The City of Gold Coast has been working hard to create fun accessible activities suited to all abilities and NDIS participants. Recently, the city has been improving its beach access initiatives and partners with local surf life saving clubs and volunteer organisations. With the help of the amazing and hard-working volunteers at Volunteering Gold Coast, they’ve been able to develop a range of accessible activities and wheelchair friendly beach access locations. The city has also started developing accessible toilet facilities in selected locations to support their vision of a city where everyone is included. At UDC, we love how the city is developing more options for people with a disability to engage with the community and participate in more activities.
Social Community and Civic Participation Programs
Your Support Workers at UDC can take you out to beautiful Gold Coast beaches as a part of your Community Participation program, this can include a range of purposeful leisure activities suited to your NDIS goals and needs. Our community participation programs help NDIS participants build independence and any skills relevant to their NDIS goals. You can include activities that are suited to your interests. Having a swim or a stroll along the beach, will get you out and about and get you to engage with the community around you. If you prefer any other types of activities, make sure to let your disability support worker know and we’ll design your community access around your preferences.
Wheelchair friendly beaches
Beach matting and beach wheelchairs are provided in a number of locations across the city of Gold Coast. The Waterwheels wheelchairs are available at Tallebudgera Creek every Saturday during the Surf Lifesavers patrol season (September to May)! Tallebudgera Beach offers a picturesque environment for a nice outing. There are a few cafés around that you can get a tasty treat from, and plenty of space for a nice picnic outdoors. This beach if the perfect location for a swim and accessible parking is provided near the beach matting. The Waterwheels wheelchairs are perfect for enjoying the water with and come with floatable arms rests. In addition, there are usually friendly volunteers present at the Tallebudgera Beach who may be able to assist with beach access if needed. Make sure to contact the city of Gold Coast if any additional assistance or information is needed. These accessible beach activities are the perfect way for everyone to be able to enjoy the water and the great benefits it has to offer.
Accessible beach activities Gold Coast
There are also a number of locations across Gold Coast with wheelchair access to the beach and the water’s edge. You can find a list of locations and more information on the City of Gold Coast beach wheelchairs and matting page. Volunteering Gold Coast also lists accessible beaches where dedicated volunteers can assist with beach access on their website.
Access can be arranged in most of the popular beach locations such as Burleigh Heads, Nobby’s Beach and the Kurrawa Beach in Broadbeach. In some cases, you may need to contact the city if you’d like access to a specific location. The swimming enclosure in Broadwater Parklands has permanent matting in place which connects to the main pathway. In addition, the park also offers an accessible floating pontoon, although you may have to consider the tides and how they can affect it! Always check with the City of Gold Coast Lifeguards or volunteer Lifesavers if you’re unsure about water safety.
NDIS Community Day Programs
These fun accessible Gold Coast activities would be great for anyone who loves the beach and outdoors! A day at the beach is the perfect way to spend time in the sunny QLD whether. Also, if you’re looking for even more fun things to do, UDC offers a Day Program in Tweed Heads with a range of planned activities from cooking and Geocaching to bowling and walking groups. Activities can also be created based on the clients’ needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help in organising community access or NDIS day program activities on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Heads or the Northern New South Wales. Our friendly team will be more than happy to assist with any queries you may have.