Transport and Parking

Hospital Bus Service
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The Hospital Bus

Bookings are open for the new weekday Hawera-New Plymouth bus service. The Hawera-New Plymouth ‘Connector’ will make four return trips daily from Monday to Friday, operated by Pickering Motors under contract to the Taranaki Regional Council and with funding support from the region’s three District Councils, Taranaki District Health Board and WITT.

For information on the timetable, fare and route please go to

Bookings made for Taranaki DHB patients and visitors are to be completed through reception at Base or Hawera Hospital or one of our Health Centres.

Coastal Community Transport Service

This free service is for Coastal Taranaki residents needing to get to essential commitments such as social service, medical or hospital appointments in New Plymouth, Stratford or Hawera. Eligibility criteria does apply, please see the flyer below for more information.

Click here to download the Coastal Community Transport Service Flyer (70K PDF)


Patient and health-related visitor parking areas are marked with light blue lines, as marked on the parking map below, with additional mobility cardholder parking available near the main entrances. Specified Mother & Baby parking is available adjacent to the Antenatal Clinic and outside the Child & Adolescent Community Centre (CACC).

Click here to view Base Hospital parking map (PDF472 KB)

The main public car park at Taranaki Base Hospital is located off Lorna Street (Gate 3 or 4).
Surgical Outpatients, Physiotherapy and Maternity parking is located in front of the Maternity entrance and in front of the Chapel off David Street (Gate 1).

The CACC and Medical Outpatients/Oncology have car parks off Tukapa Street (Gate 2).  

Parking in front of the Emergency Department is limited, therefore reserved for those attending the Emergency Department. Patients and visitors attending other areas of the hospital are requested not to use Emergency Department parking at any time.

Areas marked with white lines are available for use at any time.

Cars parked in the wrong spot may be clamped and/or towed.
Taranaki DHB Parking Policy
(PDF 96 KB)
Taranaki DHB Clamping and Towing Procedure (PDF 290 KB)

Got feedback about parking at Taranaki DHB? Let us know via our online feedback form.

Parking at Hāwera Hospital

Click here to view Hāwera Hospital parking map (PDF 37KB)

Public Bus Services

Click here to see route 3 that stops at Taranaki Base Hospital. Buses will stop outside the Antenatal Clinic and the bus shelter outside the Main Entrance.

Visit the website for information on public bus services in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Oakura and South Taranaki.'

Last updated: Thursday, February 18, 2021

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