TrailRider – All Terrain Wheelchair
The TrailRider is an all terrain access wheelchair which allows community members and tourists with physical and mobility issues to explore the great outdoors and experience some of Hepburn and Moorabool Shire’s parks, reserves, tracks and trails.
The chair is suitable for low to moderate terrain, making access to local tracks and trails possible for those with limited mobility. The all terrain access wheelchair is also available in other areas such as the Grampians, Cape Conran, Point Nepean and the Surf Coast Shire.
The chair is free to hire. It easily disassembles and fits into the back of a station wagon or large vehicle. With the help of sherpas, you can experience nature and the great outdoors like never before.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I access the TrailRider?
The chair can be booked for free through the Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre
How long can I hire the TrailRider for?
The chair can be booked for up to 7 days.
What are the dimension of the chair for transportation?
The TrailRider weighs 25kg and requires two people to load it safely into the back of a car. It folds down to a size of 172cm x 82cm x 61cm.
Where can I take the TrailRider?
Please talk to your local Visitor Information Centre for maps and possible trails.
What do I need to provide to use the Trailrider?
You need at least two people (sherpas) for the TrailRider operation. An Australian Safety Standards approved helmet must be worn whilst riding the TrailRider.
It is a requirement that the instructional videos are viewed prior to use of the TrailRider. The videos are made available upon booking and can be located online as shown below:
In the Bush
Walking tracks provide all kinds of opportunities to explore the parks and reserves of the region. You can walk through many different environments and find yourself surrounded by natures beauty. For an enjoyable and safe bushwalking experience, plan ahead and take the following precautions.
- Take a map or track guide or use a compass• Wear sturdy, enclosed shoes
- Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- Carry drinking water, food and first aid kit
- Stay on designated tracks as there are mineshafts throughout the area
- Plan to complete your journey before dark
- Observe fire weather warnings
- In case of an emergency carry a fully charged mobile and dial 000 or 112 if no reception
- Avoid travelling in the bush in extreme heat or fire danger periods• Avoid creek crossings in periods of high rainfall. • Be careful of falling tree branches, especially in high winds• Tell a responsible person where you are going and when you expect to return
- Obey all safety and warning signs
- Always have dogs on a lead
- Take food scraps and rubbish with you.
For more information please contact the Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Center on (03) 5321 6123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org