Dog Friendly New Zealand

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in New Zealand? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in New Zealand below! Or, read about New Zealand's Pet Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Information in preparation for your trip. Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in New Zealand now.

Hotels

There are 228 pet friendly hotels in New Zealand. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in New Zealand below.

Pet Friendly Hotel 115 Christchurch
Hotel Off The Square is dog friendly! One big dog or two small dogs are allowed for no additional fee.
Pet Friendly U Residence Hotel Wellington
U Residence Hotel Wellington welcomes two dogs up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of NZD 35 per pet, per night, and two dogs over 50 lbs for NZD 65 per pet, per night. Cats are not allowed.

Restaurants

Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 21 dog friendly restaurants in New Zealand! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in New Zealand that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!

Activities

Get out and play! There are 12 dog friendly activities in New Zealand. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Pet Friendly 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.
Pet Friendly 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.
Pet Friendly 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.

Services

When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 3 pet services in New Zealand that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in New Zealand below.

Pet Friendly VIPets
I am a professional dog walker, house and pet sitter in Christchurch. I provide dog and cat care when you can't be there. My ultimate goal is to provide the best possible replacement for you for your furry family members.
Pet Friendly Toscaz-The Big Dog Run
TOSCAZ is unique and the only type of exercise area where dog/s have free run of of around 4 acres . Owners are encouraged to run around or even bike the terrain or simply amber along at a sensible pace, and let the dogs go crazy !! Situated in the picturesque Pohangina Valley. Time must be reserved ahead of time.

Traveler Photos

Scottish Shepherd Runs on the Beach
Woman and Dog Walk through Water
Dog Stands on a Hill in the Woods
Dog Sits on a White Sand Beach
Westie in a Life Jacket
Lab Stands on a Beach

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