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Hi

 

We love camping in England ( Mad we know ) and are really looking forward to camping in Oz, however i have had a quick scout round on internet and have found most sites ban dogs, am i looking in the wrong places or is the case?

 

Dont reallly know what we will do for hols if this is the case as we were really looking forward to lots of week ends away in the tent in the sunshine (for a change)

 

Would love to know of your experiences good or bad :biggrin:

 

many thanks

 

Claire x


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Guest t'n'g

Hi there,

 

try googling pet friendly accommodation in victoria, there is aplce near Toora,Vic which has sites fenced in for your caravan/tent and area for the dogs. There are also leash free areas within the camp site, the site waS purposly made for dogs i think they have agility courses and even a pet hotel if you want to go out without the dogs.

So i would have a look at that, i have never been there nearly booked but they were full but have friends that have been there before and said it was great.

Hope this helps.

Trisha

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Hi

Get a book called Camps Australia Wide. Our copy is #4. We got ours from the bookshop slightly cheaper but you can order it from www.campsaustraliawide.com it is quite pricey but has all the camps that the writers have been to throughout Australia and it says wether dogs are allowed as well. You can update the info via the web site once you have purchased it so if any changes occur ie. they stop letting dogs in, then you can check before you go.

Happy camping!!

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Hi Claire

There are lots of dog friendly camp sites in Victoria, here are a few:

http://www.bestfriend.net.au

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve 90 Great Ocean Road 5237 6577

Great Ocean Road http://www.marengopark.com.au

Shepparton - http://www.viclakeholidaypark.com.au

Bright - http://www.pinevall.com.au

Lake Eildon - http://www.bluegums.com.au

Wangaratta - http://www.wangarattacaravanpark.com.au

Horsham - (03) 5381 1222 - email horshampark@telstra.com

Cape Conran - Main Page Conran Cabins and Camping

 

If you have any where in particular in mind let me know and I will find out if there is a pet friendly one there.

Kate:wubclub:


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Guest Guruju

Hi

 

We use a book that covers the whole of Australia called "Bush camping with Dogs" - it states it

 

"Features more than 1100 campsites nationally, over 500 parks, reserves and forests, location maps for each state, full table of facilities and activities plus detailed maps, photos and information. Ideal for travellers with a 4WD, car and tent, caravan, motorhome or camper trailer."

 

Explore Oz is another good site for travel information and a forum. Here's the link to the book on explore oz site.

 

Books - Bush Camping with Dogs @ ExplorOz

 

Cheers

 

Julia

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Hi Claire

There are lots of dog friendly camp sites in Victoria, here are a few:

http://www.bestfriend.net.au

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve 90 Great Ocean Road 5237 6577

Great Ocean Road http://www.marengopark.com.au

Shepparton - http://www.viclakeholidaypark.com.au

Bright - http://www.pinevall.com.au

Lake Eildon - http://www.bluegums.com.au

Wangaratta - http://www.wangarattacaravanpark.com.au

Horsham - (03) 5381 1222 - email horshampark@telstra.com

Cape Conran - Main Page Conran Cabins and Camping

 

If you have any where in particular in mind let me know and I will find out if there is a pet friendly one there.

Kate:wubclub:

Hiya

Thank you for the info, we'll definately look into those

I think we had in mind to be a hour or so away from Melbourne but near the coast, our son wants to surf and the dogs love being on the beach. when we look on the maps its really hard to get into perspective the distances involved

 

Claire


23/11/08 skills ass passed. 24/11/08 online 175 applied for. Feb 09 NBV reg'. 14/05/09 CO assigned 11/06/09.

Visa granted 16-7-09, flew out Sept 10- now living the dream and loving it, Whoopy

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The Great Ocean Road would be great but it is around 3 hours from Melbourne depending on where abouts you stay. Philip Island would be a lovely place.


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hiya point leo beach on the Mornington Peninsula is about 1 hour away from city and is a good surfing beach

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hiya point leo beach on the Mornington Peninsula is about 1 hour away from city and is a good surfing beach

 

thanks for the info, have just looked on line but unfortunatley dogs are nor allowed at this site - shame

 

 

claire


23/11/08 skills ass passed. 24/11/08 online 175 applied for. Feb 09 NBV reg'. 14/05/09 CO assigned 11/06/09.

Visa granted 16-7-09, flew out Sept 10- now living the dream and loving it, Whoopy

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ive took my wife camping in Oz quite a few times now and most sites have let her on as long as i keep her on a lead.....


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Good Job your not moving to Queensland, there are hardly any places you can take a dog here. Most camp sites are in National Parks and dogs are banned even on a lead, apparently they scare the wild life. Funny how taking a dog into National parks in the UK does not seem to be a problem disturbing the wildlife !!!!

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Hi Claire

Had a wonderful camping stay in Eagle point Victoria on my recent trip very dog friendly and nice big lake to walk the pooch around.

Cheers

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