If the allure of city living appeals to you, but you also want a break from the unending array of artificial skyscrapers, Cairns offers an ideal middle ground. Here you can enjoy both city life and nature all at your fingertips. Beyond its role as a cultural melting pot, Cairns boasts a well-deserved reputation as the adventure capital of the nation and the central hub for activities in far North Queensland.
So, what makes Cairns so great for Retirees?
There’s a lot to do in Cairns. It’s one of those places that have a little something for everyone. One of the biggest attractions is the pure beauty of it, by far one of those most beautiful places in Australia to visit, and a great place to live.
Cairns is great for exploration, and because it has so many accessible trails it means people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters or any other mobility aids can enjoy it, too.
Cairns Esplanade is a popular spot for a reason, and the perfect place for picnics or barbeques, or if you just want to enjoy a stroll with a view. Even better, the esplanade has accessible change and bathroom facilities. And if you’re hungry, you’re in luck. Lined with restaurants and bars, your biggest problem will be deciding where to go.
Cairns offers a plethora of adventures for those seeking excitement. Green Island, a mere 45-minute boat ride away, provides an ideal escape for relaxation. The island ensures accessibility with wheelchair and mobility scooter-friendly facilities, allowing everyone to bask in its natural beauty and tranquillity. For a different experience, embark on the Kuranda Scenic Railway journey from Cairns to the rainforest village of Kuranda. This famous railway winds through picturesque landscapes, including stunning waterfalls and the awe-inspiring Barron Gorge, ascending from sea level to 327 meters. The journey is accommodating for mobility scooters, and more details can be found on their website.
There are many associations in Cairns that help retirees, such as the Cairns Senior Citizens and National Seniors Australia. These associations are great for meeting new people and learning more about what access and resources you have as a retiree in Cairns.
With great healthcare facilities, a huge hospital, amazing support, and the natural landscape of one of the most beautiful places in Australia, it’s easy to see why Cairns is the perfect choice for retirees.
In recent times, there has been a growing awareness and effort to make the city more accessible and inclusive. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll find Cairns to be an inclusive and welcoming place.
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.