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Accessible Activities in Dunedin


Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Address: 30 The Octagon, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 474 3240

The Dunedin Art Gallery showcases local, national and international art, with ever changing exhibitions.

Entry: Accessible and easy entrance.

Toilets: Well located accessible toilets throughout the gallery.

Accessibility: Access to all areas of the gallery is made possible through the use of lifts, well designed spaces and friendly assistance from staff.

Participation:  All displays are well thought out to ensure participation for all individuals.  Guided tours are provided for persons with sight impairment, hearing impairment and physical impairment by arrangement.  Contact the gallery for information regarding a drop off point located in Moray Place.

Dunedin Public Libraries

Address: for a list of addresses visit the website below


Phone: (03) 474 3690

Dunedin City Library - There are two wheelchair accessible entries, one through the pedestrian entrance to the car park off Moray Place where there is two accessible car parks.  The second off the Octagon.  The library has two accessible toilets; one on the ground floor and a unisex toilet on the third floor.

Blueskin Bay Library - Situated in Waitati, this has an accessible park in the car park.  Access is completely flat and there is one unisex accessible toilet.

Mosgiel Library - This has an accessible park in the car park.  Access is completely flat and there is one unisex accessible toilet.

Port Chalmers Library - There is an accessible park on the street (2 hour maximum stay) with the drop kerb to the right where the crossing is located.  Access to the library is by a ramp.  There are two separate unisex accessible toilets.  The library is a short distance from the Cruise Liner wharf.

Waikouaiti Library - The library has a park at the rear of the building (off Mount Street) but the access door has a high threshold.  Entrance to the main door is via a ramp.  There is one accessible toilet.

Regent Theatre

Address: 18 The Octagon, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 477 6481

Entry: The Regent Theatre entrance is accessible with curb slopes and a level pathway to the main door.  There is a drop off point directly in front of the main doors.  Staff are available to open the doors if necessary.

Toilets: A lift to the lower level leads to the accessible toilets.

Accessibility: There are seven dedicated places within the theatre for wheelchairs.

Participation: Like the Fortune the Regent endeavours to make its performances accessible to everyone.


Dunedin Chinese Garden

Address: Corner of Rattray & Cumberland Streets, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 477 3248

The Dunedin  Chinese Garden is currently the only authentic Chinese Garden in New Zealand.

Entry: It offers an entry that is accessible by use of a ramp.

Toilet: There is an accessible toilet on site.

Accessibility: There are some stairs throughout the Chinese Garden, limiting wheelchair access to some parts of the garden.

Participation: There is an onsite tea house which is accessible and provides authentic Chinese tea and finger food.


Forsyth Barr Stadium

Address: 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin


Phone: 0800 24 64 24

The Forsyth Barr Stadium is the largest indoor events arena in New Zealand.

Entry:  The venue is accessible as well as plenty of accessible car parks allocated throughout the car park.

Toilets: There are well located accessible toilets throughout the stadium.  

Accessibility: There is lift access to all levels of the stadium and plenty of seating around the stadium for wheelchair users and accompanying guests.

Participation: Prior contact will ensure an enjoyable experience and assistance if required.  Although this is a covered stadium it can still be windy, so warm clothes may be needed.


Moana Pool

Address: Littlebourne Road, Roslyn, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 471 9780

Moana Pool is an indoor heated pool which provides a range of swimming areas.

Entry: There are two accessible car parks at the entrance to the pool and easy access through automatic doors.

Toilets: Accessible toilets

Accessibility: Lift access is located in the corriedor leading to the leisure pool.  Two wheelchair accessible family changing rooms.

Participation:  Two water wheelchairs available for use, enquire at reception.  As well as an onsite hoist available.

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

Address: Anzac Avenue, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 477 7775

The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame showcases the achievements of New Zealand's greatest sports heros.  Housed upstairs in the historic Railway Station it is accessible for wheelchair users.  

Entry: There are two disability car parks and a wide ramp at the entrance.  A lift in the foyer takes you up to the hall.

Toilets:  There are accessible toilets on the ground floor and in the hall.

Accessibility:  While the reception desk is higher than recommended for wheelchair users, the corridors are wide and enable good access to the displays.

Participation: Some displays have minimum width for front viewing.  There is an onsite cafe located on the ground floor.  

Speight's Ale House

Address: 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 471 9050

The Speight's Ale House offers award winning tours which can be individualised to suit your needs.

Entry: Access to the Speight's Ale House may require assistance from a friend or through prior arrangement from the friendly staff.  

Toilet: There is an accessible toilet on the first floor of the brewery.

Accessibility:  A lift is used to access different areas of the brewery allowing wheelchair users to acces two thirds of the building.

Participation: Onsite there is  a souvenir shop and The Speight's Ale House restaurant.

Taieri Gorge Railway

Address: Anzac Avenue, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 477 4449

The Taieri Gorge Railway runs train tours that are accessible for wheelchair users.  Advance notification of booking is required to enable an accessible carriage to be made available.  Staff members are on hand for assistance onto the train.


Dunedin Railway Station

Address: Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Phone: (03) 477 4449

The Railway station is a beautiful heritage building that is home to many events held within the city.

Entry: Two accessible car parks directly outside the entrance as well as level pathways, ramps and excellent door access.  

Toilets: Accessible toilets on the ground floor.

Accessibility: Lifts take you to the upper levels, which house the Sports Hall of Fame.

Participation: The Railway Station hosts to the very popular Otago Farmers Market every Saturday.  There's a cafe on the ground floor.

Larnach Castle

Address: 145 Camp Road, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 476 1616

Larnach Castle offers many different services including onsite accommodation and cafe.

Entry: There is plenty of parking with an allocated drop off area if required.

Toilets: Accessible toilets are located close to the cafe.

Accessibility: There are many outdoor areas to explore around Larnach Castle.  A map is available which clearly labels which outdoor areas are accessible to wheelchair users.  The accomodation is accessible.  Steep stairs lead to the main entrance of the castle making access difficult.

Participation: There are lovely outdoor as well as indoor areas around Larnach Castle, while much of the main building is inaccessible with a number of stairs, most of the garden areas including the cafe ar accesible.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Address: 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 477 5052

Entry: Wide flat or ramped pathways and autodoors allow for ease of access and make an inviting entrance to the museum

Toilets: There are a number of accessible toilets situated throughout the museum.

Accessibility:  Recently redeveloped Toitu is an accessible venue

Participation: The museum is displayed in such a way that it ensures that all individuals can explore, access and enjoy all areas of the museum.  Staff are available onsite or through prior contact to provide assistance if necessary.

University of Otago

Address: 57 Hanover Street, Dunedin


Phone: 0800 80 80 98

The paths around the university are wide and relatively flat to enable easy access where the historic buildings and gardens can be viewed.  There are accessible car parks and toilets provided in various locations.


Dunedin Botanic Garden

Address: North Dunedin


Phone: (03) 477 4000

Entry: The entrances into the gardens are accessible with flat surfaces.  With well appointed accessible car parks available in the car park.

Toilets:  Accessible toilet available situated under the cafe.

Accessibility: The Dunedin Botanic Garden provides a brochure that illustrates the tracks within the gardens.  A ramp leads to the information centre and cafe.

Participation: The lower track at the gardens is the most accessible for wheelchair users as it has a flat surface.  The other two tracks range in difficulty from medium to hard as some have sloped uneven surfaces.   T


Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours

Address: 20 Fryatt Street, Dunedin


Phone: 0800 666 272

Entry: Entry on to the Monarch is via a ramp onto a pontoon.

Toilets: Accessible toilets are near the departure area.

Accessibility: The Monarch runs a variety of wildlife tours and cruises but only one is accessible for wheelchair users and this departs from Wellers Rock.  Advance notification of booking is required to enable extra staff to be available.

Participation: For safety reasons manual wheelchairs are only allowed on the cruise.  Entry onto the Monarch is via a ramp onto a pontoon.

Otago Museum Discovery World Tropical Forest

Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 474 8630

Entry: Accessible entry into the museum

Toilets: Accessible toilets are found on the ground floor as well as level one.

Accessibility: The Tropical Forest is accessible for wheelchair users by guided tour or individually.  The museum provides two accessible car parks directly outside the entrance.  Lifts on the ground floor take you to the tropical forest, which is located on level one of the museum.

Participation: Static displays are well set out and have viewpoints around the forest that are accessible by ramps.  There is an excellent map & guide brochure in the reception area on the ground floor.  There is a cafe in this area also.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Address: 600 Blueskin Road, Waitati, Dunedin


Phone: (03) 482 1755

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a nature reserve set in a 307 hectare forest.

Entry: There are two accessible car parks at the Visitor Centre.  The entry ramp to the Visitor Centre has a gradient of approx 1 in 7.

Toilets: Accessible toilets on site

Accessibility:  The Visitor Centre is accessible with a cafe and stunning views along Otago's rugged Silver Peaks and the Waitaki Valley.  A souvenir shop and informative displays on the history and future of the ecosanctuary.

Participation: The Kaka Track could be managed by an independent wheelchair user ,  with 450 metres to the viewing platform.  This track starts off with a gradient of 1 in 40 but gets steeper.  The surface is compacted gravel.  With assistance a wheelchair could be pushed along the Kiwi Track but at times, the track gets narrow and steep, approx 1 in 4.  The Fernbird track is not as steep but assistance is still recommended.