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Best pet-friendly caravan parks for happy trails, tales and tails

Best pet-friendly caravan parks for happy trails, tales and tails

In partnership with our friends from Holidaying with Dogs.

The thought of having to kennel your fur baby while embarking on a bliss-filled break can get your holiday off on the wrong foot. Dogs benefit from a change of surroundings, and they excited by the smells, sights and textures of a new landscape. Fortunately, the recognition of animals as valued family members is becoming more accepted in the wider community, and has inspired the prevalence of dog-friendly holiday digs.  

Pet-friendly caravan parks are now found nationwide and are also a cost-effective consideration when holidaying with your dog. It’s hard to beat the space, the proximity to nature, the fresh air and access to canine-compatible activities. We vet dog-friendly camp sites to make your choice easy, because we believe the family that stays together, plays together.

It’s always important to remember that these are shared spaces, possibly with other holidaying animals, so always control your dog and familiarise yourself with specific pet requirements.

Pet-friendly caravan parks in Sydney and New South Wales

Whether you’re chasing the hustle and bustle of Sydney Town or the vibrancy of Byron Bay, New South Wales caters to several canine getaways. There are idyllic pet-friendly caravan sites that understand the needs of you and your dogs. From dog parks, to walking tracks and off-leash beaches, your pup will have the holiday of a lifetime.

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Pet-friendly caravan parks in Melbourne and Victoria

For all you culture vultures, Melbourne is cafe central, and puppuccinos are now on the menu, too! Maybe you begin with a glorious stroll in the gardens of the Garden State then head to the breathtaking Victorian coastline? There is an excellent selection of pet-friendly caravan parks and camp sites that cater to your canine. They can even accompany you on the ferry between Queenscliff and Sorrento.

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Pet-friendly caravan parks in Brisbane and Queensland

If you and your pup are the outdoorsy types, Queensland is calling your name. From rainforest retreats, to lakeside fishing, not to mention the pristine beaches and dog parks specifically designed for the four-legged kind, there’s something for ever adventurer in the Sunshine State. There are fantastic caravan sites close to the Hinterland, and if beachfront is more your style, you’re spoilt for choice. 

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Pet-friendly caravan parks in Perth and Western Australia

When you think of Western Australia, you probably think freedom and fun. The glistening glow from Cottesloe Beach, to the vintages of the Margaret River. Don’t forget the whale watching in Busselton. There are enough parks, walks, beaches, rivers and cafes to please all walks of life. 

And if you’re in the northern suburbs of Perth, Fur Baby Café is specifically situated to accommodate pets and their people. Don’t skip the Barkery!

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Pet-friendly caravan parks in Adelaide and South Australia

The Festival Capital of Australia, Adelaide will have you tapping your toes, enjoying the great local produce and sipping a glass or two at the dog-friendly wineries in the McLaren Vale region. South Australia has a lovely laid-back feel, as do many of its caravan parks and camp sites. 

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Pet-friendly caravan parks in Hobart and Tasmania

If you and the family want to embrace nature, Tassie offers a rich, historical tapestry of ruins,  rapid rivers, rolling mountains and picturesque beaches. An ideal spot to fish, hike, camp, boat and dine, the Apple Isle embraces pet-lovers with the idea of making your stay as relaxing as possible. The Spirit of Tasmania even provides kennels in transit.

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Darwin and the Northern Territory

Everybody needs to experience the remote beauty of the Northern Territory. Sensational sunset walks, the spacious Holmes Jungle Nature Park, off-leash dog parks and Casuarina Beach where everybody can cool off await you in this part of the world. 

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory

The nation’s capital can’t wait to get in on the act (wink wink) from your dog’s perspective. There are friendly off-leash meeting places and parks that are fenced, dog-friendly wineries, cafes and swimming pools, even pram-friendly dog walks, if some members of the family are not quite walking yet. 

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Happy trails

There is a great variety of pet-friendly caravan parks throughout Australia, and we are so excited for you to pack up the car and head out for a well-deserved break.

Holidaying with your dog brings a level of joy that can be accommodated, and we trust this has been a source of vacation motor-vation. Happy trails and happy tails!

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