Dog friendly camping QLD: 5 places to camp with dogs near Brisbane
If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you love dogs as much as we do. But having a dog can make taking holidays tricky. You don’t want to leave your furry friend at home, but there are limited options available for dog friendly accommodation.
Why not consider camping? In the Sunshine State spending time in the great outdoors is an all-year-round activity. Not only does camping get you closer to nature, but it’s a great way to connect with friends and family. It also offers more options for bringing your dog along!
Before we get into our list of dog friendly camping spots near Brisbane, we thoughts you’d enjoy this photo of a very outdoorsy dog. A GoGet team member snapped this pic when they last went camping – you never know what you’ll see!
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Flinders Beach campground is on Stradbroke Island and is a scenic and relaxing choice for a camping trip. You access the island on a ferry at Cleveland in the Redlands, which needs to be pre-booked and takes about 45 minutes. This camping spot, as well as some others on the island, is only available via 4WD access.
Camping costs just $18.85 for 2 adults per night for unpowered sites. You’ll also need to pay $10 per campsite for access to the amenities block, which uses a swipe card.
You’re allowed one vehicle and two dogs per campsite, and dogs do need to stay on-leash at all times. Don’t worry though – there’s an off-leash area for releasing all of that doggy energy!
As well as being a dog friendly camping site, Flinders is located right by the beach. Park yourself here and you’ll have easy access to bush walking, fishing, surf beaches, and whale watching (if you time it right!).
Tamborine Mountain Caravan Park
If you fancy a camping trip in the leafy mountains, look no further than Tamborine Mountain Caravan Park. This scenic spot is located in beautiful Tamborine Mountain, just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane.
Unpowered sites are $13 per adult and $7 per child per night, and powered sites are $17 per adult and $7 per child per night. Dogs cost $10 per day and are allowed to camp with you in regular camping sites. Dogs do need to be well behaved, and you need to clean up after them. They must also stay on-leash at all times.
If you have more than one furry friend, there is a maximum number which applies to each group. You’ll need to contact the Caravan Park directly for more information regarding this.
Nerum Creek Bush Retreat
Located just 75 mins outside of Brisbane, Nerum Creek Bush Retreat provides an array of camping options and is also pet-friendly.
There’s a range of campsites to choose from with differing facilities and requirements (some are only accessible with 4WD) so you can find something to suit your individual camping needs.
Fees are as follows:
Standard rate: $13.00 adult, $7.00 child, $2.50 dog, $8.00 power.
Mid-season rates (school holidays): $14.50 adult, $8.00 child, $2.75 dog, $8.00 power.
Peak season rates (Easter, Christmas, long weekends): $16.50 adult, $9.00 child, $3.00 dog, $8.00 power.
There’s also a site fee of $7.00 that applies to all bookings for the first night only.
The facilities here are top-notch with campfire sites (don’t forget your marshmallows), a camp shop, amenities and kids’ activities. Not to mention a whole range of walking tracks, and a swimming holes suitable for canoes.
Dogs must be kept on-leash at all times in or around your camping area.
Coleyville Lodge Country Accommodation
How about camping in the Scenic Rim at Coleyville Lodge Country Accommodation? Unwind and relax in this camping spot located just 65 km out of Brisbane. It’s a camping spot on a working cattle station that’s also close to local towns, wineries, and bush walking tracks.
Camping is just $15 per night for 2 adults, or $20 for a family. There’s both powered and unpowered camping spots and you can choose from a shaded or non-shaded spot. The creek is close by, and there’s a private swimming hole to enjoy, if the weather’s nice enough for a dip.
Dogs are not only welcome here but are encouraged to enjoy the large area of farm land and creeks available. Being a working station, you’ll need to keep them under control at all times.
Golden Beach Holiday Park Caloundra
If the beach is your thing and you want to be right among the action, you can’t go wrong with a camping trip on the Sunshine Coast. Check out Golden Beach Holiday Park in Caloundra for a beachside camping experience. It’s also a dog friendly camping spot, and is only an hour’s drive away from Brisbane.
Now, it’s not the cheapest dog friendly camping option. It’s $45 per night in low season and $55 per night in peak season. But you’re paying a premium for the location. It’s certainly not secluded, and is great if you like being within walking distance of a range of activities and food options. The holiday park is a 100m stroll away from the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants.
Pups must be kept on-leash here and have to be on their best behaviour at all times.
Get your gear around with a GoGet
Most of these spots are within a short drive of Brisbane – but that doesn’t mean you need to own a car to get there! GoGet car share has over a hundred cars in Brisbane, which members can book by the hour or by the day.
Whether you need to run an errand or make your escape, GoGet can help move you without owning your own car. Even if you do own a car, GoGet can give you cheap occasional access to more specialised vehicles, like an SUV or People Mover – perfect for a camping trip!
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