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Accessible Walks

Many of the walks in the South Island were sourced from a book entitled 'Accessible Walks' by Anna and Andrew Jameson who walked and wheeled them (if you click 'Enquire Now' next to one of their reviewed walks you can lodge feedback directly back to Anna). This will help and encourage her to produce her next 'Accessible Walks' one day.

Thank you to the Department of Conservation (DoC) for the use of their information. We have included their tracks that they rate as 'Easy'.

If you try any of these tracks or walks we would love to hear from you. Reviews and feedback are essential to keep this resource current and updated. The team at Oyster will also be walking and wheeling a few whenever we get the opportunity, so look out for our 'Verified' stamp!




The Chasm

The Chasm, Milford Road, Fiordland
Duration: 20 mins | Distance: 1 km return via same track Description Two foot bridges over the Cleddau River offer...

The Mirror Lakes

The Mirror Lakes, Milford Road, Fiordland
Duration: 10-mins | Distance: 400m Return Description Wooden boardwalk with good grip covering and hand rails. Take...

Hakarimata Rail Trail

Hakarimata Rail Trail, off Waingaro Road, Waikato
Duration: 30 mins | Distance: 1.5km Description You can download the brochure for the Hakarimata Walking...

Lake Puketirini

Lake Puketirini, Huntly, Waikato
Puketirini Park, a former opencast mine, is now Lake Puketerini, a pristine lake for sailing, boating, skiing and kayaking....

Lake Hakanoa Walkway and The Green Cathedral

Lake Hakanoa, Huntly, Waikato
Lake Hakanoa is famous for its beautiful scenery and the lake walk is hugely popular as it is both pram and wheelchair...

Tane Mahuta Walk

Tane Mahuta Walk, Waipoua Forest, SH12
NB: Following information is courtesy of the Department of Conservation...

Manginangina Kauri Walk

Puketi Forest,Waiare Road, Kaeo
A board walk winds through a mature stand of kauri, swamp forest and...

Rainbow Falls Track

Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri
This short, easy walk suitable for buggies and accessible by wheelchair,...

Hamilton City River Walks

Waikato river, hamilton
A scenic walking and cycling track follows the banks of the Waikato River through the heart of Hamilton. The walk offers...

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Mauao is a historic reserve owned by Maori and managed by Tauranga City Council. The base track is 3.4 km and takes about...

Huka Falls

Huka Falls, Wairakei Park, Taupo
The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River, near Taupo on New...

Old Lower Shotover Bridge

Tucker Beach Road, Queenstown
Situated 10 kilometres from Queenstown (off highway 6), the Old...

Arrowtown Junction - Queenstown Trail

Whitechapel Road, Arrowtown Junction
From Arrow Junction near Arrowtown, turn down Whitechapel Road. A short...

Queenstown Gardens

Park Street, queenstown
The Queenstown Gardens are sited on a small peninsula on the shoreline of...

River Walk Lookout Track

Glacier View Road, Fox Glacier
Getting there Heading South from Fox you drive over the bridge and go all the up the Glacier View Road (large camper vans...

Glenorchy scenic drive, tracks, cafes

The town of Glenorchy is situated at the head of the lake and the beginning...

Lake Wanaka lake Walks

Lake Wanaka, Ardmore Street
Eely point is a popular, sheltered boating and picnicking area. From...

Outlet Track Albert Town

Gunn Road, Albert Town, Wanaka
This is a real local favorite! Beautiful track that follows the might Clutha...

Hawea River Track

Ardmore Street, Wanaka
This riverside walk is over easy country and links Lake Hawea township to...

Okarito Walking Tracks

Okarito Walking Track, Okarito School House, The Strand, Okarito
Description Choose from three walks of varying lengths, from the short,...

Tokaanu Hot Springs

Tokaanu Hot Springs, Mangaroa Street, Tokaanu
The Tokaanu Hot Springs are part of the active volcanic zone in the Taupo...

Karangahake Gorge

Karangahake Gorge, SH 2
The Karangahake Gorge lies between the Coromandel and Kaimai ranges, at the southern end of...

Thames Coastal Walkway

Kuranui Park, Thames, Coromandel
A 5km walk from the Thames Rugby Club along the foreshore of the Thames township through to Kuranui Bay, lined with majestic...

Muriwai Beach and Gannet Colony

458 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach
Muriwai beach is a beautiful windswept beach on Auckland’s wild west...