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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 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

(closed for construction, reopening August)


PARKING

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.


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.

MOTAT Aviation Hall is currently closed for construction and will reopen in August.

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.