Dog Friendly Activities in Australia & the South Pacific

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Australia & the South Pacific, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly The Groynes Dog Park
The Groynes Dog Park The Groynes is a securely fenced park with a number of different areas including spring fed streams, trees and open spaces and three agility courses. A BBQ and picnic area is also within the park, although dogs must be leashed in this area. Car parking available. See Details
Pet Friendly Botanic Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
Botanic Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand The Wellington Botanic Garden features 25 hectares of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. Dogs are allowed if they are on lead and the owners clean up after them. he Botanic Garden is minutes from downtown Wellington, and is easily accessed. There are many entrances to the Garden including from Tinakori Road, Glenmore Street, Salamanca Road, Upland Road and the Cable Car. See Details
Fingal Heads Beach This is a fabulous dogs allowed beach. Dogs can swim in the surf and run along the gorgeous sandy beach and afterwards you can go for coffee, where the cafe owners put out fresh daily bowls of cool water for the dogs. See Details
Bottle Lake Forest Park Dogs are welcome to enjoy the walking and biking trails through the beach and forest. Just keep them on a leash at all times and clean up after them. See Details
Styx Mill Conservation Reserve Dog Park The Styx Mill Conservation Reserve offers a securely fenced area with two small ponds, lot of trees, and wide open spaces. Off road parking and toilets available. See Details
Lyall Bay Beach Lyall Bay beach has a dog-exercise area available (off lead) all day. It's a great area to socialise your dog any time of the day with the other dogs playing on the beach. There's a great walk between the end of Seatoun beach, just past the children's playground (the other parts of the beach next to Marine Parade have certain hours only for dogs) and follow the path all the way around to Breaker Bay beach. Dogs can be off lead. The beaches are fabulous and you can even walk back over the mountain back to Seatoun if you're feeling energetic (follow the path)! See Details
National Arboretum Canberra Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you explore the National Arboretum in Canberra. Enjoy the 446 acres of gardens with your canine companion. Dogs are not allowed on tram tours of the arboretum but you can drive through the grounds or walk with your pet. See Details
Templeton's Reserve Templeton's Reserve has great open spaces with plenty of room for pups to run. There are no gates or fences. The large pond is not suitable for swimming, but it is easy to walk around it. See Details
TECT All Terrain Park Dog Park The new Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area was officially opened by Western Bay of Plenty Mayor Paterson and Tauranga City Council Mayor Crosby on Saturday 26 September 2015. This is located to the right hand side of the mountain biking car park. The area of about 1 hectare, is fully fenced and is suitable for ALL types and sizes of dogs, over the age of 4 months. The following rules apply: Park hours apply to this area Owners should carry a leash at all times Dogs and children must be accompanied by an adult Please do not bring food or cigarettes into the area This is no place for a dog under 4 months of age Owners must clean up after their dogs Please keep female dogs in heat, at home Dogs must be under VOICE CONTROL Dogs should be registered (and muzzled, if required by the Animal Control Act) See Details
Kep track It is 75km which can be a 3 day hike with the trail starting at Mundaring weir and finishing at Northam. you walk through many towns, so water is not a problem it is an easy to moderate track and track is well labelled. cyclist and horse riders may also use the track. head on to- for more info. See Details
Otari-Wilton's Bush Otari-Wilton's Bush is New Zealand's most significant native botanic gardens and Wellington's largest area of original native forest. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to enter. This website aims to provide you with all the information you need to appreciate this natural resource to its fullest. Otari-Wilton's Bush is only 5 kilometers from downtown Wellington. You can easily get there by car, bus, bicycle or on foot. Within the reserve, only foot traffic, wheel chairs and prams are allowed. Dogs must be on a lead at all times. See Details
Radley Park Radley Park was the first known dog agility course in New Zealand. The park is unfenced and offers six agility obstacles. Open all day. See Details
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens The Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia are stunning gardens that were built on an extinct volcano in the mid 1850s. Dogs are welcome on a leash, there is a cafe that welcomes dogs in the outside area. See Details
Gourmet Pawprints Gourmet Pawprints offers dog-friendly winery tours to top wine regions including Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. They have a 57-seat bus that can accommodate all the owners and dogs. The price includes transport, wine tastings, morning coffee, nibbles and a 2-course lunch. Dogs are also invited to enjoy walking tours, picnics, high tea, treks and truffle hunting with Gourmet Pawprints. See Details
Green Island Dog Park Spacious green area with a fenced-in section and obstacle course ideal for small dogs. See Details
Black's Beach Blacks Beach in Mackay is 6 km long with flat hard sand to walk on with gorgeous island views. Shady in the afternoons. Also Bluewater Trail around the city river area makes for a lovely walk with leashed dogs. See Details
Brighton Dog Beach Also known as Sandown Street Dog Beach, this beach park is a dog's dream. Dogs are welcome to run, swim, and play off-leash. Please pick up after your dogs. See Details
Lions Park Burrum Heads Lions Park.....Dogs allowed in Lions park on a leash, Adjoining beach suitable for dogs off the leash, Dog clean up bags available near the Lions park sign. Burrum Heads is a 30 min drive from Hervey bay See Details
Te Puna Quarry Park Dogs are allowed to visit the park, but they must be kept on a lead at all times and owners should be prepared to remove any doggy doos. The circular track takes about 45 minutes to walk, but if you like exploring you could spend twice as long and still not see it all. See Details
Port Melbourne Dog Beach Bring Fido to this dog beach located between Port Melbourne Yacht Club and Lagoon Pier. Dogs love running off-leash on the sand and taking refreshing swims in the water. Dogs should be under voice control and owners must clean up after their pets and carry waste bags with them. See Details
Altona Dog Beach - Burns Reserve Bring your dog to Altona Dog Beach for some off-leash fun. Your salty dog will love frolicking on the sand, going for a swim, and socializing with other dogs. Open daily. See Details
Sydney Park Large park with plenty of trails, open spaces, water fountains and fellow furry friends. There's also a small puppy pool to cool off on those dog days of summer! See Details
Knocklofty Reserve Beautiful natural park 5 minutes from the city. Many trails and areas that are off lead and some areas are on lead. A good a very friendly dog community walk here daily. Dog poop bags dispensers and bins are found at the entry points. See Details
Doug Grant Reserve This is one of several parks and reserves in Hobsons Bay where dogs are allowed off-leash. Doug Grant Reserve is located in Altona. See Details