Accessible tours around New Zealand

New Zealand is an amazing travel destination for visitors of all levels of ability. Whether your ideal experience includes rest and relaxation, adrenalin pumping activities, sightseeing, adventure, people and culture, enjoying nature or any combination of the above, Ability Adventures offers a whole range of accessible tour options to suit you.

Send us your wish list and we’ll create an accessible tour experience to remember

Private guided tours for disabled travellers and seniors and special needs holidays

Ability Adventures can help you experience it all, delivered at your pace and catered to your particular needs, including mobility support,  sighted guiding and a sign language interpreter for travellers with sensory impairments.

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 mouth-watering kiwi pavlova dessert.

Our tandem cycling tours are a favourite for people who are blind or vision impaired wanting to take advantage of the new network of New Zealand Cycle Trails.

Share with us your holiday wishes and together we will plan your tailored New Zealand holiday itinerary according to your preferences and accessibility requirements. We also have a number of sample itineraries from which you can choose.

Contact us to begin planning your customised holiday

Self-drive itineraries for accessible tours

If you prefer to go it alone, then a self-drive tour is a great option, backed by our expertise in accessible travel, local knowledge and connections. Ability Adventures will handle all your booking arrangements according to your requirements – accessible accommodation, preferred vehicle type, activities of choice, as well as personal care support and equipment as may be needed.

Enjoy the freedom of independent travel with the assurance that we are always available for you – before, during and after your trip.

Contact us to learn more about how we can make your New Zealand adventure easy for you.

Do what you want to do! Here are some ideas of things we can organise for you:

  • Marae stay
  • National parks
  • Photography
  • Rain forests
  • Museums
  • Trekking
  • Scenic train trips
  • Auto parks
  • Skiing
  • Heritage sites
  • Sailing
  • Cycle trails
  • Bungy jumping
  • Vineyards
  • Bird watching
  • Mountains
  • Farm visits
  • Shopping
  • Health and beauty
  • Fiord cruises
  • Caving
  • Art galleries
  • Paragliding
  • and so much more
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Cuisine & wine
  • Garden tours
  • Beaches
  • Marine excursions
  • River rafting
  • Volcanoes
  • Camping
  • Jet boating
  • Flight seeing

Private Accessible Cruise Ship Shore Excursions – Port Chalmers, Dunedin

On our easy access Dunedin tours you’ll experience Dunedin’s diversity – amazing scenery, rare wildlife, rich cultural heritage, beautiful parks. We are Dunedin locals who love to share our intimate knowledge of New Zealand’s first city with our guests. Join us on a private tour tailored to suit your schedule and interests.

Contact us now to book your tailored Dunedin shore excursion

Organised group tours for disability and senior travel groups

Ability Adventures is an agent for international tour groups and tours for conference delegates where accessible or special needs criteria apply. We also cater for senior tour groups looking for accessible tours of New Zealand.

Ability Adventures is a New Zealand Qualmark tourism service provider.

More about Ability Adventures

Accessible tour group visiting Hobbiton

What our guests are saying

Exceptional experience 
Thank you for an amazing journey through New Zealand. You have outdone our expectations and we have enjoyed an exceptional experience.

Debra Kerper - Easy Access Travel, USA, 2019 (group tour)

Thank you so much for a fabulous, fun, physical and exciting week.
"It exceeded our expectations. The organisation has been brilliant."

Sue Thoms, NZ, February 2018 (tailored tandem cycling adventure)

We had the most amazing time
"Your input has enabled us to have the most wonderful holiday. You certainly live up to your name of "Ability Adventures". Many, MANY thanks!"

M & M Gates, UK, February 2018 (tailored, accessible self-drive tour)

Five stars - Ability Adventures provided us with the holiday of a lifetime.
"Our 2.5 week tour surpassed our expectations and took our family on adventures we never thought were possible or achievable. We would recommend Ability Adventures to anyone wanting a fully inclusive holiday experience."

Silberstein Family, Sydney, Australia, Dec/Jan 2018 (guided, accessible, multi day tour)

Amazing time
"We can't thank you enough for the amazing time."

USA guests, Nov 2017 (guided, accessible, multi-day tour)

Highly recommend to anyone needing assistance. Making the impossible possible!
"We had an amazing experience with Marina and would highly recommend her to anyone needing assistance. Her background as an occupational therapist and her love of the outdoors are a winning combination!!!"

Barbara Starr, USA April 2017 (guided, accessible, multi-day tour)

Just great!
"Good choice of venues visited, great access and very interesting. Tour manager, Marina, was excellent as was tour guide Gary. Very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful day."

Ros Wallace, Assist Travel, Nov 2016 (cruise ship excursion)

Thanks for your professionalism
"I really enjoyed working with you. Thank you for your professionalism and all your help."

Carol, Travel Agent, Germany, Nov 2016 (Self-drive tour)

Exceeded expectations
"I can't thank you enough for the tour you planned and executed for me. The trip exceeded my expectations."

Joy, South Australia, Jan 2016 (guided multi-day tour)

Thank you
"My clients where very happy with the journey! Thank you very much! "

Patricia, Travel Agent from Switzerland, Dec 2015 (self-drive tour)

Recommend Ability Adventures
"Kay loved her time in Queenstown and would recommend Ability Adventures to her friends"

Kay - Auckland, 2014 (Self-drive tour)