A TrailRider (all terrain wheelchair) is available for use in the ACT's parks and nature reserves and is a great way for mobility-impaired visitors to get out there and enjoy all that is on offer in the bush capital.
The TrailRider, presented to the ACT Government by the National Parks Association in April 2012, allows mobility-impaired visitors to explore the natural environment.
Two or three 'porters' are required to guide the chair which is easy to manoeuvre, can travel on semi-rough tracks and can be easily disassembled to fit in the back of a large car.
Porters will be available from early 2015 when booking the TrailRider, for those who don't bring their own.
Riders will need to supply their own cycling helmet and are required to undertake a short induction session before venturing out.
If you would like to book the chair for use at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Namadgi National Park or any other urban park give the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre a call on 6207 7921.
If you enjoy bushwalking and would like to help others discover the natural beauty of the great outdoors, you can volunteer to become a TrailRider porter. For more information on the TrailRider volunteer porter program contact Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 6207 7921.