Dive into the accessible & inclusive Gold Coast!

Nestled along the stunning coastline of Queensland, Australia, the Gold Coast is an accessible and inclusive paradise. Renowned for its golden beaches, vibrant nightlife, and thrilling theme parks, the Gold Coast is a destination that promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Home of GetAboutAble’s 2023 Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Conference, the Gold Coast is gaining a reputation as one of the most inclusive cities in Australia and is a preferred destination for travellers with accessibility needs, allowing all visitors to experience what it has to offer, boasting a wide variety of accessible and inclusive attractions and accommodation options. 

Two people standing in front of a hot air balloon, one is a wheelchair user

Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for adventure at the iconic theme parks, a family looking for an interactive experience at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or if you simply want to immersive yourself into the Region with one of the many local weekend markets, the Gold Coast has plenty of accessible and inclusive activities to suit any visitor.

The Gold Coast offers a variety of transport to get you where you need to be, with accessible ramps, boarding assistance and station accessibility maps across their trains, buses, G:Link and Ferries. 

Explore the Northern Gold Coast, where you’ll find the Region’s iconic theme parks, upscale dining and retail hubs, picturesque waterways, lush parklands, and a plethora of diverse experiences waiting to be discovered. Dreamworld provides a fantastic visual story online, showing you what to expect from getting there right through to the rides and sensory warnings. 

Coastal adventures and a laid back pace more your style? Head to the Southern Gold Coast and Hinterland Region, where crystal clear creeks, surf club dining and surf lessons await.

No visit to the Gold Coast is complete without experiencing Surfers Paradise. Boasting a lively atmosphere and a skyline dominated by high-rise buildings, this beachfront hub is the heart of the action.

Looking for a thrill seeking opportunity in the heart of Surfers Paradise? Visit iFly, the indoor sky-diving venue that puts inclusion first.

No matter where you’re looking to stay across the Gold Coast, there’s an accommodation offering that’s certain to suit. Stay at one of the many accessible hotels such as SeaWorld Resort, Mantra at Sharks or Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.

a person playing golf, they use a prosthetic leg

The Gold Coast Accessible Visitor Guide provides you with in-depth knowledge of the Gold Coast, helping plan your perfect getaway with peace of mind. The 158 page guide details accessible and inclusive places to stay across the Gold Coast and Hinterland, tours and attractions to enjoy while there and additional resources to help you stay with confidence and get the most out of your holiday. 

Along with the Accessible Visitor Guide, Gold Coast has also developed Accessible Gold Coast, a fantastic online resource containing a list of available Changing Places, a Mobility Map to aid in getting around the region safely, links to accessible hotels, venues and activities, highlighting everything you may need to know before booking your stay.

Travel starts in the planning stages of a holiday, and when a traveller does not have to hunt for accessible information prior to booking and can plan with confidence and ease, they are far more likely to have a positive experience and return again and again. The Gold Coast is a shining example of how to provide extensive accessibility information for visitors. 

Book your holiday stress free, utilising the Gold Coast Accessible Visitor Guide and Accessible Gold Coast resources.

The Gold Coast, with its sun-kissed beaches, thrilling attractions, and natural wonders, offers a diverse and memorable experience for all travellers. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, the Gold Coast promises a glittering escape that will leave you with lasting memories of Australia’s favourite playground.

Two people paddle boarding on the Gold Coast. One is coaching the other who is wearing a yellow t-shirt D.S.A. Participant
Image credits: Destination Gold Coast