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Capital – Wellington | Currency – New Zealand dollar | Timezone – GMT +12

New Zealand

Editor’s pick: Grab your wheels, let’s travel

‘We are a family of five living in New Zealand who are passionate about travelling. We live for the outdoors and enjoy experiencing new places, discovering adventure and creating memorable moments. Our point of difference is that we travel with a wheelchair in tow!’

Outdoor activities: Waterworks Themepark along the 309 Road

Sitski in Whakapapa

Travel blogger Aurelie from Iwheeltravel went sit skiing in Whakapapa

A tour around the South Island by Alicia and Leah going on their Wheely Wacky Adventures

New Zealand Kia Ora

Detail of front of Tamatekapua, a wharenui (Meeting house) at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ōhinemutu, Rotorua (22 January 2005), The North Island, New Zealand. Photograph by James Shook,

New Zealand Kia Ora

Food and Friends – the Kiwi lifestyle

The New Zealand government has dedicated quite a few pages to the social culture in New Zealand. Read and learn about customs and social culture here.

Hokitika – history and heritage

Hokitika is a small town on the southern island of New Zealand. In these interesting videos you learn all about it.

Hotels and accommodation

Travel by Train

Kiwi Rail – Great journeys of New Zealand

‘We are pleased to make our great New Zealand tourism experiences welcoming, comfortable and safe for as many people as possible’, they say at Kiwi Rail. 

Scenic trains are a great way to relax and see the nation.  Each train service has two designated wheelchair spaces available in the café carriage. There is also a lift fitted to assist passengers on and off the carriages. In the café carriage you find an accessible toilet as well as a hearing loop.

Interislander ferries have gangway access, so whether you have a walking stick or baby buggy, getting aboard is easy. Mobility carts are also available in each terminal and our staff are on standby to assist; please just ask.  Each ferry has different accessibility characteristics and we recommend that you find out more on the ferry pages for KaitakiAratere and Kaiarahi

New Zealand Kia Ora
Kiwi Rail

By car

Fuel service app
Fuel service app

If you drive yourself, use the Fuelservice app (click to find stations) to communicate with fuel stations so you can smoothly continue your roadtrip.

Parking

Here you find info on accessible parking in New Zealand.

ATO Travel Sheets – Download here

General

Visa – all information on applying for a visa to New Zealand you find on this website.

Language – the official language is English.

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