MOTAT opened in 1964 and was developed from a small collection of artefacts brought together by enthusiastic collectors. Currently we have over 300,000 and it is now the largest Transport and Technology Museum in New Zealand.
By booking your hotel, motel or any other accommodation through Kiwi Karma you can play a vital role in helping MOTAT to continue to restore and conserve items in the collection so they can be enjoyed by current and future generations of New Zealanders
Currently MOTAT is undertaking a major conservation project for the Solent flying-boat ‘Aranui’, to return it to its ‘coral route’ appearance, this being the heyday of Tasman Empire Airways Limited’s (TEAL) flying-boat era. It’s a big task however, and we can’t do it on our own.
Thank you for supporting MOTAT to give the past a future and booking your accommodation through KiwiKarma.