Ever wanted a true bird’s eye view of the world? Not just a photo, but a real life experience. For vertiginous heights and breathtaking scenery, it’s time to scale the walls of the world. If you’re vertigo free and up for a dizzying adventure, here are some awesome sky-high city trips you won’t want to miss out on.
Skydiving In New Zealand
It may seem crazy to jump 100 feet from a plane, free fall and then parachute to land. But with millions of people doing it every year, there has to be some thrill to it. If you’ve never done it, before skydiving can be one hell of a mean feat to overcome. The plane journey up to 15,000 feet is often the most terrifying part, as you’ll still be trying to talk yourself out of it. But once your legs go over the side of the plane and you make that leap, the feeling is one of the most exhilarating in the world. And you’ll be attached to a professional, so there’s no need to panic. For some 60 seconds, you’ll free fall so fast your skin will stretch! But once that parachute is released you’ll begin to float like a bird. You’ll see an aerial view of the world you’d never otherwise get the opportunity to. Skydiving in New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places to take in the scenery. Choose Queenstown to take in the incredible Remarkables Mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. You can also get a video of your experience to take home. Just to prove to everyone how hard nut you really are.
Helicopter Ride In New York
If you’d rather take to the sky but not hurl yourself out of a small plane, why not jump on board a helicopter tour instead? Flying in a helicopter is much slower than in an aeroplane. And your city views will be both awe-inspiring and breathtaking. A New York helicopter tour is the ultimate way to see the sights of the Big Apple. Up high in a helicopter, the New York skyline is your backdrop. You’ll hover above the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Rockefeller Centre. This once-in- a-lifetime experience is a superlative way to see the world from a different perspective. Once you land, we guarantee you’ll want to go back up again!
Sydney Tower Eye
Have you ever fancied dining in luxury at 309 metres high? The Sydney Tower Eye in Australia is not only a sensational skyscraper, but it also revolves 360 degrees. There’s a stylish bar and restaurant near the top so you can enjoy unparalleled views of the city below. If you get there before sunset, you can see the views in daylight and also stay long enough to see the sun set over Sydney Bridge. Take a trip to the Observation Deck for the highest views, but definitely have dinner up here too. Cocktails at this height while you watch dusk fall is a magical experience.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Travel to astronomical heights at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Dubai is a city of both serious tradition and heady development. Dramatic desert landscapes combine with monumental skyscrapers. The Burj Khalifa stands at an eye-watering 829.8 meters, making it the tallest building in the world. At 555 metres you can stand outside on the highest outside observation deck to ever be built. Inside you’ll find luxury shops, plush lounges and an ultra-hip Giorgio Armani Hotel. Your 360-degree views will take in extravagant hotels, arid desert and amazing coastline. If you want to feel like you are on top of the world, this is the place to be.