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 Whiting Beach
Whiting Beach Whiting Beach is pet-friendly. This great white sand beach is awesome for taking your Aussie Shepherd for a walk and a swim. There are only small waves as this beach at the mouth of the Clarence River. Keep Fido away from the rock wall, which is the main swimming area. See Details
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.
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Bottle Lake Forest Park Bottle Lake Forest Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Christchurch, NZ. This popular mountain biking spot offers more than 1000 hectares of of pine forest. Fido is welcome to enjoy the walking and biking trails through the beach and forest, but must dogs be kept on a leash. Please clean up after your pets. See Details
Green Island Dog Park Spacious green area with a fenced-in section and obstacle course ideal for small dogs. See Details
Tathra Beachside Tathra Beachside is pet-friendly. Pets are a part of the extended family and they can enjoy cottages, treats, a dog wash station available, and a nice walk to the beautiful dog-friendly Tathra Beach. Pet supplies are also available for purchase at reception. Pets are welcome all year on their sites except for the first 2 weeks of our Christmas holiday period. 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
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
The Farm at Byron Bay Fido is welcome to join you as you explore and learn at The Farm! It is home to Three Blue Ducks, The Bread Social, The Garden Shed, and The Produce Store. The Farm requests that you keep your four-legged-friend on a lead at all times, and out of the indoor areas of its restaurant. The Farm at Byron Bay is open seven days a week from 7am to 4pm. See Details
The Sheepdog Memorial The Sheepdog Memorial in New Zealand is pet-friendly. In the 19th century, Scottish shepherds came to work in this area. The high country could not have been farmed without the border collies they brought with them. These have been immortalized forever in the form of a statue in Lake Tekapo. Dogs are welcome to view the statue on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The trails around the lake are also pet-friendly and lead to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. See Details
Tallow Beach Tallow Beach is pet-friendly. The beach stretches for just under two miles and is located in the heart of popular spot, Byron Bay. The area is popular among visitors enjoying some swimming, bird watching, whale watching, beach fishing or just chilling out. Dogs are welcome off-leash, as long as they respond to your voice. See Details
Dog Beach at O’Sullivan Beach and Christies Beach Dog Beach at O’Sullivan Beach and Christies Beach is pet-friendly. From the southern end of Selway Terrace to the northern end of Heather Street, dogs are allowed off-leash at any time except during daylight savings (October-April) when they must be on a leash 10am-8pm. See Details
Lake Lyell Lake Lyell is a dog-friendly recreation area in New South Wales. Located on the outskirts of Lithgow just 2 and a half hours away from Sydney, the facilities include a kiosk, boat ramp, amenities block with hot showers, toilets, disabled toilet, covered BBQ area, kayak hire, picnic benches, park, designated swimming area, and powered and non-powered camping sites. See Details
Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens Dogs are now allowed at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens. You can bring Fido with you, and even let them off-leash on the paths of the 25 hectare gardens of Goondiwindi. The garden features a lake, floral gardens, playgrounds, BBQ areas, and paths that weave around them. They are open Monday through Sunday from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Coles Beach Coles Beach is pet-friendly. Located in a coastal bay, bordered by a low cobble point to the west, the beach is moderately well exposed to west through northerly waves and is a popular surfing beach. Dogs are welcome on the beach to try a spot of surfing, play fetch or catch some rays. 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
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.
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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.
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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
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)
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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)!
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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
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
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
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