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10 views that will test your fear of heights

By: Josh Lew on Jan. 11, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
A person leans over the edge of the Auckland Skywalk

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NZ Skywalk at Auckland Sky Tower

New Zealand is a haven for extreme sports lovers, and Skywalk fits right in with this image. Located on the top of a telecommunications tower in the heart of the city, Skywalk certainly offers some great views, but unlike the previous two scenic overlooks, this one has no glass between sightseers and the elements. People get to stroll around a four-foot-wide walkway that is 632 feet above the street.

Anyone who wants to enjoy this view (or wants to conquer their fear of heights) has to wear a jumpsuit so that nothing falls out of their pockets, hitting pedestrians below. Everyone is tethered with a safety harness. A backup tether is put in place as well. The guides who lead each group around the walkway often encourage people to lean out over the edge and let the tethers support them.