Parking for people with disabilities are reserved in each of the main carparks.
Two Mobility Scooters are available for hire from the Hamilton Gardens Information Centre. The charge is $5.00 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.
A Wheelchair is also available from the Information Centre for a small donation, which is passed on to the NZ Red Cross.
The scooters and wheelchair are held at the Information Centre, located next to the main pavilion and central court area.
The mobility scooters and wheelchair can be booked in advance by contacting:
The Hamilton Gardens Information Centre
Phone (07) 838 6782
PO Box 4268, Hamilton.
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 toilets next to the Turtle Lake Carpark, accessible from Gate 1, are wheelchair accessible and there is a toilet for disabled people in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.
The Café and Restaurant are accessible to wheelchairs and scooters and provide accessible toilet facilities.
If you would like more information for visitors with disabilities please contact the Hamilton Gardens Information Centre (details above) and they will try to help you.