Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Destinations in Australia
The world has never been so accessible to people with disabilities, and yet, it can still be difficult for those with additional requirements to find wheelchair accessible holidays to suit their specific needs. That is why we’ve put together a helpful list detailing our top 5 best resorts for wheelchair users in glorious Australia! From a romantic couple’s retreat to fun hotpots for the whole family, we’ve covered some incredible options for all you adventurers out there.
Elements of Byron Bay
This divine award-winning boutique resort is nestled just feet from some of the clearest waters in New South Wales, and they’re fully prepared to make sure wheelchair users can enjoy the incredible scenery too! Visitors can book themselves into Element’s special ground floor studio apartments which are optimised for wheelchair access with low-rise king size beds and easy-access shower facilities, a private terrace and handgrips placed throughout the property, making it the ideal special needs holiday accommodation for any couple looking for that dream romantic getaway.
Intercontinental’s Sanctuary Cove Resort, Queensland
It’s not just loved-up couples who get all the fun! Sanctuary Cove Resort is renowned for producing some of Queensland’s top wheelchair accessible vacations for family groups with a wide variety of additional needs. The main lobby is fully wheelchair accessible, and guests have a range of disabled-friendly rooms to choose from, which can include dedicated guest spaces and accessible showers equipped with handrails and safety bars. Visitors who are visually impaired will find braille on lifts and in public areas, and those who are hard of hearing can access visual alarms and vibrating pillows on request. As you can tell, there are plenty of reasons why Sanctuary Cove is a firm favourite.
Angourie Resort, Yamba Hotel Accommodation
When it comes to finding stress-free wheelchair accessible holidays Australia is not short of options. However, some destinations go above and beyond to provide a sense of rest and relaxation for their guests. Angourie Resort in Yamba, NSW, is one such place. Situated in a CSIRO-acknowledged area of outstanding quality of life, the accommodation you can find here is ideal for NSW romantic getawayS, NSW getaways for families, and groups of friends who want to experience true tranquillity, without the hassle of remote and inaccessible properties. Here, guests can choose from one and two bedroom easy-access apartments, located on the ground floor and just feet away from a heated pool and fully-equipped spa facility. You can relax on your own private veranda before Unwinding with an Aromatherapy Massage from our trained therapists. What’s not to like?
Spicers Vineyards Estate, NSW
Set back on eight acres of productive vineyards in the stunning Hunter Valley, this boutique retreat is perfect for romantics looking for accessible luxury. Guests often wonder if they’ll have to swap out that high-end feeling for disabled-friendly facilities, but Spicers have made wheelchair accessibility holiday accommodation a mainstay facet of their visitor experience since they began business. At their Vineyard Estate, you can expect spacious ground-floor rooms with lowered workstations and mirrors, a private balcony with mountain views, and easy access to a renowned restaurant. It’s a dream come true for any wine lover and one of the top NSW holiday destinations for couples!
The Olsen, Melbourne
For the big-city socialites among you, The Olsen on Chapel St is making it easier than ever for wheelchair users to enjoy the urban high life with top-notch special needs holiday accommodation. With fully accessible routes throughout the complex, guests can find themselves hopping in and out of the wheel-in shower, which can be equipped with a chair and rails, and straight out onto the bustling streets, where they can enjoy premium shopping, arts centres, and some of the best eateries in Australia! All without the fuss and stress of stairs, tight corridors or frustrated staff. If you need it, The Olsen can provide holidays for the disabled and their carers. To read about NDIS-supported holidays visit our blog.