Tag: australia

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…

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 and the start of Summer, we will be releasing Australia’s first…

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……

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…

The Iconic Great Ocean Road

Hit the road on one of the world’s most scenic drives… The Great Ocean Road. Cover the 586 kms from the Southern Ocean to the towering escarpment of the Grampians National Park over a few days, to ensure you can enjoy…

Eliza Stankovic

At 16 Eliza had Meningococcal Disease and ended up with both her legs and most of her fingers amputated as a result. She uses a mixture of wheel chair and prosthetics so in her words, has ‘the best of both worlds’!  She…

All aboard!

If you’ve been following along with us for a while now, or even if you’re new here, you should know that we (Scott, Clair and Linda) have one mission.. and that is to make it easier for people of all…

A first-time family trip to the slopes!

We really do have it all here in Australia! For the locals, there is no need to head to the other side of the world to get your snow fix, you can hit the slopes right here in oz! There’s…

Top accessible attractions in Cairns

If Cairns hasn’t been on your radar, here’s a couple of reasons why it should be! Northern Queensland is known as the place where the rainforest meets the reef, with our guide you’ll get a real taste of region. Mossman Gorge…

Andrew Jamieson

Andrew Jamieson was born in Bunbury Western Australia, but grew up in Cairns Far North Queensland. After completing his studies he returned to Western Australia, working in the demolition industry. It was there at work in 2003 where he sustained…

National park activities

Wondering what you can access in National Parks around Australia? These ideas are sure to get you excited! Wilsons Promontory would have to be top of the list, accessible trails, beaches and accommodation. This place gets a big Tick. Parks…

Emily Tapp

Emily Tapp grew up on a rural cattle station in the Northern Territory (she even had a pet donkey named Noddy) and spent most of her time on top of a horse. In 2011 she had a horse riding accident…

6 Accessible travel bloggers to follow

SMITHS HOLIDAY ROAD A family of five (Bron, Andrew, Cooper, Pepper and Elwood), based in Melbourne, Australia who love to travel near and far. They travel with young kids aged 12, 9 & 6.  Cooper has Cerebral Palsy and uses…