Boring Day Out

Auckland Auckland
Sun 06 Dec


10 Ngahura Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

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Running Time: 1 hour intervals


10 Ngahura Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

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The Link Alliance is excited to present our Boring Day Out. 

This will be your only opportunity to meet our tunnel boring machine, named after Dame Whina Cooper, before she starts excavating the CRL tunnels. We promise it will be a truly ‘boring’ day where you’ll be able to take a self-guided tour of our Mt Eden construction site, glimpsing into the City Rail Link tunnel portal and meeting some of the people behind the project.  

Opening our construction site to the public means we need to prioritise people’s safety. This is why we are limiting entry to hourly sessions with a maximum of 500 people per hour. We appreciate that Aucklanders will be excited by this opportunity, so you will be able to book up to five tickets for your nearest and dearest. 

The tour will begin at our Ngahura Street site entry where people will be able to take a self-guided tour to view the Dame Whina Cooper TBM, learn more about our construction and get a glimpse at our tunnel portal. It’s a return distance of about 600 metres and will take about half an hour. 

The event site is flat and will be accessible for most, including people with wheelchairs and prams. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, and other wheel operated transport equipment will not be allowed inside the event. 

There is no parking available at the event, aside from people with Mobility Parking Permits, and there is limited on street parking nearby. The best way to make sure you arrive on time is to use public transport. Visit to plan your way to the event.  

Although bikes and other wheel operated transport equipment aren’t allowed in the event site, we also encourage you to ride your wheels! Our friends at Bike Auckland are providing their Bike Valet Service for the day, meaning all you need to do is ride your wheels to the event and leave it with one of the attendants for safe keeping! 

Please remember that this event will take place within a live construction environment. Closed toe and flat shoes must be worn and you should be prepared for dust, loud noises and some uneven surfaces. No food or drink will be allowed past the entry point but bring your reusable drink bottles as we’ll have a free water refill station available.   

Most importantly we want to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19. This means the event may be cancelled if our alert levels change. All attendees must sign-in to the event using the Ministry of Health’s COVID Tracer app or, if you don’t have a compatible cell phone, by physically signing in at the entry point. Masks and hand sanitiser will be available. If you are unwell please stay at home.

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