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New Sandcruisers for the Disabled on Port Stephens Beaches

July 5, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Getting on the pristine what sands of Port Stephens’ many beaches is now a whole lot easier for visitors with a disability thanks to two new Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchairs introduced by Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks.

Beach wheelchairAvailable for free to all visitors and locals in Port Stephens and not just guests at the group’s four holiday parks in Port Stephens, the state-of-the art wheelchairs feature pneumatic tyres which make navigating grass and sand easy, meaning the all-terrain sandcruisers can be used for mobility-challenged people to be on the beach instead of just looking at it from a distance.

“We want everyone to be able to experience what our beautiful area has to offer,” Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks business development manager, Rebecca Smith, says.

One of the sandcruiser chairs was recently loaned by Halifax Holiday Park to a family staying in Nelson Bay during the Easter school holiday period.

“To see the face of the little 11-year-old boy light up when I was assisting his father to put the chair in the back of his van was truly rewarding,” said Halifax Holiday Park manager Robert Robinson.

As a community service, the special wheelchairs are available for loan from Halifax and Fingal Bay Holiday Parks at no cost to the general public and guests at the four parks managed by Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks, which is an enterprise of Port Stephens Council.

Call the parks direct to make a booking for the chairs  – Halifax Holiday Park on: 02 4981 1522 or Fingal Bay on 02 4981 1473. Details are at: http://www.beachsideholidays.com.au/our-news/sandcruiser-beach-wheelchairs#sthash.08cwaRbO.

Visit http://www.beachsideholidays.com.au

For general information on Sail Port Stephens as well as accommodation deals, dining, attractions, activities and maps, Destination Port Stephens’ website – www.portstephens.org.au – provides a one-stop-shop for holidays in Port Stephens.

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