Tag: wheelchair

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

World Summit Brussels

I know, I know…It’s not that much fun hearing about someone else’s trips if you aren’t going too! And it’s a bit of a tease trawling through hundreds of happy snaps after the event, so we’ll try not to bombard…

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…

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…

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.…