Visiting New Zealand with a Disability


Don’t let a disability put you off travelling to New Zealand and enjoying many of the tourist attractions New Zealand has to offer.

At Freedom Mobility, we want to put you in a disability-modified vehicle that will make touring New Zealand fun and easy.


Travel New Zealand With Ease

New Zealand has a reputation for being a place where travel is easy.  We want to make it straight forward for you, even if you do have a disability or are accompanying someone with a disability.

In New Zealand, there are few frustrations, the roads are good, ATM’s are everywhere and the food is excellent.  We want to help you discover our backyard; a place where you can relax and enjoy your holiday.  Let us know what you’d like to see and we will do all we can to get you there.


Explore the Scenic Wilderness that is New Zealand

Having just 4.5 million New Zealanders in an area slightly larger than the United Kingdom means there is plenty of room for visitors.  A large portion of the country is sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and thermal areas making this country one of the most scenic places on earth.  Read our Blog post on seeing Franz Josef by Helicopter 


New Zealand for Foodies

With its abundant fresh food and second-to-none coffee, the New Zealand café and restaurant scene is thriving. Add to that the availability of award winning local wines, innovative craft beer scene and an abundance of local farmers markets, and you can spend your days travelling New Zealand rolling from one fantastic meal to the next!

We have a list of accessible wineries recommended by our past clients.

Visit the famous Hawkes Bay Wineries

Visit Nelson and Marlborough for some amazing views and world class wineries 


Explore Maori Culture in New Zealand

Those familiar with our All Blacks rugby team will have seen the haka, – a Maori war dance. Maori culture is rich and living.  You can experience authentic cultural performances and hangi (traditional Maori feast cooked in the ground).  Or visit accessible museums which hold artefacts and tell tales of our history.

Visit the Auckland Museum Website – Maori Culture section

Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds website


Discover Middle-Earth

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, you’ll want to visit Hobbiton to explore the shire where Frodo and Bilbo lived.  Or, you can visit Weta Workshops in Wellington where the special effects for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies were created.

Of course, if you are a real LOTR fan, there are many other tours around the various locations where the movies were filmed.

Click here to find read about the adventures of Jasmine, a Lord of the Rings fan and Freedom Mobility client from the UK.


Taking Adventure Tourism to the Next Level

New Zealand is the adventure sporting capital of the world and, when you travel here, there is no need to let a disability prevent you from bungy jumping, white-water rafting, skiing, skydiving, paragliding, jet boating or any of the other thrill seeking adventures on offer.

Making Trax are a New Zealand company who seek to make adrenaline sports adventures available to the disabled.


Rotorua – The Thermal Wonderland

The geothermal wonders and hot springs of Rotorua are a must see for all tourists.  Most attractions are wheelchair and disability accessible.

Visit one of the 20 most surreal places in the world


New Zealand Wildlife

From whale watching in Kaikoura to the albatross colony in Dunedin; Rotorua’s kiwi display and Oamaru’ penguins – for wildlife enthusiasts New Zealand has plenty to offer.  Many of the attractions are accessible by wheelchair.  Make sure you ask us the best places to go to see New Zealand wildlife.

Visit Otago to see the Albatross Colony

Visit Northlands famous Waipoua Forest (home of our giant kauri trees)


Waitomo Caves

Listed at number 14 on the Automobile Association’s 101 Must-do Things When Visiting New Zealand, the Waitomo caves are known for their stalactite and stalagmite displays, and for the presence of glow-worms which produce some fairly spectacular light displays. The Ruakuri caves are easily accessible and a must-see when visiting New Zealand.


Freedom Mobility – Getting You Where You Want to Go

Sometimes, when living with a disability, it can seem like you miss out on a lot of the fun things. The team at Freedom Mobility want you to tour New Zealand easily and in style.

We will ensure you have a mobility vehicle that suits your needs perfectly. Whether you require a hand-control vehicle, a left foot accelerator vehicle, travelling as a passenger in your wheelchair, swing seats for easy access, or some other control, we will get you mobile.

Click here to contact us and find out how easy it is to enjoy a visit to New Zealand