Two new pieces of equipment are now available to hire to support community members and visitors with accessing Lord Howe Island’s beaches and outdoor environments.
You will be required to sign a user agreement and complete a hire form. These are available from the Lord Howe Island Board Administration Office and can be downloaded HERE:
Please note that you are responsible for collecting and returning the equipment to the Administration Office. Any damages beyond reasonable wear and tear may result in fees.
A trial period is currently underway for the hire process and equipment functionality. Equipment is free for hire during the trial.
Administration and maintenance costs may be assessed afterwards.
The Sandcruiser All-terrain Wheelchair is designed to navigate over sand and other uneven terrain. Its large, wide wheels can provide stability on any surface. Please note this is not a self-propelled wheelchair and the user/hirer will be the individual pushing the wheelchair.
The All-Terrain Rollator walker is ideal for those who prefer to walk but require additional support and stability on uneven surfaces. It also has large, sturdy wheels and comfortable seat to make it easy to take breaks along your journey.
The equipment can be used in low water levels up to the center of the rear wheel. They must not be used in deep water, and extreme caution is advised.
When using the equipment in water, it should only be done under the constant supervision of a person capable of assisting the individual operating the walker or maneuvering the chair in water.