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Kowhai Connection Kowhai Connection

From Sunday 30 September 2018 new bus routes 996 and 997 will replace the Kowhai Connection. Warkworth will also be connected to Hibiscus Coast Station in Silverdale with new bus route 995.  

These services will operate 7 days a week. Find out more about New Network for Warkworth

Information about current buses

The Kowhai Connection provides an affordable and convenient bus service between Warkworth, Matakana and Snells Beach.
The timetable for the Kowhai Connection operates Monday to Saturday.

Bus stops have been included en route at Algies Bay, Point Wells, Omaha and Whangateau. Due to these new bus stops, this service is no longer available as an on-request pick up service.

Find out more about fares and timetables.


Ways you can catch the Kowhai Connection

From a bus stop at:

  • Warkworth – outside the Old Masonic Hall, (3 Baxter Street).
  • Snells Beach – corner of Mahurangi East Rd and Ariki Dr (across the road from The Warehouse).
  • Algies Bay - Alexander Rd bus shelter (at the top of the road).
  • Matakana Village – Wharf Road, outside Plume Cafe.
  • Point Wells - Point Wells Hall bus shelter.
  • Omaha - Corner of Omaha Dr and Meiklejohn Way.
  • Whangateau - Whangateau Hall.

Fares

Fares are cash only.

Adult: $3.00

Children: $1.50 (up to 16 years, under 5 Free)

No other concessions are available on this service.

Timetable

Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)

Monday to Friday AM PM
Warkworth - 8.00 10.00 12.00 1.45 5.15
Snells Beach - 8.10 10.10 12.10 1.55 5.25
Algies Bay - 8.15 - 12.15 - 5.30
Matakana - 8.30 10.20 12.30 2.05 5.45
Point Wells - 8.45 10.30 - 2.15 5.55
Omaha - 8.55 10.40 - 2.25 6.05
Whangateau - 9.10 - - 2.35 -
Matakana 7.20 9.20 10.50 12.45 2.50 6.15
Snells Beach 7.30 9.30 11.00 12.55 3.10 6.25
Algies Bay 7.35 9.35 - 1.00 3.15 -
Warkworth 7.50 9.50 11.10 1.15 3.30 6.35

Saturday only

Saturday AM PM
Warkworth 9.00 11.00 1.30 3.30
Snells Beach 9.10 11.10 1.40 3.40
Algies Bay 9.15 11.15 1.45 3.45
Matakana 9.30 11.30 2.00 4.00
Point Wells 9.40 11.40 2.10 4.10
Omaha 9.50 11.50 2.20 4.20
Whangateau 10.00 - 2.30 -
Matakana 10.15 12.00 2.45 4.30
Snells Beach 10.25 12.10 2.55 4.40
Algies Bay 10.30 12.15 3.00 4.45
Warkworth 10.45 12.30 3.15 5.00

*No service on Sundays and Public Holidays

View the Kowhai Connection bus timetable (PDF 42KB)

If you require more information or would like to give feedback, you can contact us online or phone 09 366 6400.

Service provided by Gubbs Motors.


Last updated 6 September 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change