Pet-friendly holiday parks in NSW

Many holiday parks in NSW allow pets. A few simple checks before you travel will ensure your holiday with your dearly loved pets is enjoyed without a hitch. Importantly, make sure your pets are fully vaccinated and have a name tag with your contact details attached to their collar.

You should also check your chosen holiday park’s policy on pets. For example, some parks do not allow dogs during school holidays. Speak with the manager of your holiday park for peace of mind. In addition, you’ll be required to keep your dog on the leash at all times and clean up after them. 

A couple and their dog at a holiday park, Brunswick Head

Below is your guide to pet-friendly holiday parks, from the coast to the outback. Please remember: no domestic pets (other than trained assistance animals such as guide dogs) are allowed in national parks, state conservation areas, nature reserves, historic sites or Aboriginal cultural heritage areas.

Pets react differently to travel and without proper care, it can cause them distress. Make sure they have enough water and keep an eye on the temperature to ensure a smooth ride. The Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW has helpful tips about travelling with your pets, including:

  • Ask your vet for advice before you travel.
  • Exercise your pets about 20 minutes before the trip.
  • Restrain your pets in a carrier or harness in the car.
  • Never leave your pets unattended in your vehicle.
  • Take regular stops on your journey.
A woman and her dog on a beach, Bawley Point

If you’re heading to north, Smugglers Cove is a nautical-themed, pet-friendly holiday park in Forster on the North Coast. Most Big4 caravan parks allow pets - the Big4 Sunshine South West Rocks Holiday Park is in South West Rocks. Further north is the Reflections Holiday Parks Evans Head.

If you’re travelling south, there are many pet-friendly options. Take your pet to the NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort in Merimbula or to the Jervis Bay Holiday Park by the crystal blue waters of Jervis Bay. Dogs are also welcome on a number of idyllic, pet-friendly South Coast beaches.

There are lovely holiday parks inland, including in the wine regions of Mudgee, Orange and the Riverina all in beautiful Country NSW. You can even take your pets to the striking landscapes of Outback NSW such as around Broken Hill and Cobar. Or enjoy a riverside break in The Murray.

Pet-friendly holiday parks in NSW

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