Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland
(4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Museum of Transport and Technology and other Auckland attractions into our Auckland itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you like things from the past then this is worth a day out. Cars, trains, planes and all things mechanical. For the aviation buffs there is a few special planes form the past especially the Lancast...  more »
  • Sometimes a museam just gets it right and the MOTAT is just a place. A vibrant mix of interactive displays and retro consumer electronics MOTAT has something for everyone I would say. Starting at tech...  more »
  • I absolutely love MOTAT so this is a biased review :-) They are always trying to have new and interesting exhibits and they usually succeed. Latest is Leonard De Vinci exhibit - and having been to his...  more »
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  • A little disappointed in the condition of some of the exhibits and some poor lighting in places. The steam operated pump house was in operation during my visit and I found it both interesting and well set up. The De Vince exhibitions was extremely interesting. The new building housing the aircraft was great and the aircraft on display along with engines, bombs and other static displays was great. Pleanty of information for you to take in.
  • The exhibits are great, very interactive and cool for kids. You need to self cater as the cafe is a shambles...surely it is big enough to have two cafes on the main site? Or a permanent coffee stand? The tram ride is a major plus. Cool to see all those old trams, including the old tram map of Akl. Good for 3/4 hours out.
  • We visited and it was my second visit but my partners 1st visit. Tjoutoughly enjoyed it and especially the da Vinci exhibit.
  • Yes enjoyed going there has everything for the car train plane enthusiast they would love it. And how people lived in the olded days. A must see.
  • Huge place with two separate sites including a hangar with all kinds of planes. Kids tend to LOVE this place and it's certainly interesting for adults as well. The price to enter is very competitive compared to the nearby Auckland Zoo. As little as a quarter of the price, potentially.