A MOTAT favourite for 40 years, but as they say: “a model railway is never finished.” So come and see what’s new!
For forty years MOTAT’s Tereina Iti – Model Railway has entranced and inspired visitors. The model showcases the history and engineering feats of the North Island Main Trunk Line. Marvel at the spectacular Hapuawhenua Viaduct and the twisting Raurimu Spiral and learn about the line’s incredible history.
This historic journey is still available to the public today via the Northern Explorer and at 1:87 scale every day at MOTAT.
The newest addition to MOTAT’s model rail network celebrates 100 years of rail in West Auckland. Housed in the historic Waitākere Station, the model is filled with intricate details and colourful characters for our youngest visitors to find.
Special thanks to Great Journeys of New Zealand, operated by KiwiRail, for making this model possible.
Find out more about the objects in MOTAT's Collection:Collections Online