In Australia, having a disability doesn’t hold you back. Thanks to inclusive disability laws, disabled Aussies can be assured that public spaces are inviting and accessible to those with mobility issues.
If you use a wheelchair and love to travel, you may have worried in the past that certain places wouldn’t be accessible to you. While this was sadly too common in the past, things are rapidly changing, and new disability access laws are helping to ensure that everyone has equal access to the places and spaces all Australians love.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
The Disability Discrimination Act helps ensure equal access to public spaces for those in wheelchairs. The DDA makes it against the law for public areas to be inaccessible to those with disabilities.
The DDA was put in place to ensure that spaces like parks, beaches, shops, restaurants, and any other place open to the public are easily accessible for wheelchair users and all people with disabilities. The DDA applies to new construction and existing places, which may need to make changes to accommodate access by disabled people.
Accessible Travel in Sydney
Sydney, and most other towns and cities in Australia, are designed to be accessible to disabled people in various ways. Public toilets are accessible by wheelchair, and you can easily locate them using an online map.
Even public transportation in Sydney is wheelchair accessible. Australia is one of the most wheelchair-friendly countries in the world, overall. If you’re planning a trip anywhere in Australia, there’s a good chance that most places you visit will be wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair users have many more options for travel and even wheelchair-accessible accommodation, but it pays to plan ahead if you use a wheelchair and travel or stay in Sydney.
Travel agents who specialise in planning for those with disabilities can be helpful. They can provide you with lists of wheelchair-accessible accommodations, flight and travel info, and even information on local attractions that are wheelchair accessible.
You don’t have to use a travel agent, of course. Thanks to the internet, you can research any destination, including Sydney, before you ever leave home. Hopefully, one day soon, wheelchair accessibility concerns will be entirely a thing of the past. Still, for now, it can be helpful to confirm that the places you’ll be staying in and travelling to are easily accessible to those who use wheelchairs or other assistive mobility devices.
Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Sydney
Sydney visitors who use wheelchairs have no shortage of attractions to enjoy. There are loads of restaurants and eateries in the heart of Sydney and beyond, and of course, there are the beaches. Bondi Beach is wheelchair accessible, and the Bondi Promenade is a great place to take in the sights.
Sydney has a fantastic zoo and aquarium that are also wheelchair-friendly. Near the zoo, you can visit the Botanical Gardens, which have plenty of wheelchair-accessible amenities. There’s no shortage of things to do in Sydney in a wheelchair, so feel free to spend as much time in the friendly city as you like.
Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation in Sydney
If you’re looking for beachfront accommodation in Sydney, you’ll probably take a look at one of the many hotels there. Bondi beach hotels are great, but you can find that some hotel rooms are small and not as easily accessible to wheelchairs. If you’re looking for accommodation with plenty of space that’s also wheelchair accessible, consider staying in a serviced apartment.
Serviced apartments are fully furnished and equipped apartments that you can rent for short-term stays. Because they’re actual apartments, they have heaps more space and all the facilities you could need for you and your family’s needs.
Sydney Serviced Apartments for Wheelchair Users
Bondi 38 Serviced Apartments are an excellent option for wheelchair users. Our apartments are fully accessible and have all the comforts of home for your stay in Sydney. Plus, they’re located minutes away from Bondi Beach and loads of other great Sydney attractions.
Because our apartments include access to laundry facilities, have fully equipped kitchens, and are large and roomy, they’re a practical choice for anyone looking for more comfortable beachside accommodations.
Enjoy Sydney in a Serviced Apartment
Staying in Sydney should be a great experience for everyone. That’s why Bondi 38 Serviced Apartments are designed to be wheelchair accessible and family-friendly.
Every apartment has been carefully designed and luxuriously appointed to give you the best possible experience during your stay. Bondi 38 offers competitive rates and flexible booking and cancellation options. We have everything you need to enjoy your stay and make the most of your holiday. Contact Bondi 38 today and reserve your apartment today!