Getting Here and Around

South Taranaki is approximately half way between Wellington and Auckland on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is easily accessible by land or air. Two regional domestic airports are close by with  Whanganui Airport an hour to the south of Hawera and New Plymouth Airport less than an hour to the north of Hawera. If you decide to take a scenic drive along Stahe Highway 3 Hawera is approximately from 3.5 hours drive from Wellington  or 4.5 hours from Auckland.

Include here a chart of travelling times/distances. If possible have links to maps/directions.


All departing from and arriving at South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre, 55 High Street, Hawera


                                                                                Daily                                      Fri                                           Sun

NORTHBOUND: Departs                                  3.25pm                                10.00pm                               8.50pm

SOUTHBOUND: Departs                                   9.20am                                 4.45pm                                 2.55pm

For reservations After Hours Phone: (09) 913 6100 or go to;

Dalroy Express:

                                                                                Mon-Fri                               Sun

Northbound: Departs                                          6.00am                                 8.00am

Please not that Dalroy Express will only come for pre-booked and paid passengers.

For reservations After Hours Phone:  0508 46 56 22 or go to;

Naked Bus:

NORTHBOUND: Departs                               1.10pm                Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

SOUTHBOUND: Departs                                3.50pm                Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

For reservations After Hours Phone:  0900 NAKED (or 0900 62533) or go to;

PLEASE NOTE: All departure times are subject to change at the bus companies’ discretion.  For confirmed times, please contact the phone numbers above.


Taranaki has its own domestic airport 10km from New Plymouth - a 50 minute drive from Hawera. The airport is serviced by regular flights from domestic carrier Air New Zealand

Whanganui Airport, based just 5 minutes out of Wanganui City is an hours drive from Hawera.

International airports are located in nearby Rotorua, Auckland and Wellington.