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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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Skyline Gondola & Luge

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

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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.

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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.

The Helicopter Line

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Go Orange Jet Boat Queenstown

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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

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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.

Paddle Wanaka

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wanaka Paragliding

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

Adventure South NZ

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In 1992, Adventure South NZ launched its first ever 4 day, guided mountain biking trip through the Rainbow Valley with one big red bus, a few bikes and some fiery determination. The bikes were loaded on top of the bus with a big green trunk to help hold all of the gear, with tents as our accommodation.
Adventure South NZ now boasts over 40 guided trips, a number that continues to grow. We now offer the largest range of cycling trips in New Zealand including NZ Cycle Trails, NZ Road Cycling and NZ Mountain Biking trips, as well as a unique and diverse range of NZ Hiking trips across the North and South Island.

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Makingtrax works closely with Adventure South, we tailor your experience to your abilities. To book your cycle, hand cycle or adapted tour contact Makingtrax

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Organised according to chosen destination and trip.

Booking Information:

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

Ziptrek Ecotours

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

TrailRider All-Terrain Wheelchair

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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