Dog Friendly Camp Spots You Have Not Heard Of
Who finds it hard to leave your pet at home when the rest of the family get to go away? Well we have found some Pet friendly holidays the WHOLE family can enjoy
Amamoor Creek camping area, Sunshine Coast
These flat, grassy campsites are nested in an ironbark and blue gum forest on the banks on the Amamoor Creek. But you won’t find yourself up the creek with no facilities here, as you’ll find toilets, showers, water and campfires. Given the facilities, and the fact that it’s dog-friendly, you’ll be more than happy to pay the camping fee. The creek is home to platypuses and frogs, so keep an eye on your dog.
Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat, Capricorn
Retreat into the sanctuary of Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat, a scenic tourist park settled into a gorge right outside of Cania Gorge National Park. With excellent facilities, friendly staff, and access to the national park, the fact that it’s also dog-friendly is the cherry on top of the tent (or caravan or motorhome: the park is suitable for rigs of all sizes).
Musgrave Roadhouse, Cape York
Musgrave Roadhouse is a landmark on the Peninsula Development Road since it was a communication outpost back in the late 1800s. These days it’s a great spot to camp on your way up Cape York. The camping area is grassy and shady, and there’s even a lagoon out the back (although the crocs make it a swimming no go). It has all the amenities you need, including drinking water, hot showers, toilets and a fireplace. And of course, the roadhouse is dog friendly.
Don’t miss this iconic stop. You can even fill up on fuel before you hit the road the next morning.
Seisia Holiday Park, Cape York
After rattling along the Development or Telegraph roads in your 4WD, Seisia Holiday Park is a welcome retreat. Park your vehicle, set up tent or your caravan in a beach or garden site (powered or unpowered), and go wash off the dirt of the road before relaxing. You have, after all, almost reached the top of Australia.
Seisia is the sort of holiday park where you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. It has all the amenities you could want at a campsite. There are hot showers, picnic tables, fireplaces, food, public phones, and the park welcomes your four-legged companions.
Camping areas, Inksip Peninsula, Sunshine Coast
Inskip Peninsula has one of the best locations in Queensland. Only a short drive from the famously beautiful Rainbow Beach, many of the campsites on the peninsula have views across to Fraser Island.
There are four different camping areas on Inksip: ‘The Oaks’ camping area, S.S. Dorrigo camping area, M.V. Natone camping area, M.V. Beagle camping area and M.V. Sarawak camping area. All of the camping areas allow dogs, but they must on a leash. You’ll get the best views of Fraser Island from Beagle and Sarawak, and all of the camping areas offer shady sites and beach access. Facilities are limited, although there are toilets and drinking water available at the service centre at Rainbow Beach. Some of the camping areas are 4WD-accessible only.
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