Resource Directory

Day Out

Abbotsford Convent
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Beautiful galleries, gardens, cafes, festivals, art therapy sessions

Accessible Beaches
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Take a trip to the beach with Melbournes range of wheelchair accessible beaches. Accessible beaches have ramps and beach matting that make it easier for wheelchair users to enjoy our beautiful coastline

Alamein Community Garden
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Garden beds for rent on annual basis. Plots not always available

All Access Disco
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Discos for all ages and abilities, carers are free

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All Ages (Under 16 must be accompanied by a carer)
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries
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Self pick blueberries, cherries and strawberries, there’s also a gift shop for local produce, jams and ice-cream

Boroondara Farmers Market
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Buy fresh local fruits and vegetables

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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Bunjilaka presents the Koorie experience. Discover the stories and vibrant culture of Victoria’s first nation peoples

Cactus Country
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Several gardens and trails filled with lots of different species of cacti and succulents. All trails are wheelchair accessible, but may be difficult in rainy/wet weather. There’s also a Mexican restaurant that serves special cake and ice cream made from edible cacti

Camberwell Sunday Market
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A market filled with hand crafted and second-hand goods; you can also hire a stall to sell your own handcrafted goods

Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Can explore the mazes, gardens and go tree surfing

Eureka Skydeck
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See Melbourne from the tallest building in the city

Hanging Rock
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Adventure to the summit of hanging rock, explore the many walks and trails, or relax in the surrounding picnic grounds

Hays Paddock Park
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Hays Paddock is one of Melbourne most inclusive parks. Located in Kew, this park contains a highly accessible playground. The playground includes a double-width slide, extra wide see-saw, hammocks, spider’s web, a sandpit with sunshade and wheelchair-accessible carousel. There is Braille and sign language instructions throughout the playground and soft flooring across it all. A fence encloses the entire play space. Bright colours and different materials provide a fantastic sensory experience.

Healesville Glass Blowing Studio
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Glass art gallery – you can watch the glass blowers work on their pieces, as well as look at beautiful glassware in the gallery

IMAX Theatre
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Don’t just watch the movie, become part of it! IMAX provides the most immersive cinematic experience in the world. 

Kew Traffic School
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With roads, roundabouts, intersections, traffic lights, street signs, railway crossings and mini trams, the Kew Traffic School is a great place for children up to 10 years to gain confidence and develop road safety skills. You are required to bring your own bike/scooter. Sessions are split between children 2-5 years and 6-10 years.

Liberty Swing
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Swing suitable for people with disabilities to enjoy freely – buy a key for $10 and you can use it unlimited amount of times

Luna Park
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Luna Park is an iconic amusement park located in St Kilda, Melbourne, with unique rides, delicious food and holiday events

Manningham Council Festivals
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Range of different festivals and shows throughout the year

Manningham Walking Trails
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A large range of walking trails varying in required skill and ability

McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery
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Outdoor gallery with an array of sculptures. Explore the various sculptures, or enjoy some time in the cafe.

Melbourne Museum
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Explore history, culture, science and nature at Melbourne Museum. Includes a special autism friendly museum. You can download a social story to help you prepare for your visit here; https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/visiting/access/the-autism-friendly-museum/

National Sports Museum
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National Sports Museum includes sporting memorabilia, interactive zones, the Australian Football Hall of Fame and much more!

Otway Fly
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The treetop walk is flat and wheelchair accessible, courtesy cart shuttle to get to and from the Treetop Walk and back

Queen Victoria Market (QVM)
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Melbourne’s biggest and most famous market – Wheelchair accessible, but can be really crowded in the morning so going after 12:30pm would be recommended.

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Beautiful gardens and a range of free events and activities to participate in throughout the year

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
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Botanic garden and trails filled with different types of beautiful flowers and plants. The Garden Explorer is an open-air motorised people mover that has room for one wheel chair (with on ramp). It circulates around the Australian Garden every 20 minutes. Garden Explorer tickets are available at the Visitor Centre and from the Driver. This tour is subject to last minute changes, please call the Visitor Centre to confirm days and times 03 5990 2200.

Saturday Night Fever
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Discos for all ages and abilities, carers are free

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18+
Scienceworks
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Learn about science at Scienceworks through a range of interactive exhibits. You can download a social story to help you prepare for your visit. You can download it here: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/visiting/access/the-autism-friendly-museum/

Sunny Ridge
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You can pick your own strawberries from November – April. The strawberry shop and café are open year around for you to enjoy their delicious desserts and produce

Trail-Rider All Terrain Wheelchair
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These all terrain wheelchairs are designed for different abilities and are available for both adults and children. The chairs are suited for sandy and semi-rough tracks where conventional wheelchairs cannot go. Can be borrowed for free and bookings can be made in advance. All-terrain wheelchairs are also available for use at Cape Conran Coastal Park, and the Grampians and Point Nepean National Parks.

Welcome to Thornbury
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A park filled with many many food trucks and bars

Wombat Bend Park
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Wombat Bend Park is an inclusive playspace for children of all abilities. The playground includes accessible play equipment and sensory activities, surrounded by natural bushland and an enclosed fence.

Yarra Valley
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Road trip around the many wineries, vineyards, farmhouses, gardens and hills

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