Mobility transport and mobility scooters

Find out about accessible travel options, access to mobility scooters, and mobility parking.

Transport discount

The Total Mobility scheme provides subsidised door-to-door transport services for people who have a permanent disability and cannot use public transport. It is run by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

To find out if you're eligible, contact Metlink:

Freephone: 0800 801 700
Website: Total Mobility – Metlink

City mobility fleet

A girl sits in the beach wheelchair at Oriental Bay.

Beach wheelchair

We’ve got a beach wheelchair available for use and you can borrow it for a full day from Freyberg pool, 139 Oriental Parade. It's free of charge, and you can use it to travel on the sand and in the water at Oriental Bay.

You’ll need to show ID, and it’s best to book ahead of time. Phone 04 801 4530 for more information or to book.

Free mobility scooters

You can use a free mobility scooter at these three venues, for use within that venue:

  • Te Papa
    Cable Street
    Phone: 04 381 7000

  • Wellington Botanic Garden
    Phone: 04 499 1400

  • Zealandia
    Waiapu Road, Karori
    Phone: 04 920 9200

Scooter use is free. No payment is required, you just need to show some form of ID. You can book a scooter for up to 4 hours. Advance bookings are recommended.

Hiring a mobility scooter in the Wellington region

Contact The Mobility Centre in Lower Hutt if you'd like to hire a mobility scooter in the Wellington region:

The Mobility Centre
Phone: 0800 243 866

Mobility parking

Find out how to get a permit, and where to find mobility parking spaces.