Dog Friendly Camping: The Ultimate Guide With Over 100 Australian Camping Areas

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.

Hang on…

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!

Camping with dogs Australia

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

There’s two things I want you to do before you take your dog camping in Australia. Don’t worry, they’re simple things, but necessary given our sometimes risky environment:

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.

Dog Camping Etiquette

Now you’ve sorted the above health check, vaccinations, and doggy first aid kit, let’s go through some dog camping etiquette so you’re fully prepared:

Camping with dogs! Etiquette guide!

⚠️ 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.

No Barking

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.

Most Importantly


Right then intrepid travelers, let’s take a look at where you and your dog can go camping in every state of Australia!

Dog friendly camping in Australia by State:

Queensland (QLD)

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

Manar Park

Gold Coast Holiday Park

Straddie Camping

Gordon Country

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 (NSW)

Copeton Waters

Turon Gates

Wooyung Beach Holiday Park

Corindi Beach Caravan Park

Rover Park

Wollondilly River Station

Norah Head Holiday Park

Bonny Hills Holiday Park

Levuka 4WD Park

Grabine Lakeside

Lake Burrendong

Lake Glenbawn

Wyangala Waters

Byron Holiday Park

Big4 Casino Resort

Victoria (VIC)

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

BIG4 Swan Hill

South Australia (SA)

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

Western Australia (WA)

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 (now RAC Cervantes)

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
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Northern Territory (NT)

Pine Creek Railway Resort

Tumbling Waters Holiday Park

Banyan Tree Caravan and Tourist Park

Territory Manor Motel and Caravan Park
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Knotts Crossing Resort

Wycliffe Well Holiday Park
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BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park

Ayers Rock Campground

Curtin Springs Station

Kings Canyon Resort

Tasmania (TAS)

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



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Gina & David

3 responses to “Dog Friendly Camping: The Ultimate Guide With Over 100 Australian Camping Areas”

  1. Sarah Chambers Avatar
    Sarah Chambers

    Hi is there some sort of book you can buy with caravan friendly parks that accept dogs in NSW heading to Queensland in that you know of please or any book really that would help thanks so much 🐾

    1. DogZone Avatar

      Hi Sarah, books tend to get out of date quickly. I highly recommend the app WikiCamps if you have a smart phone. It lets you filter campsites and places of interest by “dog friendly”.

  2. Dofatera Avatar

    This is awesome – thanks! Now we have a camping plan!

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