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Equal Access

Tasmania welcomes people with disabilities. Many accommodation places and attractions are accessible.

Facilities for Travellers with Disabilities

Tasmania welcomes travellers with disabilities. Many public places and attractions are totally accessible to wheelchair users.

Increasingly, accommodation places are equipped to cater for people with disabilities and their carers. When you visit our website you will notice that these properties display a disable symbol. Once you decide where to stay it is strongly recommended that you contact the operators and discuss your special needs and their level of access. Our main cities are wheelchair aware with kerbing and footpath standards in main commercial areas allowing ease of use. Salamanca Market, and the waterfront precincts in Hobart and Launceston have taken special care to allow ease of access to people using aids of all types.

Many of our prime experiences and tours are also accessible - look for the symbol, however it is a good idea to contact the tour provider to discuss your needs and to ensure a quality experience.

National Parks and Forest Reserves

Select national parks and forest reserves are also equipped to provide equal access to people with a wide range of disabilities. To find out more information you can visit the Parks and Wildlife Service or Forestry Tasmania for information on the best parks and forest reserves to visit and what they offer.

Transport for People with Disabilities

Metro Tasmania now uses 'kneel-down' buses in all four main centres, with wide entrances and special seating areas/stowage for wheelchairs. Elective seating for seniors is also well-catered for on city transport. Wheelchair rental is available from Red Cross offices in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.