Wheelchair Friendly Places To Visit In Melbourne
Are you considering Melbourne for your next city break? Perhaps you’re planning a family getaway, have a business-related trip in the near future or you’re coming to visit friends and family. Maybe you’re already here in Melbourne staying in one of our one or two-bedroom serviced apartments? Below is a list of our top Wheelchair Friendly Places To Visit In Melbourne.
Are you considering Melbourne for your next city break? Perhaps you’re planning a family getaway, have a business-related trip in the near future or you’re coming to visit friends and family. Maybe you’re already here in Melbourne staying in one of our one or two-bedroom serviced apartments.
The great thing about the beautiful city of Melbourne is that there is so much to do here! What’s more, there are a number of wheelchair-friendly places to visit with something to suit everyone. So do yourself a favour and come experience the bright lights of Melbourne. We promise it will be worth it.
Below is a list of our top Wheelchair Friendly Places To Visit In Melbourne.
Eureka Skydeck is one of the best wheelchair-friendly places to visit in Melbourne. With 88 floors, Eureka Skydeck is the highest viewing platforms in the southern hemisphere and boasts breathtaking and uninterrupted 360-degree views of the city.
Eureka Skydeck is not only one of Melbourne’s top attractions but it’s also fully wheelchair accessible. This includes access to ‘The Edge’, a glass-bottomed viewing platform which is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re feeling brave enough you can enter this platform and view the city beneath your feet as it slowly protrudes out from the side of the building.
Alternatively, you could send your friends and family a postcard using Eureka Skydeck’s post box, which is the highest post box in Australia!
If you’re looking to fit in a full-day trip and want to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD then the Twelve Apostles are a must-see. Situated approximately 275 kilometres west of Melbourne on the scenic Great Ocean Road you’ll find the twelve apostles. These limestone pillars stand proudly in the southern ocean and were once connected to the mainland cliffs. Despite the name, there are only 8 pillars that still remain. Yet, this natural beauty is a top tourist attraction and not to be missed.
The drive from Melbourne takes approximately 4 hours with many tour guides offering multiple trips on a weekly basis. Once you arrive, the viewing platform is completely paved making it easy for wheelchair users to enjoy these stunning sights
Werribee Open Range Zoo
If you prefer to live life on the wild side then Werribee Open Range Zoo is the perfect day out. Werribee Zoo focusses on fighting animal extinction and gives visitors a taste of the savanna with safari tours and daily zookeeper talks.
Werribee Zoo is located a short 30 minutes drive from Melbourne’s CBD, is accessible via public transport and is open every day of the year. Kids under 16 can also enter for free which is a bonus if you’re visiting Melbourne with the whole family.
Surfing with The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia
You may think that Surfing or swimming is out of the question. However, when it comes to Wheelchair Friendly Places or activities in Melbourne you’d be wrong! The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia is dedicated to helping people with disabilities realise their dreams and take the plunge. If you’re a thrill-seeker and enjoy the water then you should definitely take some time out and head over to the Bellarine or Mornington Peninsula beaches to check it out. We promise you will not be disappointed.
Whatever the reason for visiting, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this wonderful city. Melbourne has attractions and experiences to suit everyone. As well as the handful of activities listed above, Melbourne also plays host to a wide range of restaurants, parks, bars and much more.
Q Squared serviced apartments are based in scenic North Melbourne and are fully wheelchair accessible. Designed for living, we offer everything you could want or need to make you feel at home. So if you’re looking to experience everything that Melbourne has to offer then contact us today.