A trip to our nation’s capital was one of the first Afford Getaways to hit the road and enjoy the countryside after many months of travel disruptions.
Residents of our Billabong and Rainbow Supported Accommodation, Mark, Brett, Michael and Colin, absolutely love to get out and about to see new places. They were very excited to confirm their Afford Getaways trip to Canberra and eager to plan their days of sightseeing and fun.
Supported by lifestyle assistants, Lisa and Kumar, throughout their journey, the travellers jumped into their colourful Afford van for a wonderful adventure.
The first stop for the four friends was at Goulbourn’s Big Merino. A lovely morning tea stop and a picture or two in front of the over-sized ram was the ideal way to break up the drive.
Heading onto Canberra, the mates strapped on their walking shoes for lots of sightseeing. They visited Cockington Green Gardens where they felt like giants walking around the miniature, manicured gardens and small-scale buildings inspired by real-life structures from around the world.
It was a definite change in pace when they ventured into the Canberra Reptile Zoo. They patted lizards and admired the many different species of snakes as they walked through the enclosures.
After a busy day, Mookie Burgers was the meal of choice for dinner with yummy burgers of all kinds.
The following morning, Mark, Brett, Michael and Colin were driven back to their homes in Penrith by their Afford support staff.
“Afford Getaways offer individuals many opportunities to enjoy travel with support if and when they need it,” said Jessica Scicluna, Events Coordinator, Getaways.
“Participants can choose where they want to go and with support, their travel dreams can become a reality. Our getaways promote inclusivity and opportunities to see different places and meet new people.”
Afford Getaways has just launched a range of new supported holiday options for people of all abilities.
Supported holidays are organised for destinations across Australia, including visits to iconic theme parks on the Gold Coast, trips on The Ghan, and road trips across the country.