Summer is just 8 weeks away and we all have a role to play in our fight against COVID-19. New Zealand’s first ever Vaxathon will take place this Super Saturday, 16 October, encouraging all New Zealanders to get vaccinated.

What does it mean for the city centre? In getting more people vaccinated we can all get back more quickly to enjoying the city centre's best restaurants, bars, shopping, events and culture again this summer. It means going back to your favourite gallery or museum, enjoying epic summer festivals & concerts and rediscovering the city centre's unbeatable dining and hospitality scene, boutiques and retail stores.

Where to get vaccinated in the city centre


SkyCity will be hosting the Central City’s first drive through vaccination event on Super Saturday. Every person who is vaccinated at SkyCity’s drive-through vaccination event on Super Saturday will receive a free ticket to the Sky Tower for use when it re-opens.

In addition to the free Sky Tower pass, there will be spot prizes up for grabs including family passes and All Black shirts from the All Blacks Experience, family passes to Weta Workshop Unleashed and vouchers for Sky Jump and Sky Walk plus free L&P, ice-cream and chocolate.  

SkyCity Carpark
Entry via Federal Street
From 10am – 7.30pm


Caring Clinic will be giving out free 500ml alcohol hand sanitiser for each person who comes in for COVID vaccination this Super Saturday.

Caring Clinic
Level 8, 175 Queen Street
From 9 am to 6pm, with last walk appointment by 5.30pm. Either booking or walk-in without appointment.


Be in to win one of three double passes to Michelangelo when walking-in at Graham Street Vaccination Centre to get your vaccination.


Get your first or second dose at any vaccine clinic this weekend and you may receive one of four hundred $50 Commercial Bay Vouchers.


If you have not been vaccinated yet or need your second vaccine dose, Graham Street Vaccination Centre will be open all day and into the evening.

Auckland CBD Vaccination Centre
35 Graham Street
From 8am to 10pm

Free travel for all vaccination appointments

To help you get to any vaccination clinic, you can travel for free on buses and trains. No need to tag on with your AT HOP card, just let the driver or transport officer know you’re travelling to or from a vaccination, and you’ll be able to travel for free. Don't forget to mask up and scan the NZ COVID Tracer QR code. Click here for more details.

NRHCC is also offering a free taxi service to and from a COVID-19 vaccination centre or drive-through for people having their first dose who don’t drive or don’t have access to other forms of transport. People can register by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 or emailing This service is run in partnership with Auckland’s Co-op (Blue Bubble) Taxis. 

Other initiatives

Hilton Auckland is partnering with Auckland City Pharmacy and their talented team of pharmacists to activate a vaccination event on Thursday 21 October. Encouraging local Auckland and Princes Wharf residents to come and receive their first or second vaccinations, 

Free Glass KeepCups will be given out to the first 100 arrivals plus free barista coffee will be on offer to all Aucklanders who come along to get their vaccinations. Everyone who is vaccinated on the day will also go in the draw to win a nights’ accommodation at the 5-star luxury Hilton Auckland Hotel once the city returns to Alert Level Two. 

Anchorage Room - Hilton Auckland
On the ground floor of Hilton Auckland, entrance via Princes Wharf off Quay Street
From 9am to 7pm

Last updated: 05 December 2022