Southlink information

Southlink once-a-week bus services are operated by Weir Brothers and Pickering Motors under contract to the Taranaki Regional Council.

Which towns on which days?

Tuesday

  • Manaia to Hawera (via Ohawe Beach on demand) and return

Thursday

  • Waverley to Hawera (via Patea, Kakaramea, Manutahi and Mokoia) and return
  • Hawera to Waverley (via Mokoia, Manutahi, Kakaramea and Patea) and return

Friday

  • Hawera to Opunake (via Manaia) and return
  • Opunake to Hawera (via Kaponga, Eltham and Normanby) and return
  • Opunake to New Plymouth (via Rahotu, Pungarehu, Okato and Oakura) and return

Southlink fares

South of Hawera

  HAWERA Mokoia   Manutahi Kakaramea Patea     Waverley
Waverley $6 $4 $4 $4 $3  
Patea $5 $4 $4 $3   $3
Kakaramea $5 $4 $3   $3 $4
Manutahi $3 $3   $3 $4 $4
Mokoia $3   $3 $4 $4 $4
HAWERA   $3 $3 $5 $5 $6


North of Hawera

  HAWERA Norm'by Eltham Kaponga Ohawe B Manaia Opunake
Opunake $6 $5 $4 $3 - $3  
Manaia $3 - - - $2   $3
Ohawe B $2 - - -   $2 -
Kaponga $5 $4 $3   - - $3
Eltham $4 $3   $3 - - $4
Norm'by $3   $3 $4 - - $5
HAWERA   $3 $4 $5 $2 $3 $6


OPUNAKE-NEW PLYMOUTH

   NP         Oakura   Okato     Pungarehu Parihaka Rahotu Opunake
Opunake $6 $5 $5 $4 $4 $3  
Rahotu $5 $4 $4 $3 $3   $3
Parihaka $5 $4 $3 $2   $3 $4
Pungarehu $5 $4 $3   $2 $3 $4
Okato $4 $3   $3 $3 $4 $5
Oakura $3   $3 $4 $4 $4 $5
NP   $3 $4 $5 $5 $5 $6

 

  • All fares one-way only
  • Under-5s free when accompanied by an adult
  • Super Gold card holders travel free on services between 9am and 3pm
  • $1 discount for school-age children
  • $1 discount for ACCESS cardholders
  • $1 discount for Total Mobility cardholders

ACCESS FARES

Under the Access scheme, discounted fares are available for people with permanent or temporary disabilities.

The scheme is for people with any permanent or temporary disability that prevents them driving a private vehicle. 

To enquire about Access tickets, contact the Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre on 06 759 0019.

SUPERGOLD CARD

Holders of SuperGold Cards can travel free on off-peak Southlink services (those running between 9am and 3pm).

The SuperGold Card is available to all eligible New Zealanders aged 65 or over and those under this age who receive NZ Superannuation or the Veterans Pension.

For more information, go to www.supergold.govt.nz.

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