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Accessible Wellington

Wellington has a compact, reasonably flat city centre and a city council committed to providing services and facilities that are accessible to everyone. Most attractions and public buildings can also be easily accessed.

Mobility scooters

Available from various city locations, mobility scooters can be booked by people aged 18+ for up to four hours free of charge.

The scooters are safe and easy to use; trained staff will show you how. The scooters are available to anyone who has limited mobility, from wheelchair users to the elderly. You're even eligible with a broken leg.

Pick up a brochure or phone Wellington City Council on +64 4 499 4444 for more information. Advance bookings are recommended.

Mobility parking permits

These are issued by CCS Disability Action to people who use a wheelchair or mobility device and/or are unable to walk 200 metres unaided.

Permit holders are allowed to park in designated mobility parking spaces for the time indicated on the parking meter.

For more information, contact CCS Disability Action on +64 4 568 9000.

Accessible transport

  • Bus: +64 4 801 7000 or www.metlink.org.nz
  • Train: +64 4 801 7000 or www.tranzmetro.co.nz
  • Taxis: Wellington Combined Taxis +64 4 384 4444 or Hutt and City Taxis +64 4 570 0059
  • Airport shuttle: Can be booked ahead of time with Wellington Co-operative Shuttles +64 4 387 8787

Accessible places

To help you get out and about exploring Wellington, we've created a bunch of lists detailing accessible locations in Wellington.

Need more information?

For further information about accessibility in Wellington, phone Wellington City Council on +64 4 499 4444 and ask to speak to the Accessibility Advisor, email info@wcc.govt.nz or visit www.wellington.govt.nz.

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