Residents of our Billabong and Rainbow Supported Accommodation, Brett, Bruce, Colin, Mark and Michael, recently hit the road for an Afford Getaway to Ulladulla. The trip was the first Afford Getaway since the lifting of NSW’s COVID-19 lockdown and it did not disappoint. During their picturesque coastal escape, the men and their lifestyle assistants enjoyed adventure, relaxation and met some furry friends at Mogo Wildlife Park.

Afford Getaways are accessible holidays that encourage you to have amazing adventures and develop your independence.

“It was such a breath of fresh air for the guys to have some time away and new experiences. They started thinking about booking an Afford Getaway once we knew restrictions were easing and then they booked it as soon as they could,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Lucy Mattingley.

The crew headed down the coast on November 1st with three days of fun ahead of them. Their accommodation was near  thebeachside and once they settled in, they realised that their neighbours would be free-roaming kangaroos.

“They are such a happy and active group of men and we have two older gentlemen and three young ones. Surprisingly it was the younger ones who were napping in the van between activities. The older guys gave them a run for their money,” continued Lucy.

The main event was visiting Mogo Wildlife Park, where our clients got to see animals of all shapes and sizes. Mogo Wildlife Park has pandas, meerkats, camels, rhinos, and the jungles kings, lions.

“Their favourite part of the trip was a combination of  Mogo Wildlife Park, Funland Arcade and the food. Our guys are big foodies, so we did a mixture of eating out and cooking,” continued Lucy.

The bumper cars were a big hit at Funland and they carried on the friendly competition at the mini-golf in Bungalow Park. Brett and Colin also celebrated their birthdays on the trip. In true birthday fashion, the guys wore party hats, shared cake and made wishes.

“They all had such a great time and everyone went home very happy but very tired. Even Bruce, who can be a hard egg to crack, said he had a great week,” said Lucy.

They are hoping that the next Afford Getaway will be across international waters at Disneyland.

Find out more about our Afford Getaways, and if you are ready to get in touch with your adventurous side, contact us at or 1800 233 673.

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