Pathways Cottage (Between Ballina and Lismore) Accessible Accommodation
Earth Care, People care, Fair share. Accessible Accommodation for wellbeing.
North Coast - NSW
Pathways Cottage (Between Ballina and Lismore) Accessible Accommodation
Earth Care, People care, Fair share. Accessible Accommodation for wellbeing.
North Coast - NSW
What is Offered
Accessible Toilet Seat
Bathroom Amenities
Electric Adjustable Bed
Fixed Grab Bars
Free Wi-Fi
Games - Adult
Games & Toys- Children
Heating throughout
Iron/ Ironing Board
Laptop Suitable Work Space
On-Site Disabled Parking
Room Under Bed for Hoist
Shower Chair
Smoke Detector
Smoking Allowed (Outside)
Step-Free Access In Accommodation
Step-Free Shower
Washing Machine

If you still have questions after reading this property description you will find an extremely detailed FAQ section below the video at the bottom of this section that should answer any question you may have. If not please call us on 1300 180 889 and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Pathways Cottage (Between Ballina and Lismore) Accessible Accommodation. With Equine / animal-assisted therapy

Pathways Cottage (Between Ballina and Lismore) Accessible Accommodation is just Wow!

Pathways cottage is comfortable two-bed brand new purpose-built wheelchair accessible home. Pathways provide NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA). Participants can fund up to 28 days STA a year through Core Supports to promote wellbeing and rest and regenerate. A qualified and experienced psychologist and mental health nurse live on-site, in a separate dwelling, and are available to provide support and guidance throughout your stay.  Before you arrive for your stay you will be able to plan your supports and therapy sessions which include; equine-assisted therapy, animal-assisted therapy, CBT, and nature-based therapy. All therapies are evidence-based and provided by qualified and experienced practitioners.

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The Cottage overlooks their animal therapy team and uninterrupted views of Mcleans Ridges.
Pathways are suited to either 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of participant to the carer (BYO). There is a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine and an open style shower room / wet room. All beds are extremely comfortable with good quality mattresses. The alfresco area beautifully allowing for the cool breezes to soothe you as you rest and overlook the farm.

Pathways can provide you with 24/7 supports with qualified trauma informed support staff or you can BYO – or even combine our supports with yours. There is also the option to stay with no active supports but you will still have access to our 24/7 on-call mental health professional.

Pathways Cottage (Between Ballina and Lismore) Accessible Accommodation summary of key accessible features:

  • Accessible Toilet Seat
  • Adjustable Grab Bars
  • Electric adjustable bed (on request)
  • Fixed Grab Bars
  • On Site Disabled Parking
  • Shower Chair
  • Step-Free Access
  • Step-Free Shower.
  • Accessible stable with animal encounters or therapy
  • Room for hoist under bed (can be hired).

Please note: Because there is room under the bed for a hoist, and an electric bed can be hired, this may also suit the level 3 category of Assisted Wheelchair User. Please check videos for clearance and our Frequently Asked Questions on where to hire equipment.


Accessible Connections Gold Coast is your Wheelchair Transport Solution with highly trained drivers who also serve as dedicated Support Workers.

  • Book the van exclusively
  • Price includes 7-9 people
  • Airport Transfers
  • Harbour Town Shopping
  • Byron Bay Day
  • Mt Tamborine
  • Personalised Day Trips

This transport service is exclusively managed by Accessible Accommodation. CLICK HERE for details.


We have provided you with more detailed information about their therapy in our blog HERE

Useful to know:

At this accessible accommodation with Equine/animal-assisted therapy, Pathways are NDIS providers of STA (short term accommodation) and that funding for this can be taken from Core Supports for up to 28 days per year.

Activities In and Around Pathways Cottage (Between Ballina and Lismore) Accessible Accommodation:

Pathways Cottage is a very unique form of accessible accommodation. Excellent accommodation AND a place to experience animal therapy to rejuvenate and recuperate in a caring environment. Pathways have an accessible stable allowing for direct contact with the therapy herd. Participants can get up close and personal with the resident alpacas, horses, donkey and goats!

They also offer a range of Accessible Experiences. Click HERE to learn more.

For day trips you might want to consider Ballina and Byron Bay. Local cafes and accessible trips include Summerland House Farm, Byron Bay Beach Wheelchairs, Ballina River and Alstonville open-air pool with full wheelchair accessibility.

As well as the onsite nature-based and animal-assisted therapy provided by Pathways close by, the Farmstay is close to Ballina and Byron Bay.

In Byron Bay, the beach wheelchairs provide a unique opportunity for people with a disability or limited movement to experience the beach environment. The new beach wheelchairs are specifically designed to access rough and sandy terrain with a lightweight frame and modern, comfortable features.

The current model of the All-Terrain Wheelchair is equipped with a removable footrest to make transfers in and out of the chair a simple experience. Available for up to a week, the wheelchairs are free to hire. The chairs can be collected from the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on River Street, open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information and bookings please contact the friendly staff at the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on 1800 777 666 or email

Also, close by they have a play park being built which will be fully wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Accommodation Retreat In Farmland Setting-Pathways Cottage is a truly unique and valuable holiday option.

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    Accessible Toilet Seat, Adjustable Grab Bars, Electric Adjustable Bed, Fixed Grab Bars, On Site Disabled Parking, Shower Chair, Step-Free Access, Step-Free Shower. Accessible stable with animal encounters or therapy
    Property Entrance:Yes Living Area:Yes Bedroom:Yes Kitchen:Yes Bathroom:Yes
    57 to 60 cm to include mattress choice
    No. However hoist can be hired, and owners happy to help with this
    Can be hired
    Ppen plan, see photos
    Yes, they are fixed to the wall
    Yes, they are fixed to the wall
    Yes, lightweight doors

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