When organizing our Maleny adventure, I did have a little bit of trouble finding accessible accommodation in Maleny, until I found On Obi’s accessible cabin. On Obi Maleny offers one wheelchair accessible cabin designed to accommodate guests in wheelchairs and people with limited mobility.
We stayed two nights at On Obi Maleny in their accessible cabin number 5. On Obi is located just off the Main Street in town and overlooks the Obi Obi river. Cabin 5 is fully wheelchair accessible, with step free access, a large ensuite accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower., handrails, fold down shower chair and side access to the toilet. The bathroom also has a large spa bath for those with a little extra mobility looking to relax amongst the candles that are lined along the spa.
The wheelchair accessible cabin number 5 can sleep up to 3 people with a king bed in the bedroom and a double sofa bed option in the living room. The separate bedroom that offers the king bed has side bed access for wheelchair transfers and space under the bed for hoist access if required. The bed was very comfy and had plenty of pillows and suitable linen and blankets to keep us warm during the chilly Maleny winter nights.
The cabin comes with a kitchenette, lowered microwave, full fridge freezer and coffee making facilities. (No cooking facilities)
The cabin accommodated my wheelchair very comfortably with plenty of space to move. The cabin was modern, fresh and very clean.
The accessible cabin has a balcony that overlooks the Obi River,. The balcony has step free access, so I could easily get out onto the balcony to enjoy the view. They offer an outside BBQ grill on the balcony for those wanting to cook and eat in, but we couldn’t see where the power cord was so we left it well alone.
There is also a large ramp next to accessible cabin 5 that leads down to the backyard and out to the Obi River.
Wheelchair Accessible Cabin 5
Wide Doorways: Yes
Accessible Open Plan Bathroom:; Yes
Hand Rails In Shower & Toilet: Yes
Roll in Shower with Fold Down Shower Chair: Yes
Open Plan Bedroom with Side Access for Wheelchair Transfers:; Yes
Step Free Balcony: Yes
Sleeps up to 3 People with Sofa Bed
Step Free Access Within Cabin : Yes
Accessible On Site Restaurant: Yes
On Site Parking:; Restaurant Disabled Bay
Step Free Pathway to Cabin 5: Yes
On Obi Maleny also has an on-site restaurant next door. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to visit the restaurant during our stay, but I believe the restaurant is fully accessible and is a popular choice for a relaxing restaurant dinner in Maleny.
Each cabin at On Obi Maleny has its own dedicated parking bay. However the parking bay for cabin 5 was a bit small for us, so we ended up having to park in the disabled bay for the restaurant.
We did have some trouble finding cabin 5 when we first arrived, and we mistakenly went up the ramp next to the disabled bay. We quickly realised this was not the correct location, (Cabin 5 is located opposite the disabled parking bay and past the storage container.)
We did have trouble with the keyless door lock which was very temperamental. (Maybe we were doing it wrong) but at the end we ended up just using the key located inside.
We found the cabin did move a far bit, and at times it did feel like we were in a cabin at sea. We found it moved more in the bathroom. I am not too sure why this was, maybe because of its location over the hill and the cabin being built up on stumps?
Next door to accessible cabin 5 is a Panel Beater Car Repair, so during the day, it did become a little noisy, however this didn’t really bother us because during the day we were out exploring Maleny anyway.
Overall I found On Obi Malenys accessible cabin perfect for our short stay.. If you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Maleny, On Obi Maleny Cabin 5 is a great accessible option with a fully accessible bathroom, easy bed access and room to maneuver a wheelchair..
In my opinion I give On Obi Malenys accessible cabin a rating of 4 for wheelchair accessibility, and a rating of 4 stars for the overall experience .
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*