GUEST BLOG – A big thanks to Kay for sharing her experience travelling to Cowra in NSW’s Central West region. It’s fantastic to see good wheelchair accessible accommodation as it’s often difficult to find in smaller country towns. Kay says, “I was travelling to Cowra with my husband to attend a national BSA motorbike rally in Cowra, NSW. As a disability person, I require an
Australia Zoo is on a mission to make you fall in love with their animals. With over 1200 animals at Australia Zoo there’s sure to be one you’ll take a shine to when you visit. And when you visit Australia Zoo, you’ll be helping develop wildlife and wilderness conservation, with a portion of proceeds directly supporting projects including helping to protect crocodiles, tigers, wombats, elephants and cheetahs. A visit to
Have you ever phoned a hotel to make an enquiry and immediately felt confident they truly understood your accessibility needs and enquiry? It’s rare, and that’s why when it does happen it immediately makes the hotel stand out from the rest. On phoning Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort’s reservations department, I was immediately struck by how informed the operator was regarding the accessible accommodation. She even elaborated
A hot shower, a comfortable bed and room service are often pleasures I associate with a reward at the end of a flight. But, these were luxuries which helped start our recent holiday to Cairns. We had a busy time in the lead up to our departure and with a 6am flight it was a relief to stay close to the airport at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel.
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is one of the many attractions in Cairns and surrounding areas which is often on visitor’s ‘must-see’ list. It’s wheelchair accessible and provides and an easy way to safely get up close to local wildlife. The crocodiles are the highlight for many but Hartley’s has a range of Australian animals and the educational presentations will ensure you leave with some cool facts and figures.
Walking into DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns brought back fond memories for AJ and I. It has a similar feel to DoubleTree in Santa Monica, California, a place which holds a special spot in our hearts. This is partly because it was part of a wonderful US holiday and in part because the staff offered the kids warm cookies every time we returned to the hotel from
We’re regular visitors to Port Macquarie and we’re still looking for an ideal holiday apartment which ticks all the boxes. Finding accessible, affordable, apartment accommodation (try saying that 3 times fast!) is hard to do. We’re still searching, but we did find Beachcomber Resort which is wheelchair friendly and fitted the budget for our recent stay. The resort is a few minutes from the centre of
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House was the first stop on our tour of the Coffs Harbour area. Although the Butterfly House is the main attraction, I knew our kids would especially love the maze. The Butterfly House offers visitors the opportunity to stroll amongst hundreds of live Australian butterflies in an indoor subtropical rainforest setting. Kids will love spotting the beautiful butterflies and if they’re lucky like
Hyatt Regency Sydney is the luxury hotel Darling Harbour needed. Located in the popular dining and entertainment precinct this recently renovated property (previously Four Points Sheraton) offers 892 guest rooms, including two styles of accessible accommodation. Walking into the expansive hotel lobby there’s a feeling of opulence and elegance. Although decorated with modern fixtures the hotel maintains a warmth which is assisted by the welcoming hotel staff. My eye
When AJ and I had our girl’s getaway in Adelaide I was determine that we return with a few hotel options to share with our community. Although we loved staying by the beach in Glenelg, we are aware the city is more convenient for many people. The Ibis Adelaide is in the heart of the city, just a short walk or wheel to Rundle Mall
We believe Taronga Zoo is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Sydney but its location on a hill does mean there are some challenges regarding ease of access is you are using a manual wheelchair. We were zoo friends for many years and visited each school holidays so we know our way around the zoo and have learnt a few tips and tricks which makes a visit easier. Recently
Most major cities have a zoo which they proudly tell tourists they must visit but we’ve visited many zoos and animal parks over the years and tend to pick and choose carefully, particularly when we don’t have long in a city. AJ and I only had a few days in Adelaide but couldn’t go past a visit to Adelaide Zoo. I still remember the fanfare
Something I miss since a wheelchair became part of our travel equation is staying in different styles of accommodation. When Hubby and I travelled B.K. (Before Kids) we would stay in cottages, bures and quaint bed and breakfasts. Now we find the more modern hotels and motels are the ones with good accessible accommodation so we rarely look much further. But recently I had a message
Recently I whisked my Mum away for a night of decadence for her birthday. With only one night for our girl’s escape and celebration, a stay-cation in Sydney was the logical choice. Both Mum and I are five-star loving gals so we felt right at home walking into Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. I had an extra bounce in my step because I was finally going