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Museum of Transport and Technology
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$32.40*
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #22 of 260 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Dargaville, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“school trip”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

most improved since my visit as a child.thoroughly enjoyed the visit.I very much enjoyed the aeroplane section

Visited August 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It just keeps getting better”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

A really interesting place to visit with a wide range of stuff to see. They seem to be always adding new exhibits but I'm glad the tram is still the same as when I was a young boy.

Visited August 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Great price for a family to go for the day and for yearly memberships. The live days are great, the children got to ride in tanks and go on the steam train (at Motat 2), a tram runs between to the two sites. There are new exhibitions all the time, normally there are new exhibitions for the school holidays which are hands on for the children. The effort made at Christmas with the lights and tree is really lovely. There is a playground for little ones (Could do with a clean) and lots of areas to sit and enjoy a coffee. Lots to see for all ages.

Visited August 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Been here a few times now, very interesting, lots of things for the kids to look at. Better for slightly older children (probably 4-5 upwards). Good cafe, friendly staff.

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for a day out”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Lots of things to do and activities for the kids. Ever changing special displays on depending when you go. Priced very reasonably compared to some of the other attractions in Auckland a great place for families to visit

Visited June 2012
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