Tag: family

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

10 Accessible things to do in Adelaide

We absolutely love Adelaide, and it’s such a great place to visit all year round! Check out 10 activities below as some inspiration to the city.  Also, see Visiting Adelaide, An Inclusive Guide to the City for lot’s of useful information…

Imagination will get you moving

This is how holidays should be. We booked the SA Care ‘Imagination’ wheelchair friendly houseboat, we rocked up and enjoyed it. There was no concern over the accessibility, no anxiety in the planning stage, we knew what to expect and…

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…

5 Accessible activities in the Adelaide Hills

Exploring the Adelaide Hills begins just a short 20 minute drive from Adelaide CBD.  There is heaps to see and do, and here we’ve put together 5 great activities for every-body to enjoy! Cleland Wildlife Park, Crafers If animals are…

Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes is a 39 year old husband and father of three, living in Adelaide, South Australia! He’s been using a wheelchair for 17 years after becoming a paraplegic when his car was hit by a falling boulder in a freak accident.…

Interview with Scott

Wheelie Inspiring Interview Series: Curb Free with Cory Lee Please tell us about yourself and what you do. My name is Scott Crowley, I am happily married with two kids (2.5 and 5) and we all love to travel. I…