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“One of my favorite places!”

Museum of Transport and Technology
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$32.30*
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #20 of 264 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. MOTAT offers exciting School Holiday Experiences with a new theme and additional activities every school holidays. With lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy as well as the regular museum experience, MOTAT is a great choice for a fun day out over the school holidays to keep the whole family entertained. Visit the original Pumphouse, wander through our historic village or ride the heritage tram to our Aviation Display Hall which houses one of the largest aviation collections in the Southern Hemisphere. Kids are well-catered for with interactive examples, hands-on technology zone plus our Tinkering Tots gallery which is designed especially for under 5’s. MOTAT has something for everyone and is known as one of Auckland’s best value attractions. With regular events, school holiday experiences and monthly Live Days, visit our website to find out what is on at MOTAT for your next visit.
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Auckland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places!”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

I absolutely love visiting MOTAT, so many informative displays, the new Hangar is incredibly well presented. Head along on a live day if you can - such a fun day out!

Visited May 2012
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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“lots to see for the war and antiques fans”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

everything is well preserved and real, nothing Disney about this place

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Educational Day out”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

It has two distinct locations and both are different but very informative, helpful enthusiastic staff and welcoming to young children

Visited January 2012
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Marion, Arkansas
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15 reviews
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“A great place to get lost for an afternoon.”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Fascinating place to see the tech past of NZ. The aircraft display and restoration area was also a great place to stroll through. Plus you can ride their tram from aircraft exhibit to the main museum.

Visited April 2012
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Aotearoa
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lots to see and do here”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Good family fun, lots to do and see. Plenty of interaction

Visited May 2011
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