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I would like to welcome you to my home which is located out in Redlynch valley. Redlynch Valley showcases
some of the most stunning rainforest backdrops, fresh water creeks and crystal cascades that Cairns has to
During your stay I would like to help you find your perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. A day could be
spent by the pool, baking some treats, watching a movie or even using the home gym. If a bit of adventure is
what you like then exploring the Great barrier reef and local islands is only a boat ride away. Maybe a little
hike though the rainforest or hanging out at the zoo is more your thing. There is so much to do in our lovely
backyard and surrounding towns and I am happy to tailor the experience around yourself and your needs.
We welcome Plan or Self Managed participants.
I have worked in a range of roles and environments with kids with ASD from community access, residential care, school engagement, and emotional regulation with both carers and clients.
I have a passion for the ocean with a background in training and teaching, am a qualified chef, and house and care for a miniature farm of chickens, guinea pigs and birds, some of which love working in a therapeutic environment to help regulate emotions.
Safe and reliable vehicle (2019 Prado)
If there's any way I may be able to support your family, whether long-term, short-term or respite please don't hesitate to reach out for a chat.
(Photo with permission, my nephew Jack and myself)
The Soul Shack – FNQ Occupational Therapy is a registered NDIS provider on the outskirts of Cairns that provides activity-based short-term accommodation / respite care for people with disability.
We run supported five-day group stays once a fortnight. Our stays are open to people of all ages, with support provided at a minimum 1:2 support ratio.
The Soul Shack is a two-acre farm-stay property in Deeral, with a huge tropical atrium (perfect for rainy days), a fruit tree orchard, and a host of beautiful, friendly animals (including miniature horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, guinea pigs, cockatiels, cats, and dogs).
We can accommodate up to 24 guests in comfortable, air-conditioned, dorm-style rooms.
Each stay is packed with activities that have been intentionally selected or developed by an Occupational Therapist to work towards improving guests’ functional capacity and independence. The team at The Soul Shack is varied and diverse, and includes an Occupational Therapist, Allied Health Assistants, support workers, students, carers, and people with disability.
We provide an all-in-one immersive group stay situation where people with disability can improve their functional capacity and independence, develop their social skills, make new friends, and take part in all kinds of fun and challenging activities—all in a safe and supportive environment.
We are the leading fundraising agency in Australia and New Zealand, partnering with Australian and international charities to create and manage fundraising adventures around the world.
Looking for unlimited fun for the whole year? The CaPTA Group Annual Pass has you covered!
Whether you’re a Cairns local or a visitor wanting to make the most of your holiday in Tropical North Queensland, the CaPTA Group Annual Pass is for you! With UNLIMITED ADMISSION to all four of our parks, you can enjoy an abundance of adorable Aussie animals, Indigenous culture and more!
CaPTA Group is a local family-owned and operated business that is proud to support our local community and organisations. CaPTA Group owns four wildlife parks: Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Rainforestation Nature Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.
CaPTA Group also provides various accessible tours to Kuranda, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge.
The wildlife parks have disability access for participants to enjoy a variety of experiences with wildlife, Indigenous culture and rainforest tours in iconic Army Ducks which are included with your park entry fee. Locals receive a 20% discount and companion card holders will receive free entry with paying participants.
To save even more, purchase a CaPTA Group annual pass, it offers unlimited entry to each of the four parks!
For a more detailed map of accessibility at each of these parks see our All Abilities Documents at https://capta.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8436e0c0fa0ec384ab575571b&id=bbd7b3a508&e=8e646f181f
Dreamtime Walk at Rainforest station Nature Park
For more specific and personalised encounters with our wildlife and their keepers, we also offer the below All Ability Wildlife Experiences!
All Ability Wildlife Experience provides you with up-close encounters with some of the resident wildlife in a safe and secure surrounding. A wildlife keeper will give you a personalised experience to adapt to your abilities and interests. Learn, discover and sense new and exciting facts about our amazing wildlife!
Bring your camera to get some selfies or purchase a photo with a Koala at a discounted rate.
Bookings are essential. $40.00 per person. Not an exclusive experience. Min numbers may apply.
Companion card holders are free with paid participant. (I.D must be presented)
Or upgrade to the "EXCLUSIVE" All Ability Wildlife Experience
Get closer than ever to our amazing wildlife personalities and their keepers with an Exclusive All Ability Wildlife Experience.
This private and personalised experience includes a wildlife keeper taking you on a tour around the park to meet and learn more about the wildlife and their habitats.
You also experience holding three animals of your choosing; either a Koala, a Crocodile, a Snake, a Frogmouth or a Lizard, with souvenir photos for you to keep, provide endless memories!
Bookings must be confirmed and paid for in full at least 48 hours in advance.
$100.00 per person or $75.00 per person for annual pass holders (I.D must be presented)
Companion card holders free with paid participant. (I.D must be presented)
All Ability Wildlife Experience | Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome
The All Ability Wildlife Experience provides participants access to the Wildlife Park and 30 minutes of interaction with a wildlife keeper. Sessions are daily at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm.
• A personalised tour with a wildlife keeper, learning about some
of the resident wildlife
• Incredible selfie and photograph opportunities
• Learn about our resident koalas and our breeding programs
$21.25 after Wildlife Park entry (Wildlife Park entry is included in the Big Nature Package) OR $39.25 (Adults) $26.50 (Children) – Includes Wildlife Park entrance.
MINIMUM 2 paying guests ($78.50). For larger groups, Companion Cardholders will be free of charge (Maximum 8 guests). (Bookings are essential, companion cards must be presented on arrival)
Kuranda Rainforest - Rainforestation Nature Park
All Abilities Rainforest Rendezvous
Join us on a unique all abilities experience in our recent reimagined Rainforest Habitat. Meet the wildlife that calls it home. Our keepers will enlist you to hand feed the endangered Southern Cassowary, and explain why these animals are so vital to our world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and why we need to care. Have a flight of fancy while we call down some colourful Eclectus parrots, larrikin lorikeets, and listen for the elusive whip bird. Get a chance to sneak a super cool selfie with our rainforest birds. Feed some fish, and by fish, we mean the Far North’s most iconic Barramundi. Discover how these elusive opportunistic predators keep their cycle of life happening by undergoing a sex change in saltwater! If you love Australian nature and wildlife, this tour is for you.
• Twice weekly Wednesday & Fridays
• Time 1:15pm – 1:45pm
• $58.00 (Wildlife Habitat entry including CrocArena grandstand area)
• Minimum 2 people, Maximum 10 people
• Companion cards must be presented on arrival
• Bookings are essential and must be pre-booked by 09:00 am on the day of travel
• Large groups can be catered for, please email email@example.com
Port Douglas Wildlife Park: Additional Information | Wildlife Habitat
Have you heard about the new CrocArena at Wildlife Habitat? Wheelchair access in the grandstand are front row seats!
The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is accessible to mobility devices but some of the pathways are slightly sloped and in other areas slightly uneven and assistance may be required. Some persons using a mobility device may need a carer or someone to assist with entry through the large plastic curtains that contain the butterflies inside the main aviary. Should you be unsure if the paths are suitable, the staff are more than happy to show your carer or family member around first if required. Please note that Accessible Toilets are located in the Public Facilities in the Park across the road from the Butterfly Sanctuary. Things to Do Kuranda - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary https://australianbutterflies.com
Tours to Kuranda, Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge are wheelchair accessible but may require assistance. We provide wheelchair access on specific coaches, please discuss with our reservations team when making your tour booking.
Cairns Tours – Tropic Wings Tours & Charters
Group programmes and rates are available for organisations who would like to add specific All Ability Experiences to their weekly activity programmes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Ensuring people with disabilities live life as they desire.
Point Care is a family-owned and operated company with years of experience working in the care industry. We would move heaven and earth to ensure that we get the job done right. Our team will not take no for an answer until our customers/participants and clients are settled and accomplishing planned goals. This may take a while, but we are certain this will be achieved together.
At Point Care, it is our pleasure to see people with disabilities achieve their goals. If you can dream it, we can support you in achieving it.
Our passion stems from early years supporting children with challenging behaviours, youth with mental health issues and persons with a disability needing timely care, support, and assistance.
Supported Independent Living
NDIS Short and Medium Term Accommodation
NDIS Accommodation Tenancy Assistance
Daily Life Tasks & Sharped Living Arrangements
NDIS Household Tasks
NDIS Gardening and Yard Maintenance
NDIS Improved Daily Living
Participation in Social, Community, and Civic Duties
NDIS Innovative Community Participation
Assistance with travel arrangements
Wheelie Campers offers self-drive wheelchair accessible camper vans.
Rented as self- drive with pick up on the Gold Coast or delivered to your door nationwide.
The vehicle will accommodate 5 passengers plus a driver and a wheelchair.
Out There Travel Care is proud to launch groundbreaking care services for visitors in the Cairns & Port Douglas Region.
We are a team of qualified travel carers provide care and support services specifically tailored to visitors with a disability or has mobility challenges and health concerns, and designed to make the region’s iconic tourism experiences more accessible and enjoyable:
Tour Companion offers care support on a selection of tours and activities from Cairns to Port Douglas. A qualified carer will join the travel party for a day on the reef, in the rainforest or in and around the region.
Respite Care provides destination-specific care services tailored to the individual and designed not only to allow the primary carer a day off to relax and explore the region, but also to create a memorable day in the tropics full of the individual’s interests and passions.
Personal Care provides professional support for daily personal care needs or emergency care after a holiday incident at any time of the day or night in the comfort of the traveller’s accommodation.
Call us on 4255 6888 or 042 556 888.
The teams at The Tour Specialists and Cairns Holiday Specialists recognise this and have put together some travel information specifically for tours and accommodation to assist those guests that may have major or minor disabilities looking to holiday in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.
Great Barrier Reef For Disabled Travelers
Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest Disabled Access
Kuranda Day Tour For Disabled Travellers
Wheelchair Access For Palm Cove
Wheelchair Access For Port Douglas
Check out their website for all the info!
Operated by Katrina Wood
Geographic area - Cairns Region and Northern Tablelands
Let's Get Away Supported Caravan Trips aims to provide NDIS participants uplifting experiences and pave the way to better mental health and wellbeing.
Let’s Get Away offers a range of caravan trips throughout the Cairns and Northern Tablelands Regions which focus on nature, sunsets and adventure to empower participants to make new choices, visit new places and improve their independence with the assistance of an experienced support worker under the NDIS.
Plan managed or self-managed with short term accommodation (STA) or holidays written in their plan can caravan with Katrina and access unique locations normally inaccessible to them on day trips.
Katrina is a disability support worker with more than a decade of experience and holds qualifications in nursing, personal training and nutritional education.
Within the Cairns Region there is limited opportunity for mobile STAs. Let's Get Away Supported Caravan Stays was created to offer participants memories of independence, self empowerment and to find their spark in the Far North.
Making your next holiday a great one!
Awesome Anglers provides Mental Health Respite services through our social and community support.
"Supporting your potential"!
Cairns facilities fishing groups and activities for people living with a Disability or Mental Illness.
Supported Day Trips
Our service offerings are designed not only from lived experience, our services are designed and facilitated to assist participants to live a better life and to enjoy some of the activities, once thought would not be possible.
We pride ourselves in providing a comfortable, adaptable and compassionate service to each and every participant.
Travengers is an "autism and hidden disabilities travel company" connecting like-minded young adults to travel with social support (15-35's).
Travengers organises trips and social events to various locations including Byron Bay, Great Ocean Road, Whitsundays etc.
Meet new People, Explore new Places (and Sensory Friendly Travel)
Never travelled without family and would like to become more independent? Or just want to meet people, or travel more?
Explore our range of group trips, or ask for a tailored trip based on your interests.
We will create equal opportunities for young people with social support needs to travel, challenge themselves, build connections and enjoy a good quality of life.
We will educate others through our travels, and create a ripple-effect of acceptance and understanding.
(expressions of interest open Australia wide)
ClubMates is now a well-established global company, proud to help anyone wanting assisted Travel in the creation and enjoyment of fulfilling a perfect unsupported or supported holiday for people with disabilities.
Whether traveling in your home country or abroad, as an individual or as part of a group, we have you covered.
Experience your dream holiday now!.
Inner Aura is a disability provider In FNQ. Inner Aura see's the beauty in everyone and provides strength based approaches to help people achieve their goals, overcome challenges, form relationships and try new things.
Inner Aura is an NDIS support provider assisting participants who are plan and self managed between Mossman and Townsville.
The Queensland Government has developed Inclusive Tourism — Making your business more accessible and inclusive to assist tourism operators understand their legal obligations in relation to accessibility, increase their knowledge about the market for inclusive tourism, and develop strategies to improve the accessibility of their business to appeal to a wider range of visitors of all abilities and ages.
The guide also includes information to assist people with disability in planning a holiday.
Download PDF at https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/17b42867-6d17-4e5a-9d63-b17e33271fc2/resource/6edc79fe-36ff-4cb1-a8e2-6ca2658d0be7/download/inclusive-tourism.pdf
Never be caught out again !
The National Public Toilet Map shows the location of more than 19,000 public and private public facilities across Australia, including toilets, adult change and baby care. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, accessibility details, opening hours and features like sharps disposal and showers.
National Public toilet Map can be downloaded as an app on Google play and the App-store or see the website listed below
Owned and operated by a support worker with 18yrs experience.
Tours will be planned around participants interests.
Fishing mainly in the trinity inlet with the option of heading out to the reef when conditions are perfect.
Camping trips on Dunk, Fitzroy and other islands will be starting in the near future with this boat giving us access to more places.
For more information contact Lindsay on 0484241694
Providing multi-day educational adventures in Far North Queensland (and in Sydney), We connect student groups to community, culture and nature with extraordinary tours.
All-Abilities Teen Camps
Our sleepover weekend camps bring together young people of different abilities. We focus on fun and making friends through active and playful activities outdoors. Our approach is to encourage teens to find common bonds while we also celebrate the qualities that make us all unique. We feel it is important to get young people off their devices and out into the natural world, where they can learn to have fun without screens. For young people looking to make connections to people and nature, this is the place!
Facilitated by an activities leader, support workers and a team nurse, our camps are well-suited for young people who may need extra support and attention, but are ready for the challenge of a multi-day adventure. As an added bonus, while the teens are having fun parents get a respite from their caring responsibilities.
You will find that your child returns home with new friends, and with a sense of independence and confidence after having stretched their comfort levels.