Gokula Stay Hervey Bay Accessible Accommodation
Gokula Stay Hervey Bay Accessible Accommodation welcomes you to Point Vernon in beautiful Hervey Bay, the Whale Watching capital of the world!
Gokula Stay Hervey Bay Accessible Accommodation is ideally suited for Short Term (STA), Respite and holidays for people with disabilities of all levels. Situated in a very quiet location, Point Vernon is surrounded by stunning beaches, an abundance of birdlife, nearby breathtaking views of K’gari (Fraser Island), and only 400m to the 12km esplanade walking and cycle path which offers the scenic route into town or to the Urangan Pier, the public water park for kids to enjoy, plus a huge range of social and adventure activities, and only 2.5km to the famous Gatakers Bay and its gorgeous sunsets and quiet beaches.
This home suits couples or families of all ages and has been designed to suit those with access or mobility needs, with accessible amenities and features including hospital beds, hoists, shower chairs, Sara Stedy, grab rails, ramps, and walk-in (step-free) shower. The property is fully fenced and pet friendly (upon application), and has a huge outdoor entertainment area overlooking a large grassed space and gardens for you to capture and enjoy.
This beautiful large open-plan low-set holiday home consists of 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom has an antique claw foot bath, a walk-in shower and separate toilet. The largest room, the Lotus Room, with easy driveway access, is self-contained with wheelchair accessible bathroom with a full roll-in shower and handrails, kitchenette, great living space, full hoist, stand-up hoist, Sara Stedy, a range of shower chairs to suit all needs, and an adjustable bed bath. The Lotus Room is interconnected by an internal doorway with a ramp, in an easy-access open-plan design. This room has an accessible kitchenette with low bench height and includes a tipping kettle, electric frypan, air fryer oven and fridge freezer, as well as dinnerware etc. For ease of access, the Lotus Room has a very large open bathroom with wrap-around curtains for privacy and with a large open accessible shower with support rails and a toilet with fold-down support rails on each side. A large 8kW reverse cycle air conditioner and 2 ceiling fans add to the comfort, as do the 2 super comfortable electric beds (2 king single beds – one with Zephair floatation air mattress available (upon request), and bed rails (optional). The property is fully fenced and pet friendly (upon application), and has a huge outdoor entertainment area overlooking a large grassed space and gardens for you to capture and enjoy the breezes. You even have your own smart television to watch Netflix from the comfort of your bed!
Gokula Stay has plenty of natural daylight and easy wheelchair maneuverability and a huge outdoor covered entertainment area adjacent to the living areas (with a wheelchair access ramp). The yard is perfect for accommodating the whole family, including children and pets, with its 6-foot fencing and large grassed area and gardens with flowers, fruit and veggies growing! Inside, the open plan lounge (with electric sit-to-stand chair), dining and kitchen areas are well lit and fresh with 3 ceiling fans and a large reverse cycle aircon. The master bedroom is a great size and has reverse cycle aircon. In the bathroom, the vintage rustic deep claw-foot bath can be accessed with the hoist giving all guests the opportunity to enjoy this luxury, plus we offer a motorised bath seat to assist in lowering into the bath and raising back out of the bath. This bathroom also has a walk-in shower and a gorgeous carved mango wood vanity. A 2-way toilet is adjacent to the main bathroom. At the far end of the home is bedroom 2 with a queen-size bed and built-in robe full of board games, and bedroom 3 with 2 long single beds and a built-in robe, and with TV and DVD’s it will be sure to keep the young and old alike entertained.
There is a second, covered external laundry situated at the rear of the home, with accessible washer and dryer heights. In addition, there is a caravan pad with nearby power and water at the front of the property which can be made available upon request.
Key accessible features:
- Accessible toilet seat
- Beach wheelchair hire (delivered to the property on request)
- Carer assistance can be discussed upon enquiry
- One bed is an ‘I-care’ brand with bed rails optional and it has all height adjustments and sits low to the ground, tilts from both ends, head, and knee adjustment with a hand-operated remote. This bed also can have a zephair air flotation mattress on request otherwise is a high-quality foam mattress
- The second electric bed has head and foot raise
- Fixed grab bars in the bathroom and toilet areas
- Mobile hoist (BYO sling)
- Sara Stedy sit-to-stand aid
- On-site disabled parking
- Service dog provisions
- Range of multiple shower chairs (commodes)
- Step-free access
- Step-free, roll-in shower
- Adjustable mobile bed bath
- Master lock key for the council all-accessible change room with hoist/shower/toilet and adult change bed, at Pialba beach
Distance to the nearest hospital: Hervey Bay General Hospital 5.5km
Activities In And Around Gokula Stay Hervey Bay Accessible Accommodation
Shelley at Gokula Stay can arrange for free beach wheelchair hire and have it delivered to the property for you on request! There are 5 beach wheelchairs (3 x 4 wheeler and 2 x 3 wheeler) from the local Council. Hervey Bay is perfect for beach wheelchair use, as they have calm sheltered waters.
Point Vernon boasts beautiful beaches to the East, North and West and incredible, breathtaking sunsets at Gatakers Bay. A 12 km paved pedestrian and cycle track in the shade of large trees adjacent to the sea, joining Point Vernon to Urangan Pier, with shops and cafes, parks and exercise equipment along the way.
For the ultimate adventure, Gokula Stay can highly recommend ‘Hervey Bay Whale Watch & Charters’ to their guests! From July to October, Hervey Bay becomes the whale-watching capital of the world! Experience close-up whale watching on the Quick Cat II, a fantastic vessel with excellent 360-degree wheelchair accessibility and a super-close experience at the front of the bow where the whales can swim right beneath you! You can even swim with the whales!! They offer morning trips, afternoon trips or the option to combine your whale watching with a trip to K’gari (Fraser Island). Hervey Bay Whale Watch offers sunset cruises on their smaller vessel, Calypso, allowing you to experience spectacular sunsets leaving from various locations along the foreshore of Hervey Bay. No other tour can offer this level of access and awesomeness! More info HERE or call 1800 671 977 and mention Gokula Stay when you book!
Along the Esplanade is a great free water park (seasonal operation) for adults and children to enjoy. The water park provides wet area wheelchairs upon request for free so that everyone can enjoy the fun facilities. The council has placed in the “All Abilities Park” at Pialba a change room with a ceiling hoist, shower, toilet and a fold-down change table for all ages.
Reefworld Hervey Bay is a fun place for all the family! Pat and feed the turtles, watch up close the fish and rays in their aquarium and touch the starfish in the touch tank! The aquarium and touch tank are wheelchair accessible, and some wheelchair access is possible to see the giant green sea turtles. The cafe restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch. More info HERE.
The council provide visitors with all-terrain beach wheelchairs upon request. More info HERE
Water recreation and guided tours such as Turtle Discovery Eco Tour and Cultural Experiences. More info HERE
Shopping, restaurants, cinemas, botanical gardens and so much more is close by!
Fraser Coast Accessible Travel Guide has heaps of great things to do! More info HERE
The Hervey Bay Golf Club boasts fabulous facilities for guests, with the native setting of the challenging 18-hole championship course. The Club House Hervey Bay is a delightful place to spend time in the company of friends and family. Restaurant, bar, live music, cafe, kids room. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Find them at the corner of Tooth St and Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba. Phone (07) 4128 4249.
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