Thought you’d never get the opportunity to swim in a pool or enjoy a spa? Not anymore. As you may already know, we cater to varying levels of mobility challenges. Some guests just need a handrail, whilst others require a pool lift (or hoist). Here is a selection of a number of properties with varying degrees of accessible swimming in Australia and Indonesia.
Shady Gums Grampians Accessible Accommodation a fully accessible 2 bedroom cottage designed and built by the hosts for their special needs family member. Do you fancy a spa bath? Need a hoist to do it?
The smaller bathroom has a generous size single person spa bath with a ceiling track over for a hoist and a standard type toilet. Both of the bathrooms have commercial nonslip vinyl floors for safety. So now you can enjoy accessible Accommodation with a spa bath
The larger of the 2 bathrooms has a large fully accessible step-free shower space with a weighted curtain and a disabled toilet with grab rails on the wall on its right side. The shower has a fixed head or a handheld head selected by a knob at the tap. The handheld head also has wall brackets at different heights. A shower commode can be available if required.
Urunga – NSW
The resort has a mobile lift chair. Perfect Accessible Accommodation with a swimming pool.
Multiple wheelchair accessible units in a resort with a gorgeous pool that features a mobility chair lift. They have 3 wheelchair accessible units that have designated parking spaces outside of each unit. All paths throughout the complex are flat ( no stairs) and easily accessible from the car park to units. They also have 18 ground floor accessible units with a small lip/step at the 760mm wide front door
Sydney – New South Wales
This Hotel has a Pool chair to use on the pool nearby, and staff are with you all the way.
Short-term accommodation & assistance for people with Spinal Cord Injuries. Sargood on Collaroy is a resort with fully accessible accommodation specifically designed for people with spinal cord injury (SCI), their families & carers. (For now, only people with SCI mobility challenges are accepted, as this is a specialised service.) Let the crew support you into the surf for a swim or body surf. They have a range of pool chairs and floatation devices to assist guests specifically designed for spinal cord injury (SCI).
Central Coast – New South Wales
A pool hoist is available on guests requests.
At this Accessible Seaside Holiday Resort, you are spoilt for choice. An opportunity to take a dip in the pool as well as a dip in the ocean! All accessible. Of the sixty self-contained units, Six are wheelchair accessible. All units can sleep up to six guests.
Mid North Coast – New South Wales
Private Tropical Pool with handrail AND Pool Hoist. Relax in the cool private pool or continue your hydrotherapy whilst holidaying hereThe newly installed pool hoist has a rotating and lifting seat carriage, with a 136 kg load capacity.
Seafarers Diamond Beach is a delightful, wheelchair and dog-friendly home, located in the quiet beachside village of Diamond Beach, NSW (just north of Forster). A bright and sun-filled coastal home, Seafarers has been designed and built to be both wheelchair friendly and dog-friendly. It is an ideal location if you are after premium accessible accommodation with a swimming pool.
South Coast – New South Wales
Haven resort has a pool hoist chair
The resort offers two and three-bedroom holiday apartments. Three of the self-contained units are accessible by those with a disability. With over 200 species of birds, 30 kinds of native mammals, bats, reptiles and 130 different species of fish, Haven is a mecca for wildlife. mobile lift chair that can be used for guests with limited mobility to access the pool. Please contact the office, to arrange, ready for your arrival.
With 7 accessible rooms, Quest at Sydney Olympic Park is conveniently located, close to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (where the accessible pool is located) , and catering for your overnight; short and long term requirements. The Aquatic Centre offers fantastic accessible features, including accessible toilets and change rooms with shower, toilet, bed & electronic hoist. An accessible pool hoists, sling & wheelchair access, and accessible viewing decks and seating There is also a yearly Paralympic Challenge held there. Click HERE and HERE for more info.
Lake Macquarie NSW
Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park With Accessible Accommodation is located in the beautiful Lake Macquarie region, just 90 minutes north of Sydney and a short drive to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Featuring two brand new accessible villas with views, wheelchair-friendly ramps, self-opening entrance doors, large circulation spaces, motorised adjustable kitchen benchtops and cupboards, remote-controlled blinds and accessible bathroom facilities.
Park facilities include a swimming pool with an accessible ramp
Brisbane – Queensland
This Hotel has a Pool hoist. Check availability for your arrival.
Next Hotel offers modern touches in the heart of Brisbane, with an accessible swimming pool (hoist). Complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel, four free mini-bar items of your choice daily, access to the Next Lounge, pool overlooking the hub of Brisbane City shopping
Gold Coast – Queensland
The pool has a gradual decline with railing.
Whether you’re after a relaxing getaway or are ready for a fun-filled holiday, this resort will be your ideal base. You’ll love the endless facilities available with sparkling resort-style pools perfect for relaxing in the sunshine, an outdoor cinema, licenced restaurant, kids club and water park for the little ones, mini-golf and much more. There are three pools to swim in, one of which may suit most peoples disability needs. The pool has a gradual decline with railing.
The Spinal Life Healthy Living Centre also has a range of specialist support services available to guests during their stay including therapy (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, exercise physiology), personal support, accessible gym with specialised HUR equipment and hydrotherapy pool. A café is also available at the premises.
There are a variety of accommodation packages available including respite, transitional, short-term and holiday accommodation.
This Hotel has a Pool hoist. Check availability for your arrival.
Situated in a quiet, traditional area of Sanur, Accessible Penyaringan has 2 well-appointed bedrooms, One of which is fully accessible. The other is for Carers, family or friends. The property accommodates up to 4 guests & is fully Air Conditioned. They have a large swimming pool equipped with electric Hoist & Sling.
HANDY TIP: To avoid any disappointment, I recommend you pre-rearrange the use of Pool assistance equipment, and check with the accommodation a week before you arrive. As with bedroom hoists, they need regular servicing.
If you prefer the beach, check out our other blog on places with beach Wheelchair hire HERE
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