After a stay in the South Wharf area earlier in the year, I have to say I’m a fan! Located at the southern end of the South Bank area of Melbourne, it’s home to DFO, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and a fantastic dining scene. It’s also where the Pan Pacific Melbourne is situated. Pan Pacific Melbourne has 17 accessible rooms. Given the hotel’s accessibility we’ve
Sponsored. It’s not surprising that great solutions often come from a problem or need, but it’s particularly lovely when many people benefit from the solution. This luxury accessible accommodation at Barwon Heads, home of one of my fave shows, Seachange, was designed out of need. Now the truly accessible accommodation is available for all to enjoy. We particularly like the fact there’s so many accessible
Accessible apartment accommodation is scarce so when we found we had the opportunity to check out the 4.5 star Oaks on Market serviced apartments we jumped at the chance. We find the flexibility of apartment accommodation suits our needs and being able to self-cater some meals means our travel budget goes that little bit further. We have negotiated a great rate for our readers which
It’s that time of year again. Although I love Christmas, it can be difficult to come up with gift ideas year after year when BJ’s fine motor skills haven’t develop in line with his age. But, he absolutely loves Christmas and rips open the gift wrap with great gusto, making me all the more determined to find something which will meet his joyous expectations. As
I feel guilty for overlooking Newcastle as a destination for so long. In the last five years I’ve visited with the family and by myself on several occasions and always have a great time. On my last trip to the region I was visiting to speak at a disability expo and took my Mum along for company. We stayed at the Novotel Newcastle Beach which
Sponsored When you or your loved one lives with a disability, options can be limited. Choice is something we’ve always strived for and thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme we feel we now have more opportunities opening up for our son. We are still getting used to having this choice and have only recently begun to explore different therapy options and activities for him.
Lucky for me, it seems you can take the occupational therapist out of the country but my friend Sue (OT) continues to see the world through an OT’s eyes. And on her return, she’s keen to share her experiences with her family and the access facilities she spotted with our HWWT community. Thanks Sue, over to you. Oh Orlando, we did love you! Theme parks,
You know you have a true friend when she travels overseas with three kids in tow and still manages to get enough details on access and inclusion to write you two blogs on her experiences. My friend Sue, Occupational Therapist, took notes, photos and asked questions so I could share information with you about Orlando Florida’s attractions and accommodation. My family of 5 headed over
It was the rooftop bar that lured me, and many of my travel companions, to the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel. I was staying right next door at Anantara Riverside Hotel Bangkok, so it was just a short walk across the road to visit Avani. Some of my fellow travel writing pals were staying at the hotel and after hearing their glowing reviews I decided to
Given BJ lives with cerebral palsy it seems only fitting we share a story in the lead up to World Cerebral Palsy Day. Although we are happy to share our story, we always like to include a broader perspective and that’s particularly important when it comes to Cerebral Palsy. Although it is the most common physical disability diagnosed in children, I feel there are many
Meriton Suites Chatswood is the only five-star accommodation in the area. Ideally located within easy reach of Sydney’s major attractions, it’s also close to the NAPA Centre and Royal North Shore hospital if your trip to Sydney is for therapy or surgery. Of the 337 suites, 15 are accessible modern one bedroom self contained apartments. Walking into the accessible one bedroom apartment I was
We know Sydney has much to offer leisure travellers but we also understand many people visit for specialist appointments, therapy and surgery. When visiting for one of these reasons it’s essential to stay in accommodation with a location handy to these services. It’s also important to ensure you have facilities which will provide a home away from home. For this reason, serviced apartments provide a
Emails, 24 hour news and a long list of Facebook news means we have an information overload these days. As a result, stories come and go swiftly. What’s headline news one minute, is at the bottom of the news feed the next. I find there’s so many great stories about accessibility but blink and you’ll miss them. So I thought I’d trial putting the best
The Gold Coast delivers family fun for us every visit. On our most recent trip, we found the Gold Coast to be more accessible than ever. Famous for its long stretches of beach, we were thrilled to find beach wheelchairs are available free to loan at many locations. Taking a spontaneous walk along the beach as a family was wonderfully liberating but we should add
For our movie-loving family a trip to Movie World is a must when visiting the Gold Coast. When the kids were younger the rides were the focus, but as they’ve grown up we visit more for the character interactions and parade. In fact, BJ celebrated his 18th birthday at Movie World and Batman ensured it was a special experience by including him in the parade.