Unveiling New Zealand’s Accessible Marvels: Join the Adventure with Freedom Mobility and Spinal Network News!

SpinalNetworkNewsfeature 470x394 - Unveiling New Zealand's Accessible Marvels: Join the Adventure with Freedom Mobility and Spinal Network News!At Freedom Mobility, we want everyone to experience the joy of travel, no matter their mobility requirements. We’ve been working in the accessible travel space for a while, and over the years we’ve been collating stories and insights from our customers who have been exploring Aoteroa. We’ve sorted the transport part, but what about the fun stuff?

As well as the good stories, we’ve also heard many of the disappointments of accommodation or highly anticipated activities, not being as accessible as promised. That’s why, around five years ago, we created an accessible play and stay directory—a goldmine of spots recommended by our fabulous customers.

Fast forward to last year, when we teamed up with the awesome folks at Spinal Network News to kickstart a series of travel articles tailored for accessibility. We scoured our database, chatted to local operators, tapped into great sources like the NZ Accessible Travel Forum, and even enlisted the expertise of NZ travel writer Mario McMillian. Together we have pulled together a 3-part accessible travel feature on Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo, Matamata, the Bay of Plenty, and the northern bits of the East Coast.

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, you can dive into the first two features on the digital edition of Spinal Network News (SNN December 2023; SNN April 2024)

However the fun doesn’t have to stop there. We’re keen to keep on expanding our accessible play and stay directory, and we need your help! Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a hometown hero, share your tips and tricks with us. Together, we’ll create the ultimate resource for accessible adventures across our stunning country.

Happy reading and happy travels.