The Good Scout

QT Melbourne has the GOODS

Perfectly groomed and immaculately accessorised, QT Melbourne shimmers within the high-end fashion district of Australia’s most creatively charged city. An artisan playground in which lovers of the high life come to satisfy their thirst for all things eccentric and innovative,…

A corner of the Barossa

During the July school holidays the family went on a Good Scout mission to the Barossa Valley to check out Jacobs Creek winery. The day was a success, however the weather was awful! The people at Jacob’s Creek are actively trying to…

48 hours in Launceston

We were delighted to have an excuse to get over to Launceston, Tasmania last week, thanks to an invitation to talk at the state Tourism Industry Council Conference.  Leaving the kids behind we had a great time exploring the North…

The local low down on our capital

Ever wanted to take a look around Canberra? Here are a few tips written by our guest blogger, Jesse Aungles… Born with his right leg 10 per cent shorter than the other and his left leg missing the fibula bone and…

When two worlds collide

I N C R E D I B L E is the word that springs to mind to describe our recent trip to the US! The two week start-up tour of the US, organised by the New Venture Institute at…

Chris Fanning

Chris is newly semi-retired after being a Tourism Lecturer at Flinders University for 19 years. Prior to that she was a bank manager with Westpac. In her late teens she had a car accident that caused a hair line fracture…

TGS heads to the USA!

There is no way 18 months ago when things started really taking shape with The Good Scout, that we could ever imagine we’d be sharing our vision and our message with people from around the world, in the USA. If…

Cody Gray

Five years ago, Cody, a year 11 student with an impressive, national touch football career underway, had no idea her life could change so quickly. On an annual family ski trip to Falls Creek, Cody, an experienced skier, landed badly…

Access the Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe are carving a path to make sure as many people as possible can experience the festival! Here’s a few ways they have improved access: Access Champions.  An Access champion will be at all events that are Auslan interpreted,…

Summer lovin’

Seriously, this has been the best summer we have had in years….we have spent a serious amount of time hitting the beach! For two reasons that I can see, one, the beach just wasn’t an activity that was accessible and…

Robbie Peime

In 2008 Robbie had a head on collision with a car riding his motor bike. This resulted in breaking most of his body including his back leaving him a paraplegic. He spent just under a year in hospital undergoing rehab.…

A tiny taste of Tasmania

To say we enjoyed discovering some Tasmanian experiences for our 101 Accessible Adventures is an understatement. Tasmania screams indulgence and rugged landscapes to me and with more than 68,000 square km to explore, working out what to see on your…

Hit the road with a campervan

Wheelie Campers have upped the camping game a notch. Touring around Australia at your own pace and seeing things you want to see, is exactly what you can do now that they have launched into the game. This road trip…

Yvie Eglinton

Meet Yvie, A Marine Bioligist and Senior Project Officer with the Department of Environment and Water in South Australia, a wife and mother of two boys. She is an expert in benthic habitats (bethnic refers to anything associated with or…

No excuses

With the extensive range of adaptive equipment available in Australia now there really shouldn’t be any excuses to staying indoors this summer. Check out a few ways you can get some fresh air in your lungs! Borrowing equipment is a…

Good reasons to head West

Given my love of the water and the mesmerizing appeal of an underwater observatory, I just about fell off my chair when I realised that the Busselton Jetty was accessible! The Busselton Jetty experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to…

Meet Clair Crowley!

There are a whole range of people who are affected by Spinal Cord Injury. For the individual themselves, of course an accident or injury is life-changing. As too are the lives of those who surround them, particularly family & friends.…

How are we celebrating IDPwD

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.…

GUEST BLOG Mornington Peninsula

A family of five (Bron, Andrew, Cooper, Pepper and Elwood), based in Melbourne Australia, love to travel near and far. They travel with young kids aged 12, 9 & 6 including their eldest who uses a wheelchair while they explore. …

So you want to go Glamping?

I absolutely love camping.. a few weeks ago we headed off with a group of friends up to the beautiful Riverland! Yes, you read that right …camping, well border line glamping if you want to be more precise. A Canvas…

SA Awards Make History!

Friday 9th November 2018, the South Australian Tourism Awards ‘Night of Nights’ surely was a night we will never forget! For the first time ever in a state based Tourism Awards program, three businesses have been officially acknowledged for their…

Your Ultimate List

You heard it here first! 101 (yes, one hundred and one), awesome AND accessible experiences around Australia coming straight at you! To celebrate International Day of People with Disability in 2018 and the start of Summer, we will be releasing…

Explore Yorkes

Yorkes, as it’s referred to by South Australian’s, is a coastal playground, with an abundance of surfing spots, lots of places to spot wildlife, walking trails and an increasingly trendy food scene. At just over a 2 hour drive from…

Airlines and Access

I’m not going to deny it, but we have avoided talking about airlines for a while, because it can be such a troublesome part of travelling! Whenever we talk about things here at The Good Scout we like to be…

Coastal Dreaming

Experience the waves lapping against your toes or the sand squeaking under your wheels, as you enjoy one of Australia’s best beaches this summer. Here’s a few of our favourite spots. Williamstown Beach in Victoria, was Australia’s first 24-7 (24…

A Global Perspective

Start dreaming big! There is some seriously good stuff happening in accessible tourism around the world. Here are few reasons why you should be planning your next adventure; Think white water rafting and underground glow worm caves in New Zealand……

A world of adventures

Most people only dream of taking a good chunk of time to explore the world.. But for Ben, that dream is becoming a reality! Meet Ben, 23… a lover of life, food, wine, culture, the water and of course travel!…

Road Trip… Flinders Ranges

We spent an incredible four days exploring the Flinders Ranges. As always, actually getting to the destination is usually the hardest part of travelling with small children, so after eight toilet stops and 500kms covered we wound our way into Rawnsley…

Let’s do this!

It’s a pretty exciting time here at The Good Scout.. the website VERSION 2.0 is up and running, we have built a solid foundation! To bring you up to speed, we recently imported 8,000 Australian tourism experiences, accommodation venues and…

Alex Welsh

Currently living in Melbourne, Alex Welsh works for wheelchair equipment company, Push Mobility. He grew up in a small country town called Leongatha and started racing motocross when he was 5 years old. A training accident at 17 resulted in a…