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Tram Information

Catch a ride on MOTAT's heritage trams and travel between MOTAT Great North Road and Auckland Zoo FREE with general admission ticketing.


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 20 minutes.

At peak times they may run more frequently.

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


(Covid-19 disruptions, see above for details)

The trams have previously run between MOTAT Great North Road and MOTAT Aviation Hall.

From 26 July 2021, while the MOTAT Aviation Hall is temporarily closed to the public, we are taking the opportunity to perform maintenance and upgrade parts of the tramway track.

To accomplish this, the tram will operate on a new shorter route and will now stop at Auckland Zoo and return to MOTAT Great North Road from there. We hope to be running on the full track again in August 2022.

From 26 July 2021, the tram will stop at:

  • MOTAT Great North Road entrance

  • Western Springs Lakeside Entrance - Request Stop Only

  • Motions Road corner - Request Stop Only

  • Auckland Zoo

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

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