Parks Victoria is calling for volunteers to help make the Grampians more accessible to those limited by disabilities.
It is on the lookout for sherpas to assists people with disabilities or mobility limitations to access more rugged park trails by using all-terrain wheelchairs called TrailRiders.
The specially designed, single-wheeled chairs are free to use but require the assistance of two volunteers.
Parks Victoria will be holding a sherpa volunteer training day on February 2 to provide information and guidance to those who may want to lend a hand.
“The TrailRider is a great way for people with limited mobility to travel in comfort and safety along the trails in the Grampians National Park,” Parks Victoria community engagement ranger Hannah Auld said.
“This is a particularly beautiful area with amazing scenery, birdlife and natural bush, so it’s great that people who weren’t previously able to do so, can now enjoy the experience.”
In addition to TrailRiders, Parks Victoria has introduced beach wheelchairs, an accessible canoe launcher, electric hoists to assist wheelchair users safely in and out of boats, accessible accommodation and accessible mobile applications.
The training day will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, February 2 at Brambuk in Halls Gap.
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