Parking for people with disabilities is reserved in each of the main carparks.
Most paths in the gardens are at less than a one in twelve grade. However the paths up to the Camellia Carpark and Victorian Flower Garden are steeper and we advise parking in the Camellia Carpark accessible from Gate 2 for easier access to the top areas of Hamilton Gardens.
The café and restaurant are accessible to wheelchairs and scooters and provide accessible toilet facilities.
Book a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or pushchair
Two mobility scooters are available for hire from the Information Centre. The charge is $8.00 per hour and a refundable bond of $20 is required. The time limit is two hours and instructions for their use can be given as required. Access by mobility scooter into the enclosed Paradise Gardens is restricted but most other paths in the gardens are accessible by mobility scooter.
Two wheelchairs and two pushchairs are also available from the Information Centre for $5.00 per hour. The proceeds are passed on to the NZ Red Cross and the Friends of Hamilton Gardens.
The mobility scooters and wheelchair can be booked in advance by contacting the Information Centre.
Dogs are allowed on the leash anywhere in Hamilton Gardens except the enclosed theme gardens. They are allowed off the leash in the area inside the red dotted line on the map.