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TrailRider - free hire from the Waterwheel

24 May 2021

TRAILRIDER - ALL TERRAIN WHEELCHAIR FOR FREE HIRE

The all-terrain wheelchair, or TrailRider, is available for loan by visitors and residents to the Warburton Valley.

It is built to handle rugged terrain and a wide variety of tracks providing access to walking trails not suitable for a regular wheelchair.

The TrailRider can be booked at the Warburton Waterwheel by calling 03 5966 9600 or by emailing the Waterwheel.

The TrailRider:

  • weighs 23kg and is easy to use
  • is comfortable with a cushioned seat and a relaxed seating position
  • is motorised wheelchair but requires a minimum of two operators (or Sherpas, who assist the rider by pushing and pulling the wheelchair over rough terrain)
  • can be folded up and transported in the back of a car
  • gives people with mobility difficulties an equal opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors
  • is FREE TO HIRE

People wishing to hire the TailRider will need to watch a short instructional video at the Waterwheel. Bookings essential.

Pick up and return is at the Warburton Holidays Park.

The all-terrain wheelchair is part of an initiative to give better access to visitors with physical disabilities, and is funded by the Yarra Ranges Council and Parks Victoria.