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Scooters Australia can help you find your sea legs

Wheels are the new sea legs with the Luggie scooter, available now from Scooters Australia.

The world is becoming more accessible with the combination of assistive technologies and smarter infrastructure. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the taming of the high seas. Thanks to portable mobility products, such as the Luggie scooter, hundreds of Australians have rolled their way across deck, from the Arctic to the Tasman to Sydney’s humble Manly Ferry.

There’s an increased understanding across the cruise industry about the needs of travellers with a disability. Alison Carmichael-Rulten, who used a Luggie scooter for a three-night P&O cruise in the Pacific, was surprised at how seamless the experience was.

“I could easily take the Luggie scooter into all the restaurants, bars, shops, and everywhere else we wanted to go on the ship,” she says.

The staff also loved her neat, capable scooter.

Maureen T Corrigan, whose Luggie cruise adventures have taken her all the way to Iceland, the Mediterranean, and Asia, recently braved the calmer waters of Sydney Harbour while holidaying in sunny Sydney. With smooth ramps, helpful staff, and designated disability zones aboard the boat, Maureen could focus on enjoying the sights.

Maureen T Corrigan sitting on her Luggie scooter on board the Manly Ferry, looking out at the wake from the back of the boat

A busy cafe in the Rocks presented a bit of a problem, but Maureen found a table and her Luggie scooter folded away neatly. Returning on the ferry was just as easy, despite the swelling crowds.

Even though the fine weather didn’t last, Maureen could zip over the damp Manly corso on her Luggie scooter, all the way back to her hotel room.

“The Luggie takes me wherever I want to go,” Marueen says, with characteristic aplomb.

Scooters Australia is the national importer for the Luggie Scooter. Find out more on their website.

This feature first appeared in Travel Without Limits. You can subscribe to the magazine here.

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