The highlight of any visit to MOTAT is a ride on a vintage tram through Western Springs Park. MOTAT's fleet of carefully restored vintage trams run regularly during opening hours.

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One of the highlights of a visit to MOTAT is ride on one of our vintage trams. A tram ride through Western Springs Park is a favourite with all our visitors and is a fun and easy way to travel between our two sites.

The trams run regularly during opening hours and for some special events. Tram rides are provided as a free service for the community

Find out the latest information on our daily tram schedules and updates on the Tram Information page.

Getting the trams ready for the day.

MOTAT cares for a fleet of trams that originally operated in cities across New Zealand and Australia. Our fleet includes the stunning Tram 47, a double decker affectionately known as 'Big Ben', a rare steam powered Tram 100, and a number of Australian and New Zealand vintage electric trams.

The operational trams have been meticulously restored and are maintained at MOTAT in our Tram Workshop. Find out more about the MOTAT workshops here.


Please be aware that our trams were designed before the adoption of modern accessibility standards and so only trams with wide doors, such as our Melbourne trams, can accommodate wheelchairs and caregivers must be available to lift the visitor onto the tram.


We recommend parking in our large car park at M2 and enjoying the vintage tram ride between sites. All included in your general admission fee.