Who Are We?



Annette Arends and Roger Newman receive great pleasure in creating the ultimate holiday or vacation experience.
We care and cater for families or individuals with special or specific needs when visiting our beautiful country

Our company Accessible Kiwi Tours is a unique New Zealand Tour Company (established 1991) whose business is to cater for all people including disabled,physically challanged or more mature in years, yet in no way limited to such ones. We provide a service second to none meeting the needs of people who deserve that extra care and patience. We are committed to providing you with the ultimate holiday experience in New Zealand. For the young and more adventurous we have Accessible New Zealand.

The Sky Is The Limit

Go almost anywhere and do almost anything you want. Perhaps you've had a yen to go to some out of the way destination. We can take you from the busiest tourist resorts to the quietest back-blocks almost anywhere in New Zealand.

Our tours are as adventurous or as quiet as you want them to be. We will tailor-make your holiday, or you can select one of our itineraries. All you have to do is tell us where you want to go, what you want to do and we will take care of the rest. We'll give you the holiday of a lifetime.

Your Responsibilities

Costs do not include special health needs or nursing care unless specified, nor medication, incontinent or other aids, air or water travel. We recommend you have travel and medical insurance. We carry comprehensive insurance but shall not be held responsible for any mishap, loss, damage, personal injury, death, change of arrangements, etc, resulting from actions either beyond our control, or decisions made at the time by our staff in good faith and for the best.
We are proud of our safety record and your safety at all times is our main concern.

Total Leisure Activities

Deep-sea fishing, jet boating, bush walks, scenic flights and white water rafting are just some of the activities available. These things do not have to be restricted just to the able. If you've always wanted to try bungy jumping, we can arrange it with specially trained operators catering for the disabled and elderly (The eldest bungy jumper we are aware of is 83 years old).

Whatever the activity we would not encourage anyone to try anything that they are not completely happy with.

What will all this Cost?

Cost includes: Accommodation, Attractions and Meals as specified, Services of a fully trained escort/driver, unlimited mileage and sightseeing. A helping hand and friendly smile at all times.

Tour Options

Personal Tours made up with clients interests and needs in mind are ideal for individuals, couples, families, or small groups.

Specific Tours for groups such as elderly, or disabled requiring just a little extra special TLC or specific planning strategy enabling maximum worry free pleasure and comfort.

Sports Fixtures, Musical Shows, Gardening, Fishing or other special interest Group Tours

Some such groups arranged by us and advertised in web page from time to time, others through agents. Or if you would like to be the agent for such a group remuneration options are available.

Vehicle Hire - (must be with our driver), daily or per kilometre.

Itineraries: We are happy to arrange an itinerary and make suitable accommodation bookings for people wanting to travel. Take the risk out of travel if you have special needs. We know where your needs can best be met.

Wheelchairs and mobillity aids

Wheelchair accessibility is what we are all about, our vehicles are totally accessible, have tie-down points for some, others transfer to normal seats. Battery operated chairs are no problem as long as your charger will work on our 240v power supply.We can also arange all mobillity equiptment from scooters to air matresses etc. 

What We Do For You

We at Accessible Kiwi Tours are not bound by tight itineraries or time schedules. We are in the holiday business. When you arrive at your designation, we want you to feel relaxed and happy. We provide customized tours for people with varying degrees of disability. Spinal injury victims, MD, MS and other physical or sensory disabilities, visually impaired, deaf, as well as elderly folk, even those requiring full and comprehensive care are no strangers to us.

Whatever the problem, we can easily and happily cope with it. Our drivers are trained to assist with any situation or possibility. You may wish to bring your own caregiver, or we can provide nursing care. Our specially adapted vehicles have excellent viewing from all seating positions and provide the utmost in comfort including tea and coffee making facilities. We often enjoy a picnic lunch in some scenic spot in preference to a cafe', the choice is yours.

Accommodation is in Motels and Hotels, picked with you in mind, selected for the quality of their service, pleasant surroundings and accessibility.