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Visiting NZ

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Disability Vehicle Rentals offer a meet and great service at all major New Zealand Airports.

Pick up from one location and drop off at another is not a problem as we have depots throughout New Zealand in both North and South Islands.


Some visitors and transit passengers must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they leave for New Zealand.  Information about NZeTA


New Zealand has excellent medical facilities and public hospitals offering a high standard of care. As part of the New Zealand health system free medical care is provided for injuries caused by an accident. This care is provided for anyone travelling or holiday in New Zealand as well as all New Zealanders. So if you have an accident causing injury while holidaying in New Zealand you will be well cared for – Elizabeth Marshall FirstLightTravel



New Zealand mobility parking permit application form for overseas visitors

There are clear criteria on who is eligible for a permit and permit holder’s responsibilities. This ensures that mobility parking spaces are available for people who really need them. parking permit application form


Auckland – Walk On Wheels

We Rent a wide range of Mobility products. Visiting Auckland? We can deliver to the airport, boat, hotel or home or to Disability Vehicle Rentals so when you pick up your vehicle you are good to go.

We understand you, as we use mobility products in our own lives every day. Give us a call so we can answer your questions and help


The full guide to flying with a disability

Everyone has the right to enjoy a trip abroad. Most of us take holidaying to far-flung destinations for granted. It’s easy to hop on a plane and jet off somewhere luxurious. For those flying with a disability, things can be slightly more challenging.

But while that’s the case, it shouldn’t stop someone with accessibility needs from flying. It takes a bit more planning and preparation, but travelling with a disability is something which is easier than it’s ever been before.

In this guide, we’ll discuss everything you can do to make planning your holiday easier. From the flights themselves, to staying safe while you’re away, this is your one-stop-shop for accessible travel advice.


New Zealand Tourism Guide is a comprehensive online directory for NZ tourism and travel. Every New Zealand accommodation,  attractions,  tours and transport business is listed (over 12,000) together with extensive visitor holiday and vacation information for both local and international travelers. Start planning your New Zealand holiday or travel now and enjoy one of the best countries on earth. Check out more than 101 things to see and do in New Zealand or plan a great kiwi road trip.



Even if you have driven in other countries, it’s important to understand our rules for driving in New Zealand before you get behind the wheel here.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa have put together the key things to consider when planning your trip and as you make your journey around the country. DRIVESAFE and enjoy!



Convert New Zealand dollars into foreign currency and vice versa with our handy currency converter.


Interislander – Making the Cook Strait accessible!

As the Cook Strait’s premier ferry service, Interislander takes its responsibilities very seriously and is constantly striving to improve accessibility. We have worked with Be. Accessible to ensure we are meeting the accessibility needs of our passengers and each of our ships has a Silver accessibility rating.

Each ship is structurally different and we recommend you choose the best ship for your needs. So please read through the information we have provided select your sailing accordingly.

For more detailed accessibility information for each ship, please view the facilities on KaitakiKaiarahi and Aratere.  Restricted lift access  on Kaiarahi means that we would prefer passengers with restricted mobility use Kaitaki and Aratere.


Travel Time & Distance Calculator New Zealand




FirstLightTravel – Auckland

We love this country and that’s why we live here! Our New Zealand team of friendly Travel Professionals have been creating holidays since 2001 – and we are pretty good at it! So if you want an unforgettable holiday, that not only surpasses your expectations but also eliminates all the guessing and hard work, then talk to one of our team today – We are there with you all the way!

Read our reviews and find out why our guests just love what we do!


Identity Tours – Christchurch

Identity Tours have over 29 years of Special needs travel experience and expertise. Christchurch Day Trips, Special Events, International Tours, Cruises and much much more …..


Ability Adventures – Dunedin

Specialists in accessible tourism NZ – go where you want to go!

Ability Adventures are New Zealand’s premier disability travel company, specialising in disabled travel holidays and accessible tourism for seniors and travelers with disabilities.

We provide personalised itineraries and private tours throughout New Zealand where one or more person has a physical or learning disability, is a slow walker or simply may need that bit of extra support along the way.

Learn more about Ability Adventures


ND Kiwi Tours – Bay of Plenty

Experience some of the best the Bay of Plenty and Waikato have to offer on a tour of some of some of the regions’ top spots. Our welcoming guides provide engaging commentary on local highlights and go out of their way to make sure your experience is one to remember.

Small group tours begin from our Katikati office or we can collect you from a place of your choosing. If you are arriving on a cruise ship, we can pick you up directly from the Port of Tauranga for fantastic day trips and shore excursions. Requests for tailored experiences and private charter tours within our region or further afield are welcome.


Accessible Kiwi Tours – Taupo

New Zealand’s leading tour company  meeting the needs of mature travellers and those with special needs.

Annette Arends and Roger Newman receive great pleasure in having created the ultimate holiday or vacation experience for you. We welcome, care and cater for families and individuals of all ages with special or specific needs when visiting our beautiful country.

Our company Accessible Kiwi Tours is a unique New Zealand Tour Company (established 1991) whose business is to cater for all people including the more mature and physically challenged.

Disabilities requiring wheelchair hoists are no obstacle.

Click here to view your introduction to New Zealand – Accessible Kiwi Tours Video