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Explore the beaches and trails of the Fleurieu Coast with our all-terrain (Trailrider, MT Push, eTrike) and beach wheelchairs.

Opening the Door to Nature

People with disabilities, their families and the people who help them can take part in outdoor activities through this pilot project.

Our all-terrain wheelchairs, the eTrike and MT Push, let you go off-road and have fun.


People with good upper body strength and manual dexterity have an exciting trails experience with the eTrike. These user-operated wheelchairs are lever-driven and perfect for those who would like some help to travel off-road or active users who want to go further, faster or tackle more challenging terrain. The eTrike loves mud and is designed for exploring the great outdoors.

The rider controls the eTrike, but they need a buddy to assist during induction or until they become confident and competent with the controls.

You can be part of group excursions on the Fleurieu Coast, Belair National Park and in the Yorke and mid-north of South Australia. The three eTrikes move around between the partner locations. To find out when and where, please contact Lisa Pearson (mobile 0419 704 912).

Before joining an excursion, please view the eTrike transferring and operation video.

E-Trike Transferring and Operation Video



The MT ePush can be hired out on its own.

The MT ePush is suitable for riders who can’t self-propel but still want to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. We’ve recently fitted an eKit to the Push wheelchair, giving pushers the option of power to help conquer steep climbs and rough terrain.

The electric assist has been designed with the pusher in mind to help remove the effort required to push and the rider also benefits as they can explore and adventure further together and enjoy more outdoor places.

Using the push handle behind the rider, the chair can be pushed manually and when required it can easily be switched to the electric power assist mode. The distance range will depend on conditions, rider weight, speed and terrain, but as a rough guide distances of between 12 km and 20 km can be covered using the electric assist mode.

MT Push setting up and packing up

MT Push operation

MT ePush - How to use


Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre
Yankalilla: 8558 0240

Belair National Park
Belair: 8278 5477


We need to hear from you through surveys before and after you hire the trike. Your answers will help us understand how using the Mountain Trike has impacted you and how we can make the process and equipment better.

From a host’s point of view, the pilot study aims to find out the suitability and willingness of different groups to rent out all-terrain wheelchairs. We are partnering with local governments in a number of council areas, non-profit organisations and businesses to find out more.

During the pilot, we will make changes to give people with disabilities the best opportunity to enjoy nature-based recreation. Your feedback matters!



TrailRider overlooking Backstairs Passage at Deep Creek Conservation ParkThe TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair allows people with limited mobility to explore the diverse trails of the Fleurieu Coast. The one-wheeled chair is a cross between a wheelbarrow and sedan chair. The TrailRider requires a minimum of two reasonably fit people (one at each end of the chair).

The TrailRider can be used on a number of different walking tracks and in a variety of locations, including the stunning Deep Creek Conservation Park. You will need two or four fit helpers, depending on the trails you wish to travel and the strength and level of fitness of your helpers. The chair is motorised, making it easier to explore some steeper and longer trails.

Deep Creek Conservation Park has released a map of suggested trails within the Park. Our friendly Visitor Centre staff can provide information and maps on other trails.

Chair users are required to bring a bike helmet and undertake a chair induction via short video prior to use. It weighs 25kg, and requires two people to load it safely. It folds down to a size of 172 cm x 82 cm x 61 cm, and will fit in the back of most medium sized SUVs.

The chair is free to hire for up to three days, and bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. To book, phone the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 08 8558 0240 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Conservation Council SA, from whom the wheelchair is on extended loan.

Sincere thanks also to Parks Victoria for allowing access to their instructional videos. It is a condition of hire that these videos are viewed at the collection point prior to use of the TrailRider.

Features and transfer information

Use and safety information

Car loading information



Beach WheelchairsOffering everybody the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of picturesque Normanville beach, there are two beach wheelchairs available for short term loan.

The Sandcruiser and Sandpiper wheelchairs have large balloon-like tyres which make for easy access on soft sand and in shallow water. For further information about the beach wheelchairs, visit

Available in adult and child size, the beach wheelchairs are available free of charge through Normanville Surf Life Saving Club.

While there is no hire cost, Normanville Surf Life Saving Club does incur costs associated with managing hiring arrangements. As a registered charity, hirers may choose to make a suggested donation of $20 to the organisation to assist Normanville SLSC to continue to provide this valuable service.

To book a beach wheelchair, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The wheelchairs are available to the community and visitors through a collaboration between District Council of Yankalilla and Normanville Surf Life Saving Club.

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