Have you ever thought about dog friendly camping? No? Well, let’s go camping! Whoo!
I can already smell the roasting marshmallows by the fire, that’s making my mouth water.
The feeling of being out in the wild (close enough too anyway) and getting bitten a million times by mosquitoes, no matter how many cans of bug spray I use.
Telling spooky stories out in the wild preventing me from sleeping. On the plus side, I can just gaze up at the stars all night.
What about your fur-baby?
It’s never easy leaving a loved one behind and left in the care of someone else, regardless of who it is. I always end up calling a few (hundred) times a day to check in.
So instead, take them with you! Yup! your read correct, lets go dog friendly camping.
I already know what you’re thinking. And I’ve taken away that stress of where you can stay that is pet-friendly.
So, I’ve created the ultimate guide of Australian camping sites that welcome our fur-friends.
All of the campgrounds and holiday parks that are listed below are all pet-friendly.
Tip – There are a few rules that you need to adhere to, so be sure to check out their website before making any bookings.
First Things First: Before you hit the road
Health Check and Vaccinations
Check with your vet before you head off. To ensure your fur-baby’s vaccinations are up to date and that they are in tip-top shape to hit the road.
Pet Friendly First Aid Kit
You never know if you’re going to need it and hopefully you won’t, but having a first aid kit is great for a just-in-case purpose.
Secondly, let’s go through some dog camping etiquette so you’re fully prepared.
Dog Camping Etiquette
Scoop your Poop!
Nothing worse than seeing poop on the ground around the camp sites. So take some poop bags.
Identification Collar and Leash
Must wear an identification collar at all times and remain on a leash. We don’t want any dog fights or dogs wandering off into other people’s campsites.
It’s courtesy for your pet to be trained in simple commands like sit and stay.
Continuous barking (yappy dogs that bark at every.single.thing) will annoy your fellow camp goers and also upset other dogs and wildlife.
Never Leave your Dog Unattended
Being in a new place and in unfamiliar surroundings your pooch may get scared or even lost if left unattended.
HAVE A PAWSOME TIME!
Pick your state:
Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests
Benarkin State Forest
Brooyar State Forest
Byfield National Park, Regional Park and State Forest
Cordalba State Forest
Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area
Kalpowar State Forest
Moreton Bay Marine Park
Tuan State Forest
Wongi State Forest
Esk Caravan Park
Rainbow Waters Holiday Park
Gold Coast Holiday Park
Murphys Creek Escape
Borumba Deer Park
Sommerville Valley Tourist Park
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat and Campground
Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park
Tamborine Mountain Caravan and Camping Park
Atkinson Dam Holiday Park
NEW SOUTH WALES
Wooyung Beach Holiday Park
Corindi Beach Caravan Park
Wollondilly River Station
Norah Head Holiday Park
Bonny Hills Holiday Park
Levuka 4WD Park
Byron Holiday Park
Big4 Casino Resort
Glen Cromie Caravan Park
Clearwater Caravan Park
Wakiti Creek Resort
BIG4 Bright Holiday Park
Big4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park
BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park
BIG4 Hopkins River Holiday Park
Melrose Caravan Park
Hillocks Drive (Butler’s Beach)
Marion Bay Caravan Park
Hahndorf Resport Tourist Park
Blue Lake Holiday Park
Discovery Parks – Port Augusta
Discovery Parks – Robe
Naracoorte Holiday Park
Big4 Emu Beach Holiday Park
Big4 Beachlands Holiday Park
Big4 plantation Caravan Park
Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park
Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park
Sunset Beach Holiday Park
Seaspray Beach Holiday Park
Discovery Parks – Lake Kununurra
Ledge Point Holiday Park
The Pinnacles Holiday Park
Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park
Dongara Tourist Park
Murchison Caravan Park
Pink Lake Tourist Park
The African Reef Beach Resort
Leeman Caravan Park
Northampton Caravan Park
Pine Creek Railway Resort
Tumbling Waters Holiday Park
Banyan Tree Caravan and Tourist Park
Territory Manor Motel and Caravan Park
Knotts Crossing Resort
Wycliffe Well Holiday Park
BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park
Ayers Rock Campground
Curtin Springs Station
Kings Canyon Resort
St. Helens Holiday Park
Snug Beach Cabin and Caravan Park
Seven Mile Beach Camp and Caravan Centre
Hobart Cabins and Cottages
Southport Hotel & Caravan Park
Bronte Park Village
Somerset Beachside Cabin and Caravan Park
Burnie Ocean View Motel and Caravan Park
Strahan Beach Tourist Park
Riana Pioneer Park
Abel Tasman Caravan Park
Leisure Ville Holiday Centre
Queenstown Cabin and Tourist Park
Mersey Bluff Caravan Park
Crayfish Creek Van and Cabin Park
Penguin Caravan Park By the Sea
Zeehan Treasure Island Caravan Park
Beauty Point Tourist Park
Ross Caravan Park & Heritage Cabins
Hillcrest Tourist Park and Mini Market
Tomahawk Caravan Park
Scamander Tourist Park
Bicheno Caravan Park
Scamander Sanctuary Caravan Park
Big4 Ulverstone Holiday Park