Disability

Disability Options

Sea Wise was created to offer quality holiday accommodation in Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula, which is also disability friendly. Over the years we have listened to our clients and their diverse needs, which has helped us improve our service, units and facilities.

With industry experience in disability care and nursing, it is our intention to make not only our units, but also the beautiful Blairgowrie Village and surrounding activities accessible to people with a disability. We have teamed up with some of the Peninsula's longest operating and most sought after operators to make your stay one to remember.

Please take some time and click on the tab headings below for more specific information about each area of our commitment to making beautiful Blairgowrie and Sea Wise Apartments disability friendly.

You can also click on the various floorplans at the bottom of this page for the specific room measurements and layout for each of the Units. 

Disability Friendly Units

Sea Star

The star of Sea Wise was purpose built to offer quality disability friendly comfortable accommodation. Large open plan living area with plenty of space to offer easy mobility - all doors are 900mm wide. Kitchen is a normal bench height with an under bench cupboard with pull out shelves and we can arrange china and cooking utensils at under bench level on request.

Bedrooms
Large rooms with plenty of wheelchair access. Our beds allow for access of lifting machines. One bedroom has direct access to the bathroom via a sliding door.

Bathroom
Large roll in shower with fixed or hand held shower, mixer tap, easy access for clients and carers. Hand grab rail on 2 walls with non slip tiled floor through out. Disability toilet with hand rail. Basin flick mixer tap with wheel chair access and a heated towel rail.

 

Sea Horse
This small, motel style unit has both its own private access as well as access to Sea Star and/or Sea Urchin Units (on request). This is very useful if needing accommodation for live in carers or to turn either of these units into 3 bedrooms.

 

Sea Urchin
This unit was redesigned to make it more disability friendly with access via a ramp over the front covered deck. The kitchen, dining and lounge areas were remodelled to give better mobility and space.

Bedroom
Queen bedroom is wheelchair accessible.

Bathroom
Regular toilet, with room for a wheel chair beside toilet. There is also an over seat toilet with hand rails. Large shower with fixed hand held shower & mixer tap that can accommodate a shower chair or stool.

 

Sea Shell
Own driveway and parking with access via purpose built ramp with special low level lighting to front door. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas for easy mobility.

Bedrooms
1 Queen wheelchair access + 1 Queen or 2 singles wheelchair access

Bathroom
Non slip floor with 900mm sliding door. Roll in shower with mixer tap and fixed or hand held shower and hand rails. Disability toilet with hand rail and basin with ordinary taps and wheel chair access.

 

Seagull
Own driveway parking with space for a boat, access via purpose built ramp with special low level lighting, deck to front door. Open plan lounge, dinning and kitchen area for easy mobility.

Bedrooms 
1 Queen wheelchair access and 2 singles.

Wheel chair access is possible, but only one side of the beds in both rooms.
 

Bathroom
Non slip floor and 900mm sliding door. Roll in shower, mixer taps with fixed or hand held shower and hand rails. Disability toilet with hand rail. Basin with ordinary taps and wheel chair access.

Local Disability Services

Equipment Hire
Coast Care Medical Equipment
Hire & Sales
Torca Tce, Mornington Vic
Tel (03) 5975 6107
Fax (03) 5975 8304
Email: sales@coastcaremed.com.au
Web: www.coastcaremed.com.au

Office hours Monday to Friday. All equipment hire needs to be arranged prior to arrival.

 

Food
Meals in a Moment Pty Ltd
27 Bond St, Mordialloc Vic
Ph 1300 958 062
or 03 9580 7906
Email: Orders@mealsinamoment.com
Web: www.mealsinamoment.com
Fax: (03) 95874697

Meals in a Moment is the largest private meal supplier to the aged and disability sector in Victoria. We are a service based organisation and strive for the health and happiness of the people that we look after. Our meals are prepared using whole, fresh, locally sourced ingredients and are snap-frozen. This enables the variety,cultural diversity,and tailored service that we offer. Meals have a freezer life of three months,with the exception of salads which are delivered fresh. Salads have a fridge life of 3 days, with the exception of pasta and potato salad which can be frozen. All meals can be heated in a microwave or conventional oven and all packaging is microwave safe.

 

Home Delivery Service
Woolworths @ Rye
Nepean Hwy (cnr Ozone Street)
Tel (03) 59853311

Delivery Service Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm. Do your own shopping and they will organize delivery. To organize this and payment at Service Desk in the store.

 

Coles @ Rosebud
Port Phillip Plaza, Boneo Rd
Tel (03) 59865100

Delivery service Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm. Do your own shopping and they will organize delivery. No cold goods. To organize this and payment at Service Desk in the store.

 

Nearest Supermarket
Blairgowrie IGA
Nepean Hwy, Blairgowrie
Tel (03) 59888550

Health Carers
MY HEALTH CARERS
Tel 1300 MHCARERS (1300642 273)
Email: admin@myhealthcarers.com.au
Web: www.myhealthcarers.com.au

My health Carers prides itself on its personalised service and ability to match the right carer to clients' individuality. My Health Carers ensure that our staff are professional and reliable. All My Health Carers Staff are required to have a minimum Certificate 3 Aged and Disability Care and receive ongoing professional training in areas such as Dementia Specific Care, OH&S, Stoma and Bowel Care.

 

Transport
Peninsula Taxis
24 Hours, 7 days, Wheelchair Vehicles Available
Tel (03) 5981 2233

 

Portsea Passenger Bus Service
Tel (03) 5986 5666
www.grenda.com.au

Operating a full fleet of accessible buses. Services Frankston to Portsea. Nearest bus stop Point Nepean Rd

 

Queenscliff – Sorrento Ferry
Vechicles and Passengers
Tel (03) 52583244
Email: marketing@searoad.com.au
Web: www.searoad.com.au

Car & Passenger ferry with lift and accessible amenities. Phone ahead for advice on timetables, parking and staff assistance.

Local Disability Friendly Activities

TimeOut Fishing Charters
Tel: 0400 440 705
www.timeoutfishingcharters.com.au
Email: timeoutfc@gmail.com
  
Fishing charters and scenic cruises with wheelchair access.

 

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Sailability Program which accommodates people with disabilities
Tel 03 5988 8453 or 5988 0100
www.bys.asn.au
info@bys.asn.au

 

Fish ‘n’ Ships
Educational & Recreational Charter on Port Phillip Bay
www.fishnships.info
bythewind@bigpond.com
Jan: 0407 946467 
Dave: 0407 946468

 
Join us aboard the vessel Rorqual for a 2 hr cruise on Port Phillip Bay. From Blairgowrie Yacht Club Marina & Sorrento Pier. Groups can be catered for.

 

Peninsula Hot Springs
Springs Lane
Fingal, Vic 3939
Mel ref 169 A 11
www.peninsulahotsprings.com
Tel 03 5950 8777
Open Daily 7.30 am

3 disability changing rooms & toilets. Lift access to lower levels. The staff at Peninsula Hot Spring are unable to assist with transfers into and out of pools & baths. Recommend bring own carers for any assistance needed.

 

Enchanted Adventure Garden
55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat
www.enchantedadventure.com.au
info@enchantedadventure.com.au
Tel 03 5981 8449
Open Daily 

Our Enchanted Adventure Garden is a place where you can lose yourself in the colours of a seasonal garden or marvel at the formal structures of hedge topiary. You can be transported by giant sculpture, get tangled in a maze, or you can just set up a picnic next to the Tube Slides and listen to the laughter.

We rcommend contacting Enchanted Adventure Garden to check on suitable accessability for your needs.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers
290 Red Hill Rd,
Red Hill, cnr Dunns Creek Rd
Vic 3937
www.gordenstudio.com.au
tel 03 5989 7073

Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm. Wheel chair access

 

 

Charlie's Auto Museum
 Arthurs Seat
175 Purves Rd
Arthurs Seat, Vic 3936
Melways ref: 171 F3
Tel 03 5989 6320
M: 0419 887 801
www.charliesautomuseum.com.au
 
Open 10:30am to 4:30pm Daily
An exciting and unusual collection of model ships,planes,motor vehicles, motorcycles, bowers, signs and memorabilia housed in a 1940”s style garage and showroom. Group bookings any day between September & June. Wheel chair access, disability toilet.

 

Polperro Dolphin Swims
Sorrento Pier, Esplanade, Sorrento

Swim with wild bluenose dolphins. This memorable ecotourism adventure also features close encounters with other facinating marine life, including seals.
www.polperro.com.au
crew@polperro.com.au
 Bookings 03 5988 8437 M: 0428 174 160
 
Tours depart from Sorrento Pier at 8 am and 12 pm each day (weather permitting), and other times by arrangement. Bookings essential.

 

Rip Charters
Fishing Charter Sorrento
Specialising in Ocean & Bay Fishing Charters
Departing Sorrento Pier
www.ripcharter.com.au
Tel 03 5985 6968
Mob 0438 390 312

 

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
244 Shands Road  Main Ridge, Vic 3928
Mel Ref 190 E 12
Tel 03 5989 4500
Fax 03 5989 6363
Bookings 03 5989 4501
www.sunnyridge.com.au

Experience the essence of Sunny Ridge Strawberries at the home of Australia’s largest strawberry producer. For wheel chair access please telephone prior to arrival.