Top 10 Pet Friendly Campgrounds

Top 10 Pet Friendly Campgrounds
If you're like many of us, your furry friend is part of the family and you want to include them in all of your adventures - including camping trips. Fortunately, Australia has no shortage of amazing pet-friendly camping spots where you and your pooch can enjoy the great outdoors together.
Here are ten of the best pet-friendly camping spots in Australia!

New South Wales


Grabine Lakeside
Grabine Lakeside Holiday Park is a stunning location that's perfect for nature lovers and their pets. Bring a boat, your fishing gear, or simply enjoy the picturesque sunset over Wyangala Dam alongside your best friend. Whether you’re up for adventure, or just want a spot to unwind for the weekend, this campground is sure to be a memorable experience, with lots of space for your pet to run around. 

This pet-friendly camping spot is for those looking to get off the beaten path, Wollondilly River Station welcomes all pets, even goats! This rustic campground is for experienced campers, with no power or on-site shop. But with bushwalking, swimming, and stargazing, it's worth the trip. Plus, there's no peak pricing - just a flat fee all year round!


Is there anything better than escaping the hustle and bustle with your four-legged friend by your side? Imagine perching up on the banks of Jerusalem Creek, casting a line, and cooking up a freshly caught trout for dinner. You can also go on a hike with your furry buddy (just remember to keep them on a leash), find a new swimming hole, and spot local kangaroos and birds. Keep in mind that campsites are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, so just make sure you don’t run late.



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Looking for a luxurious getaway with your furry friend? Check out this dog-friendly self-contained cabin accommodation in the Cairns Highlands. The eco-style caravan park allows camping, motor homes, and camper trailers. Explore world heritage rainforest walking trails and Lake Eacham, all while enjoying free Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome on leash. Located just over an hour from Cairns, this stunning location sits 800 meters above Cairns, providing breathtaking views and a peaceful retreat. Don't miss the chance to pack your bags and enjoy a well-deserved break with your furry companion in this serene paradise.

Discover a hidden gem for experienced campers and nature enthusiasts alike: Flannery Reserve. This pet-friendly campsite on the edge of Mount Barney National Park offers stunning views, swimming in Logan River (with a harness for your dog), forest hikes, heated showers, and BBQ areas. Plus, the on-site kiosk provides all your camping essentials. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of both, Flannery Reserve is the perfect destination for you and your furry friend. So, why not pack your bags and head out for a truly unique and unforgettable camping experience?

South Australia

Looking for the perfect spot to camp with your furry companion on an Outback
adventure? Cooper Creek Camp on the Birdsville Track in South Australia is just five-hour drive from Maree in Etadunna and situated near Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre, the Simpson Desert, and the Strzelecki Track. It's a pet-friendly pit stop with basic toilet facilities and an ideal spot for a break during your Outback journey. Be sure to bring plenty of fresh water for you and your furry friend and check out some essential Outback driving safety tips before you go. Pack your bags, fill up your tank, and embark on an unforgettable adventure with your best friend by your side.

Western Australia


vehicles parked on the banks of Lake Navarino
If you're looking for a peaceful nature getaway just a short drive from Perth, Lake
Navarino Holiday Park might just be WA's best kept secret. Enjoy outdoor activities like bushwalking, canoeing, mountain biking, and fishing, or even try white water rafting. Choose from a range of accommodation options including cottages, cabins, park homes, glamping tents, and powered or unpowered sites. The park is pet-friendly, and there are even lakeside camping options. The licensed restaurant offers delicious pizza and takeaway options, along with a general store. Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend away, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, Lake Navarino Holiday Park has something for everyone. Escape the city and enjoy a peaceful retreat in the heart of Western Australia's jarrah forest.


BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park, an award-winning caravan park, is located just 300 meters away from the waterfront of St Helens. Whether you are seeking fully self-contained cabins, ensuite sites, powered or unpowered sites, powered concrete pad sites or a bed in the new bunkhouse accommodation area, this pet-friendly St Helens caravan park has got you covered. The park boasts a variety of amenities to keep both parents and kids entertained. While the little ones enjoy the Jumping Pillow and play area, the parents can sit back and relax. This park also serves as an ideal base for exploring Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, St Columba Waterfalls, Scamander, and Wineglass Bay.

Northern Territory

This pet-friendly campsite is nestled on 10 acres of natural bushland under gum trees. It's perfect for self-contained campers with their own toilet/shower. You'll have access to drinking water, rubbish facilities, and wifi (not always reliable). Relax by the fire pit and enjoy the birdlife, including galahs and cockatoos. There's a large fenced area for dogs to run free and dog-sitting/boarding services are available for a fee. You'll see amazing sunsets across the paddock, and the friendly donkeys next door may come to the fence for a snack. Only 20 minutes from Darwin city center, this rural oasis offers easy access to shopping, dining, and local markets.

Australian Capital Territory

Wee Jasper is worth the hour’s drive headed towards Yass, NSW, and is also
accessible via the Cotter. The drive is scenic, winding through rolling green hills and lush countryside, and there are plenty of affordable camping areas for you and your dog, such as Micalong Creek, Billy Grace camp, Carey’s camp, Fitzpatrick Trackhead, and Swinging Bridge. Pets are allowed in all areas and depending on your chosen camping spot, you can have access to facilities such as toilets, showers, and BBQs. With beautiful walks around the area, you can easily immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing your comfort.
Australia has a wealth of pet-friendly camping spots that are perfect for outdoor.
enthusiasts and their furry friends. From secluded beaches to holiday parks and 
conservation areas, there's something for everyone. So why not pack up your camping gear and hit the road with your pet for an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors?

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