Cairns Wheelchair Access Travel

Cairns wheelchair access is fairly good for the disabled tourist. It does not have the cobblestone and heritage buildings that are the hallmark of so many European destinations. as a result the vast majority of the built environment in this pacific rim city has been constructed over the last one hundred years. The city is very flat and this absence of hills enhances Cairns wheelchair access with flat pathways in many areas. 

Cairns is a tropical city. People who have disabilities that affect their capacity to control their temperature would be best advised not to visit during the November to March period. Rising temperatures during this period combined with increases due to climate change make it hard to leave an air conditioned hotel. It is a popular destination during the drier and cooler months from May to October.  

Attractions and Opportunities

Cairns Aquarium

Great Barrier Reef

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Cairns Esplanade  – Preview The Esplanade with Rob

Cairns Regional Gallery

Find a Hotel


Cairns Bus Service

Cairns Taxis

Other Access Information

Cairns Regional Council’s Access for All Directory has a comprehensive list of Cairns wheelchair access to accommodation, services and facilities. They hope it will make planning your trip to our region less stressful and more enjoyable.

Cairns Wheelchair Access
Cairns Wheelchair Access

For more information on Cairns Wheelchair Access and to plan your holiday to Tropical North Queensland, visit the official tourism website for Cairns and Great Barrier Reef. You can email the Cairns and Tropical North Visitor Information Centre at or telephone them on (07) 4051 3588.

There are a great range of restaurants, shopping and level walkways to explore. Tours to the Great Barrier Reef and islands also depart from Cairns.

Cairns is level but if you are using a wheelchair as your main mode of transport I would suggest trying to book accommodation no further than 3 blocks back from the Esplanade. This will mean you are within a comfortable walk/wheel to some of the local attractions.

Cairns wheelchair access

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