The Best Dog-Friendly Campgrounds In NSW
Bundling up the whole family in the car and hitting the open road in search of an awesome campground is practically a summer tradition in NSW, but a family holiday just isn’t a family holiday without your four-legged family members, are we right? Lucky for you, NSW is full of dog-friendly campgrounds that will welcome your pooches with open arms and maybe even a bone or two.
Shoal Bay Holiday Park – Port Stephens
If you’re after a pet-friendly beach holiday, Shoal Bay Holiday Park certainly delivers. Located right across the road from Shoal Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in NSW, Shoal Bay Holiday Park take pets into consideration when booking their guests. Pets are permitted at the holiday park for stays in tents or van sites, however, they are not permitted on long weekends or during the school holidays (with the exception of the June Long Weekend & July School Holidays).
To find out more about camping with pets at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, visit their website.
Mystery Bay Campground – Mystery Bay
Another popular NSW campground that combines the beach and the bush, Mystery Bay Campground on the South Coast welcomes dogs on leashes at their year-round campground. Enjoy beach fishing, stunning waters, and a chance to unplug from technology for a few days with your family. Please note that Mystery Bay is an unpowered campground and they run on a first-come-first-serve basis with no reservations taken.
Visit the Mystery Bay Campground website for more information about their camping facilities.
Riverwood Downs – Barrington Tops
If you’re keen to get off the beaten track with your furry friends in tow, Riverwood Downs in the stunning Barrington Tops should certainly top the list. The multi-award-winning property is a lush 750 acres at the foothills of Barrington Tops and offers plenty of accommodation options for families with pets including rooms, cabins, and campsites. Dogs are permitted off the leash all around the property and if you can tear yourself away from the stunning surrounds, Barrington Bar & Grill down the road even has a dedicated dog’s menu!
To book into the Riverwood Downs campground, visit their website.
Lake St Clair Campground – Lake St Clair
Travel just 30 minutes north of Singleton and you’ll find the picturesque Lake St Clair and Lake St Clair Campground. Another bush camping hotspot, Lake St Clair Campground offers powered sites, campsites, hot showers, and not to mention hours and hours of water activities for adventurous families. Dogs are most welcome at the campsite as long as they remain on a leash.
Bookings are essential for powered sites at Lake St Clair Campground.
Turon Gates – Capertee
Turon Gates in Capertee is described as a “Bush Hideaway” but we would have to suggest an upgrade to luxury bush hideaway. The remote campground provides rustic log cottages, pet-friendly camping as well as glamping just over 2 hours from Sydney. Nestled on 6,000 acres in true bushland, Turon Gates will get you completely off the beaten track with your 2- and 4-legged family members for a very rewarding bush camping holiday.
Turon Gates offers plenty of pet-friendly accommodations in NSW, visit their website to find out more.
Halifax Holiday Park – Nelson Bay
Another beachside gem from the Port Stephens region, Halifax Holiday Park in Nelson Bay juts out of the mainland to appear as though you’re nestled on your own secluded island. The caravan and tent sites are so close to the beach you could just about roll out of bed and onto the sand. Much like Shoal Bay Holiday Park, pets are permitted at Halifax for stays in tents or van sites, however, they are not permitted on long weekends or during the school holidays (with the exception of the June Long Weekend & July School Holidays).
Visit their website to find out more about pet-friendly camping in Nelson Bay.
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