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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank KiWombat-18
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank samisonit2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Denis L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Aircraft Museum at MOTAT is a short ride down a side street and though it can’t compare the those in the US, it has a wonderful feel and unique experience. My last visit was with my 2 little boys 20 years ago and today...More

Thank Billytoucan
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My husband & I visited this place at the start of August. He found it very interesting. It was very busy on the day that we were there with alot of school children, but that was fine. Lots of great memorabilia to look at.

Thank Jo1969_12
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Well worth the visit. Adults ( not speak English) loved it even.the children in their element as a guided tour and lots of interaction for them.A must visit place.AND allow plenty of time there.....

Thank SpeedwellTours
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is divided into 2 parts, connected by a tramway powered by an electric arc mercury rectifier. There are old cars at MOTAT 1 and also a Pioneer Village where volunteers dress up. At MOTAT 2, adjacent to Western...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 11 July 2018

There is a bit here to be enjoyed by all people. For me the tram ride was a highligt along with the cars and planes. Some could have spent a lot more time there.

Thank Daniel_R011
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Really fun place for all age groups from tots to grandparents, MOTAT provides fun and interactive activities showcasing Transport and Technology of the past and previews of the future. There is also a wonderful Library which houses wonderful historical books, publications about Auckland's 21st and...More

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Myself and some friends had a great day at this Museum. You can get very close to some large aircraft's - they also had entertainment for the kids in the outside area.

Thank JanineS1862
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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
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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
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topsy723
20 March 2017|
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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
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