Your guide to accessible tourism experiences in the Margaret River Region with Mia Lacy.
We recently visited interstate and stayed in a modern holiday apartment where the ensuite to our master bedroom featured an unusually high, tiled bath with the shower fitted over the top. It was impossible to get in and out of comfortably and safely so we simply used the second bathroom, which had a good walk-in shower, during our stay.
The experience set me thinking: how do people with limited mobility get around and indeed get on in the Margaret River Region?
When I started researching accessibility and properties that catered well for all patrons here, I came across a delightful anecdote.
It goes like this: When Laurance Wines (now Robert Oatley Margaret River) first opened and a guest entered their glamorous, beautifully decorated all person access restroom for the first time, the guest was literally moved to tears because they were so used to encountering stark, functional restrooms catering for disabled visitors.
I could relate to this story when I first visited Laurance Wines and noted how well they cater for all person access across all levels of their property. And, the more I researched, the more I understood that tourism operators doing this well win kudos all round.