If you’re looking to plan a trip away with your loved ones, the Gold Coast is home to many exciting accessible activities and beaches. It’s easy to see why this destination is a tourist hotspot with its huge range of pristine beaches, wildlife activities and theme parks. Here are a few of the Gold Coasts many accessible highlights.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offer 27 hectares of rainforest. Wind your way through this natural wonder as you view Kangaroos, Dingos, Red Pandas, Capybara and more. There’s plenty of amazing wildlife for you to see and interact with. The sanctuary offers shows twice a day with activities such as Dingo feeding and koala cuddling. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible with a huge range of ramps and boardwalks to assist your trip. Discounts are offered to people with disability and their carers.
Visit the Gold Coast’s wildest attraction. Sea World is an oceanarium, theme park and marine mammal park. Home to some of Australia’s most exciting underwater creatures you can get your adrenaline pumping at shark bay, and cheer with the crowds as dolphins spin through the air at dolphin beach. Sea World not only has plenty of rides and wildlife to see but also hosts a range of exciting wildlife shows including reef and penguin feeding. Almost all shopping and dining venues are completely wheelchair accessible. Seaworld is dedicated to meeting everyone’s needs with a range of assistive devices and facilities on hand.
Take in incredible views of Mount Tambourine’s rainforest canopy at the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. Standing 30m above Cedar Creek Falls, this fully accessible boardwalk is a must do. Relax in nature as you wind your way along the walk and listen to the birds chirping in the trees. The skywalk takes you from the upper canopy all the way down to the lower canopy where you can explore rock pools and the butterfly gardens.
Skypoint Observation Deck sits on level 77 of Q1 in Surfers Paradise. Accessible via elevator this space offers 360-degree views of the Gold Coast. Take in a birds-eye view of one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes, from the safety of the deck. Sit back, relax and grab a bite to eat and a refreshing drink from the Skypoint Bar & Bistro as you marvel at spectacular, uninterrupted views.
Thanks to a collaborative trial between Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club and Gold Coast City, there has been a coast wide initiative working to make many popular beaches fully accessible. Beaches such as Burleigh Heads, Nobby’s and Southport now provide mats and sand chairs to the public for no cost. See here to view the full list of accessible beaches and available equipment.