Northern Rockhole Waterfall, Australia

Northern Rockhole Waterfall, Australia
Photo by: Stephen Eastop (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, folks!

We’re finally at the end of the all-encompassing Disabled Travelers Australia Series, and we’ve provided access guides for every single one of the Australian states and their capitals!

(This even included Tasmania, our most recent stop.)

Now it’s time to clean things up and close them down by providing everything that “didn’t quite fit” earlier — such as handicapped organizations and disabled travel resources that cover the whole country or have a more general focus.

Like just about anywhere else you can name, Australia has its own fully-featured .com website which is always a great place to start digging for information. And there’s also the official tourism portal, aptly named Tourism Australia. If you’d rather let a good tour operator put your trip together for you, look no further than Wheelchair Tours Australia. There are day tours, evening tours, and multi-day tours to cover a variety of tastes, whether you enjoy native wildlife, native culture, or anything else to do with Australia. You can also arrange special accessible charter tours. For more general information, Lonely Planet’s Australia coverage helps get you a good overview of what you’re getting into, whereas e-bility’s Access Travel Australia fills in some key gaps.

Need a wheelchair-friendly vehicle for your Australia trip? Freedom Motors has them, plus wheelchair ramps and information on converting an existing vehicle. There are at least two other strong, national options for accessible vehicles: Fleetworks Mobility and Flashcab Australia. Continuing the theme of pairs, two of the country’s major advocates for disability access are The Association of Consultants in Access and Access Audits Australia, both of which provide valuable information for a barrier-free “built environment.” Australia For All is another useful stop, focusing on information especially for handicapped travelers and helping businesses to become proactive about accessibility. There’s also Wheelies Australia, a service supported by MS Australia, that helps people find, buy, sell, trade, and rent accessible properties around the island.

And of course, don’t miss out on the rest of our series if you haven’t been around lately. We’ve done Darwin, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Canberra, as well as Tasmania and two posts on the Outback. All this in a country I wasn’t even sure was quite “ready” for Disabled Travelers — but I’m glad to be proven wrong (just this once!) Not quite sure where we’ll be next, but tune in soon for more great accessible attractions, hotels, and everything you need for globe-trotting fun! Adventure on!


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