Accessibility Access FAQs

Festival Site 
It is important to be aware that half the WOMAD site is on a hillside.

We have viewing platforms at the top of the road to the Bowl Stage for wheelchair users. The Brooklands and Gables Stages are fully accessible. Please note the Pinetum Corner is not easily accessible.

Accessible Toilets
Accessible toilets are well signed posted and are located:

65+ Year Viewing Platform and Accessible Viewing


Deaf and Hearing Impaired Support - Communicators

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Signed Performances
Support for the hearing impaired will be available through the WOMAD Information Centre on request. For assistance please contact the WOMAD Information Centre to request this at festival time.

 

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Entry for Accessible Pass Holders

Access is via Gate C: Kaimata St or the Racecourse Carpark via Gate B: Coronation Avenue.

A WOMAD Accessible Parking Pass is required to park in these carparks. 

How do I get an accessible parking pass? 
Please contact the office on +64 6 759 8412 or click here to register your details. 

Approved applications for parking passes will need to be collected from the WOMAD Office (NOT THE FESTIVAL SITE) before Thursday 14th March. 

Where are the accessible parking areas? 
There are two designated accessible parking areas;

Kaimata St Parking 
This is the only level access to the festival site with LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
There is a road closure in place and traffic is one way access only from Brooklands Road.

The Taranaki Maori Wardens will assist you in parking and there is a gazebo with seating.  
A golf cart will operate from Gate C: Kaimata St - to -WOMAD - Information Centre. These are scheduled and will run on the hour and half hour only. This is not an on demand system please be patient and courteous.

Racecourse Parking
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
The Racecourse accessible parking area is accessed through Gate B: via Coronation Avenue.
Follow the signs and there is a pick up and drop off area at the top of the Racecourse track area by the VIP car park. A golf cart will operate from the Racecourse to - WOMAD - to the Information Centre. These are scheduled and will run on the hour and half hour only. This is not an on demand system please be patient and courteous.

INTO FESTIVAL
* Pick up:  GATE C: KAIMATA ST or RACECOURSE (Top of walking track)
* Drop off: INFORMATION CENTRE (inside the festival)

FROM FESTIVAL
* Pick up: INFORMATION CENTRE (inside the festival)
* Drop off: GATE C: KAIMATA ST or RACECOURSE (Top of walking track)

Click here to download a PDF accessible parking map 
Click here to download a PDF festival accessibility map    


CAMPSITE - ACCESSIBLE TENTING AREA

Arriving at the Campsite
On arrival at the campsite your festival & camping tickets will be exchanged for a Camping Wristband.  All campers must remain in your vehicles on arrival at the campsite for check in, ticket scanning/exchange and wrist banding. 

Are there specific entrance gates for areas of the Campsite?
Yes. Gate entrances will be marked Gate A & Gate B, please ensure you check in at the correct gate.

Gate A – Coronation Ave- Rogan St - Mason Drive (TSB Stadium, Tucson Stand)
Glamping, Wildernest, Family, Accessible only

Gate B – Coronation Ave- Racecourse
Outer oval: Motorhome, Bus, Caravan, Car-sleeper vehicles

Centre oval:  General camping, tents etc

During Festival 
For any assistance during the festival please visit the on-site Information Centre.

Please note mobility scooters are no longer available for bookings during the festival.