Why should they miss out on the fun? Bring your dog along with you on your adventure within Australia.

There is no need to leave your furry companion behind when travelling on your next holiday around Australia! The country is home to a number of dog-friendly attractions, letting you both enjoy the beach, rainforest, and park sights found within. Follow our list to see the best dog-friendly spots around for you and your canine friend!

  • Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    243 kilometres of pure fun and sun, stretching out along Victoria’s lush coastline. Beaches are scattered along the road, featuring hidden wonders and some of the best surf spots around. Many of these beaches allow dogs to have fun without being stuck on a lead, including Whites Beach in Torquay, Mouth Beach in Aireys Inlet, and North Lorne Beach. Along the Great Ocean Road is the Otway’s National Park, considered to feature some of Australia’s most beautiful rainforest scenery. Dogs are allowed along these national park’s trails, so you can walk together amidst the lush greenery.

  • Port Stephens, New South Wales

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney and let your dog run free in the spectacular wonder that is Port Stephens. There are a number of accommodation spots that welcome pets, and numerous off-leash beaches, reserves and parks scattered about. To make it easier, Port Stephens has even published a ‘Dog Map’ which lists all the spots canines are more than welcome at.

  • Margaret River, Western Australia

    The small town of Margaret River is nestled south of Perth in Western Australia. It is known for the abundance of wineries, surf spots, walking tracks, and whale sightings. The town also has a big love for dogs, welcoming them at a number of accommodations, wineries, breweries, beaches, and parks. Making it the perfect holiday spot for you and your furry best friend! You can even hit the water with them, with canoeing and even stand up paddleboarding a common activity with dogs!

  • King Island, Tasmania

    King Island, a place of immense natural beauty and unique wonders. Best known for being the home to Australia’s tallest lighthouse, built-in 1879. The area is jam-packed with exceptional beaches, gorgeous camping grounds, and a number of walking trails, all perfect for you and your dog to adventure in. If camping isn’t your style, you can even stay at one of the many pet-friendly accommodations offered on the island.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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