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Total Mobility around New Zealand

An overview to using the Total Mobility scheme and contact information for regions operating the scheme in New Zealand.

Waikato

Coverage

The Total Mobility scheme operates in the urban centres of Hamilton, Taupō and Tokoroa.

Transport operators

The following transport operators provide Total Mobility services and some provide wheelchair hoist services as indicated.

Please remember that you may need to pre-book a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Approved transport operator Contact number Wheelchair accessibility
Driving Miss Daisy - East Hamilton
(bookings required)
07 856 8865 
or 021 503 384
Hoist available
Driving Miss Daisy - Hamilton West
(bookings required)
07 856 0112
or 021 503 565
Hoist available
Driving Miss Daisy - Taupō
(bookings required)
07 377 0090
or 021 503 211
 
Great Lake Taxis (Taupō) 07 377 8990 Hoist available
Hamilton Taxis 07 847 7477
or 0800 477 477
Hoist available
Red Cabs (Hamilton) 07 839 3939
or 0800 455 500
Hoist available
Taupō Taxis

07 378 5100

 
Trikiso Buses Ltd
Please book
07 847 2203 Hoist available
Tokoroa Taxis Cab 07 886 6099  
Yellow Cabs (Hamilton) 07 847 9469
or 0800 479 469
 

Costs

Level of subsidy per trip

50% per trip

Maximum contribution by the council per trip

  • Hamilton $30 per trip ($15 discount)
  • Taupo $25 ($12.50 discount)
  • Tokoroa $15 ($7.50 discount)

Minimum fare charge

There is no minimum fare charge for using a wheelchair hoist van.

Restrictions to the Total Mobility scheme in the Waikato

  • One trip – one voucher.
  • Waikato Regional Council will not pay for waiting time.
  • No blue vouchers (for group travel and where payment is not made by a scheme member) issued outside the region will be honoured.
  • As pink vouchers are used in our region, it is essential that you advise the taxi driver or the taxi company when you book the service that you will be using a voucher issued in another region before you get into the cab.

Note: if you are from Auckland or Wellington where a smart card is used, you will need to obtain vouchers before you travel.

Contacts

Waikato Regional Council
PO Box 3038
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton
07 859 0999 or 0800 800 401 

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