While many caravan parks in Australia permit dogs to stay at them, not surprisingly nearly all of them require that dogs stay on a leash in the park. However, at an increasing number of parks, dogs are allowed off-leash in part of the park, namely in their onsite off-leash dog park.
Having a fenced off-leash park onsite means that your can easily allow your dog to enjoy some time off-leash in the evening or morning, especially if they insist they need to be off-leash to do their business. It’s also a handy spot to meet other travelling dog owners and exchange tips.
The next time you’re looking for a dog-friendly caravan park to stay at, consider these dog-friendly caravan parks in Australia with off-leash dog parks. And leave a comment if you know of any more that should be added to the list!
Caravan Parks with Off-Leash Dog Parks in NSW
If you’re looking for a caravan park in NSW with an off-leash dog park, check out these options, listed in alphabetical order.
For more off-leash dog parks in NSW, check out my list of the best fenced dog parks.
Ballina Beach Nature Resort
Dogs are welcome on both sites and in selected accommodation at the pet-friendly Ballina Beach Nature Resort. Onsite is also a large fenced dog park, with a mixture of shady areas and open areas, perfect for a game of fetch.
BIG4 Saltwater Yamba
BIG4 Saltwater Yamba is very popular with dog owners, thanks to its policy of welcoming pets year round and ten pet-friendly cabins. The park is also home to a fully fenced off-leash dog park, complete with ramps and tunnels, and even a shelter for supervising humans.
Discovery Parks – Forster
Discovery Parks – Forster is an extra pet-friendly caravan park located just north of the twin towns of Forster-Tuncurry. In addition to luxury pet-friendly cabins, there’s plenty of other facilities for pets, including their shady off-leash dog park, now with an extra section just for small dogs. Don’t also miss the Discovery Barks Walk on Sunday mornings.
Double D Caravan Park, Peak Hill
Located about 30 minutes north of Parkes, Peak Hill is an ideal stopover point for those undertaking the long inland drive between Victoria and Queensland. Just as well then that Double D Caravan Park has an off-leash dog park for your pup to stretch their legs, as well as a dog wash and fenced pet-friendly BBQ area.
Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay
Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay is located conveniently close to the off-leash Tallow Beach in Byron Bay. But when you don’t want to walk that far (or the access path is flooded), there’s also a small fenced off-leash dog exercise area at the rear of the park. Ask the staff for directions if it’s still not shown on the park map.
Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach is one of the more dog-friendly caravan parks on the South Coast of NSW. Dogs are allowed year round at the park, both on sites and in selected pet-friendly cabins. Plus there’s a fenced off-leash dog run with agility equipment, perfect as the adjacent beach only allows on-leash dogs.
NRMA Dubbo Holiday Park
Whether you’re staying on one of the pet-friendly sites or in a pet-friendly cabin at NRMA Dubbo Holiday Park, your pup will love having access to the onsite off-leash dog park. The fenced area is located just near the Jumping Pillow.
Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest
Reflections Holiday Parks in NSW have a long list of dog-friendly caravan parks, including Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest. As well as pet-friendly cabins, a dog wash and plenty of poop bag dispensers (marked on the map!), there’s also an off-leash dog park near the eastern amenities block.
Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head
Another pet-friendly Reflections Holiday Park is Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head, which welcomes pets year round, including in selected cabins. They also recently opened a terrific fenced off-leash dog park, complete with agility equipment – the perfect spot for enjoying evening zoomies.
Check out my full list of extra dog-friendly caravan parks in NSW
Caravan Parks with Off-Leash Dog Parks in Northern Territory
Both of these caravan parks in the Northern Territory have an onsite off-leash dog park for dog owners staying at the park.
For more off-leash dog parks in the NT, check out my list of the best fenced dog parks.
Coolalinga Tourist Park
A 25 minute drive south of Darwin, Coolalinga Tourist Park offers reasonable prices for a longer stay in the Top End. There’s also a convenient off-leash dog exercise area surrounded by a high fence at the front of the park.
Heritage Caravan Park, Alice Springs
Heritage Caravan Park in Alice Springs is the most popular option for visiting dog owners, thanks to all sites and cabins being pet-friendly. The park is also home to a huge fenced off-leash dog exercise area and a K9000 dog wash.
Caravan Parks with Off-Leash Dog Parks in Queensland
When travelling in Queensland, stay at these dog-friendly caravan parks dotted around the state that are home to fenced off-leash dog exercise areas.
For more off-leash dog parks in Queensland, check out my list of the best fenced dog parks.
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
The BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is a fabulously dog-friendly destination, more so than other parks on the Gold Coast or close to Brisbane. The park is home to pet-friendly sites and cabins, a dog wash and even onsite dog kennels if you’re heading to the nearby theme parks. Plus there’s a huge fenced off-leash dog park.
BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort
The BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort is a premier park in Cairns with countless facilities to entertain its young guests (and the young at heart). But furkids haven’t been forgotten, with their own off-leash agility park – conveniently on the far side of the park from the main playground and pool.
Goondiwindi Holiday Park
The Goondiwindi Holiday Park declares itself to be the most pet-friendly caravan park in Goondiwindi. As well as always welcoming pet dogs, including in selected pet-friendly cabins, they have recently added a small off-leash dog exercise area near the camp kitchen.
Mycow Bakers Creek Caravan Park, Mackay
Located on the southern side of Mackay, the Mycow Bakers Creek Caravan Park is ideal for an overnight stop with your dog or a longer stay. In either case, don’t miss making use of their new fenced dog park at the northern side of the park, including seats and a secure entry.
Poona Palms Holiday Park, Poona
Located on the western shores of the Great Sandy Strait, Poona Palms Holiday Park is ideal for a long weekend getaway from Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast. A quiet and relaxing spot, at the centre of a park is an excellent off-leash dog park, including agility equipment, for energetic dogs to have some supervised fun.
The Summit 1770, Agnes Water
The Summit 1770 is one of the most dog-friendly places to stay in all of Queensland. As well as pet-friendly cottages and new sites with fenced pens, there’s also two off-leash exercise areas. Choose between the huge off-leash dog park with its own dam, opposite the main amenities block, or head up the hill to the smaller dog run at the sunset viewing spot.
Townsville Tourist Village
Located just off the Bruce Highway on the outskirts of Townsville, the Townsville Tourist Village welcomes well-behaved dogs in their caravan and camping area. There’s also a small dog run down the back of the park, near the chess set.
Check out my full list of extra dog-friendly caravan parks in Queensland
Caravan Parks with Off-Leash Dog Parks in South Australia
South Australia is home to a short but growing list of dog-friendly caravan parks that have onsite off-leash dog parks.
Limestone Coast Caravan Park, Mt Gambier
Mt Gambier is home to multiple caravan parks that have off-leash dog parks. The Limestone Coast Tourist Park just east of town has a well-maintained, fully-enclosed dog off-leash area. Pets are welcome both on sites and in the alcoves of One Bedroom Holiday Units.
Pine Country Caravan Park, Mt Gambier
Pine Country Caravan Park on the southern side of Mt Gambier is very popular with dog owners thanks to its pet-friendly cabins with their own fenced yards. Also onsite is a large off-leash dog park for all canine guests to enjoy, who are welcome at the park year round.
Kalganyi Holiday Park, Mt Gambier
Recent visitors to Kalganyi Holiday Park on the northern entrance into Mt Gambier have reported that there is an on old tennis court available for dogs to be let off-leash. Pets are permitted on both ensuite and regular powered sites, but not accommodation, with mixed recent reviews.
Whyalla Caravan & Tourist Park
One of the newest dog parks at caravan parks in Australia is at the Whyalla Caravan & Tourist Park. This impressive dog park, dubbed “Off the Leash”, offers dogs a choice between green grass and bark with plenty of agility equipment, plus a shady table and seat for humans. Selected cottages are also now pet-friendly.
Caravan Parks with Off-Leash Dog Parks in Victoria
There’s a long list of caravan parks in Victoria that are home to off-leash dog parks. Choose between these parks dotted around the state.
Best Friend Retreat, Tarra Valley
Best Friend Retreat is a holiday resort developed just for dog owners in mind. As well as a variety of pet-friendly cabins and fenced sites, the park has not just one but six fenced off-leash dog exercise means, meaning all dogs can have their own off-leash space. One of the areas has agility equipment, while another has a giant ball for dogs to play with.
BIG4 Borderland Wodonga Holiday Park, Wodonga
If you’re driving along the Hume Highway, an ideal spot to stop is the BIG4 Borderland Wodonga Holiday Park. As well as pet-friendly sites and cabins, the park is also home to a dog run at the rear of the park – perfect for burning off energy after the drive!
Gum Tree Caravan Park, Port Fairy
Whether you’re driving along the Great Ocean Road with your dog or enjoying a stay in scenic Port Fairy, consider staying at the Gum Tree Caravan Park. The parks has a range of pet-friendly cabins and welcomes pets year round, plus there’s an off-leash area and playground just for pups.
Heathcote Queen Meadow Caravan Park
Pets are welcome year round on pet-friendly sites at the Heathcote Queen Meadow Caravan Park, just a 100 minute drive north of Melbourne. And while staying at the park, don’t miss Charlie’s Park, their own off-leash dog park.
Kerang Caravan Park, Kerang
The Kerang Caravan Park in northern Victoria is pet-friendly year round. As well as pet-friendly cabins and sites, they also have a fenced off-leash dog park, the “Doggie Playground”.
Portland Tourist Park, Portland
Portland Tourist Park in western Victoria has an off-leash dog run along one side of the park. Pets are allowed on sites and in selected cabins, although peak period restrictions apply – contact the park directly to confirm details.
Prime Pet-Friendly Tourist Park, Lakes Entrance
One of the most pet-friendly caravan parks in Victoria, Prime Pet-Friendly Tourist Park at Lakes Entrance is also the first child-free caravan park in Victoria. At first glance it looks like they still have a children’s playground, but instead the fenced area has been converted into an off-leash dog run. Also on site are pet-friendly cabins and cottages, plus glamping tents are coming soon.
Rich River Tourist Park, Echuca
Echuca on the banks of the Murray is one of the most dog-friendly towns in all of Victoria. And the perfect place to stay with your dog on the Victorian side of the river is at the Rich River Tourist Park. Welcoming pets year round, including in Standard and Deluxe Cabins, the park also has its own off-leash area, plus a dog wash.
Yarrawonga Riverlands Tourist Park
Further upstream along the Murray you’ll find the Yarrawonga Riverlands Tourist Park. With all sites pet-friendly and a selection of pet-friendly cabins, dogs can enjoy some off-leash fun in the onsite dog park, with its colourful agility equipment.
Caravan Parks with Off-Leash Dog Parks in Western Australia
If you’re travelling in Western Australia with your dog, consider staying at one of these caravan parks with their own onsite dog parks.
Broome’s Gateway Pet Friendly Caravan Park & Lodge
Located 20 minutes east of town, originally the only pet-friendly caravan park in Broome was Broome’s Gateway Pet Friendly Caravan Park & Lodge. The park still has plenty of pet-friendly facilities compared to the other parks in town, including a pet-friendly lodge, dog baths, day kennels, pet sitting and a fenced off-leash dog exercise area.
Crystal Brook Caravan Park, Perth
Crystal Brook Caravan Park is located on the eastern edge of Perth in semi-rural Orange Grove. Onsite is a large dog run area. Note however, that there is a size limit of 10kg for dogs, plus dogs are not allowed inside any cabins.
Southern Stars Holiday Park, Dunsborough
Pets are positively encouraged to join you on holiday at Southern Stars Holiday Park, located just outside of Dunsborough in southern WA. As well as large fenced powered and unpowered sites, there’s also a large off-leash dog exercise area for the enjoyment of all holidaying pooches. The facilities for humans from the camp kitchen to the amenities are also new and top-notch.
Town Caravan Park, Kununurra
If visiting the northern town of Kununurra, the most pet-friendly caravan park is the Town Caravan Park. Onsite is a small dog play pen, plus a pet sitter is also available at the park during the peak season.
Discovery Parks – Carnarvon, Carnarvon
Discovery Parks – Carnarvon (previously Wintersun Caravan & Tourist Park) is the ideal spot to spend a night or longer while heading north in Western Australia with your dog. As well as pet-friendly sites and cabins, this caravan park in Carnarvon has a fenced off-leash area at the rear of the park.