Accessible Tourism

Navigate Expeditions is committed to providing nature-based experiences and services that are accessible to all people with needs. We take into account access needs including mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive dimensions of access to function independently and with equity and dignity.  

We recognise accessibility is an important factor when deciding on suitable activities, we bear this in mind and will provide accessibility information with each experience that we offer. Guests are most welcome to contact us to discuss their accessibility needs. 

While some experiences are more suitable for accessible travel than others, we are always open to ways we can do better and learning how we can make our experiences more inclusive. We want to help you enjoy connecting with nature and ensuring that you have a fantastic experience. We welcome your enquiry to see how we can support you with any access needs that you might have.

  • We have access to a variety of transport options, that includes wheelchair accessible with safety steps and handrails, and hoists are available for those who have difficulty with steps
  • Make a booking and mention any accessibility needs via our website, email, phone or text message to 1300 030 902
  • More information about accessible tourism experiences and amenities – Sapphire Coast NSW tourism website
  • Accessible accommodation options Tanja Lagoon Camp
  • Accessible equipment hire Leef in Bega   

The following experiences are specifically designed (or easily adapted) for assisted walking for walking frame or cane users;

Forest meets the Sea accessible walk 

Specifically designed for assisted walking for walking frame or cane users. Join our 2-3 hour guided, 1.5km step-free, loop walk through Mimosa Rocks National Park on Yuin Country on the far South Coast of NSW. 

Pambula River Kayak

Specifically designed for assisted walking for walking frame or cane users. Pambula River mouth has accessible parking, accessible toilet facilities and a ramp for easy access to the launching beach. Our sit-on-top kayaks are easy to get on and off and can take up to 130kg. 

Secrets of the Sapphire Coast, 3 nights

Reconnect with nature and each other on the far South Coast of NSW.  Stay at the luxury Tanja Lagoon Camp in their accessible tent or eco cabin and experience fully customisable nature based experience.  

Tour guides

All our guides have training and experience working in the aged and disability sector. Our tour guides are first aid qualified, having working with children and working with vulnerable people checks. All tour guides participate in ongoing professional development. 


Navigate Expeditions provides services to self and Plan Managed participants. We offer a safe and supported space for guests to connect and enjoy nature. Our nature based experiences are available to groups from schools, service providers/agencies and individuals who have a NDIS Plan. 

Evidence based research to promote nature based experiences: Healing Fears, Conquering Challenges: Narrative Outcomes from a Wilderness Therapy Program published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. 

What Navigate Expeditions can offer

  •  Connecting clients to nature and its healing properties, to each other and to self.
  • Opportunities to explore safe spaces within nature to contemplate, learn and review.
  • Shared learning through shared experience of nature-based adventure.
  • Exposure to experiential adventure and natural consequences, followed by active review opportunities.
  • Adventure based activities to step out of a comfort zone to build on personal growth and learning. 


Each NDIS experience is uniquely customised to provide individual support and goal setting through a range of nature based experiences. Our guests are encouraged to step slightly out of their comfort zones, and are encouraged to develop a new capacity for decision making and develop their own responses to the challenges during the experience. Guests also have the opportunity to review their choices in a non-judgemental space with the support of experienced and qualified tour guides.

Accessible activities

Bush walking, kayaking, canoeing, bike riding (option for (e)-bike and tandem bike), photography tuition in nature and opportunities for any other nature based experience on request.


  • Increased sense of adventure, fun and enjoyment in nature.
  • Further develop social and community skills
  • Access to the outdoors and nature
  • Improve capacity to travel independently 
  • Opportunities to try new things, learn new skills, take control of decisions, and build a sense of achievement and confidence
  • Real-life opportunities to learn and practice new coping strategies and life skills
  • Improved relationship with self, others and the environment
  • Increased empathy and patience for self and others
  • A better understanding of personal goals, values and opportunities for future change


We design a program inline with your goals and available NDIS funding. 

How guests can utilize their NDIS funding for Navigate Expedition experiences
Even though everyone’s NDIS plan is different, nature based experiences can be funded out of both self managed and Plan Manage NDIS plans, as long as funding has been allocated for these items.  

How invoicing works based on your Plan Management type  

Self-management NDIS – provide you with a tax invoice and any additional information
We provide your nominated Plan Manager with a tax invoice and any additional information
NDIA we are happy to contact to an NDIS registered provider on request 

How to book

Contact us and request a quote along with the details of what you are looking to do and your NDIS funding. 

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