Accessibility at WOMAD

We offer a range of accessible features to ensure as many people as possible are able to enjoy the festival. Check through this page to see what is available, and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Click here to download a PDF Festival Accessibility Map

Click here to download a PDF accessible parking map

 

Entry and Parking

  • 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, 50 Brougham Street, New Plymouth (not the festival site) before Thursday 12th March.

Access is via:

 

  • Kaimata St (Gate C) (level access, gravel pathway)

  • Racecourse (via Gate B) Coronation Ave.

 

If you require flat access to the site, then please choose the Kaimata St entrance (Gate C). Note the path is gravel.

We have a pick up and drop off service using golf carts for accessibility pass holders.These are scheduled and will run on the hour and half hour only. This is not an on demand system so please be patient and courteous.

 

To get into the festival:

The golf cart will pick you up from either the Kaimata St pickup point, or the Racecourse pickup point (located top of walking track). There is a waiting area at each pickup point next to the accessible carpark. The golf cart will come and take you into the Information Centre (inside the festival).

 

To get out of the festival:

The pick up point inside the festival is the Information Centre, where you will be taken back to either the Kaimata St or Racecourse waiting areas.

There are two designated accessible parking areas:

 

  • Kaimata St (Gate C)

  • Racecourse (via Gate B) Coronation Ave.

 

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

Click here to download a PDF accessible parking map

 

Kaimata St Parking (Gate C)

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.

 

Racecourse Parking (via Gate B)

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.

At the festival

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.

Click here to download a PDF Festival Accessibility Map

Accessible toilets are well signed posted and are located:

 

  • at Racecourse end of the main Bowl Stage, next to Gate F.

  • at the top of the site behind the Global Village Food Court.

  • There are three over 65+ years viewing platforms and accessible viewing areas.

  • Gables stage has an accessible viewing area adjacent to the over 65’s viewing platform.

  • Brooklands stage has an accessible viewing area adjacent over 65’s viewing platform.

  • Bowl stage has an the over 65’s platform and on the lakeside of the track is an area suitable for wheelchair viewing.

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.

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.

Camping - accessible tenting area

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.

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

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.

Check out these FAQs too!

Festival FAQs

Camping FAQs