Cairns lagoon aerial rectangleCairns Disabled Travel was the first ‘sister’ specialist website for Cane & Able Travel. 

While this website’s Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) section contains general travel information it is more for travellers who only require cane assistance or similar to get around.

While we have visited Cairns a couple of times for to explore the main attractions as able-bodied tourists, in December 2012 we ventured north to check out attractions, getting around and accommodation for visitors in a wheelchair.

cairnsCairns is the main centre for the Tropical North and it is a modern, cosmopolitan, colourful city. It’s an ideal base to explore the attractions close by, the Atherton Tablelands, the Great Barrier Reef, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.

TNQ is a fabulous holiday destination and it caters pretty well for visitors with disabilities. On our visit it was, for the most, accessible and rewarding.  We checked out a few accommodation properties in Cairns and Palm Cove as well as restaurants and attractions.  We visited the Regional Art Gallery, Kuranda Skyrail, AJ Hackett Bungy (yes they do a wheelchair bungy!) and went to the outer Barrier Reef with Quicksilver (they have a chair lift to lower people into the water from the pontoon of the are able to transfer from their wheelchair to the seat).