Monday, April 25, 2011

Auckland's MOTAT (Museum of Transportation and Technology)

Twenty minutes away from Massey is the Great North Road where the Auckland Zoo, Western Springs Park and MOTAT is located.

The MOTAT or the Museum of Transportation and Technology is an interactive museum that offers a wide collection of different types of Transportation, Telecommunication and a little history of New Zealand.

The entrance fee is $14 each including a free tram ride. If you are a tourist, never ignore the Jasons Tour Brochure in the airport because not only it provides map and suggested tourist destinations, it also has coupons which offers discounts in various places.

We got a 10% discount coupon from the brochure and used this when paying at MOTAT.

Here are some of the attractions at MOTAT ---

MOTAT also has themed villages to show us how New Zealand looked during its earlier years.

One of the main attractions of MOTAT is the last tram --- the final tram that rode the streets of Auckland before it was permanently replaced by buses.

After the tour, we rode the free tram back to the parking lot.

The museum is one of the must-visit places for me. As part of museum upgrade, they were building an Aviation Display hall which is scheduled to open on September 2011. I'm looking forward to visiting it again on my next trip to Auckland.


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