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Accessible Tourism Guide

 This page is dedicated to providing information about Central Australian businesses who provide disability access or support. This is not a complete list but a good start of accessible information.

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Hello Alice

As an award winning disability service provider, Michelle at Hello Alice delivers an authentic and caring service tailored to your needs in Central Australia. Their professional helping hands help you manage life's essentials. Whether you are flying solo, a busy family or visiting Central Australia, our team will coordinate with our trusted network to deliver the best outcomes for peace of mind. 

To find out more and book Michelle for assistance visit the Hello Alice website.

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Alice Springs Accessibility Map

Alice Springs Town Council launched an online accessibility map in 2022. This online map shows access points, facilities and key service locations within the Alice Springs Municipality. 

Public Transport

Public transport buses are low floor and fitted with ramps that accommodate access for standard wheelchairs and light weight mobility aids. Please be aware that some oversized wheelchairs and scooters will not be able to board.

A limited number of taxi vans have the facility to life a wheelchair or scooter. Please advise the operator when booking the taxi.

Alice Springs Taxi Service 131 008

Alice Springs Cabs 132 227

Attractions

Alice Springs Aquatics and Leisure Centre

Phone: 08 8950 4360

  • Heated indoor 8 lane, 25m swimming pool
  • Indoor 20m pool with beach entry, disabled ramp access, indoor spa, lazy river and a 4 lane learn-to-swim section.
  • Hoist and wet chair for indoor pool access.
  • Outdoor 50m swimming lap pool.
  • Outdoor splash pad.
  • Medical oxygen is available on premises.

 

Alice Springs Desert Park

Phone: 08 8951 8788

  • Fully accessible with mobility scooters available to hire (Bookings essential)
  • Daily cultural presentations
  • Pass through 3 re-created desert habitats, and discover the native plants and wildlife found across Central Australia
  • All presentations and attractions fully accessible and complimentary wheelchair for use.

 

Alice Springs School of the Air

Phone: 08 8951 6834

Learn about the Alice Springs born innovative education program for children living in remote areas. Experience our “World’s Largest Classroom” and the journey it has taken from 1951 to the current day.

  • Easily accessible, limited space.

 

Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Phone: 08 8952 3993

Visit the best-preserved station along the Overland Telegraph Line at the original site of the European settlement in the township of Stuart (later Alice Springs) established in 1872.

  • Café and Store are wheelchair accessible.
  • Paths are a combination of sealed and unsealed. Unsealed paths are flat and well maintained, after rain access can be slightly challenging.
  • Two (2) disability car parking places available close to the picnic grounds.
  • Disability accessible toilets in the main toilet block.
  • The Historical precinct is a flat area with a combination of grassed areas and unsealed well maintained areas. The historical buildings have small ramps in place to enable wheelchair accessibility.

 

Araluen Cultural Precinct

Phone: 08 8951 1120

Visit the Araluen Arts Centre; Central Craft; Museum of Central Australia and Central Australia Aviation Museum housed within the Cultural Precinct

  • All fully accessible.

 

National Road Transport Hall of Fame

Phone: 08 8952 7161

National Road Transport Hall of Fame, the Old Ghan Train Railway Museum and the magnificent Kenworth Dealer Truck Museum collectively make up the most comprehensive land transport museum in the southern hemisphere.

  • Ramp access down to the Transport Hall of Fame, sealed paths around the grounds.

 

Olive Pink Botanic Gardens

Phone: 08 8952 2154

The Olive Pink Botanic Garden was opened to the public in 1985 and now has over 600 Central Australian plants represented in the garden including 40 rare or threatened species. There are self-guided walks and interpretive signs to help the visitors learn about desert plants, their uses, and the life of the Garden’s founder Miss Pink.

  • Most walking tracks accessible along the dirt paths. Annie Myers Hill moderately rocky with steps.

 

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Phone: 08 8958 8411

Operating an engaging and educational facility which incorporates a museum, souvenir shop, one of the oldest functioning RFDS communication bases to be found and a café serving up delicious treats in a relaxed and informal setting.

  • Full access to all facilities.

 

Women’s Museum of Australia

Phone: 08 8952 9006

Formerly called the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame at the Old Alice Springs Gaol provides visitors with two interesting attractions to visit at the one location which is dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia’s heritage.

  • Sealed paths and ramps lead into most of the historical buildings.

 

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

Phone: 08 8956 7402

Share the stories, art and history of the Western Aranda people, Ntaria / Hermannsburg; birthplace of Albert Namatjira and initially a Lutheran Mission.

  • Limited access to the School and Church, all other areas of the precinct are wheelchair friendly.

 

Uluru Audio Guide

Phone: 08 8956 3368

For those choosing to coordinate their own Uluru itinerary to ensure walks, drives and sightseeing meets their needs, then the Uluru Audio Guide is a great accompaniment. Uluru Audio Guide provides GPS triggered commentary for all roads within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as well as all walks at Uluru and the short walk at Kata Tjuta. This allows you to explore at your own pace and not miss out on learning about the culture, history and native environment that is quintessential to Uluru.

 

Curtin Springs Paper Tours

Phone: 08 8956 2906

Curtin Springs Paper invites the desert to offer up its hardy ingredients to combine and make a truly authentic souvenir of our region. Our handmade paper is made from the native grasses from Curtin Springs Station. You can share the wonders of our home and get to know our history, landscape and connection to the land through our paper.

  • Tours are wheelchair accessible.

 

AAT Kings – Yulara Tours

Phone: 1300 228 546

AAT Kings Yulara has multiple wheelchair operating coaches and accessible vehicles to ensure guests with mobility issues are able to attend tours. Wheelchair requests must be requested prior to tour booking to ensure the vehicle is available.

Field of Light Sunrise (FOL) – 100m from coach to dune top viewing, 200m from dune top viewing to start of field of light, 700m or 300m walk within the field, 350m from end of walk in field to dune top for refreshments and 100m from dune top viewing to coach. Sandy uneven paths.

Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk (Y40) – 10.6km of sandy, maintained paths around the base of Uluru. Accessible by wheelchair.

Uluru Sacred Sites & Sunset (Y17) – Visit the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Kuniya Walk and Bus Sunset Viewing Area. All wheelchair accessible, with seating areas present.

Uluru Sunset (Y11) – Bus Sunset Viewing Area. All wheelchair accessible, with limited seating available.

Barbeque Dinner Under the Stars (Add on to Y11 & Y17) – short walk to dining site, all wheelchair accessible.

Kata Tjuta Sunset (Y8) – Kata Tjuta Sunset Viewing Area. All wheelchair accessible, with limited seating areas present.

Kings Canyon and Outback Panoramas (Y19) – Drive to Kings Canyon with beginning of Kings Creek Walk available for wheelchairs. Helicopter flight is available.

 

Outback Tour Services

Phone: 08 8950 9900

A Northern Territory owned and operated business, Outback Tour Services provides all-access disability tours, so exploring the natural wonders of Central Australia and participating in camping safaris is now possible for people with disabilities. Fully catered and guided tours, offering a variety of camping styles from swags to luxury safari tents. Tours can range from small 4 x 4 group touring to luxury 53-seater coach touring.

Accommodation

Discovery Parks – Alice Springs

Discovery Parks – Alice Springs is a highly accessible park with a range of facilities that cater to wheelchair users and the mobility impaired. Currently there are two dedicated wheelchair access cabins and the park’s facilities including the entertainment centre, games room, TV room, reading room and BBQ areas are accessible by ramps. An entertainment program that includes events like Pancake Breakfasts, and the informative ‘Red Centre Show’ are available to all abilities.

 

Discovery Parks – Glen Helen

Discovery Parks – Glen Helen is working hard to improve its accessibility to wheelchair users and to the mobility impaired. An upgrade to the outback campground and shared amenities is ongoing, but currently includes an outdoor, wheelchair accessible toilet. The onsite bar and restaurant are also completely accessible to wheelchair users and to the mobility impaired.

 

Discovery Kings Canyon

Discovery Kings Canyon has worked hard to ensure their rooms and amenities cater to all abilities. There are currently four newly refurbished dedicated wheelchair-access Standard Rooms and all other resort rooms are accessible via two small steps and include wheelchair-ready bathrooms. All licensed outlets, which are open to all guests, cater to wheelchairs and the mobility impaired. This includes the unique ‘Under a Desert Moon’ dining experience, which invites guests to dine under a canopy of stars.

 

Discovery Parks – Kings Canyon

Discovery Parks – Kings Canyon welcomes visitors of all abilities to their outback campground. The campground amenities feature wheelchair accessible toilets and showers and licensed outlets, Carmichael’s Restaurant and Kings Canyon Bar & Grill, are ready to receive wheelchairs and the mobility impaired.

 

Curtin Springs Wayside Inn

Curtin Springs Wayside Inn is the perfect base from which to explore the Uluru/Kings Canyon Regions. Or stay a while and ‘peel back the layers’ by including our experiences, tours and hospitality in your travel plans. Affordable accommodation, homestyle meals, bar, store, fuel, & campground.

  • Our family accommodation rooms have full disabled bathrooms.

Phone: 08 8956 2906

Parks

Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges

Simpsons Gap

A place renowned for seeing Black-footed Rock-wallabies on the short walk to the gap.

  • Limited access along the sealed path – Not able to get all the way along, although you can view the scenery from the end of the path.

Ochre Pits

Used for a range of purposes, from medicinal to protecting wooden weapons from termites, Ochre was a vital part of Aboriginal Culture.

  • Sealed path to the viewing platform.

Ormiston Gorge

Cool scenic gorges are important refuges for plants and animals, many of which can be found within Ormiston Gorge.

  • Waterhole Walk provides a sealed path for wheelchair access.

Parks & Wildlife Northern Territory

Phone: 08 8951 8250

Website: nt.gov.au/parks

 

Watarrka National Park

The first part of the Kings Creek Walk is wheelchair accessible, as is the Kathleen Springs Walk (with assistance, as it has a few hills).

 

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

People from all over the world come to visit the World Heritage listed park, marvelling at its geological wonders, cultural significance and natural beauty. Explore Uluru, one of the largest monoliths in the world, rising 348 metres above the desert floor and having a circumference of 9.4 kilometres.

  • Wheelchair access into Mala Walk and the Kuniya Walk
  • Facilities available at the Cultural Centre and Talinguru Nyakunytjaku Viewing Area.

Phone: 08 8956 1128

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