Auckland: A Million Skyline Looks.

Continuing the series of highlighting skylines I’ve captured brings us next to Auckland. New Zealand’s biggest city and skyline offers photographers water shots, a hilly topography and views of the largest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower. You can capture the heart of this city in every place imaginable from up-top dormant volcanoes to peninsulas kilometers away.

I thought I’d share some larger, enhanced versions of photos I took and used in my original Auckland skyline post from a few years back, plus some additional ones. Well without further ado.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline - from Mount Eden

The Auckland, New Zealand skyline from Mount Eden.

Auckland skyline, Auckland Harbour Bridge

The skyline as seen when heading across the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland skyline, Auckland Harbour Bridge

The skyline as seen when heading across the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland skyline from Devonport and North Shore

Head to Devonport and the North Shore to see the skyline from across Waitemata Harbour.

Auckland skyline from Devonport and North Shore

Head to Devonport and the North Shore to see the skyline from across Waitemata Harbour.

Auckland skyline along Tamaki Drive

The Auckland skyline views along Tamaki Drive.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline - from Mount Eden

The Auckland, New Zealand skyline from Mount Eden.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline from Princes Wharf

Viewing New Zealand’s largest city skyline from Princes Wharf.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline - SkyTower

Randomly looking up at the Sky Tower and other tall buildings.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline - from up-top Sky Tower

Checking out the high rises up-top Sky Tower.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline - from up-top Sky Tower

Checking out the high rises up-top Sky Tower.

Auckland, New Zealand skyline - from up-top Sky Tower

Checking out the high rises up-top Sky Tower.

Where would you recommend going around Auckland to capture its skyline?

10 responses to “Auckland: A Million Skyline Looks.

  1. It’s a long time since i’ve been home, thanks for the photo’s.

  2. lovely! makes me so nostalgic for this city. were you ever up one tree hill?

    • Thank you! Makes me want to get back to Auckland right away going through my photos. I have not been to One Tree Hill, just looked at some pictures online, will have to make note of it. Thanks so much for the suggestion. 🙂

  3. I think you have got most of the viewpoints there. Good work. The thing that amazes me here is that you can see the Sky Tower from so many places around the city…not sure if that was deliberate but it helps when navigating at times. It can be hard to get a good photo with the harbour bridge and Sky Tower in it…but head up into the Waitakere Ranges and you get a great distance shot on a nice day.

    • Thank you! Reminds me of Toronto where I always use the CN Tower as a guide. Sky Tower always seems to be in view. Will have to jot down that tip, thank you.

      • I heard news recently of how a mayoral candidate for Auckland wants to build a sports stadium in the centre of Auckland by the sea which made me think of the Skydome and CN Tower combo in Toronto. That is politicians for you…numpties. Auckland already has two sizeable stadia that they can’t fill on a regular basis.

      • Yeah. I don’t understand new stadiums being built when there are good stadiums already in place, especially when they aren’t that old and will do the job. I guess everyone is always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest.

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