Where to travel with your dog in a motorhome

Making memories as you travel Australia in a motorhome or campervan is best enjoyed with your pets by your side. To guarantee the holiday is stress-free for both you and your furry friends, it’s essential that you find appropriate pet-friendly parks. Bonus points if they’re equipped with off-leash roaming areas for your pooch to frolic around and doggy spa baths for a pamper sesh.

We’ve compiled our favourite pet-friendly travel destinations across Australia for you to explore in your motorhome.

NOTE: Each campsite will have their own rules and regulations visitors need to adhere to, so be sure to double-check with the campsite before making any bookings. 



Best Friend Holiday Retreat – Gippsland

This boutique dog-friendly accommodation in Tarra Valley is a multi-award-winning holiday park designed for people who want to bring their dogs on vacation. Offering motorhome sites that are individually fenced to provide a relaxing environment for you and your pooch. The park features six individual off-leash areas and dog-friendly play equipment, as well as a dog hydro bath hut and luxury kennels.

This retreat encompasses 10 acres of parkland located in a lush, green area near Tarra-Bulga National Park, about two-and-a-half hours east of Melbourne and a short drive from the beach. During the day, visitors can fish for trout, relax in the park’s gardens, and observe the local wildlife, including birds and koalas. At night, guests can enjoy a campfire and toast marshmallows or chestnuts (in season).

Hire a motorhome from our Gippsland branch to begin exploring the Gippsland and wider Victoria region.

NRMA Echuca Holiday Park, Murray River

A pet-friendly paddle boat is awaiting. If that doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps teaching your dog to stand-up paddle board will. Your furry partner will also undoubtedly enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Banyule Forest along the Murray River’s banks. With pet-friendly sites to park your motorhome, it’s time to start exploring.

Hire a motorhome from our Melbourne or Geelong branch to begin your holiday.

New South Wales

Moonee Beach Holiday Park

Moonee beach is dog-friendly and a great place to live out your fishing and surfing dreams. With Coffs Harbour just 10-minutes away, you can head on over and enjoy the perfect serene oasis with your furry pal.

Return to life’s simple pleasures and take the pup for an early morning beach walk. Then enjoy a paddle in the safe waters of the estuary. Grab your rod and go for some fishing or hit the tennis court with the family. Gather around the campfire and toast some marshmallows after a long day of adventuring.

Head to our Coffs Harbour branch to hire your motorhome.

Wine Country Tourist Park, Hunter Valley

For a laidback camping experience with your dog, look no further than Wine Country Tourist Park in the Hunter Valley. With the Mighty Craft brewery and several nearby wineries, which are all dog-friendly, you can enjoy exploring the renowned wine region without worrying about finding pet sitters.

The park welcomes smaller dogs with the manager’s approval and offers plenty of room for your motorhome. It features a swimming pool, camp kitchen, and BBQ that guests are welcome to use.

Hire a motorhome from our Sydney branch for your adventure.


Big 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Big 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park has a dedicated off-leash area with agility activities, a dog wash, doggy day care kennels and a dog-friendly café, it’s doggy heaven!

As for the dog parents, why not relax by the pool or stop by the spa. Hop into some high energy activities, including the giant jumping pillow, frisbee golf, foot pool, and bocce, amongst other things. Or step outside the gate and explore all the incredible attractions on offer in the Gold Coast.

Hire your motorhome from Brisbane to begin your pet-filled Queensland adventure.

Big 4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

Cairns is a tropical paradise that offers something for everyone, including adventurous dogs and their owners. Big 4 Ingenia includes a fantastic dog agility park that allows dogs to run, jump, and play in a safe and controlled environment. The park includes tunnels, ramps, and obstacles that will challenge and excite your dog. After a fun day at the dog park, you can explore the vibrant city of Cairns and all it has to offer. Visit the bustling markets, relax on a beautiful beach, or take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest. Cairns is the perfect destination for a fun and exciting vacation with your furry friend.

To explore Cairns & Northern Queensland, hire a motorhome from our Cairns branch.

Western Australia

Broome’s Gateway Pet Friendly Caravan Park & Lodge

Are you looking for a pet-friendly caravan park in Western Australia? Look no further than this one in beautiful Broome! Not only does it have a fenced dog run and dog baths for your furry friend, but it also offers day kennels and pet-sitting services. This way, you can enjoy the many attractions and tours that Broome has to offer, such as its famous Cable Beach, without worrying about your pet. So, experience the beauty of the outback meeting the sea in Broome – it’s the perfect holiday destination for everyone.

Collect your motorhome from our Broome branch to begin exploring the West Coast of Australia.

Southern Stars Holiday Park, Dunsborough

Southern Stars Holiday Park is the perfect place for a dog-friendly camping trip. The park features fenced sites where your dog can run and play without being tethered to a leash. There’s even a dedicated doggo exercise yard for your furry friend to enjoy. If your dog loves the water, there’s a dog friendly beach just 2.5km away. Dogs are not allowed to be left alone, but with plenty of dog-friendly wineries and breweries nearby in Dunsborough and Margaret River, you and your pooch will have lots to do.

Hire your motorhome from our Perth branch to embark on this adventure.

South Australia

Coodlie Park Farm Retreat – Eyre Peninsula

Is it time for a digital detox? Then explore Coodlie Park Farm Retreat. A 3000-acre property with a private beach for you and your pooch to explore. Your furry friend can go off-leash and enjoy the freedom to roam the great outdoors.

With no allocated spots, park where the best view is and enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of nature. But with an eco-bush camp, there’s no power, so be prepared.

Take your motorhome on this nature filled adventure. Pick up yours from our Adelaide branch.

BIG4 Barossa Tourist Park

It’s time to go wine tasting in the Barossa Valley. Situated 70km north-east of Adelaide, Nuriootpa is in the heart of the Barossa and Big 4 Barossa tourist park is the perfect meeting place before exploring all that’s on offer. Enjoy the ambiance and space of the luscious green park, encompassed by the natural beauty of the adjacent Coulthard Reserve, Bush Chapel, and ovals of the Nuriootpa sporting community.

Grab a vehicle from our Adelaide branch to kickstart wine-o-clock!

Northern Territory

Heritage Caravan Park – Alice Springs

Ready to explore the Red Centre of Australia with your best friend by your side? Then Heritage Caravan Park is exactly the place for you. With a K-9000 doggy spa to wash the layers of red dust from your furry friend after a day out exploring, huge open runs to let your pooch burn their energy after the long journey and a pool to cool off in the heat (for the humans though), it’s the ideal spot for you and your pup.

Hop in your motorhome from our Darwin branch to begin the journey down the heart of Australia.

Always check the park rules before booking to avoid disappointment; most parks will require approval and a waiver before bringing your furry friend. For top tips on travelling with your furry friend in a motorhome, click here.