Disabled Facilities

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Copthorne Htoel & Resort. Hokianga

© Copthorne Hokianga

New Zealand law requires that every new building and major reconstruction provide ‘reasonable and adequate’ access for people with disabilities.

Transport for the Disabled

Most transport operators do cater for people with special needs, but it is recommended to phone ahead to inform operators and check availability.

There are many Northland accommodation providers that offer wheelchair accessible units or rooms (such as the one pictured). Browse the listings to find and book suitable accommodation.

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.

Once in New Zealand, contact the NZCCS on 0800 227 225. Most parking areas have parks specifically allocated for the disabled.

Source: Tourism New Zealan