Just because you’re on a mobility scooter, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of Cairns, and there are now more and more places that are catering for people with disabilities. In recent times, there has been a growing awareness and effort to make the city more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.
Gone are the days when limited mobility meant missing out on the joys of exploring Cairns. Now, numerous attractions and activities cater specifically to individuals using mobility scooters and other assistive devices. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll find Cairns to be an inclusive and welcoming place.
Five things to see and do in Cairns on your mobility scooter
Walk at Cairns Esplanade: It’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a sunny day or a relaxing evening stroll during sunset. This popular walk is accessible to everyone and offers a perfect place for picnics or barbecues. Even if you have a child with you, they can have fun on the wheelchair swing at the playground. Additionally, the esplanade provides accessible change and bathroom facilities.
Trip to Green Island: Only 45 minutes away by boat from Cairns, Green Island is the ideal destination for unwinding. The island’s jetty and resort facilities, including accommodation and eco-walks, are all wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible, ensuring that everyone can revel in the island’s natural beauty and tranquillity.
Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway: The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway takes you on a picturesque journey from Cairns to Kuranda, a village nestled in the rainforest. The train passes by stunning waterfalls and through the breathtaking Barron Gorge, rising from sea level to 327 metres. The journey is accessible for mobility scooters; just check their website for more details.
Visit the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum: This museum offers level access throughout, making it easy to explore with your mobility scooter. It boasts the largest private collection of armoured vehicles and artillery in the Southern Hemisphere, making it a must-visit for history enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in a captivating journey through military history as you marvel at these impressive displays and artefacts.
- Enjoy the Cairns Aquarium: A fun destination for the entire family, the Cairns Aquarium is easily accessible for all abilities. For a quieter experience, consider booking the ‘Aquarium by Sunrise’ tour, which offers a two-hour guided visit before regular opening hours.
Cairns is a beautiful place to visit with plenty of accessible options, and travelling with your mobility scooter doesn’t have to hinder you from exploring. To ensure you have a wonderful holiday, we recommend booking in advance for any trip and informing the company about any special requirements, including the use of a mobility scooter or any other means of mobility. By doing so, preparations can be made to cater to your specific needs, ensuring that you enjoy your trip.
A disability should not limit your possibilities
At Equip U, we are committed to promoting independence and mobility for people with disabilities and we have some great options for mobility aids in Townsville. Unlike other retailers, we don't just offer standard products like mobility scooters and accessories. We also provide in-home trials to residents of Queensland, as well as maintenance and servicing for any mobility products. Our NDIS registration allows us to provide funding options so that access to these services isn't limited based on where you live. Our ultimate goal is to work closely with you to bring your vision for improved mobility to life.
If you have any questions about the types of products we offer or how they work, or if you would like to schedule a free at-home product demonstration, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.