Holidays for all abilities
Inclusive Shoalhaven holiday activities are ready for you! We prides ourselves on being an welcoming holiday destination and there is something for each and every person to enjoy. Many of our local businesses and tour operators are equipped with accessible facilities and they are here to make your South Coast holiday a blast. In collaboration with It’s Heaven, we’ve put together a go-to guide of inclusive places to eat, stay and play while in the Shoalhaven.
Explore the clear blue waters and white sands of Jervis Bay and Huskisson. This destination is filled with many beach side activities that are suitable for travellers of any ability. The wharf on Currambene St at Huskisson is fitted out with a wheelchair accessible ramp and floating pontoon which provides a safe place to cast a line for a fishing session.
Jervis Bay Wild & Husky Ferry Service
For anyone who wants to get a bit closer to the action, book a dolphin or whale watching tour with Jervis Bay Wild. The Port Venture vessel is perfectly equipped to service guests with disabilities with access to the boat via an easy wheel on/off ramp. From the balcony you’ll be able to see Jervis Bay’s beautiful whales and dolphins swimming about in that crystal clear water!
The more adventurous types might even want to get up close and personal for a snorkel with the marine life. A hoist can lift you safely into the boom net behind the boat. Check out Dolphin Watch Cruises as well in Huskisson as they also have a new accessible vessel to get out around the Bay.
If you’re interested in a shorter journey out on the water, try the Husky Ferry Service. It operates ten minute tours from Myola to Huskisson on their wheelchair accessible boat.
It woudn’t be an inclusive Shoalhaven holiday without a cozy place to stay. Your home away from home should be a all decked out with the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable. For a little slice of luxury, Sea La Vie at Shoalhaven Heads provides an elegant four-bedroom house. It has been purposefully designed for those with mobility needs and features an internal lift and flat access downstairs bathroom. It is just a short walk from beautiful Seven Mile Beach.
Those who prefer to stay in the middle of nature will fall in love with Depot Beach Cabins in Murramurang National Park. This serene National Park camp ground will really help you unwind and reset. Surrounded by wildlife, lush forest and beautiful mountain ranges that fall away to the sea, it’s the picture perfect south coast setting.
Restaurants and Cafés
An important part of going on holiday is being able to treat yourself and grab a delicious bite to eat! Many of the Shoalhaven’s cafés, restaurants and wineries are wheelchair accessible. This makes it easy for the entire family to have a South Coast foodie experience.
Huskisson Bakery Cafe is the perfect pit stop for some yummy pastries and cakes. Nearby, Pilgrims also serves up an awesome vegetarian menu if you’re after a bigger meal. Both eateries are wheelchair accessible with disabled amenities and are just a stone’s throw away from the seaside.
After a day of exploring you’ll be ready for dinner and a great option is Thai Riverside Restaurant or Ponte Bar and Dining in Nowra.
Free Beach Wheelchair Hire
A trip to the Shoalhaven usually includes a visit to the ocean and those less mobile can also enjoy our white, sandy shores. Free beach wheelchair hire is available at six different locations. These include the following Surf Clubs at Shoalhaven Heads, Culburra Beach, Sussex Inlet Beach and Mollymook Beach. White Sands and Huskisson Beach Holiday Haven Parks and Lake Tabourie Holiday Haven Park also provide access to these wheelchair services. Click here to view the full list of locations with contact numbers.
Explore your way through the bio-diverse environment between Currumbene Creek and the Maritime Museum with an adventure along the Mangrove Boardwalk Track. This beautiful 1.4km path is wheelchair accessible and visitors can immerse themselves in the Grey and River Mangrove system. There is a large variety of bird and crab species, as well as other interesting flora and fauna to see along the track. Accessible bathrooms are located on the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum grounds and also inside the museum.
For all the keen fishing enthusiasts, we recommend setting up at Sussex Inlet. Grab a spot on the wide jetty with your rod for the day and try your luck at catching that night’s dinner! The boat ramp is wheelchair accessible and toilets are close by. With a great picnic area and playground near the Jetty this makes it an ideal location for the entire family.
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