Physically Disabled Solo Traveler in Sydney and Cairns
I am a 51 yr old woman who is physically disabled. I am buying a package deal to Sydney, plus adding a flight and a week in Cairns from 30 July to 14 August 2015. I use a wheelchair, but I can walk up to 1/8 mile unassisted before pain takes over and I have to sit and rest. I am looking for advice on finding someone, male or female, to help me with luggage and my wheelchair during my vacation in Sydney and Cairns. Of course, I will need one person per city. I am of course willing to pay cash to the person I hire, and pay for them to join me on excursions and pay for gasoline. I think that there are businesses that care for disabled people, but I would rather pay cash to a local who needs the money. The only hard part of this job I can see is that in Cairns, I want to go snorkling, and I want the person I hire to go with me and help me into the water and help get me out of the water. I will be truthful, I weigh 250 pounds or 112 kilos. It's challenging to get me out of the water and back up on the boat. If I can't find anyone online, I will have to pay a business. Any ideas of where to start looking for such a person? Thanks in advance.