Accessible Needs

Inclusivity and accessibility are important to us.

Accessibility is not only about wheelchair users, but those with limited mobility, hearing loss, visual and cognitive impairments as well as seniors and parents with strollers.

We want everyone to enjoy our Holiday Park by providing a quality, enjoyable holiday base for people of all abilities, here in the extraordinary Nelson Tasman region of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our Accommodation

We have two accessible units, each with two bedrooms, that are particularly suitable for wheelchairs or guests with reduced mobility, fully refurbished in 2023 with adaptability consultants MakingTrax.

Our accessible units include:

  • Step-free access into and throughout the unit
  • Service dog accepted (must have certification papers โ€“ BYO bed and bowls)
  • Taps all have lever handles
  • Lowered benches
  • A dining table suitable for wheelchair access
  • All doorways are 80cm or wider
  • Carparking at the door, undercover
  • Easy access clothes storage
  • The Bed heights are all 65cm
  • The microwave is accessible from a wheelchair
  • The floor coverings are lino or wheelchair-tread carpet
  • After-hours check-in is possible if we know in advance
  • 20% discount for CCS members (not to be used in conjunction with any other specials, and applicable to full seasonal rates only.) To apply the discount please contact our Customer Services team either by phone 03 548 5159 or via email [email protected].

The bathroom features:

  • Fixed grab bars
  • Shower chair on request
  • Step-free and lip-free shower
  • Pull-cord lighting
  • A wheelchair can fit under the sink
  • Low shelving
Customer Service

Special Request?

While weโ€™re aware of the most frequently requested requirements, we appreciate that the term โ€˜accessibleโ€™ can be an assumption. Every individual’s ability (disability) is unique, so we’re detailing as much as possible, so that our visitors are in a position to identify whether we offer suitable accommodation based on their abilities.

We strive to accommodate any requests that are within our power to meet.

This might include changing the furniture layout in your unit, providing or removing certain items, accommodating specific equipment or support animals, supplying assistance on arrival to set up … just let us know – preferably in advance of your arrival ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Our team is skilled in meeting our guestโ€™s requirements, but we are always learning; please donโ€™t hesitate to ask anything or give us feedback.

Mobi-Mat Moana NZ SUP Mobility Buggy

Maximum Enjoyment

On site we offer:

  • Accessible parking at Reception
  • Step-free access to Reception
  • A Reception bay that is wheelchair-friendly and also has seating
  • Step-free access to the on-site cafรฉ, store and communal toilets
  • A beach wheelchair suitable for easy sand mobility (on-site but belongs to CCS Mobility and must be booked in advance; bond required but no charge for use). To book please contact us directly on 03 548 5159 or via email on [email protected].
  • A hand pedal bike via our partners, Gentle Cycling

Off-site there are several adapted activities in the region to suit different ability levels.

The Deck Cafe Exterior View

Sensory Information

The Holiday Park is adjacent to Nelson Airport, geographically located out from one end of the runway. This means throughout the day we have regular (but not frequent) aeroplanes flying overhead before landing and after taking off. While there are no jets or large planes, some of the propeller planes are noisy for a brief time which may be uncomfortable for people with heightened noise sensitivity.

Enhance Your Experience in Nelson Tasman

The following tourism businesses in the Nelson Tasman region offer adaptive experiences.

To coordinate and book your requirements with any of these businesses, or for a fuller list of adaptive experiences around New Zealand please go to the MakingTrax website here.

Moana SUP NZ Beach Buggy

Based at Tฤhunanui Beach, not far from our Holiday Park, the amazing team at Paddle Nelson are experienced in using the beach buggy, the mobi-mats and they have a selection of adaptive gear for paddle boarding, so people with limited mobility can still get out and enjoy the waters of Tasman Bay.

Hand Paddle Gentle Cycling

The Bowhead Rogue is an Adventure E-Bike, with hand-peddling and a powerful smooth motor to get you exploring the coast and rail trails around Nelson. Adjustable for people from 9-90 year of age, with a few adjustments and a little time to practice, the team will have you cruising along the coast and rail trails around Nelson.

Cable Bay Adventure Park Quad Biking 3, credit George Guille

The Skywire (one of the longest flying foxes in the world) and the 4×4 quad bikes at the Adventure Park are both products that have adaptable options.

The Adventure Park team is happy to assist people onto the Skywire โ€“ and the quad bikes have hand controls plus can offer trunk support for people with less core function. Just contact the team to discuss your requirements.

Skydive Abel Tasman Accessible Jumps

Tandem skydiving up to 20,000ft is available, including specially designed leg support to accommodate people with reduced mobility.

Kayakers in Falls River in Abel Tasman National Park

Based in Abel Tasman National Park, half or full day guided sea kayaking tours are available. Specially designed support seats to accommodate people with reduced mobility can be included.

Scenic Cruise at Split Apple Rock in Abel Tasman

Enjoy discovering the majestic Abel Tasman National Park via sea shuttle.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles operate several vessels off the beach at Kaiterieri. The vessels have ramp access directly off the beach and each vessel has a slightly different design. The Crusader ramp is 600mm wide. The newest vessel is the MV Innovator has a ramp of 640mm wide and all other access of 750mm. The other vessels are approximately 445mm wide.