All Terrain Mobility Aids
Mobility aids are available free to hire to help people with disabilities explore hard to access areas in Horowhenua.
The equipment, which was funded by a Lottery Community Grant, includes two Hippocampe all terrain beach wheelchairs, two Sandcruiser beach wheelchairs and two WheelEEZ® all terrain rollators.
The all-terrain wheelchairs are suited to people of all ages, and are able to be used on surfaces which other wheelchairs can’t – sand, hiking trails, gravel, grass/turf, snow and cobblestones. Towed, pushed or self-propelled, the all terrain wheelchairs offer autonomy to the user, and a support person can also assist with its push bar or traction kit.
Balloon wheels on the beach wheelchairs allow users to cross sand, get over obstacles and go right into the sea so they can enjoy the water.
The rollators help people to navigate challenging off-road terrains. The wider polyurethane wheels allow a safer more stable base to walk on to experience the great outdoors with ease.
How to book
The mobility aids can be booked free of charge using the link below. Please contact our friendly Levin Aquatic Centre team if you need any assistance.
Book an all terrain mobility aid
How to use the mobility aids
It is important to use the equipment correctly for your safety. Please familiarise yourself with the Health and Safety precautions documents before using the gear.
Accessibility in the district
Horowhenua has a number of disability accessible playgrounds, with a wheelchair swing at Levin Adventure Park and an wheelchair accessible splash pad at Jubilee Park, Levin. Of the 28 stand-alone public toilets in Horowhenua, 21 are accessible.
The Aquatics Horowhenua facilities provide wheelchairs, a chairlift which can provide access into the pool via a seat, sling or hoist for the aqua wheelchair, and changing rooms for people with disabilities. Opened in December 2022, Horowhenua also has a wheelchair accessible splash pad.