Pet Friendly Holidays

With dog-friendly beaches, leash-free parklands and plenty of pet-friendly accommodation, the Shoalhaven region is a holiday destination the whole family can enjoy ­– including the four-legged variety. Explore beautiful beaches, parks, rivers and walking tracks with your pet in tow.

You and your furry family members will love exploring the splendid outdoors of this naturally-rich area on the NSW South Coast. The Shoalhaven region is recognised as one of Australia’s best pet-friendly destinations, with more than 20 off-leash areas where dogs can run around and play.

Family enjoying an evening walk with their pet dog along Currarong Beach, Currarong

Watch your dog race through the sand at Huskisson, Culburra Beach and Currarong, where sections of the beach are off-leash exercise areas in the early morning and the evening. You can also let your dog off the leash at certain times of the day at Callala Beach in Callala Bay and Nelsons Beach in Vincentia

For leash-free fun at any time of the day, head to Shoalhaven Heads and make the most of the dedicated leash-free areas on Seven Mile Beach and River Road Reserve. There’s also a 24-hour off-leash exercise area at Bawley Point’s Cormorant Beach and the Nowra Showground, where there’s even a dog agility park.

Family enjoying an evening walk with their pet dog along Currarong Beach, Currarong

After a day of fun, retire for the night with your canine in a cottage, cabin, holiday unit or caravan park. If you’re looking for a waterfront stay, South Coast Retreat in Greenwell Point is pet-friendly accommodation. Choose from luxury safari tents, cabins or a three-bedroom holiday house.

A woman and her dog on a beach, Bawley Point

Kite Tails and Sand Pails is a beautiful pet-friendly cottage in the seaside village of Currarong, or if you’re after something more rural try Mimosa Eco Retreat in Bawley Point. Alternatively, there’s a number of dog boarding kennels in the area, which provide pets with a comfy place to spend the night.

Places to Stay