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Location & Parking

Spread across 40 acres in the picturesque Western Springs precinct, MOTAT has two sites at Great North Road (M1) and Meola Road (M2), We recommend parking in our large car park at M2 and riding the vintage tram between sites.

LOCATION

MOTAT has two sites linked by a vintage tram ride:

M1 - 805 Great North Road, Western Springs

M2 - 200 Meola Road, Pt Chevalier


PARKING

The best parking for your MOTAT visit is at M2 Aviation Display Hall.
Get directions from Google.

Here you can purchase your entry ticket and enjoy the free vintage tram ride between sites.

Parking at M1 is limited on Stadium Road and along Great North Road.

Access to M2 is from Meola Road as the driveway from Motions Road is closed.

Mobility parking is available at both sites, more information about accessibility here.


DIRECTIONS


VISIT MOTAT BY CAR

Located just 10 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD via the North Western Motorway, MOTAT is easy to find when you take the St Lukes Road off-ramp, Exit 6. We recommend planning your journey with Google Maps:

VISIT MOTAT BY BIKE

Bike racks are provided at both sites (inside near gate A at MOTAT 1 Great North Road site and outside in the car park at MOTAT 2 Meola Road). We encourage visitors to bring along their own locks.

VISIT MOTAT BY BUS

Buses to MOTAT depart regularly from downtown Auckland.

  • Bus routes that service the main MOTAT bus stop at MOTAT 1 (Stop 8122): 
    18, 010, 030, 110, 129, 132, 133, 134, 195
    The flagship bus on this route is the 18. This operates at least every 15 minutes, from 5am until midnight, seven days a week

  • MOTAT 2 is serviced by the orange Auckland Transport “OuterLink” bus which operates every 15 mins when MOTAT is open
    Please note: the OuterLink bus only drops off  and picks up on Meola Road, not Great North Road

  • The Auckland Explorer Bus also stops at MOTAT on request

  • For the latest bus, trains and ferries information for the greater Auckland region, visit Auckland Transport


VISIT MOTAT BY TAXI OR UBER

There are many Taxi companies that service the Auckland area, including Uber. MOTAT is approximately a 10 minute drive from the Auckland CBD.