Summer Fun Part 1: Accommodation With Swimming Pools / spa

Thought you’d never get the opportunity to swim in a pool?  That may not be the case 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.


Urunga – NSW

How Accessible is the pool? 

The resort has a mobile lift chair.

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

Imagination Houseboat


How Accessible is the spa? 

The spa is located on the top deck and is accessed via a motorised stair climber available for use. Instructions can be given on request. Let them know at the time of booking. (Self-transfer into the spa), suited to people who can transfer themselves into the spa.

Imagination Houseboat is a fully-equipped wheelchair-friendly houseboat based at Mannum in the River Murray. Each of the bedrooms has their own bathroom ensuite cabin with two of them providing full disability access. Wide doorways, central passage and spacious living to ensure comfortable wheelchair access. Pet-friendly too! (Pets will require toileting on the river banks). The hot tub is accessible, a motorised stair climber available for use. Instructions can be given on request.

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Accessible Penyaringa Guest House


Bali Indonesia

How Accessible is the pool?

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.

Sargood On Collaroy


Sydney – New South Wales

How Accessible is the pool?

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).

Next Hotel Brisbane


Brisbane – Queensland

How Accessible is the pool?

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

Seaside Holiday Resort


Central Coast – New South Wales

How Accessible is the pool?

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.

Seafarers Diamond Beach


North Coast – New South Wales

How Accessible is the pool?

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.

Haven Resort


South Coast – New South Wales

How Accessible is the pool?  

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.

NRMA Treasure Island Resort

Gold Coast – Queensland


How Accessible is the pool?

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.

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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