accessible travel in tropical north queensland

Accessible Travel

Welcome to Tropical North Queensland, a place where every traveller can immerse themselves in nature.

An accessible paradise

Home to the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage Rainforest and the coastal city of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland offers an experience for every kind of traveller and every kind of accessibility level. Stay in the most accessible accommodation in Queensland, visit wheelchair friendly beaches, explore the reef on a custom hydraulic lift and more during your trip to the tropics.

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Spinal Life Centre

Stay on the stunning Cairns Esplanade at the Spinal Life Healthy Living Centre – designed to be the most accessible accommodation in Queensland.

To ensure the most relaxing stay for guests, features include ceiling hoists, electric hi-lo beds, fully accessible bathrooms and kitchens (including adjustable bench tops and much more. Unlike any other accommodation in Cairns – it is the perfect location to base yourself while you explore the wonders that Far North Queensland provides.

Spinal Life Centre

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Out There Travel Care

Every traveller can enjoy their dream holiday in Cairns with Out There Travel Care, who offer personal tour companions, respite or personal carers.

Out There Travel Care have partnered with local tourism operators to find the best assisted tours and activities in Cairns and will provide a tour companion to join you and your loved one.

Out There Travel Care

Where to next?

Whether you fancy the beachy paradise of Port Douglas or the rolling farmlands of the Atherton Tablelands, there’s an accessible adventure waiting for you.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
Accessible Travel in Cairns & Palm Cove

As a region, Tropical North Queensland offers an array of experiences that will engage your senses and immerse you in its natural wonders. From the rainforest to the reef, you’re sure to find an abundance of accessible adventures for all tastes.

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Mission Beach & Cassowary Coast
Accessible travel in Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast

With lush, ancient rainforest on one side, and the world’s largest coral reef on the other, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast boast a spectacular hidden world. Donning some of the region’s best accessible adventures, there’s more than one way to explore this off-the-beaten-track slice of paradise.

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Four Mile Beach Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Accessible travel in Port Douglas

Chic, relaxed and full of charm, Port Douglas is Far North Queensland’s gateway to the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. The nature here may be wild, but there’s a realm of accessible activities for everyone to enjoy. Filled to the brim with a plethora of restaurants, bars and activities for every kind of traveller, it’s the perfect place to disconnect, relax and pull up a chair in the sunshine.

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Atherton Tablelands
Accessible travel in the Atherton Tablelands

From rolling green pastures, to endless blue skies, the Atherton Tablelands is the Far North’s most underrated answer to pure adventure. The cooler-climate makes its stunning array of landscapes a treat to indulge in, no matter how you choose to do it. Discover accessible travel in the Atherton Tablelands with this guide.

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Great Barrier Reef
Ringo the star visits the reef

Meet Ringo, the assistance dog who made exploring the Great Barrier Reef paw-sible for guests with vision and audio challenges.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
Walk on the wild side with these rainforest boardwalks

From wandering through the top of the rainforest canopy, to venturing to thundering waterfalls, these rainforest boardwalks are short on distance but big on experience.

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Kuranda
6 reasons to see the rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Welcome to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, an aerial experience through Australia’s most famous rainforest, the Wet Tropics.

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Tropical North Queensland
Mudcrab to mangoes: your guide to eating local in Cairns

From earthy bush tucker and exotic fruits to ocean-caught seafood and a biodynamic dairy farm, Tropical North Queensland offers up a menu with a unique ingredients list.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
Seafood lovers’ guide to Cairns

As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is teeming with an abundance of restaurants offering fresh, local catches and exceptional seafood. Find the stand-out seafood dishes in Cairns below.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
Your guide to the Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct

The iconic Cairns Esplanade has had a major makeover. Enjoy a new and improved esplanade dining experience by visiting the Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct.

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Accessible activities

From rainforest boardwalks to reef tours, discover the accessible activities in Tropical North Queensland.

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