Reviews

The Reviews below are only from my point of view.  Places I mention have indicated that they are wheelchair accessible in one way or another.  However what is accessible for one person, may not be for another.  I hope that my descriptions help you plan and enjoy your time away.

Seacove Resort Coolum

Seacove Resort Coolum is ideal for a short stay when you just need somewhere quiet and clean to recharge for your day ahead.  They have two disabled friendly ground floor motel-style studio apartments. There is a self-contained apartment (kitchen; washer and dryer in bathroom) upstairs for others which has a double and single bed.

Room is a little compact and restricting for wheelchairs though the double bed can be changed to a single and pushed to one side upon request.  If your driving skills are good, you may be able to access to both sides of the double bed allowing you to get to the Bar Fridge.

The Bathroom overall is really good.  There are rails in the shower and a seat mounted to the wall.  Those of you needing to use a shower chair with wheels may have some difficulties getting in/out of the shower. There is a small aluminium strip to get over and the shower door slowly swings closed. There is a horizontal rail coming up from the floor beside the toilet but there isn’t a vertical one.

Entry into the room is a paved path which comes to a slight incline at the sliding door.  A wider car park and a standard sized car park is designated to that apartment.

The pool slopes down and does not have any steps down into it.  There is also an accessible toilet / change room close to the pool area.

All areas outside are concrete and flat.  It may be difficult for a wheelchair to fit into the reception area though staff will be able to see you from the desk. The second door can be opened to allow wheelchair access with relative ease.

Wunpalm Motel  Maroochydore

Wunpalm Motel and Holiday Cabins is perfect for a short stay when you just need somewhere quiet and clean to recharge for your day ahead. The cabin has a self-contained kitchenette.

The room has a spacious circular open plan layout. There is ample of room for a wheelchair to access either side of the queen-sized bed and one side of the single bed as it is against a wall.

The Bathroom overall is on the smallish side. It is all titled and does not have any lips or ledges to step over.  There is one horizontal rail in the shower however it is shorter than a standard one. The shower has a fixed showerhead and separate Hot and Cold turn taps. Whether you use a stand alone chair or a shower chair with wheels you should not have any difficulties and there is another short horizontal rail beside the toilet. However, there is no shower seat provided.

Entry into the room has a ramp leading up to the sliding door.  A wider car park and a standard sized car park is designated to that cabin.

It may be difficult for a wheelchair to fit into the reception area, though staff will be able to see you from the desk.

Cabins @ The View

This is a perfect little gem for people who have the mobility to step up / down 3 or 4 steps as this cabin is a split level. The lounge room and outside area with a spa is on the lower level.

For holiday accommodation, the bathroom is as close to perfect as it will ever be. There is a small step/lip up into bathroom from the bedroom. There is a standard horizontal and vertical rail beside toilet and another short horizonal handrail on the other side of toilet. A horizonal and a vertical rail is in the shower.  The bathroom floor is level and has plenty of room for wheelchairs.

The kitchen and dining areas are a tight squeeze for wheelchairs.

Worldsaway Retreat

Overall, I would not call this wheelchair accessible at all, however it may be good for people who do not use a wheelchair or walker.

There is a ramp up with a small lip/step into the Cabin.  All of the doorways are of standard widths.

There is no space for a wheelchair on either side of bed though there is plenty of space at the bottom of the bed.  So, if you can do a “bed shuffle” and work your way up the bed, you should sleep well after this workout.

The bathroom is not too bad, the tiled floor is level and is a spacious sized bathroom.  There is a standard horizontal with angled rail beside toilet and another short horizontal handrail on other side of toilet which could be also used in the shower.  There is a pull-down Shower Seat, separate Hot and Cold lever taps and the towel rails are low.  The Fixed Rose Showerhead and the lack of handrails near the shower seat really lets this bathroom down.

The clear glass panels on the balcony allows you to take in the amazing views however the high wooden table is unable to be moved.

The gravel driveway is steep in some parts and may be difficult for some vehicles to get back up to the road when leaving.

Dayboro Cottages and Liama Walks

Overall, I would not call this wheelchair accessible at all, however it may be good for people who require minimal assistance.

There is plenty of room for a wheelchair / walker eg., there is access to both sides of bed and has a large balcony that has a ledge to step up and over.

The bathroom would definitely not pass as being accessible because the shower is in a glass cubicle with a swing door, the showerhead is a fixed Rosehead and does not have any handrails or a showerchair nor a pulldown seat.  There is also a cupboard under basin and there are no handrails near the toilet however a wheelchair / walker would fit with a squeeze.

The kitchenette has plenty of room for a wheelchair / walker however it is all cupboards and drawers.  There is no free space under benches and the positioning of appliances fridge, microwave etc may not be the best.