Auckland Transport

Beachlands Maraetai service changes

From Sunday 10 December 2017, new bus route 739 will replace the existing 589 and run hourly, 7 days a week. This includes a new route, new bus stops, a new timetable and new buses. This change is part of an exciting transformation of the public transport network across Auckland and comes into effect at the same time as the rest of East Auckland.

Download the Pine Harbour ferry timetable (January 2017)

Project status: Consultation closed.
Project zone: East.

Survey results

The Beachlands Maraetai bus and ferry survey received 298 hard copy feedback forms, and 243 online surveys, totaling 541 responses and AT took this feedback on board for the new 739 bus service.

Read the survey report

Download the Beachlands-Maraetai 2015 engagement survey report (PDF 544KB, 27 pages)

Read a printed version


  • Beachlands Library, 75 Second View Ave, Beachlands.
  • Maraetai Library, 213 Maraetai Drive, Maraetai.
  • Botany Library, Level 1 Sunset Terrace, Botany Town Centre.
  • Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD.

AT Service Centres:

  • Botany Customer Service Centre, Town Centre Drive, Botany Town Centre.
  • Britomart Customer Service Centre, 8-10 Queen Street, Auckland CBD.

Local Board Offices:

  • Franklin Local Board, 82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe.
  • Howick Local Board, Shop S447, The Warehouse, 1 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga Town Centre.

Next steps

Ferry feeder bus service

The next steps that AT will take towards a potential future ferry feeder bus service, include:

  • Investigate possible route options to provide a ferry feeder service.
  • Work out the kilometres and costs for the routes.
  • Work out infrastructure requirements, including investigating bus stops and bus turnaround options at Pine Harbour.
  • Seek funding for future services and infrastructure through AT’s budget processes.

We will also undertake more investigation about the planned development for the area, as this will influence the planning of any new bus routes. New roads can potentially provide better route options, and housing development can help determine the potential usage of a service.

The bigger picture

Over the next few years, a new bus network for Auckland’s metropolitan suburbs is being introduced. As a result, until the New Network is completed (estimated for the second half of 2018) there is limited budget available for the infrastructure changes required to provide a ferry feeder service in Beachlands and Maraetai, and to investigate alternative route options.

However, even though funding for new services may not be submitted until after the New Network’s completion, we are including the new 739 bus service with the East New Network implementation in December 2017. This responds to some of the key interests of the Beachlands and Maraetai community that were reflected in the public transport survey.

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport