Glaciers in New Zealand
Maori children
Northland, New Zealand
Queen Charlotte Sound
Routeburn Track
Boating in Taupo
Tongariro, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand

Accessible Travel

Travelling in New Zealand should be fun for all travellers including those with any form of disability. Travel should be free from barriers for travellers who may have a physical disability, intellectual challenge or any other accessible issue.

Many tourism businesses provide some level of accessibility for those who need it. This can include basics such as a disability room through to a more rounded experience starting with an accessible website and a wide range of services catering for those with accessible requirements.

Be Accessible Rated Businesses

Be. Accessible is a social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a view to create a truly accessible New Zealand. Be. Accessible is managed by the Be. Institute and aims to work across all sectors and communities throughout the country. The belief is that every person has their part to play in the creation of accessibility regardless of how big or small the change.

Be.Accessible deal with many travel organisations and those listed in the Be.Accessible travel directory have completed a Be. Welcome Assessment (usually Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum rating). This assessment has been designed to identify access features you may need to know when researching or preparing to visit, entering, experiencing and leaving the location or service.

Example Ratings

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Other Accessible Businesses

While Be. Accessible provide a rating for many tourism businesses, there are numerous other travel businesses that provide various levels of accessibility. They often provide products or services that cater for accessibility needs and include a range of useful accessibility information so that you can stay, play, get around and enjoy all New Zealand has to offer.

Accessible Directory

Check out the Be.Accessible rated businesses and also the other accessible businesses below to make your trip around New Zealand a memorable one.

Be.Accessible Rated Business Directory Other Accessible Business Directory