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MOTAT Mates Annual Pass

MOTAT Mates annual pass is perfect for families and friends who love to visit MOTAT. Our annual pass will give you unlimited general admission to MOTAT, even during school holidays, along with other discounts and benefits.

This annual pass is perfect for families and friends who love to visit MOTAT.

Your Mates membership gives you unlimited entry to MOTAT (excluding some events) and offers a range of exclusive benefits. It is designed for those who want to visit often without paying full admission every time, even during the school holidays!

Each MOTAT Mates subscription entitles members to:

  • Unlimited general admission entry to both MOTAT sites during regular opening hours

  • 10% off at the souvenir shops at both MOTAT sites

  • Unlimited FREE tram rides all year round

  • Monthly e-newsletter updates* (opt in)

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Auckland Zoo

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to the Kauri Museum, Matakohe



Family2 adults & up to 4 children aged 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 FREE$95+ add 1 Adult $30 + add 1 child $20
Child Flexi1 child & accompanying adult*$65+ add 1 child $20
Individual1 adult$45Ideal for parents of children under 5
Student1 student aged 14+$22.50Current NZ student ID required

Valid for two named adults and up to four children under 16. Children under 5 enter free, but can be included on a family pass if desired. One additional named adult may be added to a family pass (on site only) for an extra $30. Additional Children can be added for an extra $20 each.

Valid for one named adult (14 or older, not a current NZ student). This can be a good option for an individual bringing in children under 5, however the membership is for a specific person and non-transferable between adults. If two adults will only be visiting with children under 5 they may decide to purchase two individual passes instead of a family pass.

Valid for one named student 14 or older, with current NZ student ID (Secondary or Tertiary).

Valid for one named child, and any one accompanying adult. This pass is specifically for the child named, and the membership may not be used without this child present. Additional named children, including under 5s, may be added to this membership for an extra $20 each, if for example a parent or caregiver may want the option of visiting MOTAT with a child under 5 while the first child on the membership is at school.

If you would like to speak to a Customer Service team member for further clarity on which pass may work best for you, please call (09) 815 5800 and press 0 to speak to an operator. For Annual Pass Terms and Conditions see here.


Membership application can be completed on site at MOTAT at either of the MOTAT shops.

MOTAT Mates memberships can also be purchased at the entrance point on the day of your visit, or if you purchase a general admission ticket on entry you can upgrade to a MOTAT Mates pass before you leave for the day and pay the difference. A membership card and lanyard will be issued to each named member.

For more information or questions about signing up or queries relating to your MOTAT Mates membership please call on (09) 815 5800 and press 0 to speak to an operator or email at mates@motat.org.nz.