Travelling Australia – IDEAS’

IDEAS’ is an Australian organisation who provide information for disabled people – including a resource section on Travel and Tourism. Resources include accessible beaches, ceiling track hoist accommodation and other useful information. https://www.ideas.org.au/component/tags/tag/travel-and-tourism.html

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

2021 Wheelie Accessible Adventures’ review of Rottnest Island, a protected nature reserve offshore from Perth in Western Australia. https://wheelieaccessibleadventures.com/rottnest-island/

African Savannah at Taronga Zoo Sydney

2020 Have Wheelchair Will Travel’s blog post: ‘African Savannah – Taronga Zoo Sydney’ reviews the new precinct and gives information on the new Changing Places bathroom at the zoo. https://havewheelchairwilltravel.net/african-savannah-taronga-zoo-sydney/

9 Accessible Airbnb Rentals

2019 Wheel:Life highlights 9 accessible Airbnb rentals around the world: UK, France (2), USA, Portugal, Finland, Spain, Italy, Australia. http://www.wheel-life.org/9-accessible-airbnb-rentals/

Western Australia

You’re Welcome – AccessWA, a West Australian access guide for people with disability and seniors https://www.accesswa.com.au/

Victoria Parks

Victoria Parks accessibility and inclusion in the parks https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/visit/improving-park-access-for-all

Victoria Arts

Arts Access Victoria (AAV) has since become the state’s leading arts and disability organisation https://www.artsaccess.com.au/  

All terrain wheelchair access to Dandenong RNP

2015 article: New all terrain wheelchair gives everyone access to Dandenong Ranges National Park http://travability.travel/blog-node/new-all-terrain-wheelchair-gives-everyone-access-dandenong-ranges-national-park

Melbourne 4

Accessible Melbourne-Lonely Planet guide to accessible Melbourne https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/australia/accessible-melbourne-1/  

Dandenong Ranges

2016 puffing Billy steam train accessibility information http://travability.travel/blog-node/puffing-billy

ArthursSeat Eagle

Arthurs Seat Eagle Takes Flight 2016 travability review of wheelchair access http://travability.travel/blog-node/arthurs-seat-eagle-takes-flight  

Victoria

CHC’s description of a hotel in Victoria, offering a hoist https://www.chuc.org.uk/index.php/accommodation-with-hoists/overseas/australia?limitstart=0

Sydney Canberra Melbourne

World on Wheelz tours Australia https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/category/where-have-i-been/australia/melbourne/

Melbourne 3

Curb Free with Cory Lee goes to Melbourne https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/category/where-have-i-been/australia/melbourne/

Melbourne 2

2015 article Lonely Planet’s top accessible destinations -Melbourne https://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/most-accessible-destinations/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2763e2f

Melbourne 1

Lonely Planet 2014 article Accessible Melbourne: top 10 highlights for travellers with special needs https://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/melbourne/travel-tips-and-articles/accessible-melbourne-top-10-highlights-for-travellers-with-special-needs/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2767dc8

Around Victoria

Clickability is an Australian disability service directory that features ratings and reviews from the people who actually use the services. https://clickability.com.au/

Hobart

CHuC ceiling hoist users club accommodation with hoi https://www.chuc.org.uk/index.php/accommodation-with-hoists/overseas/australia?limitstart=0  

Around Australia 5

AccessAdvisr Australia. Wheelchair users community accessibility review site http://www.accessadvisr.com.au/  

Around Tasmania 2

2019 Travel Without Limits magazine travelstories Accessible travel in Tasmania https://www.travelwithoutlimits.com.au/accessible-travel-in-tasmania/

Around Tasmania

Wheelchair traveling.com resources, reviews, guides, and tips from over 100 writers worldwide about accessible travel http://wheelchairtraveling.com/category/pacific-destinations/tasmania/  

Adelaide 2

Adelaide metro Accessibility & Disability https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Using-Adelaide-Metro/Accessibility-Disability  

Adelaide 1

The Access Adelaide Guide includes information for people with disabilities to get to Adelaide; to travel in and around the city; and to find places to enjoy. It also includes contact details for organisations with further information. https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/transport-parking/parking/accessible-parking/

Gold coast 2

Our Getaway Fully accessible holiday accommodation on the Gold Coast. Perfectly suited for people of all ages with physical disabilities and mobility impairment. https://www.montrose.org.au/

Guided tours

We are now offering wheelchair accessible motorcycle sidecar tours to the broader South East Queensland region including Brisbane, The Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and The Gold Coast (although prices do vary according to location). http://wheeladventures.com.au/

Gold Coast

2016 article Gold Coast trials beach wheelchair mat on city surf beach http://travability.travel/blog-node/gold-coast-trials-beach-wheelchair-mat-city-surf-beach

Cairns Beach

Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHhDAB5BvYm/

Cairns Green Island 2

Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHfPmOEh7Ob/  

Cairns Green Island 1

2016 Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHe3_t3hME5/  

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

2019 Travel Without Limits magazine travelstories Uluru’s best accessible experiences https://www.travelwithoutlimits.com.au/ulurus-best-accessible-experiences/

Vehicle Hire

rental accessible motor vehicles in Sydney NSW Australia. http://www.disabilitycarhire.com.au/

Byron Bay

Byron Bay Rainforest Resort Originally established in 1987 as the Wheel Resort http://www.rainforestresort.com.au/facilit.htm#wheelchair  

Sydney Accessibility

Information from the government of Sydney: Disability-inclusive things to do in Sydney https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/posts/disability-inclusive-things-to-do-in-sydney

Sydney Accessibility map

Information from the government of Sydney: Accessibility Map (beta) https://maps.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/accessibility-map/  

National Parks

NSW national parks offer lots of accessible places https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/access-friendly/access-friendly-things-to-do?utm_source=hootsuite  

Narooma and Batemans Bay

CHuC ceiling hoist users club accommodation with hoists in Narooma & Batemans Bay https://www.chuc.org.uk/index.php/accommodation-with-hoists/overseas/australia?limitstart=0    

Manly Beach

2014 blog post:CURBFREEWITHCORY LEE’S BLOG: 10 OF THE MOST WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BEACHES in the World https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/2014/11/20/most-wheelchair-accessible-beaches-in-the-world/  

Winterlight Parramatta

2017 blog post: HaveWheelchairWillTravel blog post: Winterlight Parramatta – wheelchair accessible ice skating https://havewheelchairwilltravel.net/winterlight-parramatta-wheelchair-accessible-ice-skating/

Sydney Visit 2

2015 various blog posts from Curb Free with Cory Lee goes to Sydney https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/category/where-have-i-been/australia/sydney/

Sydney Visit 1

Spin the globe blogs An Introduction to Sydney by Scooter https://spintheglobe.net/dir/2016/11/29/an-introduction-to-sydney-by-scooter/  

Sydney Opera House

2016 Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHob_v6h2Yb/

Sydney Olympic Park

2016 blog post:Spin the globe blog Easy Rolling to Sydney’s Olympic Park https://spintheglobe.net/dir/2016/11/11/easy-rolling-to-sydneys-olympic-park/  

Sydney Harbour Bridge 3

2000 article Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb http://www.e-bility.com/articles/bridgeclimb.php  

Sydney Harbour Bridge 2

2016 Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHbYwjqhQeq/

Sydney Harbour Bridge 1

2016 Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHdMyWshI4Y/  

Sydney Harbour and Opera House

2016 blog post:Spin the globe’s blog Easy Wheeling in Sydney Harbor and Opera House https://spintheglobe.net/dir/2016/11/29/easy-wheeling-in-sydney-harbor/

Sydney Accessibility

2016 article Spin the Globe’s Top 10 Wheelchair Accessible Cities You Should Visit in 2017 http://spintheglobe.net/dir/2016/12/30/268/

Hickson Road Reserve

2016 Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHdIQ5JhzXS/  

Blue Mountains

2016 Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHdO05dB3bu/

Around New South Wales 2

Clickability is an Australian disability service directory that features ratings and reviews from the people who actually use the services. https://clickability.com.au/

Around New South Wales

2016 blog posts:I wheel travel visits Sydney, Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, (use the menu on the right to change language) http://www.iwheeltravel.com/category/destinations/australie/

WAV hire

Wheelies van rentals wheelchair accessiblle vehicle hire http://www.wheeliesvanrentals.com.au/index.html

Travel agency 3

Aspire Supported Holidays http://www.aspiresupportedholidays.com.au/holidays/    

Travel agency 2

Travability specialist travel agency for inclusive tourism http://travability.travel/tags/australia

Virgin Airlines Australia

2018 HaveWheelchairWillTravel blog post: VIRGIN AUSTRALIA – DISABILITY ASSISTANT CONCESSION FARE https://havewheelchairwilltravel.net/virgin-australia-disability-assistant-concession-fare/

Toilets

National Public Toilet Map information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change. https://toiletmap.gov.au/  

Overview

Revised/Updated: 2019/02/12 Australian Disability Travel: Australia for the Disabled Disabled World’s information and tips regarding traveling and touring Australia with a disability including finding accessible accommodation and van hire reviews. https://www.disabled-world.com/travel/australia/

Driving

Driving in Australia NZ The FIA Guide for the disabled motorist using Parking Permits, Cards and Placards http://www.disabledmotorists.eu/en/world_map/oceania/oceania_new_zealand_and_australia.htm

Arts

Arts Access Australia (AAA) is the peak national body for arts and disability. Have a look through our website for news, connections and information about the vibrant Australian arts and disability sector https://artsaccessaustralia.org/  

Around Australia

Can Go Everywhere: Accessible Travel For Everyone-Everywhere This website has been created to help seniors, baby boomers, people with disabilities and anyone with special requirements, find accessible accommodation, restaurants, activities and more right around Australia. http://cangoeverywhere.com.au/  

Australia visit 2

2015 blog posts: DeeScribes vlog:These posts chronicle the preparation for my journey and the daily experiences on my adventure. Thank you for traveling along with me! https://deescribesblog.wordpress.com/australia-2015/  

Australia visit

blog Travel for all a flying wheelchair from Japan visits Australia check the HOTEL section of this website for information about where he stayed http://www.kijikiji.com/english/photo/australia.htm  

Around Australia in a powered wheelchair

2019 The Magnificent Seven finale series 1. In this episode we meet Gayle who has MS but this does not stop her from travelling Australia solo in her RV. She is very inspirational to anyone thinking about getting out on the road to explore our amazing country. https://www.facebook.com/usedrvsales.com.au/videos/465094194051344/?v=465094194051344

Around Australia 4

Wheelchair traveling.com resources, reviews, guides, and tips from over 100 writers worldwide about accessible travel http://wheelchairtraveling.com/category/pacific-destinations/australia/

Around Australia 3

Havewheelchairwilltravel Huge amount of information on various places in Australia https://havewheelchairwilltravel.net/category/australia/  

Around Australia 1

AccessAdvisr Australia. Wheelchair users community accessibility review site http://www.accessadvisr.com.au/

Adrenaline activities around Australia

The AAC Journalist – hugely inspiring YouTube channel from Marlena Katene, a wheelchair using music journalist, based in Gold Coast Australia, who interviews some very high-profile musicians and actors, has a number of other businesses as well as enjoying a spot of skydiving and base jumping! She has high tone Cerebral Palsy. https://www.youtube.com/user/theaacjournalist/videos?disable_polymer=1  

Canberra

2014 blog post:EAST HOTEL CANBERRA accessible hotel reviewed and tested on Hotelaccessibility.com https://havewheelchairwilltravel.net/east-hotel-canberra/