Tag: disability

Gecko Traxx

Who is behind Gecko Traxx? There are two of us behind Gecko Traxx. Myself, Ryan Tilley and my co-founder Huy Nguyen. I am a design engineer. Huy is a social entrepreneur and also a wheelchair user. Tell us a little…

Ben Waechter

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU & YOUR FAMILY We are a family of four Dad (Ben), Mum (Suzi) and our two boys Austin (7) and Harry (5). Our youngest son Harry was born at 24 weeks and spent…

Eyre borne

Far out! What a way to recharge the batteries. It has been hectic around The Good Scout headquarters for awhile and although planning a holiday still takes a lot of effort, this one replenished the soul and reminded me about…

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…

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. …

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……

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…

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…

The impact of SCI and rebuilding your life

Scott Crowley grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and spent his early childhood in Adelaide and Auckland, New Zealand. As a teenager his family moved to Vancouver, Canada and that’s where he graduated high school. Being a teenager in Vancouver…

Charles Brice

Charles grew up in Naracaoorte in the South East of SA. He has a passion for sports such as AFL, cricket and nearly all motorsports. He was brought up around aviation and began his pilots license when he was 15. In…

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…

Be like Scandic!

I think you’ll agree that locking in accommodation for a trip can be one of the hardest parts. We know it’s often easier to return to the places you’re familiar with. Once you start looking into something new, it’s hard…