EasyRider NZ offers a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, equipped with a wheelchair lift and low steps, capable of carrying large groups (up to 30 pax) with provision for many to remain in their wheelchairs if required.
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Wheelchair Friendly Transport.
Being a volunteer visitor with Age Concern for 13 years gave me a different outlook on society. I appreciated and really enjoyed my interaction with elderly people. After 22 years working as a Marine technical officer at the University I began seeking a new perspective and focus in my working life.
Against that background and while trying to find a suitable wheelchair carrying vehicle, I came across Hilary Mc Lachlan’s “big bus” part of her EASY RIDER business. Without knowing what I was getting into or indeed thinking too hard about it, I purchased the bus. I saw the bus as meeting a real need and a real asset to the community.
I aim to continue what Hillary started and hope to adapt and grow the business. I have the benefit of Hilary’s assistance and knowledge. We have recently undertaken a couple of successful trips, including the Junior Disability Games the National Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Auckland, and an 8 day tour around the North Island with a group from New Caledonia.
We can provide transport for up to 8 wheelchairs with seating for an additional 22 passengers (the only bus in the North Island that does so). We are well suited to any inclusive group, enabling seated access onto the bus for those who are less mobile, groups from Retirement Facilities, Disabled and Sporting organisations, International Travel groups, or special family occasions where a single wheelchair user can travel with their Family.
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Cheers - Dirk
EasyRider NZ offers a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, equipped with a wheelchair lift and low steps, capable of carrying large groups (up to 30 pax) with provision for many to remain in their wheelchairs if required, for:
• Sightseeing • Rest Home Outings • Disabled Sports Events • Inclusive Group Charters
• ‘Wheelie’ Friendly Travel Club • Wheelchair Accessible Touring
• Social Trips for Disability Organizations
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you have a disabled bus?
No, it actually runs very well.
Do you have to be disabled?
No, but it is the ’raison d’être’ of EasyRider NZ, so someone in your group could be! Did you know that one in five people are identified as having some form of disability?
How do you get the wheelchairs onto the bus?
The bus has a wheelchair hoist fitted. The bus also have extra low steps so that anyone with reduced mobility will have no bother boarding the bus.
Can you take Mobility Scooters and Power Chairs?
How many wheelchairs can you take?
Several - it all depends on how many people opt to transfer to a seat, but up to 7 chairs secured is possible in the bus, with approved tie-downs and seat belts provided. If, for example, there are no more than 2 on wheels, there are 30 seats as well.
Can older people manage to get on the bus if they use a walking frame?
Yes - the wheelchair hoist platform is just like using a lift.
How far will you travel?
“If you’ve got the money, honey” there’s no limit ~ but seriously, the furthest destination so far has been to Paradise in Glenorchy, (south of Queenstown), for an American tour group and we saw where filming took place for "Lord of the Rings".
Do you have regular organised trips?
Yes ~ we have the ‘Wheelie’ Friendly Travel Club, which is based in Hamilton.
What is the cost?
Each job is priced according to the distance/time travelled, and expenses as applicable. The Travel Club has individual prices as set out in the current newsletter.
The aim is to provide value for money, whilst keeping abreast of costs and the market standards.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
What are your Terms & Conditions?
You can read all about our Terms en Conditions HERE.