January 24, 2019 | Melissa (admin)
For a wonderful coastal holiday with a range of water sports, visit the beautiful Sussex Inlet in the Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast. Much of this waterfront town is built around a system of tidal canals, offering easy access for fishing, boating and kayaking enthusiasts.
Between the magnificent St Georges Basin and the fine white sands and rolling waves of ocean beaches, Sussex Inlet is about 2h 40 min drive south from Sydney or east from Canberra.
Haven Holiday Resort Wheelchair accessible accommodation in Sussex Inlet
Haven Holiday Resort offers two and three-bedroom holiday apartments, with three of the self-contained units accessible by those with a disability.
The resort is situated in the National Park on the inlet to the Pacific Ocean, adjoining the St Georges Basin. This unique location means that flora, fauna and nature is literally at your doorstep. With many beautiful species of birds like Rosella’s and Parrots calling the Haven home, you might also see some native wildlife too like wallabies, lizards and possums grazing the grass and nature reserve.
With over 200 species of birds, 30 kinds of native mammals, bats, reptiles and 130 different species of fish, Haven is a mecca for wildlife. No matter what you do in Sussex Inlet, you’re sure to have an adventurous holiday at the Haven Holiday Resort.
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If you’re looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Fingal Bay you’ve come to the right place.
A near-perfect C-curve of sand that faces southeast, Fingal Bay Beach has its own island connected by a sand-spit and is well protected from all but a hefty southeast wind. The spit at the north end which links Fingal Island to the mainland gets decent waves when the sand builds up.
The island’s key feature is an imposing lighthouse and there are some stylish cafes a short walk from the water’s edge.
Seaside Holiday Resort offers two accessible units and four which have been modified to be wheelchair accessible.
The Resort is a great choice for families, backpackers and older travellers alike. Just two and a half hours north of Sydney, the area is renowned for its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches.
You’ll get a good dose of adrenaline tackling the 40ft high sand dunes on a quad bike or 4WD. Or maybe a quiet snorkel exploring shipwrecks and magnificent reefs is more to your liking.
There’s something for everyone at Fingal Bay, and this is a great place to stay and get exploring!
Beach Access Made Easy
Beach Wheelchairs are available free for use, located at Fingal Bay and Little Beach, Nelson Bay. To find out more information or to make a booking visit Beachside Holidays Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchairs
Water Wheelchair and Beach Access Ramp – Council offers an accessible ramp at Little Beach, Nelson Bay which provides access to the water via a water wheelchair. The beach boasts lovely golden sand and disability play equipment, making this a perfect spot for families to enjoy the Bay. Go to the Council website for more info.
January 17, 2019 | Melissa (admin)
Wheelchair accessible Urunga is blessed with beautiful beaches and a tranquil estuary. It’s a lovely seaside destination on the southern Coffs Coast where the Bellinger and Kalang rivers meet and dolphins swim. Enjoy surfing, fishing and boating. There are two waterway boardwalks, including the famous Urunga Boardwalk.
The elevated Urunga Boardwalk is a 1km trail and is wheelchair accessible. It’ll take you along the Kalang River in pretty Bellinger Heads State Park to the confluence with the Bellinger River, and then over the shimmering Urunga Lagoon and along the estuary mouth to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Also in Urunga you’ll find the Riverside Holiday Resort – the perfect spot to sit back and relax. Directly across the road from the river, with easy accessible pathways throughout you’ll be able to enjoy the sites Urunga has to offer.
The resort pool has a hoist, so easy to cool off on a hot day. See more about the resort here.
Check out the top things to do in and around Urunga:
River, Rock & Ocean Fishing at your door step
Bellingen Markets only 15 minutes drive away
Stand-up paddle boarding
The picturesque Urunga Boardwalk
Whale Watching tours
Dorrigo National Park around 20 minute drive away
Big Banana Water Park in Coffs Harbour only 15 mins drive away
Stroll to local shops, cafes and pubs in the quiet and relaxing Urunga
Close to sporting fields and grounds
June 23, 2017 | Melissa (admin)
Wheelchair Accessible Tathra.
The Sapphire Coast has some fantastic options for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Tathra.
Tathra is a beautiful coastal village within the Bega Valley and Sapphire Coast. It’s half way between Sydney and Melbourne on the coast and just two and a half hours from Canberra. The closest airport is Merimbula, 40 minutes away serviced by Regional Express Airlines.
Take your pick of these two options for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Tathra.
Tathra Beach House
Tathra Beach House has three fully compliant wheelchair accessible apartments.
There is a large studio style unit that interconnects to a large fully self-contained one bedroom apartment. This enables the property to be also let as a fully self-contained two-bedroom apartment.
Tathra Beach House also have many other apartment and villa options available for short or extended stays.
For all the details about Tathra Beach House check out their listing here.
Tathra Beach Family Park
Tathra Beach Family Park fronts over 500 metres of absolute beachfront.
They have two fully accessible cabins and one with that has two steps at the entry but a fully accessible bathroom.
Tathra Beach Family Park also offers a serious water park to delight the young and the young at heart.
Tathra Beach Family Park promises to deliver your family a fun filled holiday experience, where memories made last a lifetime. Check out the full details on their listing here.
June 16, 2017 | Melissa (admin)
Accessible accommodation on the Morning Peninsula.
Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.
For a home base while you’re there, check out these beautiful villas built on the lake at Crittenden Estate.
If you’ve always wanted a holiday on a vineyard this could be just the thing for you.
Family owned Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate offers three easy access villas on the lake… literally on the lake.
Being a small family run business, they make sure you’ll have all you need to make your visit to their home a memorable one.
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
You can Read More here.
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.