Accessible Adventures in Queensland

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Beautiful Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia ©Getty Images

Here in Queensland, we believe travel should be for everyone, without limitations. We want to share the breathtaking beauty of our diverse landscapes with you, from the vibrant coral Reef and the awe-inspiring ancient rainforest to the red dirt of the outback and our culture-soaked cities.

Because accessible travel starts where your journey does, we understand the importance of arriving at your destination comfortably and confidently. Our guide on how to navigate Queensland airports (select here to read) will equip you with the advice you need to begin your vacation preparations.

Below, you’ll find comprehensive guides to Queensland’s most awe-inspiring destinations and inclusive experiences. Whether journeying solo or with loved ones, Queensland eagerly awaits your next unforgettable adventure.

Gold Coast Beaches

Renowned for sun and surf, multiple Gold Coast beaches offer free beach wheelchairs and access matting that runs from the pavement to the water’s edge. Check here for a full list of accessible beaches.

Adaptive Surfing

Experience the thrill of surfing with Coolum Surf School on the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast’s Disabled Surfers Association, which provide adaptive surfing programs, equipment, and beach wheelchair support.

Daintree Rainforest

Four wheelchair-friendly walking trails guide visitors through this UNESCO-listed site. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has provisions for wheelchairs, and the Kuranda Scenic Railway provides easy boarding for those with mobility challenges. Both also support guide dogs and sensory needs.

Australia Zoo

Meet Australia’s iconic wildlife along accessible paths, avail of motorized scooters for rent, and indulge in the Khaki Sensory Program tailored to engage all five senses.

Gold Coast Theme Parks

Many attractions offer wheelchair-friendly rides, prioritized boarding, and online guides with ratings for sensory stimulation. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

Choose vessels specifically designed for wheelchair access, and some even offer hydrophones to provide an enhanced auditory whale experience.

Dinosaur Adventure

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Winton is a must-visit with full wheelchair accessibility, sensory gardens, and resources for autistic and neurodiverse visitors.

Whitsundays Dream

Explore the picturesque Whitehaven Beach via Cruise Whitsundays. Their vessels are wheelchair-friendly, and they provide beach access equipment.

Dolphin Feeding on Moreton Island

The Tangalooma Island Resort provides wild dolphin feeding experiences, ensuring everyone can participate using their beach wheelchairs.

Southern Great Barrier Reef

Dive into the underwater world at Lady Musgrave Island. Their pontoon is designed to be inclusive, catering to various mobility levels and sensory needs.

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Discover the spirit of Queensland with tours that are wheelchair-friendly and equipped to cater to essential medical devices.

Undara Lava Tubes

An outback journey into ancient volcanic formations is made accessible with ramped pathways and lift-accessible tours.

Talaroo Hot Springs

Experience the rejuvenating natural springs with tours accommodating wheelchairs.

Culinary Delight in Noosa

Alba Noosa’s demonstration classes cater to wheelchair users, with even more inclusive experiences underway.

Great Barrier Reef Diving

Dive deeper into the wonders with Quicksilver Dive, offering a myriad of accessible diving courses and infrastructure.

Cultural Exploration

QAGOMA and HOTA art galleries ensure art appreciation for all. From smooth wheelchair pathways to Auslan-interpreted programs, they offer a range of inclusive features.

Your next accessible Queensland adventure is just a decision away. Dive deep into the opportunities and craft memories that will last a lifetime.

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