Accessible Tourism

We welcome enquiries from people in New Zealand, or overseas, who wish to visit Southland, including beautiful Queenstown and Stewart Island, and need to know what is accessible for them. We can advise on everything from accommodation to transport to recreational activities.

Most hotels, motels and budget accommodation cater for travellers with mobility requirements. Check out www.oysternz.co.nz before you start making travel plans to make sure you enjoy the best holiday possible!  If you are looking for a particular rail height, or minimum door width, New Zealand based site AccoMobility (external link)  can be useful sources of information. 

Our region is world-renowned for adventure and activities, particularly in Queenstown, so when travelling you can take part in a little bit of thrill seeking or exploration. Activities like a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu are fully accessible. Bungy jumping, skydiving and canyon swinging can also be reached by travellers with some mobility assistance. You can also enjoy skiing in our winter months by taking part in the adaptive snowsports programmes at the Remarkables and Cardrona ski fields.

Simply contact us and we will work with you to ensure your visit to our beautiful province is successful.