Stuff to do
Activities for young people
Disability Connect is a Disability Information Advisory Services (DIAS) in Auckland. They have compiled this great list of things to do for your school aged child after school, during the weekend or on school holidays.
Kidza Cool Adventure
They provide respite programmes over five days for 3 weeks a year - one each in January, April and July during the school term holidays. The Programme offers a balance of sports, art and craft activities and outdoor adventures, tailoring each session to suit the age and ability of the children.
They organise camps, getaways and all kinds of outdoor adventures across Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Christchurch for young people with disabilities. From cycling the Otago Rail Trail to a night out for dinner and a movie, they have something for everyone.
*Please note that due to popular demand, you may need to be on the waiting list to join their activities. Please contact them first before making any plans.
Auckland Council Leisure and Pools
From school holiday programmes, out of school care (OSCAR) to term time recreation programmes, Auckland Council runs a a series of activities all-year round to keep tamariki (and you) active.
Our Auckland Council programmes are MSD approved and registered. Families may be eligible for the WINZ Family Support Subsidy. Please go to your nearest Work & Income
office or download the application form online at workandincome.govt.nz.
Activities for all ages
Easy access walks
The Department of Conservation has a list of easy access walks at some of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand.
Accessibel is a new tool which helps communicate the accessibility of walkways, waterways and cycle ways. Initially places in Dunedin and Christchurch are profiled, with the plan to extend across New Zealand.
Able Tours offer tours around New Zealand and overseas for tāngata whaikaha/disabled people with experienced carers. All meals and transport are provided & they can offer door to door service.
Auckland Zoo discounts
People with disabilities can take their carers with them to the zoo, for free, if they have an annual zoo pass.
For children 0-14 years old
- $155 annual zoo pass. You can bring a guest/friend 15 years and older for free, plus a carer for free.
For students 15 years and older with a valid student ID
- $68 annual zoo pass. You can bring a guest/friend, plus a carer for free.
- $95 annual zoo pass. You can bring a guest/friend, plus a carer for free.
If you want to renew your annual zoo pass, you will get a renewal discount of 25%.
Your annual Auckland Zoo pass gives you 10% to 20% discount on day admissions at MOTAT, Stardome, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and NZ Maritime Museum.
This space is growing! Email us other great and positive activities you've recently used and we'll put them here!