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Top things to do during NDIS Short Term Accommodation Brisbane stay

March 22, 2023

NDIS Short Term Accommodation Brisbane


Brisbane is a wonderful destination for those looking for short term accommodation NDIS (STA), also known as NDIS respite, with a range of activities and attractions to suit all interests and abilities. It’s a city that prides itself on accessibility and inclusivity! Let’s take a look at what you can do in and around Brisbane during your next respite.

What is STA?

Everyone needs some time to relax, recharge and enjoy a change of pace or scenery! Short Term Accommodation (STA) is a type of NDIS-funded housing support that is designed to give participants a stay away from home, and carers a break from their caring duties. Funding for STA allows eligible NDIS participants to access up to 28 days away from their usual place of residence, which can be broken out over weeks or weekends, and used flexibly.

The best part about STA is that participants still receive their support they need, from personal care to medication management, assistance in personal development and assistance in fun lifestyle and recreational activities that get them out and about such as enjoying new experiences in the community!

What to do in Brisbane during your STA stay?

Brisbane is a popular destination for short term respite for several reasons. The city’s commitment to accessibility and its range of disability-friendly services and activities makes it an ideal destination for community participation.

Here are ten accessible things to do during your NDIS short term accommodation Brisbane stay:

  1. Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and of course, koalas! The sanctuary is fully accessible, with wheelchair-friendly pathways and ramps throughout the park.

  1. Explore Brisbane City Hall

This beautiful historic building is home to a range of exhibitions and events, as well as a clock tower that offers stunning views of the city. City Hall is fully accessible, with wheelchair-friendly lifts and ramps throughout the building.

For Brisbane City Hall Accessibility Info, click here.

  1. Visit the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Get inspired at these galleries with a range of contemporary art exhibitions from around the world, as well as a range of interactive installations. Both galleries are fully accessible and offer a range of exhibitions and programs that cater to visitors of all abilities.

For QAGOMA Accessibility Info, click here.

  1. Check out the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha

Boasting picturesque views over greater Brisbane from the lookout, an awe-inspiring space show and exhibit at the planetarium, and an extensive subtropical botanic garden with sensory trails – Mt Coot-tha’s Botanic Gardens is the best place to escape the city for an other-worldly experience.

For the Botanic Gardens’ Accessibility info, click here.

  1. Explore South Bank

This bustling area is home to a range of restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as stunning views of the Brisbane River. The South Bank parklands are also fully accessible, with a range of accessible pathways, picnic areas and playgrounds.

For South Bank Accessibility Info, click here.

  1. Cruise along the Brisbane River

This is a great way to see the city from a different perspective and enjoy some of the stunning views of the city skyline. Many of the river cruise operators offer accessible cruises with ramps and wheelchair-accessible toilets on board.

For Accessibility Info across the Brisbane River, click here.

  1. Go for a dip at Streets Beach

This man-made beach is located in South Bank and is a great place to cool off on a hot day. The beach is fully accessible, with a wheelchair-accessible ramp that leads down to the water.

Learn more about accessibility info for Streets Beach via South Bank.

  1. Enjoy a cultural experience at Brisbane Powerhouse

This former power station has been transformed into a vibrant arts and cultural hub, with a range of events, exhibitions, and performances to enjoy throughout the year.

For Brisbane Powerhouse Accessibility Info, click here.

  1. Admire the views on the Brisbane Riverwalk

The Brisbane Riverwalk is an 870-metre-long accessible pathway that winds its way along the river. Stretching over 870 metres, the Riverwalk begins at the Howard Smith Wharves (near the Eagle Street Pier) and finishes at Riverview Court in New Farm (near New Farm Park). The suspended pathway sits above the water and provides a beautiful view across the river to Kangaroo Point and a fresh angle central business district view.

For Brisbane Riverwalk Accessibility Info, contact Brisbane City Council.

  1. Enjoy flavours of the world at Eat Street Northshore

Located at a former container wharf in Hamilton, Eat Street is a lively venue with international street eats that are as delicious as they are Instagram-worthy! Built from 180 repurposed recycled shipping containers, this food market is an endless fun-filled adventure that will satisfy your taste buds, matched with some of the best local live entertainment Queensland has to offer.  For persons with disability, there is ample disability parking and toilets on site. Entry is also free for carers who accompany a person with a disability.

For Eat Street Northshore Accessibility Info, click here.

Discover NDIS Short Term Accommodation Brisbane

Brisbane is a city that prides itself on accessibility and inclusivity, with a range of accessible activities and attractions to suit all interests and abilities!  At Aspire Hub, our disability accommodation is conveniently located in vibrant communities close to amenities, local attractions, and recreational activities, making it easy to enjoy everything you love most during your NDIS short term accommodation Brisbane stay.

You’ll be in safe hands every step of the way, with our caring and dedicated support team on hand to assist with everyday tasks, when you stay in one of our safe and comfortable Short Term Accommodation NDIS options.

You’ll also enjoy the choice to join a range of activities in and around Brisbane, such as Footy Weekend, Explorer Weekend, and Food Trail, all designed to suit your needs.

To enquire now or learn more about Short Term Accommodation with Aspire Hub in Brisbane, South East Queensland or Perth, click here.

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