“Qualia’s distinctive Australian style, combined with its sun-drenched location and intuitive service, makes it a luxurious resort of world-class standards. Qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views.
Located on the secluded, northernmost tip of Hamilton Island, one of the 74 Whitsunday Islands situated just off the Queensland coast of Australia, Qualia is surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.”
Accessibility informationGeneral accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Accessible toilets
- Shower - accessible shower
- Shower - bench or chair available
- Toilet - accessible grab rails
The following are excerpts from havewheelchairwilltravel.net:
"When booking, you can choose from a north-facing Windward Pavilion or a Leeward Pavilion. Both are spacious and offer accessible options."
"The accessible Windward Pavilion features beautiful polished timber flooring and a seamless entry from outside. It’s a dream for a wheelchair user with plenty of circulation space and room on either side of the bed for transferring."
"The bathroom has a roll-in shower, flip-down shower bench, hand-held shower head and fixed overhead shower head. All amenities are lowered and a grab rail is provided in the shower.
Accessible bathroom sinks on either side of the bathroom ensures there’s no jostling for position in this room. These have wheelchair access, are at a lowered height, have lever taps and space on either side.
It’s wonderful to see the accessible room providing the option of a bath and shower.
Surrounded by grab rails and with sufficient room on one side to transfer from a wheelchair the toilet is discreetly hidden from view by a low tiled wall."
"The accessible Leeward Pavilion is similar to the Windward Pavilion with polished timber flooring, an open plan with good circulation space for wheelchair users and a seamless entry.
There’s room on either side of the bed for transferring from a wheelchair and a clearance underneath of 7cm for anyone wondering if a hoist will fit.
Sliding doors are barrier free allowing easy access for wheelchair users to the deck and garden outside the accessible Leeward Pavilion."
"The accessible Leeward Pavilion bathroom features two wheelchair accessible sinks, lever taps and lowered amenities.
The shower area features a flip-down shower seat, hand-held shower head, grab rail and room to transfer from a wheelchair.
The toilet is again discreetly placed, surrounded by grab rails and has room to transfer from a wheelchair on one side.
For those preferring, and able to take a soak in the tub, there’s a bath in the accessible Leeward Pavilion."
"Accessible stand-alone unisex bathroom facilities are provided in the common areas of the resort ie. Pebble Beach, Long Pavilion and at the spa.
Pebble Beach doesn’t have easy access, with the only ramp path being uneven, currently very steep and rocky. We were advised a beach wheelchair has been used by a previous guest staying at the resort."Other accessibility information:
View floor plans for both the Windward Pavilion and Leeward Pavilion
For further thoughts and information, read the full review at Havewheelchairwilltravel.net