Transport and Technology
Map of MOTAT
ever there is a must-see in a city you are visiting then
Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology, or MOTAT,
has to be right up there.
within its sprawling 40 acre-site there is a seemingly bottomless
wealth of fantastic things to look at, ride on, touch and
MOTAT has counted the things to look at and there are 300,000
of them - including old fire engines, a working railway
and tram line (using an old Melbourne W-Class tram), and
a World War II airfield with a rare Lancaster bomber in
is actually now so big it has been split in two (MOTAT and
MOTAT 2) but they are each within easy 500-metre walk or,
if you are too tired, hop aboard a tram!
has permanent exhibitions on Early Auckland, Pioneers of
Aviation , Primary Industries, Road Transport, Tramway and
Tramcars while MOTAT 2 has the Sir Keith Park Memorial Aviation
Collection, Military Collection and Rail displays.
is open every day of the year except Christmas Day from
10.00 until 5.00pm.