The Best Dog-Friendly Caravan Parks in Eastern Australia

Do you love taking your dog camping with you? Dogs love the great outdoors just as much as we do. Let’s take a look now at some of the best dog-friendly caravan parks on the eastern seaboard.

Caravan trips are a wonderful way to see Australia, but if you have a dog then finding a park that doesn’t just allow dogs but actually welcomes them can be tricky.

Your four-legged friend is a part of the family too, and you want to make sure that they have a good time.

Here are our picks for dog-friendly caravan parks in Eastern Australia.

NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort

This beachside resort has a selection of villas and cabins as well as caravan sites. Choose from powered or unpowered sites, some with water and some without.

The sites are all spacious and visually appealing, and you’ll find that the atmosphere is welcoming and pet-friendly.

There are amenities blocks on site for those who wish to take advantage of them, and some sites have an outdoor pool nearby too!

Jervis Bay Holiday Park

This unspoilt gorgeous holiday park is privately owned and the site managers take pride in maintaining a safe and friendly atmosphere.

The park is located on a clear, stunning waterway close to the bay, with a private boat ramp and a floating jetty. There are lots of on-site amenities, and pets are welcome.

It’s a smaller park and that helps to maintain a friendly atmosphere. The setting is gorgeous, and your dogs will have a lot of fun in the park.

Booderee National Park

If you’re after somewhere more ‘cultural’, then this stunning national park is a great choice.

The modern name is Booderee, but the local Dhurga’s call it Walawaani Njindiwan Njin Booderee.

It’s an incredible park with varied scenery including white sand beaches, historic relics, and an incredible ocean view from the cliffs.

There are some botanic gardens, and the wildlife watching opportunities are numerous. You will need to purchase a park pass to get to the caravan site, and then book a site too.

Be aware that since this site is in a popular tourist destination in its own right, it fills up quickly. Book well ahead.

You’re unlikely to be able to just drive up and luck into an empty spot! Pets are welcome here, but it’s a busy park so it’s best for those who are well-socialised.

Big4 Sunshine Resort – South West Rocks

This is a family resort on the east coast. It has its own water park, great amenities, fresh food and a wide selection of sites and accommodation to suit all kinds of travellers.

The beaches are safe and clean, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants, as well as historic sites and nature trails to explore.

Whether you’re looking for a simple unpowered site or something more luxurious, the site can cater to you.

The staff are friendly, and this is a good ‘family-friendly’ resort that kids, pets and adults will all enjoy.

Since it is a family resort, there will be lots of kids running around, so take that into account if you are considering bringing pets with you.

The setting, in a National Park, means that there are plenty of opportunities for fun and exercise though!

There are many other dog-friendly caravan parks, but these are some of the best in Eastern Australia.

Why not add a few onto your next road-trip itinerary, and see the coastline while meeting great new friends and enjoying a break.

You’ll be amazed at how even a week away from the hustle and bustle of city life can recharge your batteries.

The kids may moan at first, but once they get out onto the beach they’ll forget their smartphones and realise how much fun the great outdoors can really be!

If you are thinking about camping anywhere in Australia, then there is no better way to do this than with your very own caravan.

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