Australians love our pets. Statistically, there are as many pets as there are people in Australia – 24 million. Because of this, many camp sites and holiday parks across the nation are pet-friendly – you just have to find them. Here’s our pick of the top 6 Queensland destinations for travelling and camping with your pet.
Set on three hectares, Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park is a pristine beachside destination – just a 10-minute drive from Maroochydore. Peaceful and leafy, the park features power and BBQ facilities and is a short stroll from local fishing spots, bike tracks and beaches. Two dogs per campsite are permitted at Mudjimba, provided they are always on a leash. A dog application must be submitted when booking your stay.
Sitting on the banks of the Logan River and nestled among 12 hectares of ancient bushland and forest, Flanagan Reserve is one of the most peaceful camping spots within the Scenic Rim. Ideal for the seasoned camper, you can enjoy heated showers, BBQ areas and a kiosk. Four-legged friends are allowed as long as they are not dangerous and are always on a lead. Relax by the river, take a stroll around the foothills of Mt Barney and swim in the gentle currents of the Logan River. Dogs can jump in too – if they’re harnessed. This World Heritage listed site is one to remember.
3. Kookaburra Park, Cambroon
Kookaburra Park is set on 75 acres with an animal sanctuary where you can hand-feed deer and meet pigs, chickens and guinea pigs. It’s dog-friendly with access to swimming in the Mary River and a hike up the ridge along a Jurassic trail. There are also fire pits, starry nights and even a coffee and produce cart. Dogs that may disrupt guests need to remain on a lead and must stay away from the animal feeding area and Jurassic trail.
4. Gordon Country, Goomburra
This eco-tourism camping site offers a true Australian country experience. Situated on 4000 creekside acres, each campsite at Gordon Country is allocated a few acres of its own. Enjoy swimming, bushwalking, fire pits and mountain scenery. There are also 4WD tracks to test out. Your dog doesn’t have to stay on a lead – unless he/she doesn’t play well with other dogs or chases wildlife. Horses and dogs must be fully vaccinated.
5. Kirra Beach Tourist Park, Coolangatta
Enjoy laidback beach vibes with your paw-fect pal at Kirra Beach Tourist Park. Highlights include great surf breaks, grassy parklands and cafes. The park features a pool, jumping pillow and fully equipped camp kitchen. You need to apply for your dog to join you and they need to remain on the lead and out of the amenities.
If you’re planning to explore Far North Queensland, Eddie’s Camp is our pick. Located at Elim Beach, one hour north of Cooktown, the camping site is located right next to the coloured sands and is easily accessible. Enjoy great fishing and crystal-clear water for swimming. There’s also kitesurfing. Family-friendly dogs are welcome onsite.
Camping in Queensland? Think JAWA
Are you planning a Queensland adventure with your four-legged friend? Do it in style in a JAWA. If you need new parts or accessories for your next trip, get in touch with our friendly team at JAWA Off Road Campers by calling 07 5479 6844. You can also check out our range in our Caboolture showroom and have a chat with us in person. We’d love to hear about your adventures with your pet. You can also share your stories on our Facebook page.
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