Travelling With A Disability: Holidaying In A Wheelchair
Morocco, Maldives, Vietnam, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Ireland. Which one is on your bucket list of places to visit? Or have you already visited them all? What’s next then?
The world is your playground! Go somewhere you have not yet been. Do something new! It is all up to you. It is your choice. All you have to do is pack your bags, ready your wheelchair and go!
Nowadays, travelling with a disability that requires the use of a wheelchair is no longer just a pipe dream. Accessible travel and supported holiday tours are easily available and more and more countries are becoming wheelchair friendly. Airplanes, cruise ships, tour buses, public transport, hotels, rooms, places of interests and more, have wheelchair access and you can literally wheel your way all over.
Want to meet some of your childhood heroes or princesses? For an action packed adventure or a fairy tale experience, you can visit theme parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios. These parks and some rides have been outfitted with wheelchair access and are suitable for those with mobility issues. Getting around is not an issue, especially with special assistance and services provided by the friendly park workers.
More of a beach bum? More beaches around the world are becoming wheelchair accessible. Many places offer the use of free or rented beach wheelchairs, allowing you to lounge on the sand and soak up the sun. Some beaches, like the one at Ocean Grove, even have beach matting that allows you to wheel all the way to the water.
Not content with sticking close to the shoreline? Boats are also outfitted with wheelchair lifts that enable you to enter deep water directly so you can snorkel with assistance. You can explore places like the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, teeming with marine life and beautiful corals.
Maybe you fancy witnessing such wonders without getting wet? Then wheel on board a luxurious cruise ship where you can also indulge in an array of cuisine that will whet your palette and leave you wanting for more. Be pampered aboard the ships as they navigate beautiful coastlines such as those around Tasmania or the Pacific Islands.
Let your wheelchair travelling also bring you to lush natural havens with breathtaking scenery. Take a ride on board Puffing Billy, Australia’s premiere steam train, as it puffs its way around the Dandenong Ranges. Visit national parks, sanctuaries and wildlife parks where you can interact with animals and the native wildlife of the country.
With accessible holidays and tours becoming a thing of the norm, the options are endless. If you are in need of a getaway, go ahead. Start planning that awesome trip right now.
*Leisure Options is Australia’s leading provider of supported disability travel and holidays for individuals with special needs. We specialise in providing local, national and international holidays for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injury, anyone requiring a travel companion and the frail or elderly.
Contact us today and start planning your dream holiday.