"Most of the time, I'm not going to trust what's on Google or what venue staff say when I ask them about how accessible their places are. I'm always going to have questions that make me think twice about going out. Even when I'm looking for accessibility information on their website, I still feel uncertain. Who knows if that information is accurate or up to date? Verify it. Show me that a place is going to be accessible and welcoming before I even leave the house, and I'm going to trust that. I'll trust that every time."
Rachel Peterson CEO of Moments With Love New Zealand, community advocate and wheelchair-user
About Tauranga City's Access Map
Tauranga City's Access Map is a FREE tool for residents and visitors to the Western Bay of Plenty. Do you want to stay updated on accessible venues, experiences and news in our beautiful city? Just set your accessibility filters and check out photos and information on our accessible places and spaces, before you even set out. Our Access Maps provides you with an easy way to get around the city and explore, relax and connect in some of New Zealand's best-loved locations. To install the Access Map app on your phone, tablet or computer, choose one of the options below.
Annual audits of all locations
Tauranga City Council is committed to annual accessibility audits to ensure that residents and visitors to Tauranga are provided with accurate and up-to-date information about accessibility in our city. All audit results are collated in reports that can be viewed on your Access Map. Our goal is to continue to empower individuals with access needs, families and support staff by placing information in easy reach of all who need it, and to create a sense of trust, belonging and inclusivity in Tauranga as New Zealand's most accessible city.