Accessible travel in New Zealand for seniors and disabled people
Ability Adventures are the specialists in accessible New Zealand holidays for mature travellers and people with a disability, including those with physical, sensory or learning impairments and those with special medical needs. With our innovative ideas, expertise in accessible travel and intimate knowledge of New Zealand, we can create the holiday experience of your dreams.
- Each holiday tailored to your ability, interests, time and budget.
- Options of fully-guided tours through to self-drive. Pick-ups and set-downs to suit your situation.
- Skilled, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides.
- We arrange transport, accommodation, entry to attractions – everything you need, with style.
- Small group travel (normally 2-6 people), couples, families, groups of friends and individuals. Larger groups by arrangement.
- Specialist ground agency services for overseas travel companies and disability groups.
Begin planning your New Zealand adventure, contact Ability Adventures now.
Meet Marina Hanger
Marina Hanger is the owner, adventure planner and head guide for Ability Adventures.
Marina established Ability Adventures in 2008 and has over thirty years’ experience as an occupational therapist working with people with a wide range of disabilities. In recent years she was involved in researching, planning and leading wilderness, adventure and personal development programmes within New Zealand for blind and visually impaired people of all ages.
In addition, Marina has 15 years’ experience in the tourism industry. She co-founded one of New Zealand’s first eco-tourism companies providing quality natural history tours for national and international clients.
Raised in rural New Zealand, Marina is passionate about her homeland, its outdoors and the value of adventure in our lives. She takes great pride in providing unforgettable accessible holiday adventures for all.
Exploration adventure discovery
Go where you want to go
Located in the South Pacific, New Zealand is renowned for its diverse and spectacular scenery, world class attractions and welcoming and friendly people. Such diversity and the compact nature of the country make New Zealand an ideal travel destination.
Share your dreams of adventure with us and we will work closely with you to make them come true. Together we will plan your itinerary according to your accessibility requirements and budget. Once you are happy with the plan we do the rest.
Do what you want to do – here are some tempting ideas:
- Marae stay
- Bungy jumping
- National parks
- Bird watching
- Cuisine & wine
- Rain forests
- Garden tours
- Farm visits
- Marine excursions
- Scenic train trips
- Health and beauty
- River rafting
- Auto parks
- Fiord cruises
- Heritage sites
- Art galleries
- Jet boating
- Flight seeing
- Cycle trails
- and so much more
Reach for the Sky
Everyone has a wish list and you shouldn’t let age get in your way. Now is your chance to go places
you have never been and do things you have never done before. Or perhaps revisit somewhere special
where you haven’t been for years.
Ability Adventures has a wealth of holiday ideas for people in their senior years. It may be a relaxed holiday or a full-on physical adventure – Ability Adventures can take you there in style. As a senior traveller we understand you may have a range of considerations, e.g. pace of holiday, accessibility, mobility equipment and personal care support. Let us know and we will cater for your particular needs.
New Zealand is a country for all senses and Ability Adventures can design a spectacular multi-sensory
accessible holiday adventure, guiding you all the way. Our emphasis on small group travel also helps
ensure your holiday is a totally enjoyable and inclusive experience.
We can introduce you to the unique and exciting sights, tastes, textures, fragrances and sounds of New Zealand – from the distinctive tuneful calls of the native tui bird, through to a mouthwatering kiwi pavlova dessert. Ability Adventures is experienced at tandem cycling giving people with blindness or visual impairment the opportunity to take advantage of the new network of New Zealand Cycle Trails.
We can help you experience it all, delivered at your pace and catered to your particular needs, including sighted guiding and a sign language interpreter.
Ability Adventures can design a New Zealand holiday adventure to suit your level of mobility, whether
you are a slow walker, or use a walking aid or wheelchair. Let us help you ‘reach for the sky’.
Improved access infrastructure throughout New Zealand makes a myriad of activities and adventures possible – kayaking, rafting, flying and boating. What about being driven on a race track at over 200kph?
Accommodation, transport and activities are carefully chosen according to your accessibility requirements. We can organise mobility and personal care support, and equipment, if required.
Ability Adventures designs personalised holidays for individuals or small groups of adults who have a
mild to moderate learning disability.
The emphasis is on a fun and relaxed holiday in safe and comfortable settings.
Ability Adventures can provide a range of support services and equipment. Please let us know what you require when we begin planning your holiday adventure.
Personal care support: we can provide assistance with your daily health and wellbeing needs. Support people are agency-trained.
Equipment hire: a selection of mobility and personal care equipment can be hired. This can alleviate the need to bring your own and the possibility of any damage to your personal property en route.
Personal mobility support: for wheelchair assistance, sighted guiding or other specific support that may be required. This can provide that extra peace of mind and convenience, maximising your holiday enjoyment.
Specialised vehicles: including hand-control vehicles, those with swing-out seats and vans with wheelchair hoists, tracks and tie-downs.
Plus any additional services you require, e.g. sign language interpreters and special dietary requirements.
Don’t wait – contact Ability Adventures now to begin planning your accessible New Zealand holiday adventure. We would love to hear from you.
CONTACT USphone+64 27 324 0003 postPO Box 5418, Moray Place,
Dunedin 9058, New Zealand email skypeabilityadventures