The Best Dog-Friendly Holiday Parks You Need to Visit
Don't leave your doggo at home these holidays...take them with you to one of these unspoilt, iconic, AND now dog-friendly locations.
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Leaving your dog at home has to be THE. WORST. part of going on holiday. But what if I told you, this vacation, you could take your pooch with you?
Today we’re wrapping up our top picks of the absolute best dog-friendly holiday parks in Australia.
Whether you’re a camper, a glamper, a cabin dweller or a caravanner (it’s a word, I looked it up), there is a top holiday destination for everyone – and every dog.
Dog Friendly Reflections Holiday Parks
Of their 37 parks in operation, Reflections Holiday Parks (formerly known as North Coast, South Coast and Inland Waters Holiday Parks) has over 24 dog-friendly* holiday parks.
How do they do it? Unlike mega chain vacation corporations, Reflections gives back the money you spend – by investing it straight back into their holiday parks and public recreation reserves on Crown land that so many local communities enjoy.
Dog-friendly cabins, off-leash areas, pet-friendly beaches, doggo watering holes, and dog-wash stations are just a few of the amenities on offer for pups.
And that’s before mentioning the beaches, wildlife, playgrounds, trail hikes, untouched nature reserves and more for us!
Booking couldn’t be easier with their brand spanking new website that allows you to virtually tour cabins and sites, arrange activities and plan your trip with ease.
Find your next dream (dog friendly) holiday by visiting Reflections Holiday Parks HERE.
* Please check individual parks for dog-friendly facilities and restrictions. Some parks not dog-friendly during peak periods.
The Best Dog Friendly Holiday Parks
For those wanting adventure…
Sailing, fishing, water skiing, tennis, diving, surfing or cruising – Tuncurry has it all. With a full range of activities for adults and kids alike, at Reflections Holiday Parks Tuncurry you will never hear the dreaded holiday words, “I’m bored.”
100% dog-friendly on caravan and camping sites, your best mate is totally welcome. They even have a doggy bath – which will come in handy after visiting their beautiful dog-friendly beaches.
With it’s beachfront location and so much to do, the biggest problem will be choosing what to do first. Oh wait – watching the local dolphins play in the surf. That’ll be #1. Watching dolphins with your dog. Holidays don’t get much better than that.
For those wanting to getaway…
Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, Reflections Holiday Parks Nambucca Heads is the place to get away from it all – located directly on the headland with magnificent ocean views north and south.
With dog-friendly caravan and campsites, AND cabins, you and your pooch can wake up to the sights and sounds of the ocean, bush and surrounding valleys.
This iconic Australian location offers everything you need to unwind – safe swimming beaches, snorkelling, canoeing, sailing and diving. If you’re lucky, one of their resident dolphins might join you when you head to the surf for a swim. Dog-friendly all year round, this is the place to head to when you’re wanting a unforgettable holiday escape.
For those wanting non-stop fun…
Voted one of the best dog-friendly holiday locations in Australia, Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach, is guaranteed to keep everyone happy – especially your pooch.
Located on the pristine waters of Moonee Creek and Moonee Beach Reserve, you can do as much or as little as you like while surrounded by the best nature to offer. Swimming, fishing, boating, paddleboarding…the water activities are endless. On land, bushwalkers can adventure through pristine rainforest and mangrove mudflats – or climb the coastal headlands to take in the spectacular ocean views.
With dog-friendly cabins, caravan and camping sites, pets are given the red carpet treatment. Waste bag stations, dog wash locations and full dog friendly access to the reserve and beach make it a dog lover’s dream. A hands down winner for dog-friendly holidays.
For those wanting to switch off…
Just a couple of hours north of Sydney, Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach is the ideal weekend getaway, but be warned – you’ll love it so much you may want to stay longer!
With 50 kilometres of white beaches (no that’s not a typo), Australian wildlife, sand dunes, and ten offshore islands, Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach is the place to unplug, and reconnect with nature (or loved ones!) And if you’re a surfer – it boasts one of the best surf spots on the entire east coast of Australia.
Switch off the iPhone, close down the laptop and leave Netflix at home – the crystal clear waters of Jimmys Beach will have you more relaxed than you have been in years.
Bring your pup along to chill too – with dog friendly camping and caravan sites, dog-friendly beaches and walks, a dedicated dog wash station and resting zone – your dog will have everything they need and more.
For those wanting untouched beauty…
Nestled between the bright blue of the Pacific Ocean and pristine native Australian bush, Reflections Holiday Parks Corindi Beach is pure nature at its finest.
With direct access to the beach, parks and rock formations this is truly one of Australia’s hidden gems – and yes your dog can totally come too.
Close to state forests, nature reserves and national parks, Corindi Beach offers surf and water activities, bushwalking, bird watching and – wait for it – dolphin AND whale watching. Picture it now – relaxing on the untouched coastal headland with your pup by your side watching the whales migrate. A stay at Reflections Holiday Parks Corindi Beach can make that a reality.
Choose Your Dog-Friendly Adventure…
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