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
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.
I love Melbourne. I’ve explored the city with the family many times and I’ve been lucky enough to visit on my own too. I don’t know what it is about exploring Melbourne but it brings out a carefree me. So you can imagine I was excited to have the opportunity to stay in a hotel in an area of the city I was yet to
Does the idea of being plunged into darkness, with your only assistance coming from a complete stranger, sound intense? Well, it is, but in a good way. Last week while I was in Melbourne I popped down to Docklands to take part in a session at Dialogue in the Dark. It was surprising on so many levels, one of which was just how dark it
On our recent visit to Melbourne we found our location at the Crown Metropol was ideal for a visit to Sea Life Aquarium Melbourne. It was the perfect place to cool down in air-conditioned comfort on a hot day in the city. This was our second visit to the aquarium and on this occasion, it was just a mother-daughter visit. Last time we were there
Southbank is my location of choice when we visit Melbourne. I love the easy access to the heart of the city, being able to walk or wheel along the level paths beside the Yarra River and dining at the many restaurants. On our recent trip to Melbourne we only had one night in the city and I had a long list of things of things
I know it’s a bit of a novelty, but I’ve always wanted to visit an ice bar. It’s been on my ‘one-day list’ for a while now! The bar in Sydney closed before I had the chance to visit so when I learnt there is an IceBar in Melbourne, I was determined to visit. It was just Hubby, AJ and I on a quick weekend
With only a weekend in Melbourne, I had a long list of accessible places I wanted to check out including Alice’s Playspace, a Touched By Olivia accessible playground. I remember seeing the photos of the opening several years ago, and it looked like a fabulous dynamic playground with many features to inspire play for children with mobility restrictions. I was keen to see it in
“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. Eagle Skylift Arthurs Seat reopened in December 2016 after a makeover which saw the attraction going the extra mile to ensure that it’s accessible to all. And there’s certainly
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.
We were lucky that our trip to Melbourne last weekend coincided with an accessible come and try day at Altona Beach (about 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD). I’ve been in email contact with Tom Bevan, the enthusiastic Metro Access and Inclusion Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council, so I’d heard about the successful trial of beach matting and beach wheelchairs last year. I was pleased
There may be a rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne as to which is the best city but we love them both. I’ve had a few solo trips to Melbourne and I’ve enjoyed wandering along Southbank, going to the markets and exploring the laneways. Each trip to Melbourne I’ll try to add another hotel to this list so we eventually end up with a comprehensive guide
Earlier this week I stayed at The Langham Hotel in Melbourne. I chose The Langham for two reasons, one it was convenient for the function I was attending and two because I love the hotel’s location on Southbank. It was a quick overnight trip to Melbourne for me this time for a party for Bupa Australia (HWWT won a Bupa Blog Award a couple of years ago