Following are some handy links to sites that may be able to help you with accessible holiday, leisure and tourism information and planning.
Before booking your travel arrangements and/or accommodation, you should always confirm with your hosts (or the operator) that adequate provision is available for your specific requirements, be it a general accessibility issue or specific facilities catering for hearing or visual impairment.
The New Zealand Tourism Guide provides information on accessible accommodation in New Zealand including accommodation options providing access facilities for the disabled, elderly or infirm. Disabled accommodation facilities generally include wider doors, wheelchair access and bathroom railings.
This accommodation is best suited for those using wheelchairs, parents with pushchairs, seniors, or people with impaired mobility, sight or hearing. Before making a booking, confirm with the establishment the particular details of the facilities and features you require are catered for.
Access 4 All provides a website that covers accommodation and activities in New Zealand for people with reduced mobility.
You can also follow them on Facebook.
At the Be.accessible website you will be able to search for options available in the city of your choice that will suit your needs.
The Travel and Leisure section on the Muscular Dystrophy Association website gives several options for both local and international travel.
OysterNZ is a comprehensive booking site and travel guide for both domestic and international travellers who travel with extra mobility needs. This is a relatively new website that is easy to get around, giving a range of searches by region, category, type of activity etc and price range. There is also a blog on the site where you can interact and share your knowledge and experiences.Back to top