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Motat

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Great North Rd & M Rdeola | Western Spring, Auckland 0800, New Zealand
+64 800 668 286
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Worth visiting

Since we had a hire car, we drove out to MOTAT which my son enjoyed and I thought it was worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annie Y
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Sydney, Australia
Great visit after dark

My husband and I got tickets for the after dark session, we lined up with all of the kids and were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JDVM
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Melbourne, Australia
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Great North Rd & M Rdeola | Western Spring, Auckland 0800, New Zealand
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+64 800 668 286
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we had a hire car, we drove out to MOTAT which my son enjoyed and I thought it was worth visiting. Small entrance fee that let you ride the tram to both sites. As it was the school holidays, they had science exhibits for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I got tickets for the after dark session, we lined up with all of the kids and were wondering if there would be much to see and do for the adults. we loved the after dark experience, not sure how often they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Few places where closed to explore and was not impressed:( Some of rooms where cool and interesting but just seemed bland... maybe it was not right time to go??

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

It’s the last stop of the blue line of the Auckland Explorer. Interesting displays on transport and technology especially on the olden days can be seen. It costs NZD19 to enter which includes a short tram ride. Expect to spend at least two hours here.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Museum of Transport & Technology, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs Looking back over our visit to MOTAT 1 - discovery, innovation, design and imagination – we appreciate that we’d missed out on ‘Aviation’ (in MOTAT 2) but, pragmatically, you can’t do everything in just...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Having a site totally dedicated to aircraft history is a great way to get a sense of how aircraft have connected NZ to the world and how this isolation has encouraged pioneering in the use of aircraft. The hanger is modern, up-to-date and has a...More

Thank Dave E
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

What an exceptionally great place to spend time! Exhibits are well maintained and the information is very easy to follow. Favourite exhibit has to be the aeroplanes! Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly - and a lot of them are volunteers. Clean, very accessible and...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stopped off here for a look around. It's spread over two sites quite a distance away ( Motat 1 and 2). But they have a fantastic tram system that run between the two. Motat 1 is, in my view, best for children and have a...More

Thank RobertLondon
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Recently visited MOTAT and found it very interesting and enjoyable. Even those with me who thought it was going to be boring were pleasantly surprised. The tram trip to the air museum was good and the air museum itself was a surprise - just fantastic....More

Thank BorisDoig
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Group visit and luckily we were just in time to join a tour with an amazing and passionate guide who really knew his stuff. We will forget the fact he was Australian lol. Got to see and hear many stories which we would have missed...More

Thank 187maxinec
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