Dunedin, Gaelic for Edinburgh, is sometimes referred to as 'The Edinburgh of the South'. The city was planned in Scotland and many of its streets have the same names and layout as Edinburgh. Dunedin even has its own district Tartan, which was designed to commemorate the first settlers from the Free Church of Scotland who arrived in March 1848.
Check out the Disability Information Service Accessible Activities Guide which lists some of the more accessible activities to do while in Dunedin.
Alcala Motor Lodge
604 George Street, Dunedin
0800 503 883, (03) 466 9063
One accessible unit with accessible shower cubicle, there is no hand rail in the shower. A shower chair is available on request. The toilet in bathroom with a handrail. Parking can be reserved outside the unit.
Alhambra Oaks Motor Lodge
588 Great King Street, Dunedin
(03) 466 6635, Fax: (03) 466 6645, 0800 254 262
Two downstairs accessible units. Each has a queen bed, kitchen and table with a wheelchair accessible shower with rail and shower chair available.
Allan Court Motel
590 George Street, Dunedin
(03) 466 6526, Fax: (03) 466 4936
Two accessible one bedroom units.
Unit 8 is large accomodating up to five people with a double and a single beds in the bedroom and a double sofa bed in the lounge area. Fully self-contained with a full oven and a microwave. TV in the bedroom and in the lounge. Flat access wet area shower with rails around toilet and shower area.
Unit 3 accomodates up to four people with a queen bed in the bedroom and a double sofa bed in the lounge. It is also fully self-contained with a full oven and a microwave, TV in bedroom and lounge. This unit has a flat area access into the shower. Rails around shower and toilet, and a shower chair available.
660 George Street, Dunedin
0800 364 866
Two accessible units with wet area showers. Both have hinged shower seat and toilets located in bathrooms. L shape grab rails beside showers and toilets.
Asure St John's Court Motel
166 Union Street, State Highway 1, Milton
(03) 416 6666
Two accessible units with wet area shower, flexible shower rose on slide rail and toilet in bathroom. Adjustable height chair available, L shaped grab rails beside shower and toilet. Parking directly outside ground floor units.
Bella Vista Dunedin Motel
604 Great King Street, Dunedin
0800 235 528
Two accessible units with wet area showers both with hinged shower seat. Toilets in bathroom. L shaped grab rails besides showers and toilets. Other facilities include: car park right outside units, kitchenette, Hospital rates available.
Cable Court Motel
833 Cumberland Street, Dunedin
0800 838 525
Two accessible units with wet area showers. Shower seat available. Toilet in bathrooms. L shaped grab rails beside showers and toilets.
932 Cumberland Street, Dunedin
0800 800 233
One accessible spacious unit with open spaces and wet area shower. Shower seat with side handles available. Toilet in bathroom. Grab rails beside shower and toilet. Disability carpark outside unit.
Asure Dunedin and Academy Court Motels
624 George Street, Dunedin
0800 477 769
One bedroom unit with queen bed and wheelchair access. Walk in shower and hand rails for toilet and shower.
Dunedin Holiday Park
41 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin
0800 945 455
One accessible two bedroom motel unit, accomodates up to six people. Three studio motel units are all accessible with L shaped grab rails beside toilet and wet floor shower.
Distinction Dunedin Hotel
6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin
(03) 471 8543
Five accessible rooms in this 4.5 luxury hotel. One room on each of the five floors with two bathrooms per room, one fully accessible with wet floor shower and L shaped grab rails. Super king bed or two king singles. Kitchen area designed for wheelchair user. Each room is located beside the stairs and lift. All doors in the hotel are fire blocking doors. Accessible car park beside the hotel.
538 Great King Motel
538 Great King Street, Dunedin
(03) 477 7983
0800 538 668
Two wheelchair accessible ground-floor studio units with ramped entrances. One Unit has a king bed, while the other unit has both a king and single bed for when 2 separate beds are required. Large wet area shower with a fold-down seat, flexible shower hose and grab rail. Raised toilet with L shaped grab rail. Lowered kitchen benches with knee-space under the sink. Switches, shelves, microwave oven, kitchen cupboards are all at accessible heights. Sufficient space for hoists.
958 George Street, Dunedin
0508 426 336
Two accessible units with wet area showers. Hinged shower seat in one unit and adjustable disability seat for other. Toilet in bathrooms. L shaped grab rails beside showers and toilets.
George Street Boutique Hotel
526 George Street, Dunedin
(03) 466 1261, Fax: (03) 466 1268
0800 669 669
Two accessible rooms, both with wet floor shower areas in the bathrooms and handrails. There is wheelchair access throughout the ground floor of the hotel.
Hotel St Clair
24 Esplanade, St Clair, Dunedin
(03) 456 0555
Two accessible units with wet area showers. Both have hinged shower seats. Toilet in bathrooms. L shaped grab rails beside showers and toilets. Two accessible car parks in basement carpark.
145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
(03) 466 1616
One accessible room on the ground floor with wet floor shower, shower stool and hand rails. Breakfast is served in the stables which is wheelchair accessible. Evening dining is served in the Castle on the first floor which is not wheelchair accessible. Room service is available.
Leith Valley Touring Park
103 Malvern Street, Woodhaugh, Dunedin
0800 555 331
One accessible unit with wet area shower. Hinged shower seat. Toilet in bathroom. L shaped grab handles beside shower and toilet. Accessible shower and toilet facilities also in amenities block.
Motel on York
46 York Place, Dunedin
(03) 466 6120 or 0800 00 66 66
Two accessible units with wet area shower and fold down seat. All suites have a queen size bed, electric blankets, microwave, filtered water, iron/ironing board, LCD TV's and modern decor.
Mercure Leisure Lodge
30 Duke Street, Dunedin North
(03) 466 5360, Fax: (03) 466 5460
0800 334 123
One accessible suite. Entry into the hotel is wheelchair accessible, the bar and restaurant are located on the ground floor for ease of access. There is also a conference room on the ground floor and accessible toilets in the main lobby.
Otago Peninsula Motel
1624 Highcliff Road, Portobello, Dunedin
0800 468 066
One accessible unit with wet floor shower with a queen and a single bed. L shaped grab rails beside toilet and shower. Parking right outside the unit.
10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin
(03) 478 0155
One accessible unit with wet area shower. Shower chair available and toilet in bathroom. L shaped grab rail beside shower and toilet.
Quest Apartment Hotels
333 Cumberland Street, Dunedin
(03) 460 1625
Three accessible rooms with either a king or two single beds on the ground floor, wet floor shower with fold down seat and L shaped grab rails in shower and beside toilet. Two mobility car parks in basement garage.
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
123 Princes Street, Dunedin
(03) 460 1460
0800 69 69 63
Seven accessible rooms with wet floor shower and L shaped grab rails.
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
118 High Street, Dunedin
(03) 466 0652
0800 69 69 63
Six accessible rooms with wet floor shower and L shaped grab rails. Shower chairs are available. Access to rooms is via lifts and in case of emergencies; staff are on call to assist in evacuation. Access to the lobby is through sliding doors, there are no steps. The main restaurant for breakfast (the Carlton) does have four steps near the main entrance. Guests can be assisted through to the restaurant or use our alternative entrance at street level (no steps). The POC Grill and Bar has no steps and doorways are wide enough to fit a wheelchair. The casino can be accessed via lift also. An accessible public toilet is located near the POC Grill.
The Leviathan Hotel
26 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
(03) 466 3160, Fax: (03) 466 2385
One accessible unit with wet floor shower and shower seat. This unit has twin beds. Also one unit available with walk in shower, queen sized bed and two single beds.
555 on Bayview
555 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin
0800 555 669
Two accessible units both have wet area shower with hinged shower seat. Toilet in bathroom. L shaped grab rails beside shower and toilet.
858 George Street Motel
858 George Street, Dunedin
0800 858 999
Ph/Fax: (03) 464 0046
One accessible unit with wet area shower, shower seat available on request. Toilet in bathroom. L shaped grab rails beside shower and toilet.