Five Accessible Activities You Can Do In Toowoomba
Toowoomba is a wonderful community with plenty on offer for anyone living with a disability. If you’re interested in the outdoors, want to find a bite to eat, or soak up some local history, you’ll find it all easily accessible in Toowoomba.
Here are five accessible activities in Toowoomba
1. Park Trails
Toowoomba regional council, in collaboration with TrailScapes, has opened a new nature trail that includes signage in braille that provides information about the area and its history, accessible amenities and outlook platforms.
Ultimately, the project will extend across a number of areas such as Picnicpoint Parklands, Glen Lomond Parks and Tabletop Bushland Reserve. This trail provides stunning views of the Great Dividing Range and a wonderful sensory experience.
2. Horse Riding
The Toowoomba Horse Riding for the Disabled Association is a registered charity that offers people living with a disability an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of horse riding.
The charity has a team of volunteers that work to ensure that each participant has their individual needs met, and can engage in the program safely while enjoying their time with a highly rewarding experience.
3. Cobb & Co Musem
The Cobb & Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and commemorates the history of Cobb & Co horse-drawn vehicles. The museum contains many fascinating exhibits and workshops to give visitors a peek into 19th-century Australian transport.
The museum provides disability parking and entrances as well as accessible amenities. All exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available to borrow at the front desk at no cost. While animals are not allowed in the facility, service dogs are permitted.
4. Holiday Accommodation
Quest Toowoomba provides luxury accommodation in the heart of Toowoomba. It’s the perfect option for short or long stays and is well appointed with a gymnasium and restaurant.
Its specialised accessible accommodation is a one-bedroom apartment with an option to convert to two bedrooms by connecting to a neighbouring studio room. The room contains a bathroom with grab rails, a stepless shower with a shower chair and lowered sink. Wide doorways and passages allow for wheelchair access and light switches are within reach of the bed.
5. Dining Out
Toowoomba has a wealth of different dining options available. From Rosalie House Cellar Door Restaurant with its delicious Middle Eastern-Mediterranean flavours to Gip’s Restaurant whose refined take on modern Australian cuisine is a local favourite, Toowoomba has something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or a cafe style meal, you’ll find plenty of accessible options that can accommodate wheelchairs and service dogs.
Safe to say, Toowoomba has plenty to offer to anyone and everyone! Community Access Care is dedicated to helping our Participants engage with community experiences through our social participation and transport services that will provide you access to these experiences safely. Check out our services here.
Get in touch with our friendly team, and we will assist you as soon as we can:
Phone: 1300 522 104
Email: [email protected]