Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk

Overview

Many wonders of the rainforest reside above ground level, so getting up into the canopy is the best way to explore it properly. Rising seven metres through the forest under storey to the canopy above…

Many wonders of the rainforest reside above ground level, so getting up into the canopy is the best way to explore it properly. Rising seven metres through the forest under storey to the canopy above, Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is an easy and wheelchair-accessible loop that's a great way for the whole family to experience this busy habitat.

Setting out from Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, in Port Macquarie, you’re likely to see rainforest birds, like the scarlet robin, feeding and nesting in tree branches. But keep an eye out too for goannas and the slithering diamond python.

The rainforest was a rich resource for the Birpai People; they used the walking stick palm as a travel aid and made weapons from the python tree – the second hardest wood in the world.

The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk can be experienced on a guided tour or a self-guided walk. It's is an easy 1.3km walk through the rainforest canopy.

Scheduled guided tours are run daily subject to the availability of guides.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Employ people with disability
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair/scooter charging station (power point) in an accessible location
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have Exit signs which are visible at a ground level (high level signs are difficult to see in a fire)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have wheelchair access to amusements and activities including boats and bush trails (includes tour rides, skyways, trolley cars, flying fox, amusement rides and boating)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions
Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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