Yesterday we headed to Blacktown Showground to see Sand Sculpting Australia’s latest offering, Alice in Wonderland. We’ve been regulars at the sand sculpting events over the years and we were “Curioser and curiouser” to see this one. Although kids enjoy looking at the sculptures, I think it’s the visiting adults who truly appreciate the skill and artistic nature of the works. 250 tonnes of sand
Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills was one of our favourite cabins we stayed in during our road trip. The accessible cabin is spacious and the holiday park has some of the most modern amenities we’ve seen in our travels. Bonny Hills is located about a 30 minute drive south of Port Macquarie and provides visitors with the best of both worlds, the quietness of the
Just one hour’s drive north from Sydney’s CBD is a museum which is a motor enthusiasts idea of heaven. And that’s exactly why AJ and I stayed home today and let the boys enthuse away at the Gosford Classic Car Museum. With a collection of over 450 cars and motorcycles, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, we felt it best to let the boys admire,
Do you remember a time when children were free to play in a garden and all they really had by way of equipment was their imagination and the environment around them? I do, but in my distant childhood memories. As much as I appreciate lovely play equipment I do think we need to encourage children to be resourceful, use their imaginations and play without fancy
We’re always on the look-out for unique experiences, and in particular, attractions which will satisfy the whole family. Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park delivered on both counts. We’ve certainly never had the opportunity to see a herd of Bison up close, and doing spins in an Argo had BJ smiling from ear-to-ear. Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park is just under an hour’s drive from Evans
I’m not a fan of too many detours when we are road tripping between destinations. The back of our car is usually packed to the max and it’s difficult to get BJ’s wheelchair out. However, one of our lovely readers has been keeping me informed of the progress at South West Rocks with making the beach accessible, so I couldn’t pass by without test-driving the
We’re a nation known for our outdoorsy nature, so with summer just around the corner it would be remiss of me not to put together a list of Sydney’s accessible beaches and activities to enjoy. We’d love to continue to build upon this but in the meantime, here’s the information we have to date on accessible Sydney beaches and wheelchair accessible activities. These lists take
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