New Zealand is an incredible country: friendly people, great weather, mystical mountains, stunning lanscapes, active volcanos, incredible wildlife, some of the best spots for diving, beautiful beaches, a cave lit by glow-worms, whale-watching… these are just some of the things you should have on your bucket list for your trip. Or you could have the adventure of a lifetime and spend some time with the crew of Making Trax, New Zealand’s adaptive outdoor adventure team.
Making Trax is the creation of Jeremy – Jezza – Williams, expert outdoor guide who has been using a wheelchair since a canyoning accident in 2010. After rehabilitation, in 2012, he created his own outdoor adventure agency and all the activities are perfectly adapted to the needs of travellers with a disability: paragliding, rafting, horse trekking, bungee jumping (and there is more).
Making Trax is now also a label: Jezza Williams tests all adventure and outdoor activities himself and provides training to those who run these activities, so that they can properly cater for people with mobility impairments. He also builds all kinds of custom made harnesses and supports that have to be used to make these activities safer.
Jezza and his team will take you to the best places, you’ll be camping out in the wild, discovering the country by helicopter, exploring glaciers, horse-trekking, sleeping in the middle of nowhere under the Southern lights, cruising through spectacular fjords. You won’t miss out on any one of the 4 elements: air, water, earth and fire (don’t forget the volcanos!).
Sounds impossible? This is Jezza’s mission: to demonstrate that nothing is impossible and that a disability does not stop you from doing crazy and wonderful things. You just need the right equipment and an expert and fun guide.
As they say it: “the words: ‘not possible’ are not in our vocabulary”.