Accessible Travel

  • Though surrounded by mountains, Cairns city is mostly flat and wheelchair-friendly.
  • Muddy's playground has special facilities for children with disabilities.
  • Only a small number of reef trips and dive-boat operators cater for people in wheelchairs; be sure to ask before booking. Green Island is more accessible for people with disabilities than Fitzroy.
  • Cairns Taxis has cabs designed to cater for people with disabilities.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail are accessible for people in wheelchairs.
  • The Cairns Regional Council's 'Access For All' webpage (www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/disability-services/access-for-all-directory) has an extensive list of accessible accommodation, services and facilities available in the region.