BEACH WHEELCHAIRS:

Waihi Beach is proud to offer two beach wheelchairs FREE of charge to the public for use on our beaches.  These chairs were kindly donated by a beach resident and local real estate agent LJ Hooker.

The wheelchairs are held at the Tasman Holiday Park (previously Top 10 at 15 Beach Rd) and can be booked via the following method:

  • Call the Tasman Holiday Park on 0800 924 448 (between 8am – 8pm) where the wheelchairs are being stored.
  • Book a date and time (2 hour usage) you wish to use the wheelchair. You’ll be asked to provide name and address details over the phone; and show your drivers licence upon pick up.
  • Collect the wheelchair from and return to, Tasman Holiday Park, 15 Beach Road, Waihi Beach.
  • If you are a school or organisation who wishes to use the wheelchairs for a day long or special event, this is encouraged! Call the above number to arrange a special booking.
  • For any special queries about how to use the wheelchairs, email: davem@halberg.co.nz

A huge thanks to Tasman Holiday park for organising the booking of the chairs, to LJ Hooker for purchasing the chairs and to the Surf Lifesaving Club who supports this initiative in making Waihi Beach more inclusive for all.

ACCESS MATS:

Waihi Beach is proud to offer Access Mats allowing people of all abilities to get to the beach safely!  The community came together to fund raise and implement this project over the year of 2021.

The Access Mats will be laid down at Labour Weekend and will remain out until Easter weekend.If you have any queries about the mats please contact:  hello@waihibeachinfo.co.nz.

We are very grateful to all the sponsors who made this wonderful initiative happen.

ACCESSIBLE ACCOMODATION & ACTIVITIES

The following accomodation providers offer accessible accomodation:

Accessible dining can be found at:

  • Flatwhite Cafe
  • Waihi Beach Surf Club – The Deck (bar & snacks) is open from Labour Weekend to Easter on limited hours.  There is an elevator in the club which wheelchair users can access from street level.
  • Waihi Beach Village – there are accessible toilets near the Info Centre and a range of cafes nearby