Australia is making significant strides in enhancing accessibility for individuals with disabilities, including those who rely on wheelchairs. This commitment to inclusivity is not only improving the travel experience for people with physical limitations but also opening a world of exciting possibilities for those with an adventurous spirit. As a result, there is a growing array of diverse activities throughout the country that cater to a wider range of abilities. While many activities are based on location, we’ve sourced a few that might interest you.
Parability Paragliding Australia is an inspiring not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organisation dedicated to developing, promoting, and delivering Tandem Paragliding Adventures specially designed for wheelchair users. These exhilarating flights make use of a specialised ability chair, ensuring that tandem gliding becomes an accessible and unforgettable experience.
Head to the Trails
Embrace your adventurous spirit with the Action Trackchair, an extraordinary all-terrain wheelchair. As wheelchairs have evolved significantly over the years, the Action Trackchair stands as a testament to ongoing innovations in the field. Its robust build and versatile capabilities make it the perfect choice for individuals seeking thrilling outdoor experiences. This is by far one of the best all-terrain chairs on the market due to it’s adaptability and durability. With three chairs to choose from, you’ll be on your next adventure in no time.
While certain restrictions may apply, iFLY Downunder provides an all-inclusive activity for people with mobility issues. Located in both New South Wales and Queensland, iFLY Downunder offers an exhilarating opportunity to experience the freedom and weightlessness of flying, regardless of physical limitations.
Surprisingly, rock climbing is now accessible to individuals in wheelchairs, thanks to the remarkable team at Adaptive Climbing Victoria. This dedicated organisation provides people living with disabilities the chance to participate in rock climbing, both competitively and socially, irrespective of their ability. They are not confined to a specific location but visit various centres to ensure that more people can partake in this exciting sport.
Le Mans Go Karts in Victoria goes the extra mile to ensure that people in wheelchairs can enjoy the fun of go-karting. These adapted go-karts allow disabled adults to drive in tandem with their carers, while hoists are available to facilitate easy entry and exit for individuals with physical disabilities. This is a lot of fun and a great way to spend a day out.
There’s a growing number of physical and adventurous activities that are now accessible for people with disabilities. You’ll be surprised how much you can still do, and how many places are now catering for wheelchair users. It’s also a great way to meet new people while doing things you love. These initiatives aim to ensure that individuals with physical limitations can partake in various exciting activities. Whether it’s paragliding with specialised chairs, navigating challenging terrain in all-terrain wheelchairs, enjoying the sensation of indoor skydiving, taking on the heights of rock climbing, or experiencing the thrill of go-karting, there are numerous opportunities for adventure enthusiasts of all abilities.
We Specialise In Everything Mobility
At Equip U, we see a disability as a possibility and have made it our mission to go above and beyond the standard offerings from other retailers.
Our point of difference is that we don’t just stock mobility scooters and other accessories, but we also offer in-home trials to residents who live in Queensland and offer maintenance and servicing for any mobility products. We believe that access to this shouldn’t be limited based on where you live, and being NDIS registered, we can provide funding options as well.
Ultimately, it’s our mission to work with you to bring your vision for improved mobility to life. Should you have any queries about the types of products we offer or how they work, or would like to schedule a free at home product demonstration, please get in touch with us today.