Queenstown Wheelchair Access Travel

Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town, Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. Neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill. Queenstown is known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. Queenstown wheelchair access allows visitors to enjoy the amazing scenery of the beautiful area.

Attractions and Opportunities


Bob’s Peak

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Coronet Peak Ski Area 

Lake Wakatipu 

Marine Parade

Queenstown Gardens

Steamer Wharf



Public buses include low-floor buses, wide aisles and reserved wheelchair seating on some routes. These routes pick-up and drop-off in Queenstown, Frankton and Queenstown Airport. Some other bus routes can also offer accessible services, but it is advisable to contact Orbus in advance on 0800 672877.


Accessible taxi services are also available in Queenstown but should be booked in advance. Queenstown Blue Bubble Taxis service includes an accessible taxi van with a mobility hoist. This is subject to availability, so we’d recommend booking in advance. Corporate Cabs is a pre-booked taxi service that has large sedans which can accommodate disabled passengers with wheelchairs that fold up or dismantle.

Hire Vehicle

Freedom Mobility specialise in Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and we have rented a van from them and enjoyed the experience. This way you can fully explore the region. Wherever you are travelling in NZ Freedom Mobility have you covered.

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