Location & Directions

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is a leading Auckland Museum with a focus on science, transport and technology. You can experience the MOTAT magic over two great sites at MOTAT Great North Road or MOTAT Meola Road. The multi-award winning Aviation Display Hall is located at MOTAT Meola Road.

You can start your experience at either with each site accessible by car, taxi and public transport. Included as part of standard MOTAT admission, the Western Springs Tram service is a fantastic way to experience a historical tram ride between the two sites and passes the idyllic Western Springs Park and Auckland Zoo.


We are located just 10 minutes’ drive from the Auckland CBD via the North Western Motorway and then taking the Western Springs turnoff (St Lukes Rd Exit 6). You can plan your car journey with Google Maps and entering in your start location and destination:

  • MOTAT Great North - 805 Great North Road, Western Springs
  • MOTAT Meola Rd - 190/200-208 Meola Road, Pt Chevalier


Bike rack facilities are provided at both our MOTAT sites (inside by gate A at our MOTAT Great North Road site and outside in the car park at our MOTAT Meola Road site) for visitors who wish to ride their bikes here. We encourage visitors to bring along their own locks.

Visit By Bus

Buses from Downtown Auckland and other various locations as serviced by Go West, Metrolink and Ritchies buses.

Downtown buses depart from 99 Albert St or 134 Hobson St.

  • Bus routes that service the main MOTAT bus stop (Stop 8122) are 030, 049, 080, 010, 115, 195, 153, 087, 154 and the Orange Auckland Transport “Outer Link” bus which operates every 15 mins when MOTAT is open. Please note the Outer Link bus only drops off  and picks up on Meola Road, not Great North Road.
  • The Auckland Explorer Bus also stops at MOTAT on request – visit the Explorer Bus website for further information

For the latest bus, trains and ferries information for the greater Auckland region, visit Auckland Transport.

Visit By Taxi

There are many Taxi companies that service the Auckland area. It is approximately a 10 minute taxi ride from Auckland CBD. For more information about cost and availability a selection of taxi companies are listed below:

  • Auckland Co-op Taxis     09 3003000
  • Alert Taxis                         09 3092000
  • South Auckland Taxis     09 2785678
  • North Shore Taxis           09 4888000
  • Eastern Taxis Limited     09 5344644