September 26, 2016 | Melissa (admin)
We have some great options for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Melbourne.
This is a 4 star hotel and has 7 accessible rooms.
It’s centrally located with the iconic MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Tennis Centre, Etihad Stadium, Princess Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Regent Theatre and Federation Square are all within close proximity to the property.
It’s also the home to Lane a la carte which features an extensive buffet breakfast, a café style lunch menu and a sumptuous a la carte dinner menu, designed to reflect Melbourne’s vibrant food culture.
A Melbourne icon, the historic ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel is located in the heart of the central business district. There are 370 modern guest rooms of which 7 are wheelchair accessible.
The hotel is a stone’s throw away from all of Melbourne’s renowned restaurants, bars and cafes and features a rooftop pool, spa, sauna and fitness centre.
Savour a diverse combination of traditional Thai and Western cuisine in Alice’s Restaurant. There’s also Vic’s Bar which is the perfect place to unwind after an active day.
April 29, 2016 | Melissa (admin)
Ballarat is Victoria’s third largest city, located just over an hour by road or rail west of Melbourne and there is wheelchair friendly accommodation on offer.
Ballarat has enjoyed a rich and prosperous heritage thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. News that the Ballarat region was home to the richest alluvial goldfield in the world resulted in a population explosion as people came from all over the world seeking fortune. By 1855, Ballarat had grown to a city with a population of 100,000 people. Impressive public and private buildings sprung up which were financed from the wealth generated by the diggings.
These days, long after the gold has run out, the city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains, and tourist attractions which celebrate the city’s history. Notable buildings include Ballarat’s Town Hall (built between 1870 and 1872), Her Majesty’s Theatre (1875) and Craig’s Hotel which was built in several stages between 1853 and 1891.
The Mercure Offers Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation in Ballarat
Ballarat Lodge has every facility and amenity you would demand of a four star hotel. From our restaurants and bar and dedicated on site Day Spa, Ballarat Lodge is one of the best hotels in Ballarat with an extensive range of services to choose from.
With 71 well-appointed guest rooms (two of which are wheelchair friendly), Ballarat Lodge is ideal for a mid week escape or a weekend getaway. Or if you’re in town on business, the hotel is perfect for a short or long-term stay, and the ideal home away from home. It also features regional Victoria’s most comprehensive conference and meeting facilities, catering for events of up to 1,000 people.
April 18, 2016 | Melissa (admin)
And now you have an option for accommodation that’s wheelchair friendly in Berry. Kangaroo Valley is nestled on the eastern edge of the beautiful Southern Highlands between the picturesque towns of Bowral and Berry. Whether traveling from the Hume Highway in the Southern Highlands or over Berry Mountain from the Princes Highway you will enjoy stunning views of this unique piece of Australian geography.
Situated on Berry Mountain, not too far from the village of Berry, you’ll find this spectacular wheelchair friendly getaway – Rayfields @ Berry
Elevated with views overlooking Wattamolla Valley, the 3 bed Farm House with connected 2 bed Cottage sleeps up to 10 people, and you can take you four legged friends along too.
Some of the features of this property:• Original Farm Cottage with convict dry stone walls
• Extensive views, set in the rain forest reserve
• Pet friendly with outside kennels
• Disability Certified and flat parkland to enjoy
• Set on 15 acres cleared from 100 acres of Rain forest
• Wood Fire
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The property is managed by Kangaroo Valley Escapes and they hope to make your stay a relaxing, memorable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Every one of their homes is different but they all offer comfort and character. To ensure your stay is carefree Kangaroo Valley Escapes goes that extra mile. Their unique welcome packs can be selected to suit your needs and those of the property. This ensures you have at least the basics on arrival at your Kangaroo Valley accommodation. Rest assured that they constantly inspect each property to make sure it meets expectations. They offer a personal style of service to make your stay an enjoyable one.
April 11, 2016 | Melissa (admin)
On the western side of Lake Macquarie you will find Rathmines, home to the Catalina Conference Centre which also includes wheelchair accessible accommodation. Rathmines is a quiet historical town with peaceful parklands and beautiful views of the lake. Rathmines was once home to the Rathmines Park Catalina Sea Plane Base, the major RAAF seaplane base from 1939 to 1952. You can explore the base on a guided walk or enjoy a picnic by the lake’s edge
Wheelchair accessible accommodation in the Lake Macquarie Area
You will also find the Catalina Conference Centre which offers wheelchair friendly accommodation and conference facility.
The building was previously used as a nursing home and has now been re-invented as a family friendly escape or the perfect accessible venue for your next conference.
The onsite accommodation is a mixture of bedrooms and dormitory style rooms – all fully accessible with accessible bathrooms throughout.
The conference facilities are fitted out with all you need and catering can be arranged for groups. More information here.
February 25, 2016 | Melissa (admin)
Looking for a wheelchair friendly hotel in Perth?
This 4 Star 161 room hotel has 6 king bed and 2 twin single wheelchair friendly rooms to choose from. It’s ideally located in the City of Belmont, just 15 minutes from the city’s Central Business District making it well suited for business and leisure travelers heading to Western Australia.
You can enjoy a picnic at the picturesque Garvey Park on the riverfront, and explore the beautiful Adachi Park displaying an intriguing mix of Australian and Japanese influences. For the kids, Faulkner Park features an adventure-filled feature playground and skate park. For those who prefer to shop, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre will fulfill your every need. The nearby Burswood Entertainment Complex and two horse racing tracks, Belmont Racecourse and Ascot Racecourse, offer more night entertainment. Check out all the access details here.
For additional information on accessibility in and around Perth, check this website out the Access WA website The website provides People with disability, carers and seniors a list of accessible business and community facilities in Western Australia. Access information will assist people of all ages and abilities, including people who use a wheelchair, have difficulty walking or who are blind or deaf.
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The beautiful city of Adelaide has lots to offer including some great wheelchair friendly accommodation options.
The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Adelaide’s shopping precinct, in James Place just off Rundle Mall, and offers assistance to local, interstate and overseas visitors. The Centre is staffed by knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers who can assist you with directions, brochures, maps, event guides and journey planning that will help you make the most of your time in Adelaide and South Australia.
Free short term wheelchair and pusher hire is available.
If you have not been to Adelaide before or have friends and relatives coming to Adelaide for a holiday why not book an Adelaide Greeter, a free guided, personalised walk in the city.
We have a couple of options for wheelchair friendly accommodation for you to choose from.
A brand new boutique hotel built in 2014. Contemporary and affordable Adelaide accommodation, these self contained studio apartments are only 2km from the CBD, a minute walk to the O’Connell St dining & shopping precinct and 1km from Adelaide Oval. North Adelaide Boutique Stayz Accommodation boasts value for money in a prime location central to all that South Australia has to offer.
They also boast 2 fully accessible apartments complete with with pillow top queen bed and hospital bed option, lifting equipment, fully equipped bathroom, Foxtel, iPad in each room, LCD 40 inch TV, kitchenette, coffee machine, mini bar, complimentary WIFI and Car Parking. See the full details here.
ibis Adelaide comprises 311 rooms – 12 or which are accessible – and is located in the heart of the central business district. ibis Adelaide is immediately around the corner from Adelaide’s famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall, Rundle Street and the newly opened Rundle Place.
The hotel is just a few minutes stroll from Adelaide’s arts district including the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse while the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are all within walking distance.
December 17, 2015 | Melissa (admin)
The Bellarine Peninsula has a wheelchair friendly destination in more ways than one! Settle in and make Ocean Grove home base while you wander this stunning part of the country.
During the late 1990s, Barwon Heads was the primary location of filming for the popular Australian television series, SeaChange. In the past decade Barwon Heads has become subject to what is colloquially known in some parts of Australia as the “seachange effect“.
In Ocean Grove you’ll not only find a couple of options for wheelchair accessible accommodation, but you can also get a birds eye view of this amazing area when you take a charter flight with Great Ocean Air in their wheelchair friendly plane.
Introducing the latest holiday accommodation on The Bellarine Peninsula – two purpose built mobility friendly townhouses in the heart of ‘old’ Ocean Grove.
These two townhouses are both beautifully appointed and a perfect place for a getaway. The ground floor levels on both are fully wheelchair accessible and have access to the outdoor entertainment area and yards.
If you’re wanting to have a look around whilst in the Ocean Grove area, here’s the best way to do it – From the air!
Great Ocean Air have made air travel accessible for all. Our luxurious air conditioned Airvans seat 7 passengers in spacious cabins with panoramic windows. The plane has ramps available and a wide side door to allow full wheelchair accessibility.
So why not treat yourself and take in a birds eye view. Full details here.
November 3, 2015 | Melissa (admin)
We have some great options for wheelchair friendly accommodation in Port Macquarie and surrounds. Port Macquarie is another great stop along The Legendary Pacific Coast road, about four hours drive north of Sydney. It’s one of those places that will go down as a favourite thanks to its fresh salty air, frolicking dolphins, and picturesque drives. There are plenty of activities to enjoy including great shopping, good food and wine.
Northpoint Apartments offers you the best in luxury accommodation in Port Macquarie. They have one fully wheelchair accessible apartment and another four that have bathrooms fitted out with grabrails.
All common areas are wheelchair friendly and the location puts you in the heart of Port with easy access to all amenities and the waterfront.
Oh, and did I mention the view? Check out all the details. [Click Here]
You’ll find Timbertown Resort and Motel in Wauchope, just a short drive from Port Macquarie. It has everything you need for a perfect getaway for you and your family. Choose from their executive rooms, motel suites or self contained cabins. There are 14 rooms with varying levels of accessibility – choose the one that best suites your needs.
This is probably one of the best value for money holiday resorts on the Mid North Coast. There are three room styles and some even have a spa. All rooms are air-conditioned with flat screened televisions, fresh linen, wifi access and tea & coffee making facilities.
Check out all the details. [Click Here]
November 1, 2015 | Melissa (admin)
Brisbane is a big, modern city set on the Brisbane River. You can combine art and outdoor adventure, where South Bank’s cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and a lagoon. A must stop destination between the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Brisbane is certainly worth considering. We have wheelchair accessible accommodation in both the heart of Brisbane city and convenient to both international and domestic airport terminals.
This is an award winning boutique property in the heart of Brisbane’s stylish Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley. It’s just minutes from the CBD. The hotel presents a tangible vision of contemporary elegance and hospitality.
Featuring 102 luxurious studio suites, rooftop pool, sauna, gym, Cocktail Bar, Belle Époque Patisserie and Conference Centre for up to 280 people. This property comes highly recommended by a CanGo Member as having good easy access, excellent service and definitely wheelchair friendly.
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Novotel Brisbane Airport is the only accommodation available within the Brisbane Airport precinct. Featuring 157 modern rooms and suites, including six wheelchair friendly rooms. There are also state of the art conference facilities, restaurant and bar, 24 hour reception and room service, and a large rooftop heated swimming pool.
All rooms are stylish and tastefully decorated, offer air conditioning, work desk, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and LCD television. On the ground floor you’ll find Catalina Restaurant offers dining featuring contemporary Australian cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Situated just south of Byron Bay, the Ballina area is surrounded by 32 kilometres of white, sandy beaches, crystal waterways and a short drive will take you into the hinterland.
Ballina Visitors Information Centre has beach wheelchairs available for use. The wheelchairs provide a unique opportunity for visitors to the area with mobility issues to experience the beach environment in comfortable all terrain chairs.
The Lennox Beach Resort is 15 minutes south of Byron and 10 minutes north of Ballina and is just 100 meters from pristine swimming beaches.
The resort has a range of self-contained, air-conditioned apartments of which three are wheelchair accessible. All have balconies and many have ocean views.
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This property is a House With No Steps business which has transformed a working macadamia and avocado farm into a large scale agritourism destination on the Northern Rivers. Summerland House Farm has gone from strength to strength as the agricultural hub of the region and in more recent times, as a must-see tourist attraction and education centre with over 150 000 visitors per year.
Located on 172 acres on the scenic Alstonville plateau, the farm has sweeping views of the east coast line and hinterland avocado and macadamia farms. Visitors to the farm are treated to a number of educational experiences all set in peaceful tropical grounds. Check out the full details [Click Here]