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
Today my friend Sue is guest blogging about the great day her family, including her 3 kids, had at the Early Start Discover Space. It sounds like a fabulous way to entertain the kids these holidays and an easy day trip from Sydney. Over to you Sue. With a background as an Occupational Therapist, I am always keen to find activities for my children that
Anyone that’s been following our page for a while will know that BJ loves any sort of motor activities. In planning our trip to Hamilton Island I spied ATV tours and immediately put that on the list of must-do activities knowing he’d love it. As soon as BJ saw the vehicles he was raring to go. The ATV tour was our first activity on Hamilton
“Our arms are wide open. Everyone has a space and is welcomed and catered for. You will always feel a sense of inclusion” That’s the opener on the accessibility tab on the Eagle Skylift Arthurs Seat website. The recently opened attraction has gone the extra mile to ensure that it’s accessible to all. And there’s certainly a feeling of inclusion with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff keen to share information
On our recent trip to Melbourne we checked out three beaches which have outstanding accessible facilities. I’ve already written about Altona Beach (you can catch up here) but I thought I’d pop all three options into one post so if you’re a local, or visiting the area, you can pick one from the list. Or, why not try all three? It’s so wonderful to have choice.
Hamilton Island offers guests an array of accommodation options including apartments, the ultra chic Qualia Resort (in my dreams I’ll stay there one day) and hotel accommodation at The Reef View Hotel. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to stay and review the Reef View Hotel’s accessible room on the last night of our stay on Hamilton Island. We’ve seen so many accessible rooms