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Ultimate Descents

We are a rafting company, based in Murchison. We offer a wide range of river trips, from single day family rafting to multi day wilderness expeditions. UDNZ & Makingtrax have been working together for several years and have developed systems to make rafting available to all abilities. Making this possible we have our river harness, fully releasable system, making you sit up on the raft (even without trunk control), leg floats if you feel like floating through the pools, dry suits for those that do not have climate control (only hands & head are exposed). For our multi day trips we can provide accessible tents, pressure relieving camping mattresses and accessible bathroom facilities. You can book directly through UDNZ or Makingtrax.

Skydiving Kiwis

Skydiving Kiwis, the #1 spot in Canterbury to do your tandem skydive and Makingtrax very first adaptive company. We have been throwing clients with many different abilities out of planes since Makingtrax originated in 2012. Join the Skydiving Kiwis family today.
If needed we have a skydiving harness that makes landing a breeze, designed by Makingtrax and Skydiving Kiwis. In free fall your legs are harnessed together, once the parachute opens your knees are pulled to your chest giving your time to enjoy your flight back to earth. When landing you slide in on your extremely experienced Tandem Masters butt, you hardly touch the ground.
You can book directly through Skydiving Kiwis or Makingtrax.

Waka Abel Tasman

Inclusive cutural experience along the beautiful Abel Tasman coastline. Waka (Māori canoe) are the living expression of our tūpuna (ancestors) who sailed the Pacific Ocean for thousands of years. This amazing experience is perfect for all abilities to enjoy this spectacular area. You begin and end all trips with a blessing (karakia) for protection. Learn the etiquette (tikanga) associated with waka before becoming familiar with the boat and embarking on our journey (haerenga ).
This Waka is accessible to all abilities!! A Special harness supplied by Makingtrax supports your body & keeps you comfortable (padded for pressure). The crew have been trained up by Makingtrax consultant Jezza and nothing is a problem, a highly recommended activity in the Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri area. Book directly through Waka Abel Tasman.
Top tip, there are accessible toilets in Kaiteriteri

Skyline Gondola & Luge

Skyline Queenstown offers a tranquil gondola ride & thrilling luge tracks. With unsurpassed scenic views, Skyline also offers cultural experiences, amazing dining, stargazing & more.
Accessibility up the gondola is possible if you can transfer independently or with help from your carer, your wheelchair fits in the gondola (colapsable & light). Under certain conditions it is possible to get a power-chair up if weighs less than 60kg. If you can board the gondola, you can also enjoy the luge, providing you have use of upper body and can sit up unassisted. There are restrictions due to client weight and ability, therefore we book you in on an individual basis. Book through Makingtrax as they consult with Skyline management and team to assist.
Note; Over the next few years Skyline Queenstown is undergoing a transformation and at times construction may interfere with accessibility.

Skydive Auckland

Skydive Auckland offer the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand’s North Island, at 16,500ft. Freefall at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. See Waiheke Island, Piha beach, Mt Taranaki and of course the beautiful Kaipara Harbour. Free transport is provided from Auckland City Centre. Our 17-seat modern aircraft means you can jump with your friends! Free BBQ facilities onsite. Our viewing deck is perfectly positioned so your friends and family can watch you land.
If needed we have a skydiving harness that makes landing a breeze, designed by Makingtrax. In free fall your legs are harnessed together, once the parachute opens your knees are pulled to your chest giving your time to enjoy your flight back to earth. When landing you slide in on your extremely experienced Tandem Masters butt, you hardly touch the ground.
Book directly with Skydive Auckland or Makingtrax

The Helicopter Line

Experience some of the most dramatic scenery New Zealand has to offer....to the west the Tasman Sea, the east the Southern Alps. Nestled in this wild & rugged environment the Franz & Fox Glaciers. Jump aboard this incredible accessible experience with the awesome crew at the Helicopter Line Franz Josef. With a number of different options including Neve Discoverer, Mountain Scenic Spectacular or Twin Glacier, all with your snow landing in the heart of the alps. At the Franz Josef Village base is the Makingtrax ski-chair providing clients with mobility issues an up close and personal experience with the glacier. Contact Makingtrax for your tailored experience (weight limits apply) You can book directly through The Helicopter Line or Makingtrax

Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox

We are the crazy (but friendly) people in New Zealand who encourage you to jump off a cliff and swing into a canyon just for fun! At the home of the world's highest cliff jumps, our already famous 109m high Canyon Swing and our not yet famous 182m high Canyon Fox are just the ticket to get your heart pumping and put smiles on your faces!
The crew at the Canyon Swing are pros at taking all abilities & have been working with Makingtrax since ages ago.
To access the Canyon Swing
Shuttle service provided if you don't mind being helped into the Van or other wise we can make arrangements for you to follow. Once at the carpark there is a gravel path approx 400meters that you may need assistance if in a wheelchair. At the Swing headquarters a number of steps to access your swing. No need to worry yourself as the Canyon Crew are there to make it easy and awesome. You can book directly through The Shotover Canyon Swing or Makingtrax
Little tip (no accessible toilets on site)

iFLY Queenstown

Ever dream of flying? iFLY Queenstown is NZ's only indoor skydiving and Queenstown's most exhilarating new adrenaline experience! iFLY creates a smooth, wall-to-wall cushion of air on which all abilities from ages 5-105 can safely float - no experience necessary. With iFLY, you’re not a passenger on a thrill ride, but the director of your own interactive adrenaline experience.

There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to Planet Earth. It’s just YOU, indoor skydiving in the heart of New Zealand’s adventure capital. Open all weathers from 9am -10pm 7 days a week on the way to the Gondola on Brecon Street.

Totally accessible to ALL abilities....the amazing team tailor your experience to you!!

Kaiteriteri Kayaks

We provide good, fun, guided kayak day tours into the Abel Tasman National Park. All fun and no hard work....enjoy the beautiful park on a half day or full day inclusive sea kayaking experience. The crew at Kaiteriteri Kayaks will make this an day to remember. To partake in inclusive sea kayaking you will need to be able to sit up unassisted, have full use of arm and hand function. (We are in the process of opening up options for all abilities, if you are less abled and would like to enjoy the park please contact Makingtrax directly). Your wheelchair can be delivered to your lunch spot, or meet you with the sea shuttle service. This incredibly experienced crew are there to tailor your trip to your needs. To book contact Kaiteriteri kayaks or Makingtrax

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles

We are a family business that provides Water Taxi and day tour services into the Abel Tasman National Park. All fun and no hard work....enjoy discovering the majestic Abel Tasman National Park via sea shuttle.
Our vessels have ramp access and the crew are at your service to assist. The Crusader ramp is 600mm wide, we can get some wheelchairs up on the deck, or just detach the wheels and get assisted up the ramp, reattach wheels on deck. We are in the process of developing the ultimate accessible vessel. Let us assist you to the heart of the park, where your favorite beach awaits.

R&R Kayaks

Nau mai, Haere mai

Welcome to R&R Kayaks,

Rets and Ro welcome you to the breath taking Abel Tasman National Park – the place we call home. We are a small family owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience in kayak tours and rentals, with extensive local knowledge (we are born and bred locals).

The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you.

We are a small company with a big heart.

Accessible information as follows,
Our base is accessible including toilets & showers (hot showers after your trip)
Available when needed are padded seating systems helping to support the kayaker.
We tailor our trips to you and your abilities. As we are all unique individuals, contact R&R or Makingtrax to design your perfect experience. If it's possible we will make it happen!

Moana NZ SUP Ltd

We are Nelsons Premier SUP stand up / sit down paddle board specialists. Based in the beautiful warm waters of Tahunanui Beach. Offering SUP board hire and lessons & Sea Kayak hire and Guided Tours.
The ultimate accessible SUP designed by the legend Toby, who will also be your extremely experienced guide.
The SDP board, sit down paddle board has outriggers to stay upright and a padded seat for accessibility. If more stability is needed, your wheelchair is easily attached to the board. Go it alone or an experienced guide will join you on your adventure.
Totally accessible to all abilities!! The #1 accessible SUP experience in NZ.
Book directly through Moana or Makingtrax

Thunder Jet Queenstown

Go Orange gives you an experience you'll never forget. 25 minutes or 60 minutes? 360 degree spins, powered by Twin V8 engines with 820 horsepower; going beyond anyone else! Jump on our Queenstown Jet Boat experience to go louder, further and faster #GoBeyond
Accessibility
With easy access, based at the wharf in Queenstown. A ramp and helpful staff will make your experience fun, safe and easy. Available to all abilities. Note, you may need support from your travel companion if you have no arm strength. Book directly through Go-orange Thunderjet or Makingtrax. Be at the Thunder Jet Kiosk, Steamer Wharf 15min before departure time & make yourself known to the friendly staff.

Abel Tasman EcoTours

We are a small family owned ecotourism business in the Abel Tasman. Your skipper 'Opens your eyes' to the ecosystem around you. Expect to see all manner of marine life, visit islands, inlets and forests as well as the open sea. Birds, seals, penguins and dolphins are all possibilities. Hear about the important work we are doing to help protect this beautiful place.
Accessibility: Stew and the team go beyond awesome to make this trip work for you. Although there is no ramp access, if you don't mind being helped aboard, the crew will make it work. Making space for your wheelchair to ride in comfort a seat is taken out, so please book in advance. Manual chair and weight restrictions apply. Contact Eco tours directly or book through Makingtrax. Note there are no toilets on the vessel but you are given privacy at a number of stages through the trip, just let the understanding crew be aware of your needs.