Wildlife

Dunedin Botanic Garden

Address: North Dunedin

Website: www.dunedinbotanicgarden.co.nz (external link)

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

Website: www.wildlife.co.nz (external link)

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

Website: www.otagomuseum.govt.nz (external link)

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.

DISCOVERY WORLD IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REDEVELOPMENT AND WILL REOPEN IN DECEMBER 2017

 

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Address: 600 Blueskin Road, Waitati, Dunedin

Website: www.orokonui.org.nz (external link)

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.