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Things to do in Canterbury
Visiting Canterbury or maybe you live here? Aspire’s team have picked some activities which wheelchair users have accessed and recommended before. See below for a few of the activities.
Aspire or any named companies or their employees cannot be held liable for any claims, losses, damages or expenses inclusive of legal costs that may be incurred or in conjunction with participation in the activities. Please call the venue to make enquiries to suit your needs.
All public spaces are wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp in the Living Canterbury gallery. Wheelchairs are available from the foyer. To book a wheelchair, please contact them. Wheelchair friendly toilets.
Rolleston Avenue, Central Christchurch on the East end of Hagley Park.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available to borrow - they are limited, please call. Elevator for wheelchairs. Parking available on Montreal Street.
Crnr of Worcester Boulevard & Montreal Street, Christchurch.
Wheelchairs have to be no wider than 60cm or 600mm inclusive of rails. The Gondola also have wheelchairs available if your chair exceeds the above width. Disabled friendly toilets. Access to deck via ramps.
10 Bridle Path Road. Heathcote Valley, Christchurch
Orana Wildlife Park
Wheelchair friendly toilets. Limited wheelchairs for hire - please call prior to arrival.
793 McLeans Island Road, Christchurch
Mobility Scooter - They have one mobility scooter available for hire. Wheelchair accessibility. Wheelchair specific car parking. Wheelchair friendly toilets.
60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch.
International Antarctic Centre
Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair lifts to access their meeting rooms on the mezzanine floor and in the attraction to gain access to the Penguin viewing area. Travelling in the Hagglund requires that you are able to board and disembark unassisted. Travelling by car? - there are 3 designated accessible spaces available at the entrance.
38 Orchard Road, Christchurch
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
Good Wheelchair access around the complex. Wheelchair ramp access to one pool and aqua chair/lifts available on many of the pools. Accessible changing rooms are available.
Crnr of Jacks Pass Road and Amuri Avenue. Hanmer Springs.