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18 of Our Favourite Pet-Friendly Holiday Parks

Monday 15th August 2016
By Cam Donovan
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By Cam Donovan

Camping with pets isn't as ruff as it sounds

Do you struggle to leave your pet at home when embarking on a camping holiday? Leaving your four-legged family member behind can really dampen the enthusiasm of going on holidays. Luckily, many of Australia's great camping destinations are now pet-friendly! 

For the benefit of all pet-loving campers out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite pet-friendly holiday parks in Australia, meaning you won’t have to drown in the sorrow of those puppy dog eyes next time you go want to go camping. Believe it or not, some of the parks even offer special facilities just for pets!

Before you get too excited, please take note that it is always best to double-check with the holiday park before booking as holiday parks have the right to change their rules at any time, especially during peak seasons. When searching for a pet-friendly holiday park near your desired location, keep an eye out for this ‘Dogs Welcome’ sign:

 


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Enjoy our list of pet-friendly holiday parks!

 


18. Active Holiday Park White Albatross, NSW.



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  • Description
Active Holiday Park White Albatross, located on the picturesque headlands of Nambucca. It really has all aspects - surrounded by the big blue Pacific Ocean, the smoothly-flowing Nambucca River and the lushious Gordon Park Rainforest. Enjoy boating on the Nambucca River, fishing off the sea wall, and soaking up the sun on the patrolled surf beach (school holidays only). This holiday park offers so much summer family fun, with the tidal swimming lagoon, outdoor pool, water play area, and bustling games room. In the cooler months, this place is perfect for you and your pets to explore the area. Best of all, these activities (and more) are within walking distance from your campsite!

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
During the cooler winter months, pets are permitted on powered caravan and camping sites at the manager's discretion. There are some great places to walk and play with your furry friend, just ask. 

  • Price Per Night:
Low Season: Cabins from $90, Powered sites from $43

High Season: Cabins from $113, Powered sites from $62

  • Address:
52 Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, NSW 2448

  • Phone Number:
02 6568 6468

  • Website:
https://whitealbatross.ahp.com.au/

 


17. Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park, VIC.



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  • Description
BIG4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park offers everything for the perfect stay and play for you and your pet. This holiday park is a recipe for great family fun and it even has pet-friendly villas! Become one with nature at Tarra Bulga National Park, or take a tour in Walhalla. For something different, see if you can catch one of the local markets or visit one of the region's unique wineries.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Designated Pet-friendly cabins and dispenser bags provided.

  • Price Per Night:
Low Season: Pet-friendly cabins from $99, Ensuite sites from $42, Powered sites from $39

High Season: Pet friendly cabins from $120, Ensuite sites $52, Powered sites from $46

  • Address:
5353 Princes Highway, Traralgon 3844 Victoria

  • Phone Number:
03 5174 6749

  • Website:
https://www.parklaneholidayparks.com.au/traralgon/

 


16. NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park, NSW.



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  • Description
Perfectly positioned above the cliffs of Short Point, NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park is all about views, views and more views. Set in the humble coastal town of Merimbula on the NSW South Coast, the park offers villas and cabins as well as ensuite, powered and unpowered sites, whereby 90% of all sites enjoy stunning ocean views. This holiday park offers a range of fun activities to entertain the kids (and help them get tired), including a jumping pillow, modern playground, games room, and awesome tennis court. A heated resort pool is also a feature, while the Cheeky Mango Cafe on site offers wonderful live music and great coffee. Sounds great, huh!

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Dogs are allowed on select powered camping sites with the exception of Christmas Holidays – 20 December – 28 January (yearly) and Easter Holidays – Easter Long weekend and the school holidays: 1st April – 25th April 2017

  • Price Per Night:
Low Season: Powered sites from $37

High Season: Powered sites from $82

  • Address:
2 Short Point Road, MERIMBULA NSW 2548

  • Phone Number:
1300 787 837 or 02 6499 8999

  • Website:
http://www.merimbulabeachholidaypark.com.au/

 


15. Riverbend Caravan Park, SA.



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  • Description
Riverbend Caravan Park has a wide range of well maintained cabins and camping sites right on the bank of the glorious Murray River. Enjoy a range of family activities from water-skiing, swimming, kayaking/canoeing, and fishing. Take your dog for a walk, or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the soothing sound of the river. Be sure to spot one of the spectacular Murray River cruise boats passing by.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Pet friendly camping sites

  • Price Per Night:
Riverfront Powered Sites from $38 a night, Powered Sites from $34 a night, Unpowered Sites from $28 a night.

  • Address:
101 Sturt Highway, Renmark SA 5341

  • Phone Number:
1800 552 451 or (08) 8595 5131

  • Website:
http://www.riverbendrenmark.com.au/

 


14. Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park, SA.



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  • Description
Set on absolute beachfront, Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. This holiday park has villas overlooking Encounter Bay, modern cabins, studio rooms, as well as large ensuite, powered and unpowered sites for caravan and camping. Enjoy the heated swimming pool, TV and games room, kiosk, wifi and kids activities in school holidays. The park also offers a jumping pillow for kids (or very small adults). Relax by the pool or head out of the park to take a ride on the famous Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram located nearby. 

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Pet-friendly ensuite, powered, and unpowered sites

  • Price Per Night: 
Low Season: Ensuite sites from $48 a night, Powered sites from $36 a night, Unpowered sites from $33 a night.

  • Address:
114 Victoria Street, Victor Harbor, SA 5211

  • Phone Number:
1800 609 079

  • Website:
https://www.victorbhp.com.au/

 


13. Active Holidays South West Rocks, NSW.



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  • Description
Active Holidays South West Rocks is a peaceful and spacious holiday park designed for your relaxation and enjoyment. Located right on the banks of a scenic tidal waterway, this park is only a short walk into town and to local beaches. It offers great BBQ cabanas, a shady waterfront reserve to walk your dog, a heated pool, and a classic family games room. South West Rocks is renowned for its awesome fishing, and we think this park will sell you hook, line and sinker (sorry). A great option for couples and families of all needs.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets:
During the cooler winter months pets are permitted on powered caravan and camping sites at the manager's discretion. Checking with a manager prior to booking is essential.  

  • Price Per Night: 
Low Season: Unpowered sites from $40 a night, Powered sites from $30 a night.

  • Address
Gordon Young Dr, South West Rocks NSW 2431, Australia

  • Phone Number:
+61 2 6566 6264

  • Website:
 


12. Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, NSW.



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  • Description
Just a few minutes south of NSW Central Coast's The Entrance, is the pristine Toowoon Bay Holiday Park. A stone's throw from the protected shores of Toowoon Bay Beach, this park is perfect for families with young children. They have site options for all budgets and a select number of pet-friendly camping sites available for no extra charge (we suggest ringing to book these sites as early as you can). It features great facilities, including a resort style pool, jumping pillow, Foxtel in cabins, amphitheatre, fast Internet, modern playground and much more. Kick back on the beach with your favourite book, or take a short stroll to the local cafes and vintage stores that Long Jetty has to offer. While you're there, you might as well take the kids and dog to The Entrance Esplanade, where they have Pelican feeding at 3:30 - 4pm every day - maybe make sure you keep the dog on the leash for this part! 

  • Features / Facilities for Pets:
Pets stay FREE! (specific sites only). These pet-friendly rooms should be requested by contacting the park upon booking confirmation.

  • Price Per Night:
Low Season: Powered Site from $40 a night, Ensuite Site from $30 a night

High Season: Powered Site from $67 a night, Ensuite Site from $83 a night 

  • Address
1 Koongara St, Toowoon Bay NSW 2261, Australia

  • Phone Number: 
+61 2 4332 2834

  • Website: 
http://www.toowoonbayhp.com.au

 


11. Port Lincoln Tourist Park, SA.



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  • Description
Port Lincoln Tourist Park is the perfect spot for those wanting to combine fishing with camping. They have their own fishing jetty, fish cleaning area, boat ramp, a swimming beach, nearby shops, accessible transport and not to mention a great view. There are a tonne of interesting things to do around the area, but one that stood out to us was 'swimming with Tuna'... that's pretty different! Do something similar or just back back and take in the scenery with your furry friend.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Pets are welcome on powered and non powered sites. 

  • Price Per Night:
Low Season: Powered Site from $32 a night, Unpowered Site from $25 a night.

High Season: Powered Site from $34 a night, Unpowered Site from $25 a night.

  • Address: 
11 Hindmarsh St, Port Lincoln SA 5606, Australia

  • Phone Number: 
+61 8 8621 4444

  • Website: 
http://www.portlincolntouristpark.com.au

 


10. The Bright Holiday Park, VIC.



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  • Description
The Bright Holiday Park acts as the gateway to Victoria’s High Country. Surrounded by restaurants, cafés and a great nightlife scenery. Morse Creek also provides a charming natural setting perfect for casual walks with your dog. If you're up for something a little more adventurous, head out to Mt Buffalo National Park to take in the mountain air and enjoy panoramic views of the valley below. In the warmer months, try your hand at canoeing. In the colder ones, maybe visit the brewery! This park is the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets:
Bright Holiday Park allows small pets on sites at the manager’s discretion.

  • Price Per Night:
Powered Site from $38 a night, Unpowered Site from $33 a night.

  • Address: 
1 Cherry Ln, Bright VIC 3741, Australia.

  • Phone Number:
+61 3 5755 1141

  • Website: 
https://www.brightholidaypark.com.au

 


9. Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park, WA.



  • Description
Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park is often touted as one of the best summer family caravanning destination in West Australia - and for good reason! They have a number of awesome pools, waterslides, adventure playgrounds, jumping pillows and a gorgeous white sand beach - perfect for cooling-off after soaking up the Western sun. The park is surrounded by 28 acres of parklands for your dog to explore. Watch the sun set over the water, read a book, do what you like - just don't forget your swimmers!

  • Features / Facilities for Pets:
Owners can bring their pets from May to November except on School Holiday periods. Pets are allowed on caravan and camping sites only.

Price Per Night:

Powered Site from $43 a night, Powered Ensuite Site from $60 a night.

  • Address: 
652 Geographe Bay Rd, Broadwater WA 6280, Australia

  • Phone Number: 
+61 8 9752 1328

  • Website: 
http://www.mandalayresort.com.au

 


8. Crystal Brook Tourist Park 



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  • Description
Crystal Brook Tourist Park is the perfect combination of city and nature, all in one park. Within an easy drive of Melbourne's CBD, this park is nestled among beautiful parkland full of friendly wildlife. There's daily bird feeding and a range of great bike and walking tracks to enjoy. The sheltered areas and cooking facilities are perfect for groups, making it an ideal location for a birthday party, work party or family reunion. 

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
The park is pet-friendly, but please call prior to booking to find out specific conditions.

  • Price Per Night:
Ensuite Sites: $45-$50 per night, Powered Sites: $38 per night, Powered Tent Sites: $38 per night, Unpowered Tent Sites: $33 per night.

  • Address: 
182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109, Australia

  • Phone Number:
+61 3 9844 3637

  • Website:
http://www.cbtp.com.au

 


7. Barossa Valley Discovery Park



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  • Description
Attention wine lovers! Barossa Valley Discovery Park is something you’ll definitely fancy. This awesome Holiday Park is located in one of Australia’s most popular wine regions. Aside from that, Barossa Valley Discovery Park boasts a lush landscape, a jumping pillow to tire-out the kids and plenty of space for you and your dog. Nearby, there are a number of trendy art galleries, museums, historic buildings, bush walks and delicious restaurants (that obviously serve great wine!).

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Barossa Valley Discovery Parks allow pets on site at the  discretion of the manager.

  • Price Per Night:
Powered Premium Site from $40 a night, Powered Site from $35 a night, Unpowered Site from $30 a night.

  • Address
Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia

  • Phone Number:
+61 8 8563 2784

  • Website:
https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/sa/tanunda/barossa_valley

 


6. Fraser Coast Top Tourist Caravan Park



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  • Description
The 4-star multi-award winning Fraser Coast Top Tourist Caravan Park, located in the picturesque Hervey Bay is one for the bucket list. There is a huge variet of nearby dining and entertainment options, a games room for the kids, state-of-the-art BBQ facilities, plus even a therapeutic mineral pool and heated spa for those seeking perfect relaxation. Grey Nomads ahoy!

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park allows small dogs (up to 5kg) within the area of your site, but they must be exercised outside the park. 

  • Price Per Night: 
Powered site from $37 per night, Unpowered site from $34 per night.

  • Address:
21 Denmans Camp Rd, Scarness QLD 4655, Australia

  • Phone:
+61 7 4124 6237

  • Website:
http://www.frasercoasttoptouristpark.com.au

 


5. 1770 Agnes Water Captain Cook Holiday Village



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  • Description
1770 Agnes Water Captain Cook Holiday Village features extremely spacious powered and unpowered campsites scattered over two-and-a-half hectares. You'll be marvelled by the wildlife, with the park acting as a sanctuary for lorikeets, kangaroos, wild bush turkeys and possums. There is also access to a secluded surfing beach that is free of stingers (and crocodiles!). The park also features is own restaurant, games room and swimming pool, making it perfect for your next family camping trip.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets:
Owners can bring their pets on the sites during off-peak season via prior arrangement.

  • Price Per Night:  
Low Season: Powered Site from $33 a night, Ensuite Site from $45 a night.

High Season: Powered Site from $42 a night, Unpowered Site from $36 a night.

  • Address: 
384 Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy QLD 4677, Australia

  • Phone Number: 
+61 7 4974 9219

  • Website: 
http://www.1770holidayvillage.com.au

 


4. Discovery Parks Forster



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  • Description
The scenery at Discovery Parks Forster is not to be missed.  If you’re looking for an amazing weekend, the location of this park offers a range of great things to do, from water activities to kicking-back in front of a gorgeous view of the beach its surrounding flora. Perhaps best of all, this family-perfect, pet-friendly park is within close proximity to several attractions like the Big Buzz Fun Park and the National Motorcycle Museum.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Pets are allowed as per manager's discretion. Checking with a manager prior to booking is essential.

  • Price Per Night:
Powered Site from $37 a night, Unpowered Site from $32 a night.

  • Address: 
99 Aquatic Rd, Darawank NSW 2428, Australia

  • Phone Number:
+61 2 6554 3123

  • Website:
http://www.aspenparks.com.au/parks/nsw/wallamba-river-holiday-park/

 


3. Seabreeze Tourist Park



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  • Description
There are so many reasons to visit Seabreeze Tourist Park! It's effectively positioned as the gateway to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. If for some reason you get sick of relishing in the marvels of the Reef, you can enjoy Seabreeze's new swimming pool or take a short stroll with your pet to all the attractions of Airlie Beach.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Seabreeze Tourist Park allows pets on certain conditions. Checking with a manager prior to booking is essential.

  • Price Per Night:
Powered Site from $41 a night, Unpowered Site from $21 a night.

  • Address:
234 Shute Harbour Road, AIRLIE BEACH QLD 4802

  • Phone: 
07 4946 6379

  • Website: 
http://theseabreezepark.com.au

 


2. Best Friend Holiday Retreat 



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  • Description
Best Friend Holiday Retreat is a paradise especially made for people who loves to travel with their furry friends! The lush green surroundings are perfect for both humans and animals to run around. They also have a beautiful waterfall and a natural rock-formed swimming pool for those that don't feel like strolling to the lovely beach nearby.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
As a park especially made to accommodate animals, Best Friend Holiday Retreat has off-leash areas, a Hydrobath Hut and luxury dog kennels should you need to leave your dog at the park for the day. It's pretty much doggy heaven!

  • Price Per Night:  
Powered Site from $45 a night, Unpowered Site from $30 a night.

  • Address: 
1721 Tarra Valley Rd, Tarra Valley via Yarram VIC 3971, Australia

  • Phone Number:
+61 3 5186 1216

  • Website:
http://www.bestfriend.net.au

 


1. Tathra Beachside



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  • Description
Bask in the beauty of Tathra Beachside, use up all your energy swimming, snorkeling, golfing and kayaking or simply eat, dine and have wonderful time! This vibrant park is so full of life you’ll forget the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine. The facilities are immaculately clean, much to the surprise of many opinions regarding pet-friendly holiday parks. We aren't the only ones that were impressed by Tathra Beachside, with the park recently being named as the number 1 park for overall guest experience in 2016! (2016 Star Ratings Gold List). Book in advance or you (and your pet) will have to settle for second best.

  • Features / Facilities for Pets: 
Tathra Beachside welcomes pets as part of the family! They have pet-friendly cottages and sites, welcome dog-treats upon arrival, a dog-wash station and a number of additional pet supplies just in case!

  • Price Per Night: 
Powered Site from $40 a night, Ensuite Site from $59 a night.

  • Address: 
Andy Poole Dr, Tathra NSW 2550, Australia

  • Phone Number:
+61 1300 527 010

  • Website: 
https://www.tathrabeachside.com.au


Have a pawesome holiday!

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