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When booking your adventure directly, please provide as much info in relation to your abilities and mobility, including weight, transfer ability and wheelchair type/weight if applicable. Although Makingtrax is not a booking agent, we can assist to make your adventure seamless. Book ahead and always state Makingtrax

If you are after more adventure including, Helicopters, Paragliding, Multi-day Rafting, Multi-day Guided Tour Makingtrax are your Inclusive Experts

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Ultimate Descents

Company Information:

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.

Inclusive Information:

Rafting is the ultimate inclusive experience, as everyBody is sitting.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.

Transport:

Based in the Buller Gorge close to Murchison. Details on meeting point will be confirmed upon booking.

Booking Information:

Book through Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number.

Waka Abel Tasman

Company Information:

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

Inclusive Information:

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.

Transport:

Based in Kaiteriteri, the crew can save a park next to the departure point.

Booking Information:

Contact the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight and contact number.

Skyline Gondola & Luge

Company Information:

Skyline Queenstown offers a tranquil gondola ride & thrilling luge tracks. With unsurpassed scenic views, Skyline also offers cultural experiences, amazing dining, stargazing & more.

Inclusive Information:

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.

Transport:

Based close to downtown Queenstown, it's easy to spot. Just a five minute stroll, although up rather a step incline you may want to drive. Plenty of parking including accessible spaces.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability & contact number.

Skydive Auckland

Company Information:

Skydive Auckland offer the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand, at 20,000ft!! 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. 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.

Inclusive Information:

If needed we have a skydiving harness that makes landing a breeze. 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.

Transport:

Free shuttle is provided from Auckland city centre. Alternatively the Dropzone is based in Parakai, a 45 minutes drive from Auckland city.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

The Helicopter Line

Company Information:

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.

Inclusive Information:

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.

Transport:

Based in Franz Josef Village, you depart via helicopter. Details provided upon booking.

Booking Information:

Book through Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number. Weight restrictions apply.

Shotover Canyon Swing

Company Information:

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! Home of the world's highest cliff jumps, the famous 109m high Canyon Swing just the ticket to get your heart pumping and put smiles on your faces!

Inclusive Information:

The crew at the Canyon Swing are pros at taking all abilities & have been working with Makingtrax since ages ago.
From the carpark there is a gravel path approx 400 meters 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.

Transport:

The meeting point is downtown Queenstown at the booking office. The swing headquarters is a 10 minute drive from Queenstown. A shuttle service is provided if you don't mind being helped into the Van, otherwise arrangements can be made for you to follow.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or the operator directly with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability & contact number.

iFLY Queenstown

Company Information :

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.

Inclusive Information:

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

Transport:

Based close to downtown Queenstown it's easy to spot, located on the way to the Gondola on Brecon Street. Just a five minute stroll, although up a rather steep incline you may want to drive. Plenty of parking including accessible space.


Booking Information:

Contact the operator directly. Include your ability.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles

Company Information:

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.

Inclusive Information:

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. The newest vessel is the MV Innovator has a ramp of 650mm wide and all other access of 750mm.

Transport:

Sea Shuttle departs and returns to Marahau & Kaiteriteri.

Booking Information:

Contact the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

R&R Kayaks

Company Information:

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.

Inclusive Information:

Our base is accessible including toilets & showers (hot showers after your trip)
Available when needed are padded seating systems helping to support the kayaker, even quadriplegic.
We tailor our trips to you and your abilities. If it's possible we will make it happen!

Transport:

Based in Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park. The kayak trip departs five minutes drive from our base. A shuttle service is provided if you don't mind being helped into the van, otherwise arrangements can be made for you to follow.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or operator directly with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability, weight & contact number.

Moana NZ SUP Ltd

Company Information:

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.

Inclusive Information:

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.

Transport:

Based at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson. Look for the Moana tent when turning into the beach access.

Booking Information:

Contact operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & include contact number.

Go Orange Jet Boat Queenstown

Company Information:

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

Inclusive/Transport Information:

Go Orange has easy access as it is 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.
Be at the Go Orange Jet Kiosk, Steamer Wharf 15min before departure time & make yourself known to the friendly staff.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

Abel Tasman EcoTours

Company Information:

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.

Inclusive Information:

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. Only Manual wheelchair and weight restrictions apply. 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.

Transport:

The Eco tour departs & returns to Marahau, Abel Tasman.

Booking Information:

Contact the operator directly with plenty of notice.

Cable Bay Adventure Park

Company Information:

Adventure Park just north of Nelson is an immense area of action and beauty. Home of the Skywire, quad bikes, horse treks, paintball, Argo, MTB and E-Bikes + licensed cafe on site.

Inclusive Information:

We are proud to offer Inclusive tailored trips to any ability, with the kiwi attitude of if it's possible we will make it work. We have ultimate staff to assist with transfers and offer some pretty unbelievable experiences. The Skywire is available to all abilities; our other activities including quad bikes, horse treks, archery and argo trips...if possible we will make it work. We have an adaptive harness that helps support clients with back issues or limited trunk support.The future will bring development of our mountain bike park, where we are going to move forward with Makingtrax and offer adaptive experiences. At this point as we venture into inclusive tourism, as we have so many awesome options it's best you book through Makingtrax. Unless you are strong enough to ride quad bikes unassisted or want to fly with the Skywire.

Transport:

Cable Bay is located 20 minutes drive from downtown Nelson.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

Skydive Franz

Company Information:

Experience the thrill of South Islands highest skydive from 20,000ft. This is one spectacular spot...alps and ocean, rainforest and mirror lakes, one of earth's treasures. Lucky you can experience it from all angles. One of the ultimate drop zones on the planet.

Inclusive Information:

If needed we have a skydiving harness that makes landing a breeze. 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.

Transport:

Booking office is based in Franz Josef Village. The Dropzone is five minute drive from the Village. Your meeting point will be confirmed upon your booking.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

Mt Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters

Company Information:

Experience a scenic flight up the Tasman Glacier under the shadow of Mt Cook/Aoraki and friends, the big mountains.

Inclusive Information:

The ski plane is very easily accessed for all abilities and with a snow landing, the crew will go out of their way to help you onto the snow when possible.

Transport:

Based at Mt Cook/Aoraki airport, 15 minutes drive from Mt Cook Village.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability, weight & contact number.

Inflite Experiences

Company Information:

Add a little style comfort and thrill to your kiwi experience with a helicopter ride to your destination or just enjoy the journey with Inflite. Inflite has bases New Zealand wide, our team will make your journey smooth and easy. For more information see the Inflite website.

Inclusive Information:

We tailor the experience to our clients abilities, if it is possible we will make it happen. Because your helicopter experience is so unique, we have partnered with many luxury lodges, high end accomodation, restaurants and activity providers. Makingtrax can assist you in making your dreams reality.

Transport:

We have bases throughout New Zealand including Auckland, Waiheke, Taupo, Abel Tasman, Mt Cook, Franz Josef & Fox.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

Vector Wero Whitewater Park

Company Information:

Aucklands man made whitewater park. A world leading artificial lake & river playground...kayak, SUP, or raft.
Something for everyone, class II/IV

Inclusive Information:

Rafting available for clients with full trunk function, Inflatable kayaking available for clients with limited trunk & arm function (adaptive harness makes the inflatable kayaking available for most abilities), SUP or sit down paddle board has outrigger for stability & your personal wheelchair can be attached. For these activities you must be able to swim. For more info hit Wero logo link above.

Transport:

Vector Wero is a whitewater park based south of Auckland in Manukau.

Booking Information:

Contact operator directly if you have full trunk function, for all other abilities contact Makingtrax. Provide detailed information on your abilities, weight and book in advance so we can tailor the experience to you.

Paddle Wanaka

Company Information:

Based on the beautiful Wanaka lakeside we provide guided kayaking adventures and rentals.

Inclusive Information:

Available when needed are padded seating systems helping support the kayaker, even quadriplegic. We tailor our trips to you and your abilities. If it's possible we will make it happen! Depending on clients abilities, we rent tandem kayaks.

Transport:

Based on Lake Wanaka beach front, directly opposite downtown Wanaka

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or operator directly with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability, weight & contact number.

Highlands

Company Information:

From the high speed Single or Dual Go karts, to the insane adrenaline pumping fast laps in a Ferrari or Porsche GT3, we have thrilling adventures to meet every adrenaline need. Including the famous U-drive Mustang!!
For those who are seeking something a little less fast-paced check out the wonderful range of experiences off the track. Take a stroll through the impressive sculpture park and enjoy the incredible mountain vistas on the horizon. Indulge in our Aroma Room Wine tasting: an exceptional experience for the senses. See classic and ultra-modern vehicles and discover the history of racing in the Highlands Motorsport Museum.

Inclusive Information:

The most thrilling inclusive activity in the area is the hand controlled Mustang.
This 5.0L V8 is a Highlands built, production based race car. All you need is a drivers license and the professionals will assist. Alternatively We-drive Supercar Fast Dash in the Ferrari 488 GTB means you will have the ride of your life, in a top-of-the-line machine, in the best of hands. Reaching up to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds and powered by a 661hp, 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8.
The dual go-kart is a fun inclusive activitiy if you have limited function and trust your co-driver of choice.

Transport:

Highlands is based in Cromwell 45 minutes from Queenstown

Booking Information:

Please contact the operator directly and see all the details on their website above.

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Company Information:

Whale Watch is New Zealand's only marine based Whale watching company offering exciting up-close encounter with the world's largest toothed predator the Giant Sperm Whale in their natural environment at all times of the year, our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale

Inclusive Information:

This is a totally inclusive tour and for the ultimate experience it is recommended to book ahead to make sure the brand new fully inclusive Waka (vessel) Te Ao Marama is going out on your selected dates. If you are in a manual chair it is fully possible to stay in your own chair throughout the journey and depending on conditions experience a close encounter with this incredible marine experience. There are a few hurdles including three steps to negotiate, however the incredibly helpful team are there to assist. It is recommended you have someone assist you around the deck in certain conditions or the team will also be happy to assist. For power-chair users, there is the option of using a transfer chair and being assisted in a very comfortable seat with amazing views.
The crew will go out of their way to make your experience stress free, with a shuttle from their base to the vessel and get you aboard first. Accessible toilets on the vessel are modern and user friendly, although its recommended to use the facilities when in the marina our in easy conditions when the vessel has stopped.

Transport:

The meeting point is at the Whale Watch base, clearly signposted off Highway 1 in Kaikoura Village. Arrive and make yourself known early the crew will assist you to the Marina and on the vessel first. There is the option of driving your own vehicle to the Marina

Booking Information:

Book directly with Whale Watch, let them know your abilities when placing your booking, arrive a little in advance and make yourself known. If you are not completely independent we recommend you are accompanied by friend, family or helper. For more details on the wheelchair accessibility please refer to the FAQ on the Whale Watch website as a detailed PDF is available. If you are a power-chair user please feel free to contact Makingtrax (WhatsApp 0064211983091) & they will liaise with the team to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Franz Josef wilderness tours

Company Information:

Franz Josef wilderness tours run a variety of guided kayak, cruise and fishing tours on Lake Mapourika, situated in the Franz Josef Glacier Valley. Enjoy the unbeatable views of the mountains and glaciers reflected on the calm waters of the lake as you paddle and cruise across with your guide.You’ll also get up close with some of Westland’s oldest untouched rain-forest as we cruise our way around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary -home to the endangered Rowi Kiwi.
Free photos are included with each kayak tour tour.

Inclusive information:

Available when needed are padded seating systems helping support the kayaker, even quadriplegic. We tailor our trips to you and your abilities. If it's possible we will make it happen!

Transport:

Based at Mapourika Lake a ten minute drive from Franz Josef where the booking office is located.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight & contact number.

Kaikoura Kayaks

Company Information:

Paddle around the Kaikoura peninsula with curious NZ Fur Seals, watch them frolicking on the rocks and manoeuvring around your kayak. Continue your journey around the rugged coastline for chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins. In Kaikoura, its no secret that the marine life outnumbers the humans so why not meet some of the local of the ocean world.

Inclusive Information:

Available when needed are padded seating systems helping support the kayaker, even quadriplegic. We tailor our trips to you and your abilities. If it's possible we will make it happen!

Transport:

Based in Kaikoura. The kayak tour departs five minutes drive from our base.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or the operator directly with plenty of notice (two days minimum). Include your ability, weight and contact number.

Wanaka Paragliding

Company Information:

Experience the freedom of flight with the ultimate team Tandem Paragliding at Treble Cone, Wanaka.
One of the most spectacular outlooks imaginable this incredible experience is the highest commercial paragliding in New Zealand.

Inclusive Information:

The highly experienced team will tailor your experience to your ability. Weight limit applies 65 to 70kg depending on abilities

Transport:

Based at the bottom of Treblecone Ski Area, approx half hour drive from Wanaka.

Booking Information:

Book directly through Paragliding Wanaka if less than 65kg or contact Makingtrax. Provide your ability, weight & contact number. Book with plenty of notice.

Shotover Jet

Company Information:

The worlds most exciting jet boat ride through the spectacular and famous Shotover canyon

Inclusive information:

With an river side ramp to access the boat, the ultimate crew will assist you to your seat. It is recommended you have hand and arm function to hold on, unless you have a traveling companion to support your body. With permission from the Shotover crew you can drive down to the riverside making access easier.

Transport:

Based at Arthurs Point a 10 minute drive from Queenstown. If a shuttle is needed a request may be made on booking.

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax or operator directly with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability, weight and contact number.

International Antarctic Centre

Company Information:

International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of the world's most remote continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that offer visitors a unique opportunity to become an Antarctic explorer and encounter a rich world full of Antarctic heroes, astonishing wildlife and incredible scientific discoveries.

Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hägglund, befriend a husky, mingle with the penguins, experience Antarctica from all four dimensions and leave with a head full of knowledge, a heart full of love and the inspiration to take action to shape the future. Just like the explorers before us.

Inclusive Information:

The centre is inclusive to wheelchairs. Assistance may be required in our Storm Dome due to the nature of the snow and those wishing to ride in the Hägglund will need support to embark, disembark and find safety in the unfortunate case of an emergency.

Transport:

Based close to Christchuch International Airport.

Booking Information:

Booking not essential. Contact operator directly for more information.

Tamaki Maori Village

Company Information:

An evening cultural experience.
Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions with Tamaki Māori Village, the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand.
Beginning at our gathering place, we will embark on a Māori cultural experience to our ancient forest village at Tawa-Ngahere-pā – where our land, our people and our spirit come to life.
Our evening experience is 3.5 hours in duration and includes the following:
• Arrive at Tamaki Maori Village set within a 200 year old native Tawa Forest
• All visitors participate in our traditional Maori Welcome
• Interactive time spent in our Maori Village – each whare (hut) is representative of a different past time
• View the lifting of the traditional ground cooked hangi meal
• Powerful cultural performance inside wharenui (meeting house)
• Traditional Hangi Buffet feast, followed by a sumptuous dessert buffet
• Poroporoaki – closing ceremony of speeches and songs of farewell

Inclusive Information:

Based in an area with pathways and meeting houses there are some barriers, however the crew will be there to assist.

Transport:

Pick up via bus from Rotorua. If the bus isn't suitable to your needs alternative transport can be arranged on booking.

Booking Information:

Book through operator with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and mobility method i.e. wheelchair and vehicle needs.





Outward Bound

Company Information:

Outward Bound is one of New Zealand's leading organisations for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure. We believe in experiential learning - or learning through doing. That means students take responsibility over the challenge ahead of them. Whether that's leading the way on an expedition or managing their team to complete a kayak journey. Our focus lies in building transferable skill and attitudes that remain far beyond a participant's time with us. Lessons learnt are applicable to work, study, home - and they last for life.

Inclusive Information:

Outward Bound has a number of different options for all abilities, for more information contact Outward Bound directly.

Tongariro River Rafting

Company Information:

We operate Whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo. The Tongariro River has something for everyone, with exciting class III whitewater and more continuous rapids than any other stretch of river rafted in New Zealand. We also provide fishing tours and family river adventures.

Inclusive Information:

Rafting is a very inclusive sport, we are all sitting and have a whole team to assist with transfers.
We provide a Makingtrax whitewater harness. This provides support to clients that have limited function or rely upon a wheelchair for mobility.

Transport:

The rafting centre is based in Turangi, from here we provide a shuttle vehicle.

Booking Information:

Book through Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number.

Ziptrek Ecotours

Company Information:

Ziptrek Ecotours offer an exhilarating zipline eco-adventure 450m (1500ft) above Queenstown. You'll hang out in magnificent treehouses, breathe pristine mountain air and glide through the treetops on a series of ziplines with spectacular views. Your knowledgeable guides will manage everything technical, while you enjoy a thrilling tour with an environmental focus.

Inclusive Information:

With a number of different options to suit your ability the Ziptrek crew will tailor the trip to your abilities. Arm strength and manual wheelchair requirements

Transport:

Based at the top of the Queenstown gondola

Booking Information:

Contact Makingtrax, please provide ability details, weight and contact number. Book with plenty of notice.

Natures Wonders

Company Information:

We are a family run Wildlife Tour on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin that offers real wildlife experiences. View penguins, fur seals, albatross in their natural environments - the way nature intended it to be.Opportunities to see the world’s rarest penguins, Hoiho or Yellow-Eyed Penguin, and Blue Penguins as they freely go about their lives on Penguin Beach.
View NZ Fur Seals - as a breeding ground we see female, male, and young pups throughout the year.
Natures Wonders is Otago’s most unique private conservation project.

Inclusive Information:

We we offer some cool experiences from off road 8 Wheel Drive tours to wildlife, Albatross boat tours, fishing charters and much more. We are very passionate about our experiences and if it's possible we will make it happen.

Transport:

Based at Taiaroa Heads 45 minutes drive from downtown Dunedin

Booking Information:

Contact operator directly with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability, include a contact number.

Kayak Glow Worm Tours Rotorua

Company Information:

The Glow-worm Kayak Tour is simply the most stunning way to see New Zealand’s glow worms and a must do evening activity in Rotorua. Enjoy a breath taking scenic evening paddle across the lake before adventuring into small caves filled with constellations of Glowworms. This tour is the perfect way to experience the unique “glow worm” creature away from the crowds.

Inclusive Information

Our base has changing & accessible bathroom facilities.
Available when needed are padded seating systems helping support the kayaker. We tailor our trips to you and your abilities. If it's possible we will make it happen!

Transport:

Based on the shores of Lake Okareka 15 minutes drive from downtown Rotorua

Booking Information:

Contact the operator directly with plenty of notice (two days minimum). Include your ability, weight and contact number.

Wheel Adventures Ltd

Company Information:

Would you like to try a adventure on the latest mobility technology? Call us today and lets have an adventure!!

Trevor and Karen are the team behind Wheel Adventures Ltd. Agents for Omeo Technology. We are based in Auckland but cover the top half of the North Island. We are dedicated to getting people out and enjoying our beautiful country!

We would like to be involved in making someone's trip memorable. If we can help get someone out on the beach (Mt Maunganui), for a roll through the Redwoods in Rotorua, or any other location along the way, where the Omeo could make a difference, keep us in mind. Always open to suggestions!

Call us on 0064 27 243 6619

TrailRider All-Terrain Wheelchair

Company Information:

Rotorua Lakes Council and Halberg Trust partnered to provide the ultimate wheelchair the Trail Rider here in Rotorua. Others are available in Mount Maunganui and Dunedin. A modified wheelchair that with two 'Sherpas' can go pretty much anywhere. Best described as a mix between a wheelbarrow and a rickshaw. With an e-motor and power breaks it's ready for any terrain. Explore the Redwoods or organise to take it on your own mission. Fold-able for transportation and light enough to pick up to put in your vehicle

Inclusive Information:

The Trail-Rider is well designed for someone who has fairly good upper body control. It comes with separate padded cushions: a headrest, a backrest and a seat cushion. The cushions are smooth and are attached to the steel frame with strong velcro. If you have limited upper body function its recommended you provide your own chest strap. Motor-cross kidney belt works perfectly, recommend larger to go around back-rest.
The safety restraints consist of two wide straps that click into place around the chest area and the lap.

Booking Information:

For any information and bookings regarding the Trail-Rider in Rotorua contact the Forest Recreational Management Forest.Recmanagement@rotorualc.nz This is based at the Rewoods.
Another Trail-Rider in Tauranga is based out at The Mount. For more information around booking, contact the Tauranga City Council.
The South Island have two Trail-Riders, both based out of Dunedin, for any information regarding how to book their Trail-Riders feel free to contact Kelly Nooy from Parafed Otago sdo@parafedotago.co.nz. These TrailRiders do not have the power-assist option.For any information and booking updates regarding the TrailRider in Rotorua feel free to contact the Forest Recreational Management Forest.Recmanagement@rotorualc.nz

The South Island have two TrailRiders, both based out of Dunedin, for any information regarding how to book their TrailRiders feel free to contact Kelly Nooy from Parafed Otago (sdo@parafedotago.co.nz). These TrailRiders do not have the power-assist option.

Coronet Peak Tandems

Company Information:

Tandem Paragliding... Let the friendly team from this family run business give you a flight to remember. The thrill of paragliding, a must do in Queenstown. You will be harnessed into your comfortable front row seat with your experienced tandem pilot taking the controls. Have an exhilarating joy ride or a relaxed scenic flight. With the opportunity for aerobatics – those spins and turns in the air – for the thrill seekers. If you want a gentle tandem flight, this is also for you.

Inclusive Information:

The highly experienced team will tailor your experience to your ability. This is an incredibly inclusive activity & all abilities can experience this freedom of flight. If need your wheelchair will meet you at the bottom of the hill. Weight limits apply 70kg if pilots need to carry your full weight on take-off.

Transport:

Based 20min out of town transport logistics will be arranged on booking, see company website for map.

Booking Information:

Book directly with the company if you are under weight limit and have full function of your arms & chest. All other inquires contact Makingtrax

Oxbow Adventure Co

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This Ultimate playground has THREE Epic Adventures - Jet Sprints Boats, Ultimate Off-Roader & Clay Bird Shooting.

*The world's only commercial Jet Sprint Boats accelerate from 0-100km/hr in 2.5 seconds. Your expert jet sprint boat driver will negotiate you around Oxbow’s very own Race-Track
*Our custom-built Ultimate Off-Roaders are 4WD, 4-wheel-steer are one-of-a-kind, all terrain vehicles that go literally anywhere. These 4-Seaters carry the professional driver and 3 passengers. The off-roaders are 4WD, 4-wheel steer and have an extremely low centre of gravity which allows them to pretty much go anywhere. You’ll suit up in our off-roader kit, helmet and protective gear before strapping into the custom-designed vehicle for the off road experience of a lifetime.
*A 6 Shooter Clay Bird Gun Club, with 8 automatic clay bird throwers. Enjoy one-on-one guidance in Clay Bird Shooting from an experienced instructor ensuring few clays get away alive.

Inclusive Information

The small amazing crew at Oxbow will go out of their way to tailor your experience to your abilities. The roadside HQ where all experiences are based makes it all very simply accessed. With kiwi ingenuity and an everything is possible attitude you will feel comfortable and taken care of. If you have low function in arms and neck all activities are available. Having 4-point race harnesses and high back race seats holding your body. With transfers if you are unable to assist a weight limit of 75kg applies.

Transport Information

Based 30min drive from Queenstown, just past the beautiful Gibbston Valley. If you don't have your own transportation shuttle may be organized on request.

Booking Information

Book directly with the company if you are under weight limit and have full function of your arms & chest. All other inquires contact Makingtrax.

Southern White-Water

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Your local Christchurch rafting and adventure company. Get out of the city and experience the freedom of river life. With beautiful rivers and experiences to suit anyBody.
Specializing in White Water Rafting & Rafting accessed fishing tours. Access is simple via river transporting you to classic kiwi back-country wilderness, encompassing unspoiled scenery and remoteness.

Inclusive Information:

Rafting is the ultimate inclusive experience, as everyBody is sitting. 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.

Transport:

Based in the Christchurch area, shuttle service or details on meeting point will be confirmed upon booking.

Booking Information:

Book through Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number.

Air Milford

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Experience your journey from Queenstown to Milford in comfort and style. The family owned and operated scenic flight company will provide you with a personalized experience making you feel at home. Linking with the Southern Discoveries Milford Curse this 4 hour round trip is the ultimate scenic experience.
Other excursions to Doubtful Sound, Mount Cook and Stewart Island can be organized.
A fleet of turbo prop Cessna Caravans, these state-of-the-art 14 seater high winged aircraft offer excellent unobstructed views, whilst enjoying smooth, quiet air conditioned comfort and luxurious leather seats.

Inclusive Information:

The team will make sure your experience is tailored to your abilities, if it's possible the small personal crew will make it work. Assistance in the aircraft, transfers and transport to and from the Milford airport to Milford cruse all part of the journey. Your wheelchair must be manual and collapsible to be with your trip. Weight limits apply, if you are unable to assist with transfers is 80kg limit applies.

Transport Information:

Based 10 minute roll from Queenstown airport. Transport from your accommodation my be organized upon booking.

Booking Information:

Contact the operator directly with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information of your ability, weight, transfer ability and wheelchair type and collapsible dimensions. If you fall outside the weight limit and have issues self transferring contact Makingtrax and we will endevour to make it possible.

Gravity Quads

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The ultimate downhill quad mtn bike! Gravity Quad is the only form of downhill equipment in the Southern Hemisphere. Wheelchair user or able body riders can equally enjoy the freedom of the bike parks in Queenstown at the Skyline, or downhill trails up on Cardrona. Both accessed by chairlift or gondola. Must be seen to fully understand how epic the Gravity Quad really is!

Inclusive Information:

The Gravity Quad is designed & built by Jody, a wheelchair user himself. These ultimate rides require rider to have good arm function to control the turn and full hand function to have the strength to pull the breaks.

Transport Information:

Details on meeting point will be confirmed upon booking. We can organize Queenstown or Cardrona (Wanaka)

Booking Information

Book through Makingtrax with plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number.

Wanaka Off-Road Adventures

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Heading to Wanaka and feel like discovering more than you could imagine? Then Doug is your man! Any trip big or small can be totally customized to your needs or let Doug show you the magic of his back yard. From discovering historic ghost-towns & gold country to accessing a beautiful remote fishing spot or wine tour. With SPV licensed vehicles & passenger endorsed drivers, a family run operation you know you're in good hands

Inclusive Information

The team will tailor the trip to your needs and assist you with transfers in & out of the vehicles. If you have a heavy power chair, a trailer may be requested. Weight limits apply, if unable to self transfer 85kg with traveling companion.

Transport:

Based in Wanaka, pick up details will be confirmed upon booking.

Booking Information:

Book through Makingtrax or directly with operator, provide plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number.


Beautiful Nature Tours Auckland

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Welcome to Beautiful Nature Tours Auckland, your tour company specializing in English and German language Private Tours.
We are passionate about creating a tour experience that is enriching, memorable, rejuvenating and lots of fun and believe that coming to New Zealand is all about “the experience” and not just the iconic sites. That’s why we have developed small private and personal tours for as few as two people that can be adapted at any time to suit the needs of our clients. We are committed to giving you the best possible day out.
We have also developed a number of signature tours, so if you’re not sure what it is you want to see don’t worry, we have taken great lengths to develop interesting and personal itineraries for you.

Inclusive Information

The team will tailor the trip to your needs and assist you with transfers in & out of the vehicles. Weight limits apply, if unable to self transfer 85kg with traveling companion.

Transport:

Based in Auckland, pick up details will be confirmed upon booking.

Booking Information:

Book through Makingtrax or directly with operator, provide plenty of notice. Provide detailed information on your ability and provide a contact number.

ParaTow NZ

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Paragliding via ParaTow a winch system assisting takeoff - Normally for Paragliding Pilots to increase their skill set high over Lake Dunstan. The ultimate crew run by the extremely experienced pilot & instructor Blake Round with organizing through Makingtrax can take you Tandem Paragliding. This can be your first experience of flight although more of a stepping stone to gaining your license or learning about the sport of Paragliding.

Inclusive Information:

The highly experienced team will tailor your experience to your ability. This is an incredibly inclusive activity & all abilities can experience this freedom of flight. The Makingtrax leg harness provides you with support on takeoff flight and landing. A magical way to see if you want to pursue paragliding as a sport. Weight limits apply.

Transport:

Transport logistics will be arranged on booking.

Booking Information:

All inquires contact Makingtrax, provide your abilities and a contact phone number. This experience needs lots of organizing and only selected dates are possible, so contact well in advance.

Hanmer Springs Attractions

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Many adventures one location! Hanmer Springs Attractions offers you the outdoor adventure activities that New Zealand is famous for in the natural environment of Hanmer Springs. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, enjoy a day of fun with family or friends.
Blast through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows of the Waiau River Jetboat Ride.
Leap from the historic Ferry Bridge Bungy Jump and freefall for 35 metres.
Relax on a Grade 2 River Rafting adventure as you paddle down a mountain river, or try our fun Canoe Safaris – perfect for families.
Challenge the terrain, river bed creek crossing, mud and farmland trails on Quad Bikes and Off Road Buggies. Or test your skill and judgement with Claybird Shooting.

Inclusive Information

The small amazing crew at Hanmer Attractions will go out of their way to tailor your experience to your abilities. The roadside HQ where all experiences are based makes it all simply accessed. With kiwi ingenuity and an everything is possible attitude you will feel comfortable and taken care of. With transfers if you are unable to assist a weight limit of 75kg applies.

Transport Information

Based 10min drive from Hanmer Springs Village. If you don't have your own transportation shuttle may be organized on request.

Booking Information

Book directly with the company if you are under weight limit and have full function of your arms & chest. All other inquires contact Makingtrax.

JUCY Cruise

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Join JUCY Cruise at magical Milford Sound for an unforgettable Fiordland experience! The best atmosphere in the fiord is guaranteed by our famously friendly and engaging crew as you sail through ancient rainforest, towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls on the only glass roof vessel in Milford. Choose to explore the Fiordland National Park in our own vehicle, join a day tour from Te Anau or Queenstown, or treat yourself to a scenic flight!

Inclusive Information

The Jucy Vessel is very user friendly, with ramp access, accessible toilets and an amazing crew to assist. There is step free access to the rear deck for a beautiful view of the sounds. As there may be a few steps to navigate and you need assistance getting around let the crew know your needs and they are happy to help.

Transport Information

The Jucy Cruise departs Milford Sounds. If you need transportation the options include self drive. It's all a fun adventure - There is a buss option that departs Queenstown, although not accessible arrangements can be made on booking if you are able to bum shuffle or have assistance to transfer, the staff are happy to assist. There is also a fly-cruise-fly option available from Queenstown.

Booking Information

Book directly with Jucy Cruise.
If you are in a power chair, need transportation or would like the flight option, then contact Makingtrax

Christchurch Adventure Park

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The base for epic mountain bike, zipline & sightseeing adventures as well as chilled out down-time in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zipline tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or check out some sweet downhill.

Inclusive information:

To ride the park with your own adaptive bike is what the Park is all about. You will need extra information on getting up the chairlift and trails to ride as the park. The crew as with all their products including the Zip-lines are their to assist and work with your needs to make it work.

Transport Information:

Based at the bottom of the Port Hills. You will need your own vehicle to arrive, see more information on Adventure Park website

Booking Information:

For Zipline if you can self transfer and have people to assist you moving between stations contact the operator directly with plenty of notice. Include your ability, weight and contact number. If you are wanting info about or just want to rip your adaptive bike contact the Adventure Park and provide details including how you can transfer so the Park team can make your experience as comfortable as possible. If you have any other inquires contact Makingtrax - please provide your contact number

Skydive Mt Cook

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Amaze yourself with a Skydive over New Zealand's South Island surrounded by spectacular views of Aoraki/ Mt Cook and Lakes Ohau, Pukaki & Tekapo

Inclusive Information:

If needed we have a skydiving harness that makes landing a breeze. 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.

Transport:

Based on highway 72 five minute drive North of Twizel.

Booking Information:

Contact If you weigh less than 85kg and have full used of upper extremities contact Skydive Mt Cook directly, alternatively contact Makingtrax with plenty of notice. On first contact please include your ability, weight & contact number.

Skydive Abel Tasman

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Enjoy New Zealand’s most scenic skydive experience! Located in central Motueka and boasting the country’s most epic scenery, we’re the only drop zone in NZ that can show you the mind-blowing views of both islands. Freefall from the best piece of sky this beautiful country has to offer!

Feel the freedom of flying over turquoise oceans, snow-capped mountains and three national parks – some of the most beautiful scenery on earth is found right at the centre of New Zealand.

Inclusive Information:

If needed we have a skydiving harness that makes landing a breeze. 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.

Transport:

Based at hanger #1 Motueka Airport - look for the signage.

Booking Information:

Contact If you weigh less than 85kg and have full used of upper extremities contact Skydive Abel Tasman directly, alternatively contact Makingtrax with plenty of notice. On first contact please include your ability, weight & contact number.