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The Queensland Government announced 2023 as the Year of Accessible Tourism. We are delighted!
This announcement will support Queensland to provide greater destination experiences for all holidaymakers in Queensland.
Accessible and inclusive tourism means making sure everyone can take part in tourism experiences. This involves creating a welcoming environment that everyone can access and enjoy to the fullest.
People with access requirements can include parents with young children in prams, seniors with mobility requirements, and people with permanent or temporary disability which may include physical, sensory, intellectual or neurological disability.
Having the ability to enjoy our national parks is important and Tourism and Events Queensland has provided information on where visitors can go to enjoy wheelchair accessible walks in Queensland National Parks.
- Barron Gorge National Park
- Daintree National Park, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
- Wooroonoon National Park, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
- Great Sandy National Park, Sunshine Coast
- Undara Volcanic National Park, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
- Eungella National Park, Mackay
- Girraween National Park, Southern Queensland Country
- Burrum Coast National Park, Bundaberg
- Lamington National Park, Gold Coast
- Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast
- Crater Lakes National Park, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Choose from some of our most accessible parks within Queensland’s national parks. The Department of Environment and Science is continually working to improve facilities and accessibility in our parks and forests for visitors with vision impairment, a disability, or limits to their mobility, and for families with prams and strollers. Improved features include levelled and sealed walking tracks, wide boardwalks and lookouts, as well as wheelchair- pram- and stroller-accessible toilets, camp sites, picnic areas and barbecues.
For more information on accessibility in national parks go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/before-you-visit/park-accessibility
If you want to find out more information on the Year of Accessible Tourism go here and check out information on tool kits for business and what it means to be accessible visit: https://www.dtis.qld.gov.au/tourism/accessible-tourism
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