A guide to the wheelchair accessible great outdoors

Spending time in the great outdoors is not only fun, it delivers some awesome health benefits too. A brief change of environment, like going outdoors even for a short while, can lower stress levels. With less stress, you’ll definitely have a happier mindset.

Enjoying time outdoors can also build a stronger immune system. Your body absorbs more vitamin D from the sun, which stimulates white blood cells to help ward off bacteria and infections.

Breathing the fresh outdoor air is better than breathing in stale indoor air. Most of the time, heating or cooling systems are running to keep our indoor environment comfortable.  If the heating and cooling units are not properly maintained, they may contain mould. This poses a risk of germs and micro-organisms being circulated throughout the air in the home, which may result in health problems.

Australia is home to some of the most wonderful outdoor spaces in the world, that everyone should be able to enjoy. Here we list a few popular wheelchair accessible places for you to explore:

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Karkarook Lake, Heatherton.

Mackenzie Falls, Grampians National Park.

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Grants Picnic Area.

Surf Coast Walk, The Esplanade, Torquay to Point Danger.

Surf Coast Walk, Anglesea, Point Addis to Anglesea Visitor Centre.

Williamstown Beach, Williamstown.

Altona Beach, Altona.

Mt Martha Beach, Mornington Peninsula.

Brimbank Park Playscape, Keilor East.

New South Wales

Robertson Lookout, Mount Keira.

Bungoona Lookout, Royal National Park.

Fairfax Heritage walking track, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park.

Manly Beach, Manly.

Australian Memorial Walk, North Head, Manly.

Avoca Beach, Central Coast.

Chinese Garden of Friendship, lower gardens, Pier Street, Darling Harbour.

Endeavour Park playground, Kings Langley.

Western Australia

Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Cape Naturaliste.

Rottnest Island.

Behind Bars tour, Freemantle Prison, Fremantle.

Rockingham Beach foreshore, Rockingham.

The Harbour Playground, Secret Harbour.

Pinnacles View Lookout, Nambung National Park.

Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone.


Buderim Boardwalk, Buderim Forest Park, Buderim.

Barron Falls lookout track, Barron Gorge National Park.

Southport Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

South Australia

The Adelaide Park lands Trail, Adelaide.

Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Anstey Hill.

Roof Top Loop Walk, Naracoorte Caves National Park.


Russell Falls, Mount Field national Park.

Pencil Pine Fall and Rainforest walk, Cradle Mountain.

Northern Territory

Kathleen Springs Trail, Watarrka National Park.

Bicentennial Park, Darwin.