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Tram Information

Catch a ride on MOTAT's vintage trams. This Auckland 'must do' is now FREE so everyone can enjoy a heritage journey between our Great North Road and Meola Road sites.


MOTAT tram rides are free for you and your family to enjoy! General Admission to MOTAT includes unlimited tram rides.


Catch a free tram ride during MOTAT's opening hours 10am - 4pm, Monday to Sunday.

Trams run every 30 minutes.

At peak times they may run more frequently.

Please check the Tram Schedule for the day when you arrive.


The trams run between M1 and M2, the route travels through the Western Springs Park, past Auckland Zoo, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre and Western Springs College. The journey takes approximately 10 mins each way.

tram information route with standard and requested stops

The tram stops at:

  • M1 - Great North Road entrance

  • Western Springs Lakeside Entrance - Request Stop Only

  • Motions Road corner - Request Stop Only

  • Auckland Zoo

  • The Auckland Performing Arts Centre - TAPAC - Request Stop Only

  • M2 - Meola Road parking area

Please note that three of these stops are only on request.

To experience the best MOTAT visit we recommend parking at M2 in our large car park. Start your journey at the Aviation Display Hall to see our magnificent aviation collection and then catch the Tram to M1.

Come to MOTAT's Night Lights and Christmas Lights events for a very special tram ride!


MOTAT is famous for our operational Collection items, our Daniel Adamson & Co. Boiler powered Pumphouse, our fleet of vintage Trams and our historic village are just a few of the experiences we love to share with visitors.

To keep these heritage items operating and in their best condition we must undertake general maintenance on occasion. Whenever possible we will have this work done outside normal opening hours and will always strive to minimise any disruption to your experience when you visit us.

Any queries or concerns? Please get in touch, email: makingmotatbetter@motat.org.nz