People with specific requirements
New Zealand law requires that every new building and major reconstruction provide 'reasonable and adequate' access for people with disabilities. Most facilities have wheelchair access, but it is wise to check when booking.
Transport for the Disabled
Tour operators such as Accessible Tours and Jetsave can provide holiday packages for individuals and groups. Most transport operators do cater for people with specific requirements, but it is recommended to phone ahead to inform operators and check availability.
Most urban transport buses are not equipped to cater for the disabled.
Parking concessions are available for people with disabilities, and temporary display cards can be issued for the length of a visitor's stay. In order to obtain a New Zealand card, visitors should bring their home mobility card or medical certificate as proof of disability.
Contact CCS Disability Action for further information or to apply for a temporary disability card. They require a photo of your current diability card and arrival/departure dates, and as of June 2010 it costs about NZ$30.
Most parking areas have parks specifically allocated for the disabled.
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