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Location & Parking

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.

LOCATION

MOTAT has two sites linked by a vintage tram ride:

MOTAT Aviation Hall - 98 Motions Road, Western Springs

MOTAT Motions Road is the best place to start your MOTAT Journey with a new 155+ space car park right outside the door.


MOTAT Great North Road - 805 Great North Road, Western Springs

MOTAT Great North Road is home to the majority of our exhibitions and café.


PARKING

We recommend our visitors park at the MOTAT Aviation Hall located at 98 Motions Road, Western Springs. We have recently finished construction of a new 155+ space car park at this location.

Parking at the MOTAT Aviation Hall is currently free of charge, however, will convert to paid parking in Summer 2022. type: entry-hyperlink id: c21akJ9T89lQ0J1uLpS3iQo

Street parking near MOTAT Great North Road is available on Stadium Road and across the road to the right of the Caltex station. 

Mobility parking is available at MOTAT Motions Road (no pre-booking required).

Bookings are required for mobility parking at our Great North Road site. More on how to book these car parks 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.

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.

VISIT MOTAT BY BUS

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


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.