Depending on where you are in the world, finding wheelchair friendly places to visit can be more difficult than it should be. Luckily, Melbourne isn’t one of those places. Offering a wide array of accessible options to choose from, many of Melbourne’s top tourist destinations are entirely wheelchair-friendly; making it a perfect place to go if access is a concern for you or a loved one.
At RNR Melbourne, we offer a wide variety of centrally-located serviced apartments in Melbourne. Plus, given that our apartments are regularly used as hospital accommodation, each of our rooms offers wheelchair access, as well as disabled toilets & showers. So, if you do decide to stay with us, here’s a few fun wheelchair friendly places to visit in Melbourne!
The Werribee Open Range Zoo is a weird and wonderful place. Set up to mimic an African safari, this sustainability-focussed zoo is dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. With upcoming events including the Sunset Safari, offering zoo-goers a beautiful expedition into the Savannah at dusk, and the “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween party later this month, there’s always something happening in this beautiful expanse.
Those looking for wheelchair friendly places to visit in Melbourne may not have considered swimming and surfing to be on this list. However, it’s the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia is looking to change that one beach at a time. While the association has hopes of expanding globally, it currently functions at select beaches across Australia, with four of those beaches being in Victoria.
In short, DSAA allows those with disabilities a chance to get into the water and enjoy surfing. Check out their website to find a full list of locations throughout Australia.
One of Melbourne’s most renowned modern tourism spots, the Eureka Skydeck is an 88 storey view of everything Melbourne has to offer. So, if you’re a fan of heights and want to have a truly unique vantage point of this city’s busy skyline, this is certainly one of the more exciting wheelchair friendly places to visit in Melbourne.
The Skydeck itself is entirely glass, meaning that you can see the streets directly below you as you move out into the dizzying view. If you’re looking for a great place to start with your vacation photos, this is the destination for you.
Melbourne is a wonderful place to visit for people with all kinds of requirements. From myriad allergy-friendly restaurants across the city to an abundance of accessible parks, eateries, beaches, bars, and more, you’re sure to find a bunch of activities and experiences you’ll love.
RNR Melbourne offers a range of centrally-located wheelchair friendly serviced apartments in Melbourne. So, if you’re looking to spend your Melbourne experience in style and comfort, contact us today.