Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland Central

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Spanning two connected sites, Museum of Transport and Technology boasts a comprehensive collection of civilian and military transport vehicles. The aircraft collection represents the largest of its kind in the country and includes impressive pieces, such as relics from Richard Pearse's first 1903 aircraft, a wooden fighter bomber, and advanced jet trainers. Read the information boards to learn about the ways in which transport technology has helped shape the nation's development, and make sure to visit the steam locomotives, cable trams, and historical Auckland buses exhibits. When it's time to switch between locations, simply hop on the complimentary tram service. The onsite tearoom serves home-baked cakes. By using our Auckland Central sightseeing planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Museum of Transport and Technology and other attractions in Auckland Central.
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  • Absolutely brilliant great displays, some could have been more such as the military and fire section Otherwise well worth a trip and will definitely be back  more »
  • We spent about 3 hours here. The exhibits are very informational and there are things you can experiment with almost everywhere. As I walked through the entrance I already feel so excited, just seeing...  more »
  • My husband and I went to a Live Open Day (every 3rd Sunday of the Month).No trouble parking (free) right outside plane hangar or close by ,if earlyThoughly enjoyed the whole day.Looked through the han...  more »
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  • Positive - 5 stars for the Museum it's awesome. The new heart transplant and surgery small exhibition is great. Now, Negative - Please avoid the cafe - 0 stars!!! Dry old sausage rolls, bad coffee and I'm running out of negative words regarding potato wedges... My 3 YO potato wedges and chips loving daughter and 5YO son tried 1-2 each and said 'its discussing". This speaks for itself.
  • I love the changes they have made over the past couple of years. Sunlight is the best kids science exhibition we have ever been to in New Zealand.
  • Always something cool about MOTAT. We went to the bubble weekend with the little one. She is quite shy, but the giant bubble staff was very friendly and Ellas was blowing bubbles in no time. We all had a great time. Will definitely be back
  • Excellent museum exhibits covering various technologies like computers, stream engines, planes, and working trams you can ride. Also kids' activities and a cafe. Fun for the whole family.
  • Awesome collection of artifacts and new experiences. Friendly awesome staff. Arguably the most interactive experience within the museum sector

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As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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