Kia Ora! Welcome!

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on Outdoor Recreation Accessibility in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Very little research has been done in Aotearoa New Zealand on the outdoor recreation wishes and experiences of people with disabilities and tāngata whaikaha Māori. As a result, providers of outdoor recreation spaces and opportunities lack the understanding needed to design and develop better services for people with disabilities.

This survey seeks to improve this understanding, and to achieve this it is essential that we hear directly from people with disabilities or their family/whānau/friends and support persons.

You have been invited, on behalf of Recreation Aotearoa and the Department of Conservation, to participate in this survey. Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences relating to outdoor recreation. Your feedback will provide invaluable information that can be used to deliver better outdoor recreation spaces and opportunities for people with disabilities.


  • Your survey responses will remain confidential at all times.
  • If you are under 16 years of age and wish to participate in this survey, your responses MUST be entered on your behalf by your parent or legal guardian.
  • The survey will take between 5 and 20 minutes to complete, depending upon your responses.
  • To thank you for your time, completed surveys will be eligible to win a $500 Visa Prezzy® card.
We hope you find the survey interesting and enjoyable.


If you would like to participate in the survey over the phone, or require assistance to complete the survey, please contact Katie at Recreation Aotearoa: 027 359 4381 or

People who are Deaf, hard of hearing, speech-impaired or deafblind are welcome to call Katie for assistance using NZ Relay Services.

* NOTE: For the purposes of consistency, and to align with the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, the Accessible Outdoors Working Group has adopted person-first identifiers - e.g., ‘people with disabilities’. We acknowledge that others may prefer to express their identity using alternative terms. We welcome all people across Aotearoa with an impairment or disability to participate, no matter how they identify.
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