South Australia is home to awesome experiences that we are lucky to have, but not all are truly accessible to all. To give you an idea of what’s out there that is, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite accessible activities around Adelaide and South Australia for you to enjoy.
Do you require support to participate in community activities, or have a special need or disability that prevents you from seeing sights around South Australia? If you need support and have a significant and permanent disability, Companion Cards are your best friend. They allow companions (carers) to attend many activities, venues and events for free, meaning you won’t have to pay for two tickets if required on entry. Applying for a card can be simple; a process that Greenleaf Consultancy can guide you through. However, if you’re not eligible for a Companion Card but would like to enjoy these experiences too, simply contact us to see if and how we can get you moving. For more information on Companion Cards, click here.
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See the Animals in the Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is fun for the whole family, and a day spent viewing the animals and wildlife can be exciting and informative. Whether it’s in a tour or self-guided, the Zoo is an accessible experience ready for anyone and everyone. Wheelchair access, disability parking and accessible facilities are available throughout the premises. More information on times, tours and their facilities is available on their website, so head there to find out how you can experience the Zoo today.
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Get Lost in the Mintaro Maze
The Mintaro Maze, located about 2 hours out of Adelaide in the Clare Valley, is an accessible weekend excursion you will love. We know getting lost isn’t everyone’s idea of a good weekend day trip, but the living maze gives everyone the opportunity to have fun. The wide and flat paths make for great wheelchair access and the large games, and other sights, create an exciting experience for anyone wanting a challenge.
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Play in the Snow at the Ice Arena
The Ice Arena in Thebarton offers South Australia's largest ice surface along with a free snow play session for everyone with special needs and disabilities. Held on the first Thursday of every month outside of school holidays, it’s an exciting way to experience something South Australia doesn’t get to experience often. Winter is coming and a snow play session just might be the way to welcome it. Head to their website to see how their Ice Factor Plus program works and to book.
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Explore the World through the South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum offers stimulating and astonishing sights all throughout, and they are dedicated to ensuring an enjoyable experience for all visitors. The museum established an access program in 2015 and now offer programs throughout the year. Auslan and audio described tours, wheelchair accessible lifts, autism-friendly programs, and tactile elements for blind and vision-impaired audiences are just some of the ways they’ve made a trip to the museum a great way to spend the day.
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Enjoy the Thrill of Visiting the Old Adelaide Gaol
Want a thrilling experience? This activity offers just that with nightly ghost tours or self-guided adventures through the walls of the old Adelaide Gaol. The grounds are wheelchair accessible meaning anyone can see the sights and, if you stay there long enough, you might just see a ghost or two. Follow the fascinating narrative signs to learn about the old inmates and the cultural history behind the 150 years that it functioned.