MOTAT has two sites linked by a vintage tram ride:
MOTAT Great North Road - 805 Great North Road, Western Springs
MOTAT Great North Road is home to the majority of our exhibitions and café.
MOTAT Aviation Hall - 98 Motions Road, Western Springs
We are currently building a new 155+ space car park at our MOTAT Aviation Hall. While construction is taking place, the Aviation Hall is closed and parking there is not possible.
Street parking near MOTAT Great North Road is available on Stadium Road and across the road there is car parking to the right of the Caltex station.
We encourage our visitors to lock their cars and not leave valuables unattended when parking in these public parking areas.
Mobility parking is available, more information about accessibility here.
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:
Bike racks are provided at both sites.
At MOTAT Great North Road, they are located at the entry of Stadium Road. These are Locky Docks which require a transport card such as an AT Hop Card to secure your bike, but you do not need to bring your own lock thanks to the technology in these racks. These are free but cannot be used without a transport card. See the video below on how to use Locky Docks.
MOTAT Aviation Hall is currently closed for construction and will reopen in August.
Buses to MOTAT depart regularly from downtown Auckland.
Bus routes that service the main MOTAT bus stop at MOTAT Great North Road (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 5 am until midnight, seven days a week
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
There are many Taxi companies that service the Auckland area, including Uber. MOTAT is approximately a 10 minute drive from the Auckland CBD.