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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.

By purchasing a MOTAT MATES annual pass, you are helping us maintain and operate our collection of trains and heritage trams for future generations to experience and enjoy. The support your pass provides also ensures the preservation of our unique collection of New Zealand transport and technology.


Love visiting MOTAT? Then our MOTAT MATES annual pass is perfect for you! Experience MOTAT 364 days of the year with unlimited entry, free tram rides and access to our 12 annual LIVE Days and themed weekend activities, like Dig It! and Bubble Weekend. With a rotation of interactive exhibitions, kids play areas and a newly renovated Café, MOTAT is the perfect place for friends and whānau of all ages to be inspired by the past, look to the present and wonder about the future.

We look forward to calling you a MATE in 2021.

For only $95 (only $8 per month!) a MOTAT MATES family membership (2 adults & up to 4 children) our annual pass provides you with affordable quality educational entertainment in Auckland.

The full benefits of being a MOTAT MATE include:

  • Unlimited general admission entry to MOTAT during regular opening hours (including school holidays, MOTAT Live Days, Christmas Lights, and popular themed weekends)

  • Special MOTAT MATES only events & competitions

  • Free entry to our popular annual community event: 12 days of Christmas Lights

  • 10% off at the MOTAT shop

  • 10% off at the MOTAT café

  • 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 made online or you can purchase your MOTAT Mates memberships onsite on the day of your visit at either of the MOTAT shops.

If you purchased a general admission ticket, you can even decide to upgrade to a MOTAT Mates pass before you leave for the day - and only pay the difference. So a general admission family pass for $45 can be upgraded to the equivalent annual pass for just $50 extra. Just see the shop hosts to upgrade before you leave for the day.

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.