The Easter holidays will be on us before you know it, making it the perfect time to plan your next family adventure. When you’ve got kids and fur-babies in tow, good-quality, pet friendly caravan parks are hard to beat.
Typically more affordable and with a range of accommodation options, they have the facilities, space and functionality you need. And of course, they usually mean more space for your pets to play!
We’ve pulled together a round-up of 10 pet friendly caravan parks across Australia that are perfect for your next family holiday.
Aireys Inlet is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and blends a relaxed village atmosphere with a rugged, dramatic coastline.
If you’re looking for something spacious, choose the deluxe cabin or the three-bedroom cabin. The latter fits up to 8 people with living area, 2 bathrooms, cooking facilities and patio. There’s also powered and unpowered camping sites, two-bedroom ensuite cabins and family-friendly budget cabins. Child-free and ready for a romantic getaway? Look no further than the spa cabin, with queen size bed, lounge-room with gas-log fire, full cooking facilities and a generously sized two-person spa.
Park facilities include a children’s playground, TV room, camp kitchen, basketball ring and herb garden. Their powered and unpowered sites are pet-friendly, and the park even boasts a K9000 Dog Wash within an undercover and securely fenced area.
Wakiti Creek Resort knows how to transport their guests back to a simpler time. It’s a picturesque, secluded holiday park, sprawled across 60+ acres of bushland on the banks of the Wakiti Creek.
With personal, friendly service that welcomes families, fur-babies and children, this is the perfect accommodation choice if you’re looking for an all-rounder that combines great location with good old fashioned fun.
Enjoy a family camp fire, let the kids play and ride their bikes and have fun with your pooch, or visit the historical township of Echuca and the neighbouring tourist attractions. It’s 100% pet-friendly and pets are welcome inside cabins and off-leash in designated areas.
Drummond Cove Holiday Park is a family owned operation, so you’re guaranteed to receive great service. David, Anne and the small team do a fantastic job of running their site, with plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets. If you’re travelling with pets, choose a camping or caravan site. Two of their park-homes are especially suited to pets because they have enclosed yards for extra security.
The natural surrounds of Drummond Cove are stunning, with 25 acres of bush and sand dunes right on your doorstep. Enjoy ocean views and local walking tracks or head just 10 minutes north to the town of Geraldton.
Reflections Holiday Parks Nambucca Heads is an ideal choice for families who are looking for a comfy, convenient getaway. Located only 40 minutes from Coffs Harbour, this pet-friendly accommodation is perched atop a spectacular headland.
Whether you’re whale watching and tiring your pup out on a coastal walk, the views are absolutely stunning! If your family is seeking lots of physical activity, try kayaking or canoeing on the river. The accommodation offers camping and caravan sites, as well as standard and deluxe cabins. The cabins can cater for 2 – 4 people apiece and the deluxe options are fully self-contained. Reflections Holiday Parks Nambucca Heads has all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay, including a camp kitchen, BBQ, laundry and Wifi.
Nambucca Heads is perfectly positioned to explore the Northern River’s region. You can enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the Waterfall Way or explore the historic towns of Bellingen and Dorrigo. Your pup is totally welcome – just make sure you book a pet-friendly cabin. With plenty of space to explore on site, as well as surrounding creeks and bushland, they’ll have the time of their life!
Located in the historic port town of Echua, Rich River Tourist Park offers beautiful scenery, excellent facilities and a relaxed charm. It is only a short walk from the town centre where you can browse an array of shops, pubs, clubs and eateries. Plus, the iconic, mighty Murray River is right on your doorstep, with a boat ramp and sandy beach only 350m from the park!
Rich River Tourist Park welcomes dogs and all their ensuite powered and unpowered camping/caravan sites are pet-friendly. If you’re travelling with guests who have other requirements, there’s also self-contained standard and deluxe cabins available. With onsite facilities ranging from a camp kitchen, amenities block, pool, BBQ area and children’s playground, you’ll have everything you need for a fun family holiday. There’s even a leash-free area and dog wash available for when your fur-baby runs amuck.
If you’re exploring Wyangala Dam and the surrounds, this pet-friendly holiday park is your ideal home base. Known for its peaceful atmosphere and picturesque sunsets, Reflections Holiday Parks Grabine Lakeside suits couples and families alike. It is just a scenic drive from Crookwell, Boorowa and the wider Upper Lachlan Shire, but you can just as easily pass the time on the site itself.
With a beautiful bush setting and close proximity to water, the camping sites are situated right next to the dam. You can even bring your boat and fishing rods along for some unforgettable family fun. Choose from powered and unpowered sites suitable for tents and caravans, or upgrade to a cabin for a bit of laid-back luxury. Dogs are permitted at the park year-round – simply call directly to book.
Excuse the pun, but this pet-friendly caravan park is a real gem! Tingha Gems is only a short drive from Inverell, NSW. As a community managed park, it has a great range of facilities for families and couples of all sorts.
Both powered and unpowered camping sites are available, with concrete slabs suitable for caravans, camper-vans and tents. Pets are welcome onsite in these camping areas. You’ll also have a comfortable, stress-free stay with an onsite kitchen, laundry, amenities block and broadband internet access.
Tingha Gems is situated in a quiet, peaceful and safe rural setting. You (and your pets!) can soak up that feeling of seclusion, while still only being a stone’s throw from town. There, you will find food and grocery items, fuel, cafes and museums.
BIG4 Hahndorf Resort has it all – comfort, convenience and a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere. Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide, this pet-friendly caravan park offers the perfect base to explore Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills or simply kick back and relax. The resort is nestled on 13 hectares of bushland, with plenty of picturesque views.
If you’re looking for something simple, choose from terraced caravan and camping sites which are equipped with power outlets, water, WiFi and grassed areas. You can also make use of the communal camp kitchen. All camping/caravanning sites are dog-friendly (though check before arrival when travelling in peak periods). You can also choose from regular accommodation options that can cater for couples, families and large groups alike. Hahndorf Resort offers contemporary resort rooms, units, cottages and houses for groups up to 10 people.
Boasting a picture-perfect location, Seaspray Beach Holiday Park has prime position on Dongara Beach. You can choose from an extensive range of beachfront accommodation, including 39 powered ensuite caravan and camping sites. If you’re travelling with pets, they are allowed on all these sites (just excluding cabins/apartments).
The park has a pool, BBQ and onsite cafe, making it perfect for the whole family! Only a stone’s throw away, the beach is suitable for swimming, fishing, kite surfing or taking advantage of the phenomenal WA sunsets. The Irwin River is directly behind the park and is suitable for fishing, canoeing, or just following the walk tracks along the banks right to the river mouth. With local shops about 10 minutes walk away, you can easily pick up goods and grab a coffee in town.
When it comes to awesome family holidays, it’s hard to go past Reflections Holiday Parks Evans Head. Just two hours from Brisbane and 10 minutes off the Pacific Highway, this lovely park is close to everything, while still retaining a totally relaxed pace of life. You can enjoy plenty of leisure activities, from kayaking in Evans River to fishing, surfing or hiking. Plus, pets are welcome on Airforce Beach, making it the go-to choice when your canine needs to run free.
As one of the largest of the Reflections Holiday Parks, Evans Head caters to large groups with ease. Choose from self contained cabins or powered and unpowered sites for caravans and campers. Dogs are permitted on all river reserve sites, during off peak and shoulder seasons.