Sky City Auckland Casino is located in the Central Business District of Auckland, New Zealand. It was the second casino authorized in NZ and is the only one in Auckland. The complex, including 2 hotels, is located at the base of the Sky Tower - the tallest manmade structure in the country at over 1,000 feet tall. In addition to the tower the property includes a conference center, state-of-the-art theater with seating for 700, 12 bars, 12 restaurants, and 2 hotels - the 316 room SkyCity Grand Hotel and 344 room Sky City Hotel - one with a spa and fitness center and each with indoor pools.
The casino has 1,600 slots and video poker machines, 100 table games, and a 9 table poker room. Sky has been given permission to add over 400 more pokies when their expansion is completed by 2017. The casino was most recently refurbished in 2006. In addition to mass gaming the casino also features several VIP lounges.
Open 24 hours daily.
The casino floor at Sky City Auckland covers over 70,000 square feet and features a large selection of table games and slot machines. The casino has recently been given permission to expand and add 230 pokies to the casino floor plus 40 more gaming tables. 12 more electronic table games can be added as well.
There are currently well over 1,500 slots and video poker machines and about 100 gaming tables. The "big 3" take up most of those numbers with plenty of baccarat, blackjack, and roulette action to be had 24/7.
You may notice that we have the bet limit set at $500 for this casino - in reality the limit is set on a case by case basis but a player must show ID the first time they bet more than $500.
Play Limit, No Limit, and Pot Limit Hold'em and Omaha at Sky City. Play Cash games and tournaments, even weekly Sit and Go tournaments. Buy ins range from $15 to $500
Monday is the night for low stakes with a $20 buy in ($15+$5 registration fee) and rebuys for $20.
You will see some of the country's best players here with the SKYCITY New Zealand Poker Open starting Monday, the 7th of April through Friday, the 30th of May and during the Main Event running from Saturday 31 May to Monday 2 June.
There are only 180 spaces allotted so if you are reading this in time, get your jetset poker face ready and take on the big guys at Sky.
Gusto at the Grand offers a rustic Italian atmosphere and a menu that focuses on classic flavors and fresh seasonal ingredients. When buffett times roll around the options are expanded to include a wide variety of European dishes, yet you can always order from the a la carte Italian menu selections.
Indulge in simple ricotta with honey and roasted pine nuts or try a signature dish such as mushroom risotto. Seafood lovers may wish to try the Acqua Pazza; a whole fish cooked in sea water.
The Sugar Club is located in Sky Tower and offers an atmosphere and decor reminiscent of a 1930's Italian Art Deco establishment. Accents such as brass fittings, stone table tops, and beautiful tableware all augment the feeling. Dining here is somewhat unique in that the chef would like you to enjoy a selection of small dishes for lunch so that you may experience a broader range of gustatory bliss. His suggestion, steered by the menu, is the same for dinner. Please enjoy 3 or 4 small savory dishes and round off your meal with a delicate dessert.
The Grill by Sean Connelly offers succulent and tender pasture fed meats and sustainable seafood with a kiwi accent. Almost all of the raw materials that go into the masterpieces on the tables come from locally sourced suppliers. One simply can't put words to it, but there is a certain feeling you get from an exquisite meal prepared from fresh and local ingredients. If you are raw bar fan or accustomed to sashimi try the Raw plate of king salmon, snapper, kingfish, and yellowfin tuna, with fresh wasabi and organic soy for a real treat.
MASU is amazing headed up by Nic Watt's and not a master chef from the Japanese tradition, yet he has mastered the centuries old craft of fireside cooking. His wide ranging expertise shows up in the carefully selected menu items, each with an ability to add synchronicity to meal in toto. Enjoy many small dishes and share with family and friends until you each have found the combination of textures, aromas, and flavors that could not possibly be discovered were you to order from a set menu, or visit time and time again.
Like many of the fine dining venues at Sky City, the Jade Dragon menu is designed for sharing so that you and your guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of flavors, textures, aromas, and visual presentations. All of the fare is constructed from premium New Zealand ingredients. Choose your item from the live fish tank, enjoy succulent barbecue specialties, and explore the wonders of the humble wok.
Orbit 360° Dining is situated at the top of the Auckland Sky Tower. The dining room rotates completely in one hour's time. This is the only place in the world that you will experience 360° panoramas of the city, the Hauraki Gulf and beyond from such a vantage point over 1,000 feet in the air. The setting is amazing and the venue features a menu to match. In addition to great food and exemplary service (please see the menu posted here) diners receive a complimentary pass to the Sky Tower observation decks - se this pass before or after dinner at your convenience.
Bellota was voted into the top 5 in Metro Best of Auckland 2010 winner of 'Best Tapas Bar' as well as Metro Best of Auckland 2010 winner of 'Best first drink on a first date', so if you love tapas and want to trust a bartender to render the magic elixir of courage and love then this is the place for you. Of course the Portuguese refer to the tapa as something quite alien to Basque cuisine, and this is your typical Portuguese style tapas bar with a wide variety of choices rather than simple custardy omelets. Enjoy!
The Fortuna buffet offers patrons exceptional value for their money without sacrificing quality for selection and convenience. The menu is so diversified that if you chose only one place to dine while at Sky City this should definitely be the place. Enjoy freshly prepared dishes from live cooking stations serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare.
Celebrity Chef Al Brown of New Zealand presents Depot to Sky City diners. Most of the fare here is cooked over hardwood and charcoal to bring out its natural goodness and flavors. Order up several small plates and pass them around to make a festive meal of any occasion or no occasion at all. A couple of the highlights here are the freshly shucked oysters and the tight but right wine list featuring Al's top choices. Coffee is on every morning at 7am.
Rebo offers al fresco and inside dining, depending upon the weather, from their Mediterranean inspired menu. There is no need to make a reservation as there is plenty of room in this stylish contemporary atmosphere. The dining choices are wide ranging from wood fired pizza to tempura squid or a steak sandwich. Please feel free to view the menu via the link above this review. We think you'll agree that the selection is unique and inspiring.
The Fed is one of two Al Brown eateries at Sky City. This is the place to come for old school Jewish fare, stacked high and served fresh. New York in Melbourne? Yes, this is the place that opens early and closes late every day. The coffee cups are bottomless, but that's not why you won't find tablecloths. The juicy slow-cooked meats, cured lox, and other authentic deli foods will have your mouth watering from the moment you walk in and smell the steam of garlic, spices, and fats.
The Deli & Noodle Bar is located on the Main Casino Floor of the biggest casino in New Zealand so they stay open late - Noodle Bar is open until 2:30am and the Deli is open until 3:30. Grab a fantastic meal or light snack at a great price.
Rebo Pronto is a great place for a quick refueling when you are focused on gaming rather than dining. Coffee, drinks, and snacks are what this place is all about.
Jade Dragon Express offers a quick and convenient way to get the yum cha and noodles you are craving without having to make a booking for a sit down meal. Pork buns and prawn dumplings are big sellers.
The 700 seat SKYCITY Theatre hosts many of the best acts in New Zealand and is the perfect intimate venue for viewing local and international events. The facilities are state-of-the-art with up to date staging and cinema facilities. Some of the ongoing performances currently running are The Auckland International Film Festival, The New Zealand International Comedy Festival, as well as live appearances by NZ and international entertainment icons.
The venue is for hire to host events and there is a bar in the theatre foyer.
No need to book a restaurant before going out thanks to 7 great choices on the twentyone menu including Grilled Angus minute steak sandwich with fries - head right in and enjoy Auckland's hottest DJs, delicious cocktails and everything else you need for an exciting night out. The bartenders serve with flair and the restrooms look like they came out of a sultan's palace.
Property Location A stay at Skycity Hotel places you in the heart of Auckland, steps from SkyCity Casino and Sky Tower. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Mt. Eden and Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 323 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Relax and take in city and water views from the privacy of your room. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature handheld showerheads and makeup/shaving mirrors.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Head straight for the casino, or wait for that lucky feeling while you enjoy one of the other recreational opportunities, such as a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Dining Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, currency exchange, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking is available onsite.
Property Location A stay at Skycity Grand Hotel places you in the heart of Auckland, steps from SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre and Sky Tower. This 5-star hotel is close to Mt. Eden and Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 316 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. After enjoying recreational amenities such as a health club and an indoor pool, a lucky night at the casino is the perfect end to the day. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and currency exchange. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and self parking is available onsite.
The Sky Tower stretches 328 meters (1076 ft) into the Auckland sky making it the tallest manmade structure in New Zealand. The views are breathtaking and from that height you can see 80km in any direction. The ascent itself is thrilling as you travel to the top in a glass elevator to one of the three viewing platforms. You can walk around the pergola at 192 meters or even jump off (bungee included).
The Sugar Club restaurant is here as is the Sky Lounge. Dine at Orbit - Auckland's only 360 degree revolving restaurant.
East Day Spa at Sky City Grand Hotel offers an inner-city sanctuary. Restore balance to your personal triumvirate of mind, body, and spirit with an indulgence in 5-star luxury. The facility offers a full range of facial and body treatments for men and women and specializes in Eastern treatments and therapies.
The spa also features SOAK, an in-room bathing menu for hotel guests. Choose from among five cleansing baths to enjoy in the privacy of your own room with a unique blend of ingredients including salts, oils, and teas.