Feeling like a new adventure? Want to explore somewhere that you have never been before? We have just the suggestions for you below, for some disability-friendly trip ideas! Keep in mind, below is not a comprehensive list and may not be what you want, but hopefully, it gives you some inspiration. From here, you can search for similar or super different ideas.
In our previous article, we mentioned a few places that you could visit to tickle your fancies. However, became aware that not all were disability-friendly trip ideas. As such, we will provide similar suggestions which can now be accessed by anyone! As a side note, here’s a cute little idea from Pinterest to get you excited for your next adventure.
Previously, we mentioned Sydney Aquarium, which is a beautiful place to visit such an amazing range of sea life. We did forget to mention, however, that it is Wheelchair friendly, being inbuilt with ramps for easy access and comfort. They also can provide wheelchairs if bringing one there is not an option, and it is a first come first serve basis as they cannot be booked. Furthermore, Sea Life offers free entry to carers so remember to choose this option when booking online.
Additionally, there are recommended quiet hours to escape the noise. Sea Life also offers free ‘Escape the noise kits’ to make your visit as peaceful as possible. In saying all that, beautiful animals and an all-inclusive organisation? Count me in!
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
For those who want to get up close and personal with some cute cuddly animals, Featherdale wildlife park is the place to go. You are able to pat them, and if you’re lucky, capture a photo of their smiley faces next to yours.
Regarding disability accessibility, if you require a guide dog just be mindful to make bookings 48 hours in advance via email. This provides the park with adequate time to ensure that there are relevant Animal Care Team members to assist you. This will also ensure that your visit to the park is as catered for as possible.
Furthermore, they are wheelchair-friendly. The park is on a flat surface and the floors are smoothly paved for easy access. The gates are also double-gated for easy and hassle-free entry. Additionally, there is staff scattered around the park, to assist with any problems or inquiries you may have. If bringing your wheelchair somewhere is not an option, there is a wheelchair available for your convenience at the park. Note that there is a limited supply and thus bookings must be made in advance and are due to availability.
Continue Traveling Around On A Cruise
If you would rather travel around and see different places, perhaps a cruise is your next choice! Escape from your reality and demands of everyday life temporarily as you explore new areas. Take your loved ones, or even go on a solo trip for a fully catered trip regardless of your disability, which is what Princess Australia & New Zealand Cruises provides. With this, they have:
Easy access for wheelchairs
wheelchair spaces in the bathroom as well as in the showers. This allows all individuals to maintain their independance even when away from familiar environment
Hearing facilities and visual aids, to ensure no one gets lost or is unaware of anything at all times
Wheelchair ramps and grab rails also make it easier to move, especially when the cruise is in motion
If like me, the only recollection of the three sisters you have are the ones you see yourself in from what feels about decades ago, maybe it’s time to take a trip to the Blue Mountains! This is one of the greatest attractions, being a UNESCO heritage site, and would look good as a fresh pic. With this tour, you can definitely enjoy the views of nature and wildlife. The tour of the Blue Mountains is private and wholly wheelchair accessible and is led by a knowledgeable tour guide to inform you about the extensive history of the place. Since the tour is private and exclusive, you can take the sightseeing at your own pace. Stretch it out all day and enjoy a lovely meal at the end, or squeeze it all in and get home for a lovely homemade dinner. It is entirely up to you!
Where is Your Next Adventure?
Now that we’ve given you some ideas, ranging from scenic tours to cruises and wildlife- you can extend your search. Maybe these ones tickle your fancy, or perhaps these suggestions have given you the inspiration to find your own. Don’t forget to create your own cute passport design, so that you can keep track of all the places you have visited or the experiences which have added some extra spice to your life.