Things to do on the Gold Coast & Brisbane
Each of these amazing Gold Coast and Brisbane attractions have wheelchair and disabled access as well as accessible toilets. There’s something for everyone to see and do in sunny Queensland!
Address: Pacific Motorway Oxenford QLD Warner Bros. Movie World has the biggest and best Super Hero Thrill Rides in Australia. Experience massive G forces as you hurtle 60 metres vertically on the Batwing.
Movie World offer a discounted admission rate for guests with: - Physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair. - Intellectual, aural or visual disabilities and (carers conditions apply) Guests who produce a Companion Card are entitled to one (1) free of charge companion ticket so that their companion can provide attendant care support during the visit.
Price: Adults $74; Children $49, Concessions $49 Address: Pacific Highway Coomera QLD “So many worlds in one” is Dreamworld’s motto, and how right they are. With something to please everybody. Rides for the littlies through to thrillseekers. Disabled access to rides and attractions: Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Cafe, First Aid Equipment, Guide, Lockers, Parking for the Disabled, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Toilet facilities for the Disabled.
Address: Pacific Hwy, Oxenford Oxenford QLDDive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet n Wild Water World where summer is endless and so is the fun.
As not all attractions are fully accessible to guests with special needs we do offer a discounted rate for guests with: physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair, intellectual, aural and visual disabilities, a disability pension card. We also offer complimentary admission to carers accompanying special needs guests on presentation of relevant carer’s identification. You are welcome to call Guest Services on 07 5556 1610 before your visit to discuss your eligibility for these rates. There iswheelchair access at all ticket booths
Address: Sea World Drive Main Beach QLD Seaworld Gold Coast at Main Beach is a ‘must do’ experience. With its combination of world class animal exhibits, Polar Bears, the Dolphin Show, swimming with the sharks. Sea World offers disabled parking and a wheelchair hire service.Wheelchair access is available to a number of rides and attractions. Disabled admission rates are available for purchase at the ticket booths only on the day of your visit upon the presentation of a State or Commonwealth issued Disability Pension Card. – A guest with a disability who produces their Companion Card.(http://www.companioncard.gov.au/) is entitled to one (1) free of charge companion ticket so that their companion can provide attendant care support during the visit. – Guests who produce a Carer’s Card (or similar) issued by relevant State or Commonwealth authorities (as opposed to a Companion Card) will only be entitled to a discounted admission rate
Whale Watch The awesome sight of a fully grown Humpback Whale leaping clear of the ocean directly in front of the vessel.
The Vessel has access to carry disabled passengers and the lower deck viewing platforms are wheelchair friendly. There is a disabled toilet on the lower deck.
This exciting new Eco-Adventure offers guests a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies. Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia.
Discounted prices is offered to wheelchair users and carers.
Price: Adult $44.00;Child $26.00 ;Family pass $140 Address: 28 Tomewin Street CurrumbinQLDCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is set on 70 acres of native bushland and rainforest with hundreds of native Australian animals and bird life on display Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary caters for people withdisabilities. There are disabled toilets in the park and ramps provided for park access.
Address: Pacific Motorway Oxenford QLD Enjoy dinner and a show at Australian Outback Spectacular as it captures the grandeur of the Australian Outback, set in a giant 1000 seat indoor arena
Activities for people with disabilities Experience the joy that sailing brings. Sailability Gold Coast is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. Our motto is “Freedom on the water regardless of disability”. Sailability is fully equipped for all disabilities with hoists and slings.
Price: Adults $39; Children $19; Family $89. Address:West Burleigh Road Burleigh Heads QLD Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, David Fleay Wildlife Park is home for many native animals
Price: Adults $21; Child $12.50; Family pass $54.50 Address: Hamilton Avenue Surfers Paradise QLD SkyPoint is Australia’s only beachside observation deck and is located 230 metres above Surfers Paradise and provides breathtaking 360 degree views from the surf to the hills
There are many things to do on the Gold Coast and they don't have cost you a cent :)
For movies, plays and comedy Address: 135 Bundall Road Surfers Paradise QLD
Burleigh Heads SLSC hold beach access days and are held between the dates of 1st December to 29th April but please contact life saving club for more info.
Cost: Free to enter
Providing a lush green haven in the centre of the city, the City Botanic Gardens run the full length of Alice Street and are bordered by Parliament House and the sparkling Brisbane River.
The city’s oldest park, the gardens were originally planted in 1825 with food crops intended to feed the prison colony, and later turned into a zoo. Literally a living museum, the gardens now feature early heritage specimens, native plantings and present-day exotics, and are recognised for their natural and historic value.
Join a free guided tour or run, cycle or rollerblade along the winding paths, laze on the expansive lawns, enjoy an exceptional lunch at the quaint Gardens Cafe, or see an open-air concert at the Riverstage.
The Botanic Gardens are open 24 hours each day, and are easily accessible by car, bus, ferry, or on foot.
Disabled/Wheelchair Accessibility: Disabled access is available at each gate, except for the Parliament House entrance. Disabled parking spaces can be found just inside the Edward Street entrance and behind the Gardens Cafe (entry via Gardens Point Road).
Pedestrians: Enter on foot via the Goodwill Bridge (from South Bank), George Street (past the parliament building) or through various points along Alice Street. The gardens are just 10-15 minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Car: Cars are not permitted in the gardens, but nearby street parking is available along Alice Street.
Bus: The Free Loop bus, which circuits the city centre, stops on Alice and George Streets.
Ferry: Ferry terminals are situated at the bottom end of Edward Street and behind Parliament House.
Cost: Free to enter
Wheelchair access & Facilities: South Bank is a place for people and part of that means making sure it is accessible and manageable for all visitors. South Bank has a proud tradition of supporting Queenslanders living with disabilities. Adults or children with an impairment, whether it be physical, intellectual or psychological, are encouraged to attend and enjoy all aspects of the South Bank precinct. The latest addition to The Parklands at South Bank is the Boat Pool, featuring with a specially designed ramp to provide much safer and easier access for visitors in wheelchairs. Regular wheelchairs and pool wheelchairs can be hired from the South Bank Visitor Centre. Pool wheelchairs are purpose built and are available for use in the South Bank Boat Pool only (adjacent to Streets Beach).
The underground car park has a total of eight disabled parking bays located on Level B1 close to lifts. A total of four bays are located at each of the northern and southern ends of the car park, adjacent to both lifts and stairs. For more specific information please call the South Bank Visitor Centre on 07 3867 2051.
Services and Facilities
A range of services and facilities are available to assist visitors including, wheelchair and stroller which are avialable for hire from the South Bank Visitor Centre.
Half Day: $6:50 (up to 4hrs)
Full Day: $12.50 (over 4hrs, until 5:00pm)
Speciality wheelchairs: A purpose built Pool Wheelchair is available for hire for use in the South Bank Boating Pond only. A Beach Wheelchair is also available for hire for use at Streets Beach. A maximum 2 hour hire period applies. For all wheelchair hire a $50 deposit is required. For child stroller hire a $20 deposit is required. ID must be sighted and details will be recorded on hire booking form