Your Favourite Accessible Venues & Destinations!
As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we ran a Facebook promotion giving the Automobility family, made up of our supporters and clients, the opportunity to win a city getaway package valued at over $450, including car hire, accommodation, restaurant and movie vouchers!
Congratulations again to the four State winners:
- VIC – Cheryl Congram
- SA – Adam Pappin
- NSW – Nat Paget
- QLD – Nina Crawford
To be in the running, we asked all entrants to share a photo of their wheelchair access vehicle (WAV) or their favourite wheelchair accessible venue or destination. (A big thanks to Lulu for sharing the fantastic image of her fur babies in the car!)
There were lots of great suggestions, so we thought we’d compile them into a wish-list of all your favourite wheelchair friendly places and activities in each State…
- Eagle Skylift – Arthurs Seat: glide through the sky and take in scenic views across the Mornington Peninsula, Port Philip Bay and the Melbourne CBD.
- Beach Wheelchairs – Phillip Island: thanks to our good friend Parth for this seaside suggestion.
- Great Otway National Park: “beautiful, picturesque and an amazing rainforest”
- Anglesea – the Great Ocean Road: a quaint beach town, 10 minutes from Torquay.
- Grampians National Park: explore this nature reserve in an all-terrain wheelchair
- Aquamoves All Abilities Playground – Shepperton: features a series of ramps and structures for children in wheelchairs to explore…
- Jells Park – Wheelers Hill: lots of wide-open spaces and the 49km Dandenong Creek Trail.
- Adelaide Zoo: home to 2,500 animals, 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.
- Adelaide Oval: described as one of the most picturesque sporting grounds in the world!
- Adelaide Entertainment Centre: check out the selection of upcoming concerts or events.
- Henley Beach: a seaside paradise with stunning sunsets and great restaurants
- Victor Harbour: stroll along the foreshore, “nice, new, smooth footpaths” according to Nadine.
- Ashley Street Playground – Torrensville: featuring a liberty swing (pictured above!)
- Botanic Gardens: 50 hectares of plants from Australia and around the world, an oasis in the heart of the city.
- Monarto Safari Park – apparently the largest open-range zoo in the world.
- Reading Cinema – Elizabeth: catch a movie at one of eight screens.
New South Wales:
- SEA Life Sydney Aquarium: an underwater adventure through freshwater and marine worlds.
- Darling Harbour: is great for wheelchairs says one of our promotion winners, Nat!
- Fossickers Tourist Park – Nundle: located beside the Peel River.
- Grand Hyatt – Canberra: for High Tea!
- Boat Tour – Port Douglas: thanks to Jack (pictured above) for sending through this great suggestion. “My friend and I went to Port Douglas this year. I am in a wheelchair. We did a boat tour. Amazing wheelchair access.”
- Australia Zoo – Beerwah: “Super wheelchair friendly and a great day out!”
- Pacific Fair Shopping Centre – Gold Coast: featuring 400 stores including lots of great fashion and dining options
- Wetside Water Park – Hervey Bay: “is great for kids with different abilities!”
- Beach wheelchairs: available at popular Mooloolaba, Alex Heads, King’s and Dicky Beaches.
- Brisbane – or Brisvegas: as Lillian calls it. “Especially our favourite Southbank, Beach in the city minus strong currents and waves, making it completely accessible with ramp and accessible bathrooms including hoist shower.”
Tasmania, Perth and Townsville also got a mention! How many of these destinations have you been to? Where would you like to go next?
Looking for more travel inspiration and ideas? Check out these past blogs too:
- Top Wheelchair Accessible National Parks
- Top Places for Getting Out and About as a Wheelchair User in Australia
- 5 Accessible Holiday Destinations in Australia
In the market for a wheelchair access vehicle (WAV) for you and your family? Call the Automobility team today on 1300 660 773 for an obligation free consultation and demonstration session, in person or on online. Freedom, independence and adventure awaits…