On the Road with Dogs – Dog Friendly Camping Queensland

dog friendly camping queensland

If you love camping with dogs, Queensland has what it takes to fulfil your dog’s wildest dreams! From ‘ruff’ camping in the country to beachside escapes, we’ve sniffed out some of the best dog friendly camping Queensland has to offer!

As a well-socialised pet owner, you will already be familiar with these unspoken rules: clean up after your dog, keep your dog leashed unless in a designated off-leash area, make sure vaccinations, worming and tick treatments are up to date and don’t let your dog be a nuisance to others. Your dog also has a few camping rules for you, too: pack toys, food and shade for the tent area, always carry a water supply, and don’t skimp on the adventure!
Ready? Let’s go!

Dog friendly camp sites near Brisbane

North Stradbroke Island

Take the 4WD over to Stradbroke Island and pitch your tent on Main or Flinders Beach with Minjerribah Camping. The beaches are accessible by 4WD only with unpowered sites amongst the sand dunes.

Your dog will love:
• 2 dogs per campsite
• 2 nearby unfenced off-leash areas (one with beach and sea access)
• Great coastal walks and hiking trails

This is raw camping – BYO firewood (for small cooking fire only), and there are no toilet or shower facilities – but for salty air, sandy paws, and a back-to-nature adventure, there’s no finer location.

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat is very popular with dog owners. With its 1.5km of creek frontage and an area over 300 acres, there are powered and unpowered sites catering to a variety of camping options – tent, trailer, swag or caravan.

Your dog will love:
• Swimming holes
• Walking tracks

You will love:
• Choice of bush, grassy, or creek location
• Ring fire on each camp site
• Toilets and hot showers
• Camp shop and kiosk
• Bike track, canoeing, backyard games, entertainment
• Family friendly

Dog friendly camp sites near Cairns

Cool Waters Holiday Park

Cool Waters Holiday Park in Cairns has a range of accommodation options to suit even the fussiest of pups. There are unpowered and powered pet-friendly camp sites for tents and caravans, or your pup can lounge in the lap of (relative) luxury in a small, self-contained cabin with its own facilities.

Your dog will love:
• Rainforest setting
• Creek swimming
• Dog-friendly café on site

You will love:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Swimming pool
• BBQ & camp kitchen
• Recreation room
• Amenities and laundry

Dog friendly camping QLD Central Coast

Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park

Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park near Rockhampton has a designated dog-friendly camping area as well as dog-friendly ensuite cabins for those who like a little more comfort.

Your dog will love:
• 2 dogs per site
• Huge off-leash beach area

You will love:
• Camp kitchen and BBQs
• Laundry, toilets and shower block
• Close to shops
• Powered and unpowered sites
• Adjacent to public parklands with playground, pool, and skate park

Dog friendly campgrounds QLD Scenic Rim

Bigriggen Camping and Caravan Park

Heading west of the Gold Coast, Bigriggen Park is a pup’s paradise. Set on 100 acres of high hilltops and gentle river flats, Bigriggen has shaded dog-friendly powered and unpowered sites suitable for small tents right up to the biggest RVs.

Your dog will love:
• Designated dog area for creek swimming
• Bushwalks

You will love:
• Toilets and hot showers
• Open fire pits
• Cycling, fishing and wildlife

If you’re a Queensland local or interstate visitor road tripping with your dog to an area we haven’t covered, you can find more Queensland pet-friendly campgrounds here. Show your pet how much you love them by ditching the kennels and taking them back to nature on your next camping adventure.


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