Welcome to Accessible Walks
Three months spent backpacking around Italy and Europe in a wheelchair – called Porsha, gave Anna a love for going on road trips! As a disabled person, Anna is very aware of the challenges of getting out and being able to participate in the community. She firmly believes it is good for the soul top have adventure and fun – not just reading other people’s postcards!
Anna and her brother Andrew spent a year traveling around the South Island searching out the most interesting accessible walks. All the walks were completed using Porsha, the wheelchair.
We are now planning to add the walks to the website and update the original information from the book.
If you have done a good walk please email me through the track description and a photo
Anna lives and works in Queenstown with her husband Bruce and 9 year old son Kyle. She s actively involved in improving access for disabled people in the Wakatipu region. Andrew and his wife Kirstin live in Dunedin with their two girls.
Fri 3rd Nov 2017
We need a new type of wheelchair. The plan today was the Kea Point walk. We had high expectations. Both the DOC track information and the "Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Day Walks" given by the motel listed it as easy "This walk gently winds its way through subalpine grasslands and scrub to the Mueller Glacier. Sounds good...
Wed 1st Nov 2017
It's been a long time since I've updated this blog. There have been a few mountains that have been climbed n my life in the last year. I've just had a few days up at Mt Cook National Park and we have done a few walks. I'll add them in very soon. watch this space.
Mon 21st Mar 2016
About three weeks ago on my continuous hunt for a good coffee I visited Kinross Cottages - about 20 minutes from Queenstown in the Gibston Valley. I was also thinking that this might be a good spot to link into the Queenstown Bike Trail. However, when we spoke to the manager he said it was a bit of a walk to get to the trail and on this day we were pressed for time so we took up his suggestion for a walk to to visit the old ruins. On their website it talks about the history of this site. It says: