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Accessible Travel in Southern Tasmania

Southern Tasmania guide to Accessible Travel.

Discover accessible holiday options in southern Tasmania, from accommodation options to national parks, attractions, galleries, markets, touring maps and more. Before deciding where to stay, we recommend contacting the business to discuss your needs and their level of access.

Increasingly in Tasmania, tourism operators are recognising the importance of being inclusive to visitors of all abilities and from diverse backgrounds.

Accessible Travel and Tourism in Southern Tasmania

Equal access means an easy and fun holiday for everyone. In Southern Tasmania, a range of wheelchair-accessible attractions and venues ensure that every traveller can enjoy the wonders of this beautiful region.

One of Hobart’s most popular attractions is the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Here, pram-friendly and accessible paths wind through stunning landscapes, offering a delightful experience for all visitors. The gardens also provide a one-hour guided tour with a buggy, ensuring everyone can explore this botanical haven’s beauty.

History buffs will find the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site in Hobart, and the Port Arthur Historic Site on Turrakana / Tasman Peninsula offer accessibility at its finest. Both sites offer wheelchair accessibility for most attractions, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in Tasmania’s rich history without barriers.

Art enthusiasts will be pleased to know that many galleries and museums in Southern Tasmania are open to all visitors. Places like Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum and the Maritime Museum in Hobart welcome everyone to enjoy their exhibits.

For wildlife encounters, The Salmon Ponds and Hatchery at Plenty offers a level site with platforms available for fishing for trout. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary near Hobart provides free entry to people who use wheelchairs, with the top half of the property accessible, though some assistance may be required in areas with changing gradients.

In Hobart, Salamanca Market and the waterfront precincts have ensured easy access for people using aids of all types, allowing everyone to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and local offerings.

Regarding accommodation, Southern Tasmania offers a diverse array of equal-access options. Stewarts Bay Lodge on the Turrakana / Tasman Peninsula has fully self-contained accessible rooms. Hobart, MACq 01, and Vibe Hotel are just a few places with rooms with equal access.

For transportation, some car-hire companies offer hand-control hire cars, though availability should be checked in advance due to high demand.

In Hobart, the city centre mobility map provides valuable information about disability access parking zones, toilets, gradients, and rest spots, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable visit for all.

National parks and reserves in Southern Tasmania offer accessible tracks that allow visitors to explore beautiful wilderness areas. From the iconic Russell Falls track in Mount Field National Park, there are plenty of opportunities to experience Tasmania’s natural beauty.

TrailRider all-terrain wheelchairs are available to hire at several Tasmanian parks, enabling travellers to explore more rugged tracks. These wheelchairs feature adjustable seating and support suitable for adults and children, providing a unique way to experience Tasmania’s wilderness.

Tasmania has specific laws governing access to public places and public passenger vehicles for those travelling with dog guides or assistance dogs. Accredited animals assisting people who are blind, have low vision or are hard of hearing are entitled to full access rights, ensuring a hassle-free visit for all.

Overall, Southern Tasmania offers a wealth of accessible attractions and venues, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a memorable and inclusive holiday in this stunning region. For more information on accessible travel in Southern Tasmania, enquire directly with individual operators.

Accessible Touring Guides

Clarence City Council
→ Accessible Touring Options PDF

These accessible touring options for the Clarence City Council area are suitable for people with a physical disability, wheelchair users, their friends, family, and carers. The brochure was created by TasTAFE student Rowena Nagy, as part of her major project for the Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management and was assisted by her classmates Hashini Ranaweera and Vy Dinh, and Teacher Angela Bain.

Accessible Touring Resources

→ Wheelie Good Guide
Your gateway to accessible venues in Tasmania

National Parks and Wildlife Service
Access-friendly National Parks

Red Decker
Accessible travel, wheelchair-accessible buses

kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus
Accessible travel, wheelchair-accessible buses

Metro Tasmania
Disability Assistance

Wheelchair accessible taxis

City Of Hobart
Mobility Map PDF

City Of Hobart
TrailRider, a purpose-built wheelchair

Guide Dogs
Dog access rights

Southern Tasmania is a realm of natural wonders and unforgettable experiences.

It’ll reawaken your spirit.

kunanyi / Mt Wellington. Image Credit: Pete Mellows

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