Six Queensland attractions are offering free entry for wheelchair users and their carers for Accessibility Day on Sunday, 3 December.
From the weird and wonderful curiosities at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium to deep-sea adventures at Reef HQ Aquarium, the participating venues are all wheelchair accessible.
Spinal Life Australia is coordinating the event in Queensland to highlight the importance of accessibility and inclusion across communities and venues.
Accessibility Day also coincides with the International Day of People with a Disability on December 3.
Participating venues include the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium at the Gold Coast, the Sciencentre at the Brisbane Museum, Townsville’s Reef HQ Aquarium, the Highfields Pioneer Village in Toowoomba and the Cairns Regional Gallery.
Spinal Life Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Powell said Accessibility Day was a great chance for people with a disability to enjoy a free day of fun while also drawing attention to a worthy cause.
“All the participating venues have made sure they are wheelchair accessible and I applaud them for taking part,” Mr Powell said.
“Queensland has some wonderful attractions and draws in tourists from all around the world with differing levels of physical ability.
“Taking the time and effort to ensure that a venue is accessible for everyone will not only open it up to more visitors, it also helps foster a sense of inclusion.”
If you are a wheelchair user who would like to take part, you can visit to print out a ticket or save it on your phone to show at the door.