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Museum of Transport and Technology

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The largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, MOTAT offers a fun, interactive, and educational experience. Explore our fascinating exhibitions telling stories of the history and development of New Zealand transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity...more
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805 Great North Road | Western Springs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
+64 9-815 5800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has 2 locations with a short train track between them and an antique train that runs frequently to connect them. The track runs past the Auckland Zoo. We loved it all, but then again, we are science nerds. The museum showed technology advances...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarbaraHRockwell
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We parked in the car park our GPS led us to, and walked past a number of gates: no entry, no public entry, etc. Followed the purple signs, to the corner, around the corner. We walked and walked and walked. Still no sign of an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fufan
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This was known as Motat and is near the Auckland zoo, there is a lot to see and do, can visit solo or with the family.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank terry l
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We really enjoyed out trip to MOTAT and were glad to have been offered a short tour of the aircraft hangers by volunteers. Our guide was funny, had interesting information, and the guide was as in-depth as you wanted it to be. They also have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Fascinating motor and engineering aspects, from Wellington's history. Don't miss the tram taking you to the aircraft hangar. It has a Sunderland - standing there overwhelming you. Like the static Lancaster ! And many other examples of aircraft important to NZ aviation history. A Must.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I found Motat boring as I didn't find the exhibits engaging. It may have been partly been because we were there on a public holiday and no interactive events were on. As an older couple (no kids) I also felt we were not their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank catchleanne
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I am not a fan of museums but having visited MOTAT with our NZ family I was impressed. The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed it - it was mainly focused on kids. However, my wife and I enjoyed the exhibits. Although it was in the school holidays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spock999
Reviewed 24 September 2018

There's just so much to talk about at Motat I really can't do it justice. My daughter finds Motat boring, but the grand-children have been converted, and now enjoy a visit for an hour or two. Lots of interesting exhibits - real blast from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KiWombat-18
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed looking and reading about the aircarft. Lots of useful information for our daughter who is home schooled. Such big displays amazed us all. We would return for this specific reason

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank samisonit2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

It was alot of fun. Got there by the Auckland Explorer Hop- on / Hop - off city tour bus. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denis L
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Shona B
30 May 2017|
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Response from MrMFreeze | Reviewed this property |
The Surrey Hotel 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, 1021, New Zealand is 1.3 kilometres away from MOTAT
Shona B
30 May 2017|
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Response from MattB6465 | Reviewed this property |
my advice would to not bother finding a motel specifically near motat, rather look into the best motels in central auckland . it's not very far from the central city
20 March 2017|
Response from MOTAT_Marketing_Team | Property representative |
Hi, the Museum is open on 9 June however we do not offer special experiences for birthdays. We have a very large collection of old aircraft at our MOTAT 2 site on Meola Rd, and you can find out more about what is on at the... More