Accessible New Plymouth

  • Find out how we can help you enjoy our city if you have a disability, mobility issues or just need a helping hand.
    Govett-Brewster Director Rhana Devenport (l) demonstrates her sign language skills to Tina Brightwell, a member of the deaf community. Photo: Taranaki Daily News

Accessibility is all-important in New Plymouth District. The world-renowned Coastal Walkway is fully wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible as is the wonderful Pukekura Park.

You can even scale the heady heights of Mt Taranaki with barrier free walks in Egmont National Park and wheelchair friendly look-out points ensure no-one misses out on the amazing views of the Taranaki coastline and beyond.
Accesible New Plymouth.

Many of our beaches have access ramps and all our major attractions, for example Puke Ariki, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre and Brooklands Zoo, are all fully accessible. Several of the fantastic gardens open to the public in the area are also all-inclusive.

To assist you in deciding where to go and what to do when you get there, every service provider on this website has a small key at the bottom of its entry detailing precisely what is on offer to its guests. This applies to accommodation providers, restaurants, cafes and bars and attractions and activities.

Our friendly i-SITE staff are able to assist you with planning and booking your trip, taking your specific needs into consideration - call 64 (6) 759 0897 or e-mail your requirements to

Len Lye curator Tyler Cann  and Govett-Brewster Babes.
Len Lye Curator Tyler Cann leads a Govett-Brewster Babes session amongst Len Lye
sculptures. Photo: Taranaki Daily News


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September 2014