THE ACCESSIBLE GOLD COAST
Updated: Mar 18
The Gold Coast is oozing with family fun, beautiful long beaches, exclusive shops, world class experiences and exquisite dining locations. To help you, whether it be your first or 100th visit to the area we have tried to list a few spots and local tips below to help you next time you are in the mood for some "Strides time" with a side of Gold Coast fun.
Burleigh Heads local area:
Wheelchair friendly accomodations which have been tried and tested by previous visitors -
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, Solnamara, Burleigh Beach Tourist Park and Tallebudgera Tourist Park
It's no secret the Strides fam love a good foodie outing, so hear is a list of Wheelchair accessible foodie spots near by -
- Burleigh Hotel, the Miami, North Burleigh or Burleigh Surf clubs for a good pub style feed
- The Burleigh Pavilion, Rick shores or Jimmy Was for that insta perfect Foodie shot!
- Pink monkey or JFK Pizzeria for your wood fired pizza fix.
If you're looking at staying in and lucky enough to be staying in the area, you will be delighted to see the variety of foods available on Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Menu Log.
Most of the Gold Coast famous attractions and activities are accessible, but here are some we have heard are well worth the visit!
- All theme parks/ worlds
- Outback Spectacular
- Q1 Skypoint tower viewing deck and bar
- Strike Bowling and Top Golf
- Infinity and IFly indoor skydiving (both require calling the day prior)
Before, after or even during your Strides session you our your loved ones may get a little peckish! We are lucky to have a couple of cute and YUMMY spots within walking/rolling distance from our big purple facility.
- St Barts homewares and Next Door Espresso
- Junction Cafe
- Urban Snack Bar - fast food right across the road
- BBQ Bazaar - Friday and Saturday afternoon/evenings
And last but of course NOT LEAST! A trip to the beach.
Most beaches on the coast now have beach mats as part of their set up - however the decide on a day-by-day basis as to whether they get put out. I believe this is guided by the "man power" they have available and the surf conditions. We have found calling ahead always helps and most are more than happy to accomodate
- Tallebudgera Creek is out pick for a dip, with less waves and a short amount of sand to cross before reaching the water.
- Burleigh Heads is our next pick, beautiful views, a surf break and lots of surf watching to be done.
If you do not have access to a beach wheelchair and there is not one available at the surf clubs these are available for hire through our Neighbours "QLD Rehab".