South East Queensland is a massive playground full of nature, beauty and cultural activities. A lot of these adventures are specifically designed to facilitate those living with a disability to ensure that you can live your life to its fullest potential. Below is just a small amount of the most amazing and well-designed attractions and adventures:
RACV Noosa Resort, Sunshine Coast
Surrounded by world-class beaches, beautiful rivers, stunning hinterland and national parks, this 5-star resort has it all. The RACV Noosa Resort has several inclusive tourism features including apartments which are adapted for guests who are blind or visually impaired and guests who require a wheelchair. Fourteen of these apartments have lift access to every level of the apartment/villa and have ample space for wheelchair circulation as well as roll-in showers. The entire resort is accessible by wheelchair, and there are dedicated accessible parking spaces.
Spinal Injuries Australia awarded this hotel with an Inclusive Community Champion award in 2014 and named it the ‘Best Accommodation Provider’. Enjoy a stay at this amazing resort and experience one of the most famous and beautiful parts of Australia’s coastline.
Movie World theme park, Gold Coast
If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, head to the Gold Coast for a day on the rides at Movie World. Guests with a companion card are entitled to one companion ticket, free of charge, to ensure that everyone has support while visiting the park. Movie World also offers complimentary wheelchair hire for guests who require it and queue assistance for those who are unable to queue for an extended period. An assisted listening service is also available on certain attractions for people who have hearing difficulties. All facilities such as dining options, shops and street entertainment have also been designed for the enjoyment of people with a range of abilities. However, if you or your child is living with autism, you may want to consider waiting until the off-peak season to avoid the crowds.
Wheel of Brisbane, Brisbane
The Wheel of Brisbane is 60m tall and towers above South Bank in Brisbane. The wheel is particularly worthwhile in the early evening/late afternoon as you can watch the sunset as you enjoy the sight of the lights as they are switched on in the sprawling suburbs of Brisbane. Two of the gondolas on the wheel have been adapted for wheelchair access and will provide a sheltered and quiet space to enjoy the view. Afterwards, you can stroll along South Bank’s Arbour or Park Lands which are wheelchair friendly.
Gold Coast Beaches
The city of Gold Coast has implemented a variety of initiatives which is massively increasing the level of beach accessibility across the Gold Coast:
- Beach matting and wheelchair loans: These beach mats and wheelchairs have been distributed to various Surf Life Saving Clubs and pick up points across the Gold Coast, making a lot of the beaches completely accessible by wheelchair.
- Viewing decks and platforms: Viewing platforms have been established at various beaches which are designed for wheelchair access. If you are living with a disability which causes you to feel overwhelmed by crowds or excessive noise, these platforms have been designed to allow you to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the view of the beach without feeling uncomfortable.
For more information on these resources, visit the Gold Coast informational page.
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