted out in orange boilersuits and harnesses, hitched up to an overhead cable, 引出了 围绕着120米的圆周环,构成了塔的最宽点, at a height of 192 dizzying meters.

Preparing For 的人行天桥

You meet your guides, who are very friendly, 鼓励, 和专业, and who help you get ready for the .  After taking the lift up the tower, 在穿上锅炉服之前,你必须把口袋里的东西都清空,并检查几次安全带.

你把所有的个人装备,包括手机和相机,都放在储物柜里.  You’re briefed on what to expect, and then go out onto the deck, which is a see-through, 但结实的, 金属网格.  Your harness is attached by carabiners to two cables, 一个在前面, one behind your back, 它们连接到塔顶环绕的轨道上的跑轨上.  每件事都要经过导游多次检查——安全显然是第一位的. 

的人行天桥 Experience 

开始, you go out to 走 out around the meter-wide platform, which has no handrails, looking at the views, having the various landmarks pointed out, as well as posing for photos, and being encouraged to be adventurous.  这从松开前线开始,大多数人最初用白色的指关节抓住前线. 然后你做一些选择,包括闭上眼睛, 倒着走路, sitting down to dangle your feet over the void, and even standing right on the edge, facing both forwards and backward, for maximum thrills.

会发生什么

Initial nervousness is understandable, but the guides are very calm and reassuring, so that everyone feels able, with their encouragement, 为了获得肾上腺素的刺激,他们会做一些自己喜欢炫耀的事情——比如从平台的边缘探出头来, at an angle of 45 degrees, or standing on one leg.  但这不仅仅是个人的挑战:你永远不会有更好的机会看到奥克兰市, 郊区, and surroundings than from here.

Apart from being impressed by the long views in every direction, 最令人惊讶的事情之一是从上面看这个多山的城市是多么平坦.  It’s great fun to look down on the toy-sized cars below, and even tinier people; and also to get a literal overview of the city, and see how it all fits together, from the Waitakere Ranges to Rangitoto, from Long Bay to the Domain and beyond, cut through by the motorways and surrounded by sea and bush. 

The 奥克兰 Skyjump

你可能会发现你的经历与那些更有冒险精神的人不谋而合.  的SkyJump, which is run from the same level, is not a classic Bungy jump, 更像是一种有控制的坠落,跳楼者被拴在一根缆绳上,然后他们的脚先落到53层楼以下的街道上.  最初的几秒钟感觉就像一场惊险的自由落体,然后电缆开始控制,以85公里/小时的速度将他们降低.  你会 past the platform where they stand, screwing up their courage, before launching themselves at the countdown - or perhaps not, 第一个, 甚至第二, time.

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For more details, visit www.skyjump.co.nz