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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly NSW South Coast

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly NSW South Coast

Dog owners around Sydney are blessed with great dog friendly travel destinations. Try wine tasting with your dog in the Hunter Valley, escape from the city to Southern Highlands or go hiking with your dog in the Blue Mountains. But if you are simply looking for some chillaxing time with your pup, travel south from Sydney and discover the beautiful dog friendly NSW South Coast.

We have listed the best dog friendly places from walks, beaches, pubs and cafés to make your next visit to this beautiful NSW coastline with your dog a truly memorable experience!

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Approximately after 2h drive south from Sydney, you will arrive to a popular travel destination of NSW South Coast. It offers plenty to explore for you and your dog from dog friendly beaches and parks to beautiful art & craft towns and markets in Kiama and Berry. The climate is also well suited for wine growing so make sure you visit one of the dog friendly wineries in the area.


Where to stay?

Hedgerow Berry | Broughton Vale

Two bedroom dog friendly country side house with stunning mountain views. Hedgerow Berry is close to everything, only a few minutes from the boutiques and cafes of Berry,  Kiama and Nowra.

ENQUIRE & BOOK HEDGEROW BERRY


The Beach House | Gerringong

Chilled beach vibes with your dog surrounded by hand crafted items and tranquil outdoor setting. Dog friendly Werri Beach is right next door and Gerringong town centre is only a short stroll away.

ENQUIRE & BOOK THE BEACH HOUSE


Belvoir Pavilions | Meroo Meadow

Perfectly located dog friendly accommodation with private pool. Belvoir Pavilions is only a minutes away from boutiques in Berry, dog friendly hikes around Nowra and the beaches of Shoalhaven.

ENQUIRE & BOOK BELVOIR PAVILIONS

Find other dog friendly accommodations in the South Coast and beyond on Pupsy!


Life’s a dog friendly beach!

There are plenty of dog friendly parks and beaches to choose from, thanks to a very dog friendly Shoalhaven Council. Here are Lumi the Groodle’s (our Head of Quality) TOP 3 Dog Friendly Beaches in the area. For the full list of all dog friendly beaches click here!

Jones Beach | Kiama Downs

Absolutely stunning beach for both you and your dog to relax, run and play. It is ok to go for a swim as well but keep on eye on your dog as the currents in the area can sometimes be rather strong. One of our go to places every time we are in the area!

READ MORE ABOUT JONES BEACH


Werri Beach | Gerringong

Regularly inviting families, couples, dog owners, surfers and even fishermen to share this wide beach filled with soft sand. Dogs have plenty of place to roam and sniff or have a dip into the surf.

READ MORE ABOUT  WERRI BEACH


Bombo Beach | Bombo

Slightly trickier to find than other beaches, which probably is the reason it is often rather quiet and hence suitable for dogs that might get overwhelmed by busy dog parks. Dog are prohibited from the northern most part of the beach, which still leaves plenty of sand to dig elsewhere 😉

READ MORE ABOUT BOMBO BEACH


Visit a great variety of local dog friendly cafes & pubs

Berry really is the centre of good food and cafe scene, however also Kiama Farmers’ Markets is definitely worth a visit with your dog. And if you are interested in a little scenic drive inland, Jamberoo Pub should definitely be one of your doggie pit stops. We have collected the best dog friendly cafes and pubs for you to choose from.

Garden Berry | 103 Queen Street, Berry

Whether you are after a healthy brekkie, lunch or maybe taste some delicious pastries with your favourite style of coffee, Garden Berry is guaranteed to satisfy you with their menu, setting and location. They are proud to be dog friendly and your pup is surely going to get heaps of attention from the friendly staff. Although dogs are only allowed outside, it offers plenty of cover from sun or rain.

READ MORE ABOUT GARDEN BERRY


Just Delicious | 62 Albert Street, Berry

Did I hear Puppycino? That’s right, dog friendly Just Delicious has even cute little puppycinos on offer (for your pup that is). Dogs are welcome to join you on the covered verandah. Try it once and we are sure you will return.

READ MORE ABOUT JUST DELICIOUS


Kiama Farmers’ Market | Coronation Park, Kiama

If you are passing by or staying in the area during the week, we highly recommend to drop by at the dog friendly Kiama Farmer’s Market. Great variety of food is on offer from various local food stands. Or maybe you get your olives, cheese and salami to take with you to enjoy with a bottle of wine at home.

READ MORE ABOUT KIAMA FARMERS’ MARKET


Dog Friendly Pubs Berry

Unfortunately there is not a single pub in Berry or Kiama allowing your dog inside. Berry Hotel and Great Southern Hotel allow your dog to join you for a drink on their covered outside areas so unless it gets really freezing cold, have a seat on the verandah and watch the world go by on the busiest street in town.

READ MORE ABOUT BERRY HOTEL & GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL


Jamberoo Pub | 12 Allowrie Street, Jamberoo

Up for a little scenic country side drive with your dog? Don’t miss Jamberoo and it’s well known locals’ and visitors’ pit stop, The Jamberoo Pub! Dogs are welcome not only at the beer garden but also inside the bar, so no need to worry about the occasional drop or two (from the sky or tap!).

READ MORE ABOUT JAMBEROO PUB


Wine Tasting with your dog

Wine growing in the region has flourished during the last 20 years or so to become one of the most essential wine areas in the NSW together with Hunter Valley and Mudgee. Luckily several cellar doors are also open for the four legged visitors.

Mountain Ridge Wines | 11 Coolangatta Road, Coolangatta

Located only a few minutes drive from Berry towards Shoalhaven Heads, dog friendly Mountain Ridge Winery is a great option to stop for wine tasting or some lunch before (or after) hitting the beach. Stunning views of the rolling hills and paddocks forces you to drop any city life thoughts. Dog friendly beach at River Road Reserve in Shoalhaven Heads is only a few minutes away.

READ MORE ABOUT MOUNTAIN RIDGE WINES


Silos Estate | B640 Princes Highway, Jaspers Brush

Take in the fresh country side air and simply chillax. Silos Estate invites pets of ALL kinds to join their human parents for wine tasting in the beautiful premises in Jaspers Brush. They have had dogs, cats, horses and even a python visiting them in the past.

READ MORE ABOUT SILOS ESTATE


Cambewarra Estate | 520 Illaroo Road, West Cambewarra

Dog friendly cellar door, outdoor dining, scenic views and world class wines. Combination all wine aficionados travelling with their dogs should be interested in.

READ MORE ABOUT CAMBEWARRA ESTATE


Lyrebird Ridge Winery | 270 Bugong Road, Budgong

Lyrebird Ridge is a small organic dog friendly winery situated on 40 acres of bushland only 20 minutes from Kangaroo Valley , 25 minutes to Berry and 15 minutes from Nowra. There are 2 acres under vine and 5 dams providing swimming and fishing during the warmer months. There is a natural gully on one side and the vineyard on the other makes a lovely tranquil spot to relax and read a good book. You can wander around the property and the vineyard, feed the chickens, collect the eggs, throw in a yabbie pot in the warmer months and see what you catch.

READ MORE ABOUT LYREBIRD RIDGE WINERY


On the banks of beautiful Shoalhaven River, Nowra is a delightful town with full of great coffee shops, dog friendly hikes and close to gorgeous dog friendly beaches. Rich soils support farmlands and vineyards, and the river estuary is part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. For breathtaking panoramas stroll along dog friendly Bens Walk and stop at Hanging Rock (feature image above).

Drive less than an hour further south and you will arrive to the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay. There are several stunning dog friendly beaches and coffee shops in the charming seaside towns such as Huskisson and Culburra for you to enjoy one of the most pristine waters in the NSW coast.


Where to stay?

Seabank | Currarong Beach

Beautiful dog friendly beach house with lush green backyard and only few minutes away from the dog friendly Currarong Beach. Hike to the nearby Abrahams Bosom with your dog and relax in your patio with seaviews.

ENQUIRE & BOOK SEABANK


Villa Mare| Culburra Beach

Culburra Beach is a quiet seaside town just 20km away from Nowra. Villa Mare offers modern dog friendly stay only a few pawsteps away from the dog friendly Culburra Beach.

ENQUIRE & BOOK VILLA MARE


Hayes Beach House | Callala Beach

Award winning dog friendly beach house right next door to one of the most scenic dog friendly beaches in Jervis Bay. This 3 bedroom house is a perfect getaway with your entire family.

ENQUIRE & BOOK HAYES BEACH HOUSE

Find other dog friendly accommodations in the South Coast and beyond on Pupsy!


Dog Friendly Hikes

Along the Shoalhaven river banks you can find several dog friendly hikes and walks of different lengths and difficulty levels. We definitely recommend you to try Bens Walk and The Grotto as a unique outing opportunity for you and your dog but there are many others as well. Find other dog friendly hikes on Pupsy!

Bens Walk | 27 West Street, Nowra

Approximately 5.5km in length (you can also walk just parts of it), Bens Walk is one of the most popular walks in the area. It provides access to the famous Hanging Rock Lookout that simply takes your breath away!

READ MORE ABOUT BENS WALK


Bangalee Reserve | Koloona Drive, Bangalee

If you are looking for an easy grade walking tracks in the native bushland, Bangalee Reserve is a great choice. It also has picnic tables for you and your furry friend to sit and relax and have a bite to eat.

READ MORE ABOUT BANGALEE RESERVE


The Grotto | Yurunga Drive, North Nowra

Start the walk from the top of the cliff and make your way down to the riverbanks. Listen to the birds and stop around the picnic area before climbing back up to your starting point. Time just disappears and you won’t believe how close to town you actually are.

READ MORE ABOUT THE GROTTO 


Gradys Riverside Retreat | 674 Burrier Road, Burrier

For the more exploring adventurers, head 40-50 minutes west from Nowra to Gradys Riverside Retreat. This dog friendly camping site offers a delightful scenery and camping right on the river. There is no town in Burrier so bring your essentials from Nowra.

READ MORE ABOUT GRADYS RIVERSIDE RETREAT


Dog Friendly Beaches in Jervis Bay

A natural wonderland, Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast is a perfect seaside escape. From the crystal blue waters and resident dolphins to splendid beaches and fun water sports, this coastal paradise in the Shoalhaven region will delight you and your dog with many memorable experiences.

Culburra Beach & The Little Snapper | Culburra Beach

Long stretch of open white sand and clear waters. Culburra Beach is a relaxed small seaside town north of Jervis Bay. On your return from the beach, stop by at the dog friendly cafe The Little Snapper for a quick refreshment before hitting the road again.

READ MORE ABOUT CULBURRA BEACH & THE LITTLE SNAPPER


Abrahams Bosom | Currarong Beach

In the remote seaside town of Currarong you will find one of the most amazing walks in the South Coast with your dog called Abrahams Bossom. But head first to the dog friendly Currarong Beach for a splash. Wreck Walk is 3km long and takes you to Abrahams Bosom through the famous Gosangs Tunnels.

READ MORE ABOUT ABRAHAMS BOSOM


Huskisson Beach | Huskisson

Dogs are allowed off leash (restricted times) south from the Caravan Park close to the town centre of Huskisson. Crystal clear waters and white sandy beach is a perfect place to have fun with your dog and meet other dog owners.

READ MORE ABOUT HUSKISSON BEACH


There are plenty of other dog friendly beaches in the area such as Nelsons Beach, Callala Beach and Swan Lake Beach. Click here to find all dog friendly beaches in NSW South Coast (and beyond)!

 

Dog Friendly Cafes

There are probably thousands of cafes in the area and many of them allow dogs to join you for a coffee at the outside tables. We have picked the following cafes based on the level of dog friendliness (e.g. outside areas are under cover, water is provided, staff is dog friendly) and their location.

The Hopper Society | 92 Kinghorne Street, Nowra

Babies and pooches are all welcome to The Hopper Society and very often this in deed is the scene. Dogs are not only tolerated but welcomed by the staff and you really don’t feel like an intruder bringing your pup here.

READ MORE ABOUT THE HOPPER SOCIETY 


The Deli on Kinghorne | 84 Kinghorne Street, Nowra

As a dog cafe central, Kinghorne Street has another dog friendly cafe right next door to the neighbouring The Hopper Society. The Deli on Kinghorne welcomes dogs in their outdoor area. Check out their facebook site for heaps of photos of the local loyal four legged visitors. Oh and don’t miss the doggy treats on the menu!

READ MORE ABOUT THE DELI ON KINGHORNE


The Lookout Cafe | Cambewarra Lookout Road, Beaumont

A little bit out of the way but so worth the drive! Views over Nowra and the entire Jervis Bay are breathtakingly unique. There is no other spot with similar scenery. And that’s not it. Dogs are welcome on the viewing deck and remember to ask their irresistable puppycinos!

READ MORE ABOUT THE LOOKOUT CAFE


We also highly recommend you to view the entire dog friendly cafe directory on Pupsy for more places to visit such as The Pelican Waterfront Cafe in St Georges Basin and Pelican Rocks Cafe in Greenwell Point.


Dog Friendly Markets

Shop fresh produce from the locals or discover your favourite arts and crafts. Jervis Bay truly offers something for everyone and you are more than welcome to bring your dog along (on the lead for obvious reasons).

Huskisson Market | 336 Huskisson Road, Huskisson

The Huskisson Market is a monthly market with something for everyone, right in the heart of the seaside town. You’ll find live plants, unique arts and crafts, fresh produce, bric-a-brac and much more.

READ MORE ABOUT HUSKISSON MARKET


Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market | 11 Dent Street, Huskisson

Lazy Saturday afternoon, cold drink, relaxed setting with local stalls and live music. Maybe you have just finished an amazing dog friendly Mangrove Boardwalk, which starts from the Maritime Museum. Market not to be missed when you are in the area.

READ MORE ABOUT JERVIS BAY MARITIME MUSEUM MARKET


Did we miss an amazing dog friendly place? Let us know about it at hello@pupsy.com.au.

Don’t forget to leave a review of the places you visit. Reviews help other dog owners to find the best dog friendly places and the venues to know what they are doing right and what needs to be improved!

Have fun in NSW South Coast with your dog!

Weekly Viral Videos

Weekly Viral Videos

Welcome to Pupsy’s Weekly Viral Dogs. Looking for funny dog videos? We got them! Missed that cutest ever dog on Youtube everyone is talking about? Don’t worry, it’s right here. Or what about that adorable clumsy dog on Facebook. Yep, we know!

And if we missed something or if your dog should be included in this blog, just send it to our Facebook page or email it to us at hello@pupsy.com.au.

Dog quote of the week:

There is no better advice to keep in mind every single day!

 

Dog Videos of the Week:

At this section we collect the funniest and the most amazing viral dog videos of the week! They may not all be brand new as many classics simply re-surface every now and then, often for a good reason! Enjoy and don’t forget, if you have an amazing video of your pup, send it to us and your pup might be on his/her path to stardom!

This week we have picked 3 amazing capabilities our furry friends possess.

#3 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Accuracy as demonstrated by the Jack Russell Titti!

 

#2 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Physical ability (including flying)!

 

#1 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Endless love and caring!

 

Previous Viral Dogs

Should your dog be included? Let us know at hello@pupsy.com.au or send it to our Pupsy Team Facebook page!

 

 

From Beach to Bar | Top 5 dog friendly combos in Melbourne

From Beach to Bar | Top 5 dog friendly combos in Melbourne

There are 30 dog friendly beaches in Melbourne and more than 50 dog friendly pubs/bars to choose from. But what are the best combos not too far away from each other to thrill & chill? 

We have listed the best combinations of dog friendly beaches and dog friendly bars in Melbourne! It’s time to go From Beach to Bar with your dog!

Looking for Beach to Bar tips in Sydney? Check out our 10 best Sydney Beach to Bar combos.

FROM Elwood Beach TO The Milton

 

Head just few minutes south from St Kilda and you will arrive to the beautiful Elwood Beach that welcomes dogs off leash at certain times. Take in the street culture through the graffitis, skateboarders and eateries or simply enjoy one of Melbourne’s most beautiful seaside spots. After a splash & play it’s time to head to Elwood’s best dog friendly pub, The Milton. Located less than 10 minutes away from the Elwood Dog Beach, it’s a great place to have that after play drink with your pup. The Milton even invites dogs indoors!


FROM West Beach & St Kilda Harbour TO West Beach Bathers Pavilion

 

It won’t get much better than this combo! Dog friendly bar, West Beach Bathers Pavilion is actually on the dog friendly West Beach. Two dog friendly beaches, West Beach & St Kilda Harbour, are both located only a few pawsteps away from Albert Park and main St Kilda Beach. Enjoy the play & swim on the beach and once it’s time to chill, head to the Bathers Pavilion for some sweet tunes and vibrant atmosphere. Guaranteed winner for both you and your pup!


FROM St Kilda Beach TO Republica

 

The one and only iconic St Kilda Beach is dog friendly between April and October, which makes it a great winter time playground for the pups loving the water. Enjoy the vibes and take in the fresh ocean breeze while your furry companion makes new friends to play with. After the play, head to the dog friendly beach bar, Republica St Kilda. Don’t miss their daily specials on the menu and live music on weekends!


FROM Port Melbourne Beach TO Tipsy Cow

 

Think clean golden sand, 24/7 off leash beach and views of the pier and St Kilda. That’s what to expect from the dog friendly Port Melbourne Beach. It’s a great spot for small or large pups to cool down and have a play. Dog friendly bar, The Tipsy Cow, is located about 20 mins walk from the beach. There are two great 24h dog parks on the way, Gas Works Park and Lagoon Reserve, which makes the walk enjoyable for both you and your pup. At The Tipsy Cow, the resident dog Nisha is waiting to welcome you both into their dog friendly courtyard!


FROM Altona Dog Beach TO Vince & ME

 

XL sized Altona Dog Beach is 24h off leash beach with shallow waters and wide sandy plains. Grass area next to it gives you and your pup some safe distance from the Altona Road in case the excitement takes temporarily over! Altona Dog Beach offers great panoramic views of the bay and the city skyline. Vince & ME is a few minutes car ride away but it’s surely worth the drive. It’s local owners Maryanne and Vince have made the place look and feel amazing and the best part is that it is dog friendly. Food is great and has something for everyone. Definitely worth trying after a play with your pup!

Did we miss out your favourite dog friendly BEACH & BAR combo? Let us know and we are happy to add it in and credit your dog for the discovery 😉

Weekly Viral Dogs – Funniest Dog Videos on Planet Earth and Beyond!

Weekly Viral Dogs – Funniest Dog Videos on Planet Earth and Beyond!

Welcome to Pupsy’s Weekly Viral Dogs. Looking for funny dog videos? We got them! Missed that cutest ever dog on Youtube everyone is talking about? Don’t worry, it’s right here. Or what about that adorable clumsy dog on Facebook. Yep, we know!

And if we missed something or if your dog should be included in this blog, just send it to our Facebook page or email it to us at hello@pupsy.com.au.

Dog quote of the week:

We love this particular quote as it sums up the beautiful nature of our loyal four legged companions. And it all comes pro bono!

 

 

Dog Videos of the Week:

At this section we collect the funniest and the most amazing viral dog videos of the week! They may not all be brand new as many classics simply re-surface every now and then, often for a good reason! Enjoy and don’t forget, if you have an amazing video of your pup, send it to us and your pup might be on his/her path to stardom!

#3 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Trevor’s excitement from few years ago re-surfaced in Social Media this week taking the #3 position for the week!

 

#2 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Chris De Aboitiz and his dogs Millie and Rama catching some waves at Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is just simply stunning. Number 2 for the week!

 

#1 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Dogs with water & other clumsy moments! We simply could not stop laughing! Video of the Week GOLD MEDAL!

Should your dog be included? Let us know at hello@pupsy.com.au or send it to our Pupsy Team Facebook page!

 

 

10 Things You Need To Know About Exercising Your Dog On A Hot Day!

10 Things You Need To Know About Exercising Your Dog On A Hot Day!

 

When is it too hot to go for a walk with my dog? Can my dog overheat when the temperature is over 30C? How to exercise my dog when it’s hot?

According to veterinary advice, it is absolutely fine to exercise your dog even during warmer summer days, however you have to be more cautious on not to overheat your dog. We have put together the list of things you need to know about exercising your dog on a hot day and of course some great ideas on alternative activities.

1. Know the signs of overheating!

Dogs relieve heat by panting. While not as efficient as sweating, panting works well if your dog has the chance to breathe relatively normally. Monitor the sound of breathing. If you hear harsher sounds (louder breathing, coughing or wheezing) your dog is struggling to get enough oxygen.

Your dog’s gums are a great indicator of how they are handling the heat. If they are pink, they are getting enough oxygen and everything is just fine. If you see them going more pale pink, give your dog some water and have a break. If you see red mucous membranes this is indicative of heat stroke. This means it is time to stop right away and take your dog to an emergency hospital. Other colours also indicative of an emergency are blue, grey, and white.

Finally, monitor your dog at all times during the exercise. If there’s a change in his or her gait in any way or he or she is slowing their pace, even a little bit it is time to have a break. Your dog is going to want to please you and might not understand to slow down on time.

 

2. Exercise early morning or late afternoon and take enough breaks!

This is not only important for your dog but also a great way to kick you out of the bed! Avoid that scorching midday sun and try to get out and about early in the morning and later in the afternoon. If your dog is expressing any signs of overheating, give him some water and stop the exercise.

 

3. Carry water with you at all times!

As simple as it may sound, make sure you don’t leave the house without water or access to it at all times. Overheating happens fast and you won’t have time to start looking for water when your dog overheats. Carrying some water for yourself might not be a bad idea either!

 

4. Be mindful of hot surfaces!

Unlike you, your dog doesn’t have shoes. Concrete, asphalt, stone and sand surfaces might get too hot for your dog to walk. Good test is for you to take off your shoes (or use your palm) and if the surface is too hot for you, it will be too hot for your dog as well. Don’t fry those little paws!

 

 

5. Be extra cautious with breeds sensitive to heat!

Frenchies, Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers… many dogs with more flat nose will have trouble breathing much faster than other breeds. Also be mindful of older dogs or if your dog is overweight. They will feel the heat much faster than others.

 

6. Give indoor exercise a go!

Although physical activity might be a little more limited indoors, mental activities consume plenty of energy as well. Play hide and seek, ask you dog to find hidden toys or treats or organise a playdate with your dogs best mate. You could even take your dog to a doggie day care centre such as Darlo Dogs for a social activity with other pups in an air-conditioned indoor environment.

 

7. Cool down your dog!

Make sure your dog drinks enough water. A great way to avoid dehydration is to freeze some chicken broth into pupcicles. Your dog is guaranteed to love crunching through those icy treats. Hosing your dog with cold water is also very efficient. Just remember to hose him from bottom up. Your dog cools down through the belly and paws. You could also offer your dog a cold towel to lie on.

 

8. Play in or with water!

Going to the dog beach is a great way to cool down and have fun with the entire family. Have a splash in the water and find some shade to chill out afterwards. Don’t over do the ball or stick fetching from the water though. Dogs can have serious consequences from water intoxication. Find the list of ALL dog friendly beaches in NSW and VIC and many dog friendly pubs & bars to go for an after swim drink!

 

9. Let your dog take the lead!

Listen to your dog. If he/she show signs of not wanting to go out or lay down in the shade during the walk, it is his/her way of telling you it is not the right time to go and exercise. Our furry friends are very keen to please us so look actively for the signs and let them take the lead on a hot day.

 

10. Shorter exercise!

Keep the exercise fun and short. If you dog likes to play fetch, don’t over do it. Couple of throws and a break is more appropriate than a 10-15 maximum performance. In particularly, retrievers and working dogs have sometimes hard time to know when to stop the play so make sure you give them enough time to rest and provide water.

Be mindful of the weather, follow the signals your dog is sending and you can have heaps of fun even during those warmer summer days!

 

 

Pubs & Bars in Melbourne allowing your dog inside

Pubs & Bars in Melbourne allowing your dog inside

We have listed over a 100 dog friendly pubs & bars in Melbourne welcoming your dog in their beer garden or other outdoor areas. However, when the weather does not allow you to sit outside, where do you go?

Don’t worry, we have a solution for you! We have discovered & tested 12 pubs and 5 breweries in Melbourne allowing dogs inside.

These pubs and breweries are simply pawsome and a choice of a few is better than nothing!
For when the weather allows outdoor sitting, there are more recommendations in our complete dog friendly pubs & bars directory: https://pupsy.com.au/places/dog-friendly-pubs-bars/

If we missed any pubs in our list please let us know, we are more than happy to try and add them in 🙂

Enough said, here are the 17 super dog friendly pubs/breweries in Melbourne allowing dogs inside in the front bar -public bar

PUBS & BARS YOUR DOG IS WELCOME INSIDE

Westside Ale Works is a small dog friendly craft brewery in South Melbourne. Bring your friends and family to discover their new favourite beers!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Dog friendly Watts River Brewing is located in Healesville (Yarra Valley) and offers a great break from wine tasting for you and your pup!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Hippo is a dog friendly bar, or is it a shop? Doesn’t matter, while you are tasting your next purchase, your dog will enjoy a little treat of his/her own!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

The Tipsy Cow is one of the most dog friendly places in Melbourne. You simply have to visit to fully appreciate why! Staff loves dogs and the entire environment is created with our furry friends in mind!

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There is always something going on in the dog friendly The Cricketers; from trivia nights to bottomless brunches. Technically dogs are not allowed inside but the Gin Garden has a closed roof and heaters, which makes it close enough for us to include them on the list.

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

The Mill Brewery is Collingwood’s newest local dog friendly brewery and bar, with a relaxed vibe in an intimate warehouse just off Smith Street.

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

One of the two dog friendly Hopheads venues, Hopheads Altona is all about craft beer tasting and BYO food, with your dog of course!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Travel a bit further west and you will find another dog friendly Hopheads venue at the heart of Point Cook. Enjoy great craft beers in a cosy indoor setting with your pup!

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The Milton on Pupsy

Interior design in this well established Elwood dog friendly bar would be well worthy to feature in Grand Designs Australia. Not only it is amazing to watch over a beer but also it has an amazing calming airy impact!

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Bonehead Brewingon Pupsy

Bonehead Brewing is a great craft brewery in Kensington welcoming all friendly pups to visit with their thirsty owners.

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The Uitgang on Pupsy

Relax in a very warm local Richmond environment while your dog is getting all the attention from the friendly staff and other visitors!

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Henry Street Brewhouse on Pupsy

Dog Friendly microbrewery in the heart of Kensington. Great place to satisfy your thirst with something little different.

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Bar Josephine on Pupsy

Down to earth super doggie friendly spot in Footscray to chill, write, read or simply meet with your best mates (furry or not).

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Rochester Hotel on Pupsy

Dogs are welcome everywhere in Rochy. Indian inspired pub classics and great Fitzroy vibes. Make sure you book enough time for your visit as it kind of disappears in Rochy!

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The Ascot Lot on Pupsy

Think food trucks, industrial environment turn super cool dog-friendly venue. If the day gets a little too hot, it might be better to visit a little later with your pooch as the dog friendly indoor area is an open environment.

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

Prince Patrick Hotel on Pupsy

No introductions are required for this Collingwood icon since 1887 has always welcomed furry friends to join you for a local refreshment. You can simply touch & feel the authentic vibes!

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More than 150 years of classic Melbourne pub history. Light inside with a sunny upstairs rooftop and great vibes across the three floors.

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If you have visited one of the above or any other dog friendly places in Melbourne, why don’t you help other dog owners and leave a review!

Have fun finding your dog’s next adventure!

Check out also the best dog friendly Beach & Bar combos in Melbourne!

Top10 Dog Friendly Camping Grounds in NSW

Top10 Dog Friendly Camping Grounds in NSW

Camping with your dog is a highly rewarding experience for both of you. Explore new places and scents or go for a swim in the nearby river or ocean. At the end of the day simply sit and relax with friends and family without the fuzz and buzz of the city.

There are millions of blogs written about camping checklists so we decided NOT to create yet another one reminding you of bedding, water bowls, tick tablets, first aid kits, leash, collar… you know the drill! In stead we did some extensive study on WHERE you can go camping with your dog.

We have listed the Top10 dog friendly camping sites in NSW. For the full list of dog friendly campsites click HERE!

Turon Gates

Spread over 6000 acres, Turon Gates is one of the most remote dog friendly camping destinations, yet only a few hours drive from Sydney. Choose from rustic and eco friendly cabins or camp near the river. Or maybe choose something in between i.e. glamping of course!

942 Upper Turon Road, Capertee

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Mystery Bay Campground

Dog Friendly campsite combined with a dog friendly beach. Win-Win all around. Note that Mystery Bay Campsite doesn’t take bookings so it’s on first come first serve basis. Once you are in the area, drop by at the beautiful village of Tilba, home of River Cottage Australia!

190 Mystery Bay Road, Mystery Bay

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Shallow Crossing Camping Ground

Dog friendly private bush campsite along the Clyde River in Southern NSW. Tidal river offer great swimming for families with kids as well as their dogs. Campsite is located roughly half way between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.

2350 The River Road, Mogood

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Yadboro Flats

Another peaceful spot on the banks of the Clyde River. Pack a picnic blanket and your fishing gear, with bass fishing popular in this area. Other popular activities include bushwalking, swimming and four-wheel-drive touring. Note that dogs are allowed only at the Yadboro Flat camping area and not in adjoining national park areas.

Western Distributor Road, Yadboro

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Grady’s Riverside Retreat

Located on the beautiful banks of Shoalhaven river, Grady’s is surrounded by natural bushlands, mountains and cliffs. This makes Grady’s Riverside Retreat an ideal place to bring your friends and family to relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery.

674 Burrier Road, Burrier

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Glenmack Park

Beautiful campsite / holiday park in the heart of Kangaroo Valley with heaps of amenities such as swimming pool, canoes, bikes, animals, mini golf…

215 Moss Vale Road, Moss Vale

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Delicate Campground

Create some family memories at the remote Delicate campground. Being located in Goolawah Regional Park, you can bring your dog along to the campground to join in the family snaps. A fabulous spot for beach camping, this back-to-basics campground has all the ingredients for a classic beach holiday.

1010 Point Plomer Road, Crescent Head

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Coachwood Camping Area

Chichester State Forest along Telegherry River has been harvested many times over for timber, for many decades – some for over 150 years – meaning the forests you see today are re-growth forests. On the opposite bank to Frying Pan Creek is breathtaking Coachwood camping area. This spot is popular with family groups and those wishing to enjoy river-based activities.

Chichester State Forest, Upper Allyn

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Riverwood Downs

Dog friendly Riverwood Downs camping area is filled with activities from great bush walks and horse rides to tennis, volleyball or canoeing. Also the rare platypus live in the area so please ensure your dog is under sufficient control at all times.

311 Upper Monkerai Road, Monkerai

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Wollondilly River Station

Family run camping site with owners living within the area. Never crowded and surely not over commercialised. If you are after an affordable bush camping experience with your dog, Wollondilly River Station should definitely be on your radar.

4650 Wombeyan Caves Road, Wombeyan Caves

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From Beach to Bar | 10 Best Dog Friendly Beach & Bar Combos

From Beach to Bar | 10 Best Dog Friendly Beach & Bar Combos

Life’s a dog friendly beach! And to make life even better  these 10 dog beaches have a dog friendly bar close by. 

We have listed the best dog friendly beaches in Sydney together with the best dog friendly bars to go for an “after beach” drink! Technically there is only one ocean beach in Sydney that allows dogs (Greenhills Beach in Cronulla) but there are many other great spots to go for a swim.

It’s time to go From Beach to Bar with your dog! Great combos listed below from South to North in Sydney.

Looking for Beach to Bar tips in Melbourne? Check out our Top 5 Melbourne Beach to Bar combos!

FROM Horderns Beach TO Driftwood Cafe

    

Bordering the National Park in Bundeena, Horderns Beach is a tranquil spot to visit with your dog. Take a ferry (paws allowed) from Cronulla, have a fun playtime and a dip in the ocean. Finish the morning or afternoon at the dog friendly Driftwood Cafe. Only a few paw steps from the beach, Driftwood Cafe is an optimum spot for you to chill out with a coffee, beer or glass of wine after a swim. Note that Horderns Beach is a timeshare off lead area. See the off lead hours here!

FROM Greenhills Beach TO Next Door

    

Greenhills Beach is the only dog friendly ocean beach in Sydney. There are time and area restrictions for the off lead exercise, which you can find here. The beach is absolutely beautiful and often packed with many playmates. Walk to the dog friendly bar Next Door takes about 20-30 minutes but rest assured it will be rewarding to see your puppy to get some refreshing drinks or maybe a puppycino at the terrace after a swim!

FROM Silver Beach TO Cook at Kurnell

    

Silver Beach is 24h dog off lead beach in Kurnell. Dogs are allowed off leash between the third and fourth rock groynes at the western end of the beach, in front of the Bonna Point Reserve car park. Enjoy the soft sand and swim with your pooch before heading for a drink to the dog friendly Cook at Kurnell. This super cool beach bar / cafe operates from a converted airstream serving brekkie, lunch and great cocktails!

FROM Bicentennial Park TO The Annandale Hotel

    

24h off lead area at Bicentennial Park is a very popular summer evening spot for all the local dog owners. Dogs can have a play at the grassy area next to the shoreline or go for a little rumble in the water. Dog friendly The Annandale Hotel is about 20 minutes walk away from the harbour. This super dog friendly pub welcomes your pup to join you EVERYWHERE in the premises, yes that is inside, outside, beer garden, kitchen (ok, not in the kitchen but we can live with that)!

FROM Blackwattle Beach TO Lord Wolseley

    

Located in the shores of Rozelle Bay, 24h off lead Blackwattle Bay is a great spot to stop for a swim. The entire Glebe Foreshore is a great dog exercise area overlooking the harbour, Anzac Bridge and the Fishmarket. Make sure you continue your journey to the heart of Ultimo to dog friendly pub Lord Wolseley for a refreshing after play drink. Walk from Blackwattle Bay will take you about 25 minutes and you can stop for another round of play at the Wentworth Park off lead area. You can also start your journey from Ultimo to the foreshore and walk back the same way.

FROM Rose Bay Foreshore TO The Sheaf

    

Rose Bay Foreshore is an 24h off lead beach to take your pup for a walk, run, play or swim. Enjoy stunning harbour views with the CBD skyline in the distance while your pup is having a rumble or making new discoveries on the beach. On your way back, make a pit stop at The Sheaf in Double Bay. Your dog is warmly welcomed at the courtyard to have a chilling afternoon while you are having a glass of your favourite beer, wine or bubbles!

FROM Sirius Cove TO Greens

    

This is a great combo for families and their furry friends. Sirius Cove has a large green area to sit down for a picnic.  Walk down to the beach to cool down in the shallow waters. Puppies can play and swim with the kids or make new friends. As visiting Sirius Cove most likely means you need to drive, Greens North Sydney is only about 10-15 minutes drive away and unless you are coming from the north, it is probably more or less on your way home. Greens North Sydney is a fantastic family venue to go for a drink, meal, bowls or just for a relaxing afternoon with the entire family (this includes your furriest family members as well, no we don’t mean dad).

FROM Manly Lagoon TO Hawkesbury Brewery

    

Dog Friendly beach Manly Lagoon is located at the Queenscliff Rock Pool end of Manly Beach. This tidal lagoon has everything you need for your dog to have pawsome time: shallow waters, beach and a large grassy area. Dogs aren’t allowed on the actual beach so make sure you stay at the Lagoon side of Bridge Road. After a pawsome playtime drive down to a dog friendly Hawkesbury Brewing in Manly for some refreshments before heading home. (Manly Lagoon image credit: Thingdoer)

FROM Curl Curl Lagoon TO Nomad Brewery

    

Curl Curl Lagoon is always a hit during the warmer months. The neighbouring Flora and Richie Roberts Reserve includes all the essentials, including doggie bags, bins, a drinking area, and public toilets for owners. We bet your dog will not be alone in this great Northern Beaches doggie summer paradise. From Beach to Brew: Head to the dog friendly Nomad Brewing for an “after swim” craft beer experience with your pup. (Curl Curl Lagoon image credit: Weekend Notes)

FROM Rowland Reserve TO The Newport

    

It is impossible to ignore the final and the most northern Beach & Bar combo in Sydney. 24h dog off lead area in Rowland Reserve is one of the most stunning and largest dog friendly beaches in Sydney. Large grassy area provides enough space to exercise, beach is a great spot to wrestle with some new mates (your dog that is) and calm waters offer a fantastic opportunity to cool down for both of you. The Newport across the water is a must after beach venue to visit with your pup. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the venue and they will be looked after by the dog friendly staff!

Have a splash everyone!

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Sydney’s Best Inner City suburbs to visit with your dog!

Sydney’s Best Inner City suburbs to visit with your dog!

Even if you live in Sydney perhaps on the outskirts, a visit to any of these Inner City suburbs is an exciting delight and can provide a welcome change of scenery exploring many of the world famous landmarks!

However a weekend away in Sydney is not complete if you can’t take your furry friend! Luckily Sydney is becoming more dog friendly and you have plenty of accommodations available for you and your pup in this beautiful coastal city.

We have listed the best dog friendly accommodations for you with activities and dog friendly places within walking distance.

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Central Sydney

Central Sydney is host for some of the most amazing dog friendly hotels in Australia. We can guarantee both you and your pup will have a truly amazing experience at these fantastic, centrally located dog friendly hotels.

Stroll through the Rocks district, hang around at Circular Quay or maybe go for a walk at the Domain while enjoying the sweet harbour breeze.

Although you are in the centre of the city, you can still find great off lead dog parks to walk and play with your pup. As a matter of fact, only Lane Cove and North Sydney councils provide more off lead dog parks than City of Sydney. Or how about treating your dog with a Puppy Pale Ale at the All Hands Brewing House at Kings Wharf?

The Langham Sydney is proud to be the only dog-friendly accommodation amongst Sydney’s luxury hotels, offering your dog the renowned 5-star service, just as you’d expect for yourself. Dog sitting and dog walking services are available on request. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to stay at The Langham with the additional pet fee of $120 per night!

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Pier One offers a stunning dog friendly accommodation in the heart of Sydney’s famous Rocks district. No need to bring any of your dogs accessories, they have it all covered from bedding to water and food bowls and even mini bar filled with doggie treats! Small and medium size dogs (max 20kg) are welcome with an additional $90 pet fee per stay!

Find out more about Pier One and book a luxury weekend with your pooch now!

 

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Surry Hills

The vibrant suburb of Surry Hills is full of bars, cafes and restaurants and many of them are very happy to see your furry friend joining you for a drink or meal. There are plenty of small off lead dog parks in the neighbourhood for you to choose from with Prince Alfred Park being the largest and most popular one.

Little Albion is a superb boutique hotel in the heart of Surry Hills. There are several dog off lead areas right next door and plenty of dog friendly bars and pubs close by. The Carrington can even organise your pups birthday party in the private indoor setting if that’s your pup’s cup of chicken broth! Little Albion Guest House boasts a north-facing rooftop garden/terrace, sunken lounge, 2 unique event spaces and both a 24-hour honour bar and host service. Pooches of all sizes are welcome with an additional $50 pet fee per dog!

Find out more about The Little Albion and book a vibrant city weekend with your pooch now!

 

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Eastern Suburbs

Both iconic Bondi Beach and stunning harbour side areas in Rose Bay offer some great outing opportunities for you and your pup. Climb up to Marks Park in the morning for an off lead play with your dog and continue to Bronte on the coastal walk for breakfast at one of the many cafés which are all dog friendly outside. Head back to Bondi and visit the Bondi Markets or maybe have a drink at Bucket List or Bondi Beach Public Bar. There is an array of dog friendly accommodations to choose from and we have handpicked a couple of absolutely stunning homes to stay with your dog.

Luxe Beach House is a stunning retreat for couples and their dogs! Home away from home with all features and appliances you and your dog might need for your weekend away! Bondi Beach is only 5-10 minutes flat walk away and plenty of hip cafes and bars are only a short stroll away. However far enough in case you are after a relaxing and quiet time by the private pool. Pooches of all sizes are welcome without extra cost!

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High end Lux with views delivers exactly what is says on the tin! Stunning views over the iconic Bondi Beach. Apartment has a stylish decor and kitchen is equipped with European high quality appliances. There is no additional dog fee, however guests are requested to check their dog’s (size and number of dogs) suitability upfront with the host!

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Inner West

Growing in size and popularity, the Inner West dog population is also increasing rapidly. There are more than 30,000 registered pups in the area and it is very pleasing to see the area is welcoming this with open arms. There are more than 40 designated off lead dog parks, lots of cafes and pubs that demand you to visit them with your doggo! And we should not forget to mention that the Inner West has become the Craft Beer Brewing central of NSW. There are plenty of different breweries to choose with all of them having one thing in common, PUPS ARE WELCOME!!!

After some sniffing and digging we managed to get a sense of some great looking dog friendly holiday homes for you to choose from.

The Loft at Waterloo is a very private 1 bedroom residence for you and your dog. It’s located in a rare free standing building in Waterloo and offers you all the necessities you need including towels, unlimited Wi-Fi and even espresso pods for the early morning fix. Dog off lead park, Waterloo Park, is only few small pawsteps away! Dogs can stay without additional fees, however guests are required to pre-approve their pets with host at the time of booking!

Find out more about The Loft and book a city weekend in Inner West for you and your pooch now!

 

Jessica’s Coze Terrace is conveniently located in the heart of Alexandria. This beautifully decorated apartment allows you and your dog to have a relaxing weekend in one of the fast growing modern Sydney suburbs. Guests are requested to confirm the suitability of their dogs and any associated fees with the host at the time of booking!

Find out more about Jessica’s Coze Terrace and book a city weekend in Inner West for you and your pooch now!

 

Have you ever visited Newtown and thought, hmmm would be nice if it was a bit closer? If so, have you ever thought of turning it the other way around? One of the most vibrant suburbs in Sydney has plenty of accommodation on offer and some of them are luckily dog friendly. Stylish Villa Rochford might be the answer for you and your dog!

Find out more about the Rochford and book a city weekend in Inner West for you and your pooch now!

 

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North Shores

North Sydney is one of the most dog friendly councils in Sydney. They offer more dog parks per dog than any other council in Sydney. They also have a great track record of having one of the lowest number of dog attacks in NSW. Walk along the harbour from Lavender Bay to Bluesy Point or all the way to Waverton Park and breath in the salty ocean breeze, while your dog can enjoy the various off lead dog parks along the way.

Moving further east towards Mosman and Balmoral you can find some well-hidden doggie secrets. Sirius Cove and Clifton Gardens are great off lead areas with swimming access and stunning million dollar views of the harbour.

The Greens bowling club is a great family hangout in the dog off lead area at St Leonards Park.

Dog friendly accommodations are a little harder to find on the North Shore but there are a few pawsome places out there.

Alegria is located in the prestige suburb of Mosman. Beautiful and stylish interior design of this weatherboard Victorian House makes you want to just lift your legs up and chill out! And there is nothing wrong with that. You pup is probably very keen to join. This dog friendly home provides you with all the luxury you are looking for.

Find out more about the Alegria and book a luxury weekend with your pooch now!

 

Glenferrie Lodge is an all time favourite amongst dog owners! Great location in Kirribilli is only moments away from sights and dog parks. Bradfield Park (under the Harbour Bridge) is one of the most unique dog off lead parks in Sydney. The Lodge also has a fenced yard for your pup to stretch legs and sniff around. Dogs of all size are welcome with an additional $30 fee per night!

Find out more about The Glenferrie Lodge and book a city weekend with your pooch now!

 

Dog Friendly Places in North Shores:

 


Paddington

Centennial Park has the largest dog off lead area in Sydney. Most of this central park is off lead and cafes within are very dog friendly. Millions of people visit Centennial Park every year but did you know you can actually stay there over night with your dog? We don’t mean camp in the park but stay in style @ The Residences Centennial Park.

The central suburb of Paddington is right next door to Centennial Park. This energetic suburb provides everything from great shops on Oxford Street to restaurants and cafes to pubs and bars. Luckily for us dog owners, many of these places welcome your dog with open arms, which makes Paddington one of our favourite spots. The Hughenden in Woollahra next to Paddington is not just an ordinary dog friendly hotel. You can even book High Tea for your dog at their restaurant!

The Residences @ Centennial Park is a unique way for you and your dog to experience the Centennial Parklands. The original residences of the park superintendents and rangers are located inside one of the most amazing dog friendly parks in Sydney. Most of the area is off lead and cafes inside the park welcome your pooch to have a coffee / brekkie with you!

Find out more about The Residences and book a city weekend with your pooch now!

 

The Hughenden is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Sydney! They don’t just provide accommodation for your dog but also different pampering services such as “Doggie High Tea” are available. Located in the vibrant surroundings in Paddington, why don’t you take you dog for a walk to one of the many traditional dog friendly pubs in the area.

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The Ultimate guide to dog friendly Northern Beaches!

The Ultimate guide to dog friendly Northern Beaches!

Edited by: Ella Holgate

It’s the weekend, and your dog has been looking forward to it as much as you have. There is nothing our furry companions like more than discovering new dog friendly places and spending time with us. We at Pupsy want to inspire you to go and explore beyond the familiar corners and smells and make some pawsome everlasting memories!

Sydney’s Northern Beaches offer plenty of dog friendly places for chilling out and exploration alike. We have listed our favourite dog friendly spots for you to build your day trip. We guarantee you and your pup won’t be disappointed.

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Dog Walks & Off Lead Dog Parks

If you and your dog are keen for a longer exercise walk, Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is the place to go. You can walk around the entire lagoon while taking in beautiful scenery and plenty of fresh air. The walk is 8.4km long and it will take 2-3 hours to do the entire loop. You can also choose just one part of the trail and walk back the same way if you’re short on time or your pup isn’t the most energetic. There are a couple of picnic spots with water stations, but it’s always best to come prepared. Make sure you begin the walk with water for both of you, and you’ll be able to refill on the way.

Also bear in mind that about half the trail is exposed, so can get very hot during summer. What you’ll notice is that the trail has a very friendly atmosphere. Joggers, hikers, leisure cyclists and families with small kids on bikes all enjoy the area. It can get a bit crowded sometimes, but we have found that everyone is respectful and accommodating, so no need to worry about feeling intimidated in any way by all the traffic.


Rowland Reserve in Bayview is one of the most amazing off lead dog parks in Sydney. It has a large grass area to run and chase and easy access to the beach to go for a swim with your pooch. Fresh water is always available at the puppy drinking fountain, and there are trees at the edge of the park if you need some shade. It is very popular with locals and you will always find a lot of playmates for your dog. During the weekends you’ll often find dog wash services and even a mobile cafe. There is a dedicated parking section of the large car park for dog park users, and limited parking on the street.


If you want to get some exercise done while taking your dog to the off lead park, South Mona Vale Headland is the place for you. This dog off lead area right behind Mona Vale Hospital has a rather steep hill, perfect for you to do some uphill walking / running, while your pooch is having a blast with his/her new mates. There is also a large flat area at the bottom of the hill to go and have a rumble with your furry friend.

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Dog Friendly Cafes & Restaurants

After all that playing and running at the park, it’s time to refuel. Most cafes allow your dog to sit outside with you for a coffee but if you are after a super chilled atmosphere for both of you head “beyond the bends” to one of these soulful dog friendly cafes.

Sit and relax at the Boat House Palm Beach with your pup while enjoying the uninterrupted Pittwater views. You won’t get these multimillion-dollar views anywhere else, unless you own a waterfront weekender of course! The breakfast menu has a selection of classics with a healthy twist, while the lunch menu is seafood focused.


The Sneaky Grind as its name suggests, is not the easiest place to find, which makes it locals’ favourite in Avalon. It’s a Surf Shop / Café with some of the most dog friendly staff you will come across, and your pooch is likely not going to be the only dog having coffee with their human parents at this chilled hidden gem.


Forage Wholefoods serves undoubtedly one of the best coffees “beyond the bends” and their all-organic food menu makes The Forage Wholefoods a unique experience in the Northern Beaches. The covered dog friendly deck is always filled with Clareville locals (including Jennifer Hawkins!) enjoying a morning coffee or healthy lunch. They also have an organic food store next door which sells bread and other healthy essentials.

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Dog friendly bars

It is simply impossible to write about dog friendly places in the Northern Beaches without including The Newport. This iconic establishment has always welcomed dogs of all kinds to join their human parents. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the venue and The Newport even organises events for their furry regulars. If you are after a lazy afternoon with your pup, this is the place to be.


There is more to the dog friendly Northern Beaches than Newport. Mexican inspired bar/restaurant Alma Avalon welcomes you and your dog at their covered front deck to have a drink and some snacks while watching the lazy Avalon beach life rolling by.


If you are a beer enthusiastic, then your visit to Northern Beaches is not complete without visiting the dog friendly Modus Operandi Brewery. While your pup has a sniff and play with Stout (the local brewdog), you can explore the selection of beautifully crafted local beers. Modus Operandi also runs their own kitchen in case you feel hungry after the day’s events.


Nomad Brewing Co. is another great dog friendly brewery located further south in Brookvale. Choose from 11 different beers on tap; your pup will be satisfied with his/her own bowl of H2O.

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Top 13 dog friendly breweries in Sydney!

Top 13 dog friendly breweries in Sydney!

Looking for some new exciting places to sniff with your furry friend? Well here’s a thought! How about visiting one of the super laid back dog friendly breweries?

Many of the breweries in Sydney love to have pooches around. Dogs have inspired names of the batches, there is a brewery with a Wall of Fame of pups who have visited them and we even found a brewery that serves Puppy Pale Ale! Yes, it’s non-alcoholic and made out of fresh wort and bone broth. To find out which breweries we are talking about, keep on reading…

THE FURRIEST BREWERIES IN SYDNEY!

We have listed the furriest breweries you really need to visit with your doggo. Even if you are not the biggest beer drinker in the world, the chilled out atmosphere with sweet tunes and rough warehouse like settings just simply generates a magical feel to what’s going to be a relaxing and pawfect afternoon.

 

Akasha Brewing

10-12 Spencer Street, Five Dock

Brew the beer you like yourself. That’s the mantra at Akasha. Brewery attracts locals who stop by to sample the latest beers. With their pooches, of course!

Read more about Akasha Brewing

 

 

All Hands Brewing House

22 The Promenade, Sydney

All Hands have taken the dog friendliness to a different level. They even have a Puppy Pale Ale on offer. Made of irresistible fresh wort and bone broth.

Read more about All Hands Brewing House

 

 

Batch Brewing Company

44 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

Batch might look a little rough operating from the warehouse with their palette tables and brown leather couches but the vibe and the beers are tough to beat.

Read more about Batch Brewing Company

 

 

Grifters Brewing Company

391 Enmore Road, Newtown

Couples, singles, families, kids, dogs (especially dogs) are all welcome to this super chilled Marrickville local brewery. They even have BYO pizza policy. Now how good is that?

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Modus Operandi

14 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale

According to Modus Operandi, they are the only brewery in Australia owned by a Labrador. This would be Stout the brewdog, who is likely to welcome you at the brewery.

Read more about Modus Operandi

 

 

Nomad Brewing Company

5 Sydenham Road, Brookvale

Nomad is a hidden gem in the northern beaches. Their Cruisin’ Aussie Ale is simply stunning and they have a massive soft spot for the all visiting pooches. “More wagging tails the better”, they say!

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Riverside Brewing Company

2 North Rocks Road, North Parramatta

Riverside has grown from the humble beginnings into locals favourite in just a few years. This Western Sydney local tap house offers a great selection of beers from Pale Ale and IPA to Robust Porter.

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Rocks Brewing Company

160 Bourke Road, Alexandria

Brekkie, lunch and dinner, all served with some delicious beers on tap. Golden Ale and Convict Lager are definitely worth a try. And they host regular dog events!

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Sauce Brewing Co

1a Mitchell Street, Marrickville

Husband and wife duo, Mike Clarke and Kate McBean started brewing way before opening the Sauce Brewing Co. Relax at the beer garden with your pup while admiring the shiny tanks of the brewhouse.

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Wayward Brewing Co

1 Gehrig Lane Annandale

Wayward Brewing was actually built with our furry friends in mind. They wanted to make sure from the beginning that it is inclusive to all, including our dogs.

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Wildflower

11 Brompton Street, Marrickville

Wildflower is dedicated to deliver a beer with length, nuance and subtlety. Dogs are always welcome to visit the brewery.

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Young Henry’s Brewery

76 Wilford Street, Newtown

Hipsters, Rock&Roll chicks and heaps of doggies! Young Henry’s is so cool, even Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters could not resist on getting them to brew a special batch for them, Footown!

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Yulli’s Brews

75a Burrows Road, Alexandria

Dogs are allowed everywhere in the premises, which makes the place as relaxed as their labels and ads promise. By the way, you have to check out their Norman video, simply hilarious!

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The Ultimate Guide to the dog friendly Hunter Valley

The Ultimate Guide to the dog friendly Hunter Valley

Edited by: Ella Holgate

Looking to escape the buzz of the city for the weekend but don’t want to leave your dog with a pet sitter? How about a visit to dog friendly Hunter Valley? Yes, that’s right. There is plenty of great dog friendly accommodation to choose from, dog friendly wineries to explore and dog friendly cafes / restaurants to dine in. We have put together the ultimate guide to a dog friendly Hunter Valley holiday to inspire your next visit to this stunningly beautiful wine region, located just 2.5 hours away from Sydney.

Dog Friendly Accommodation in Hunter Valley

As dog owners ourselves, we know finding a dog friendly accommodation can be a daunting task. We have personally talked to the management of each accommodation listed on Pupsy and therefore can guarantee your pooch will always be warmly welcomed to each one of them.

We have handpicked the best dog friendly places to stay in the Hunter Valley, including various types of accommodation from private homes to winery stays and hotels.

Déjà vu Estate is a well equipped, self-contained villa in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Amenities include a king sized bed, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, free WiFi and a heated outdoor spa.


Tara Lee is an air-conditioned holiday home with a bbq, pool and private garden. It is located in Cessnock, only a short drive away from the Hunter Valley wineries.


Thirsty Palette Wines is a tiny boutique winery / art house that also offers dog friendly accommodation. A fenced garden encloses the premises, providing your pup with a secure space to sniff around and play. You can also book an art retreat guided by the residence artist.


Estate Tuscany is a dog friendly estate with a pool, restaurant and cellar door. Five rooms out of 38 are dog friendly, and dog friendly dining options are available on the estate. Estate Tuscany also offers pet sitting, which is perfect if you would like to enjoy a fine dining experience in the valley.


Tonic Hotel is located north of Lovedale and has a shared pool and lounge facilities. All the rooms are air-conditioned and come with free WiFi. Dogs of all kinds are welcome to the hotel for no extra fee.


Rothbury Escape is set on 20 acres of beautiful gardens. It offers free continental breakfast and a guest lounge with a fireplace. Upon arrival, guests receive a free bottle of wine, as well as cheese and crackers. The property also offers a barbecue area and a shared kitchen.


Misty Glen Wines is a cellar door also offering dog friendly stays. Their furry residents, Chardonnay & Semillon, are local celebrities after having featured in a Wine Dogs Australia book. Owners Eric & Vicci are sometimes able to offer pet sitting services in case you are visiting some non-dog friendly venues in the valley.

Find the full list of dog friendly accommodations here!

Dog Friendly Wineries

Now that we have dog friendly accommodation sorted, it’s time to look at cellar doors that welcome our extended family for delicious tasting sessions (two legs – wine tasting, four legs – H2O tasting). We have some great news to share! Nowadays, there are plenty to choose from.

Based on rating high on dog friendliness, location and wines, here’s our pick for the ones not to be missed.

Pepper Tree Wines offers a unique Hunter Valley experience with stunning surroundings and beautiful wines. Wine dog Spence is always ready to welcome new visitors. Pepper Tree is the host of the annual Pooch Picnic.


Margan Wines is located in Broke, a bit further out from the centre of Hunter Valley action, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The winery features a dog friendly restaurant and is very popular wedding venue.


Capercaillie Wines is one of the most dog friendly wineries in the region, located in the beginning of Lovedale Road. Responsible dog owners in good control of their dogs can even have their pups off the lead (ask the venue first).


Hanging Tree Wines welcomes dogs to have a little play with their wine dogs Vodka & Muscat (golden labradors). Built in an old cow shed, Hanging Tree has a very rustic feel to it. Their focus is on Hunter classics: Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillion and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Stomp! Wines is a tiny family winery with a unique twist, crafting astonishing items (even dog beds) out of recycled wine barrels. The owners and their wine dog Kimba will greet you on arrival.


Lucy’s Run Wines is not an ordinary dog friendly winery. They even have a dedicated range, Woof Woof Wines, for our furry friends. Pet Rescue receives 10% of all the profits from the Woof Woof range.

Find the full list of all dog friendly wineries in the Hunter Valley here!


Dog Friendly Restaurants

As a dog owner, one of the most complicated parts of any travel with your pup is knowing where to eat without leaving your furriest family member tied to a tree or a post outside the venue. Yet again, the Hunter Valley doesn’t disappoint. We talked to and/or visited most of the venues in the area and can thoroughly recommend the following places to visit with your dog, all of which offer a great range of choices (especially for breakfast and lunch) for you to enjoy with your pup relaxing at your feet.

Bistro Molines is owned and run by the godfather of dining in Hunter Valley, Robert Molines. You can enjoy a delicious French style lunch in the courtyard, taking in the fresh air and stunning views with your pup by your side.


Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen is all about organics, from food to beer and wine. Located south of Pokolbin, the family-run restaurant offers a nice relaxing break from your wine tasting tour.


The Deck Café Lovedale is a lovely restaurant style dog friendly cafe. A verandah overlooking the dam provides protection from both rain and sun. Chill out with your pooch over brekkie or lunch. If your dog is a big swimmer, don’t forget to ask if he/she can have a quick dip into the dam


The Cellar is located a short stroll away from the Hunter Valley Gardens. Their Mediterranean-inspired menu has something for everyone and your pup is welcome to join you in the outside seating area.


Matilda Bay Brewhouse offers beer lovers a break from all that wine. An impressive list of local brews is available on tap and their Italian style menu has plenty to offer, from snacks to proper mains. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor area, which is protected from the sun by big sails.

In our opinion the best way to enjoy Hunter Valley in the evenings is to relax at your accommodation with some local deli platters (or BBQ) and of course some delicious Hunter wines with the entire family. If however, you want to pamper yourself with a culinary experience, a great option is to stay at the Estate Tuscany or Misty Glen Wines and make use of their in house pet sitting service. Alternatively you can find trusted pet sitters in the area through Mad Paws.

In case of emergencies…

… no probs. Rest assured, Hunter Valley has an excellent vet services covering everything from upset stomach or rashes to laboratory and surgical services. Although we hope you will not need this list, it is always handy to have the local vet details close to you when travelling.

   

That’s it, you are all set. Hopefully we have inspired you enough to make your next visit to the iconic Hunter Region a tiny little bit furrier.

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Top 5 irresistible and simple home made dog treats

Top 5 irresistible and simple home made dog treats

Home made dog treats are not only significantly cheaper but also you can be 100% sure of what’s in them. Healthy but yet irresistibly tasty treats for your special friend are surprisingly easy to make and we can guarantee you won’t be working alone in the kitchen!

We have listed our Top5 DIY treats that we recommend you to try and if required, modify to your dog’s liking.

Happy baking everyone!

Peanut Butter & Honey Pupcakes (adaptation from Sprinklebakes)

These delicious pupcakes are a great addition to your furry friends special day e.g. birthday, meeting with siblings or friends etc…!

Photo: Sprinklebakes

          

 

Pupsicles 

Although pupsicles are a great treat for a hot summer’s day, they can be equally enjoyed on a warm afternoon sun during the winter months. Adapt your pupsicles according to your dog’s liking. In stead of chicken stock, you can use beef stock or plain water. And you can include any treats, fruits or vegetables in them. Just make sure you use ingredients your dog can eat. Find more inspiration from Pupsy Insta Board “Can my dog eat…?”!

          

 

Chicken jerky

Home made chicken jerky is a great treat for training or rewarding your pup’s good behaviour! If your dog gets allergic symptoms from chicken treats, you can also try a similar method with beef or liver. If you are using liver, boil it for 10-15 minutes before slicing and placing it in the oven. Your dog will also love the boiling water so don’t throw away this nutritious drink.

          

 

Dog biscuits

Dog biscuits are another super cute treat for special occasions but can be also used for a rewarding treat on a more regular occasion.

          

 

Carrot & Apple treats (adaptation from For the Love of Pooch)

Sweet flavours of the grated carrots and the apple sauce will create a totally irresistible combination for your dog! Fast and simple to make, Carrot and Apple treats makes a great way to reward those good behaviours of your special friend!

Photo: For the love of Pooch

          

 

We will guarantee those happy tails and thankful eyes will be worth a tiny little effort for making home made treats for your furry friend.

And you will save money and reward your dog with healthy treats baked with love!

Happy baking everyone!

My dog has a smelly breath, what should I do?

My dog has a smelly breath, what should I do?

Early morning and your puppy is looking adorably right into your soul and then without the warning that tongue reaches your face! Very cute but what if your dog has a smelly breath? If you own a Cavalier King Charles, Pug, Malteses, Chihuahua, Greyhound, Shetland Sheepdog or Yorkshire Terrier, we recommend to continue reading as they are more prone to dental diseases than other breeds.

What causes smelly breath with dogs?

It can be a symptom of several diseases such as diabetes, mouth tumour or a sign of upcoming teeth problem such as Periodontal Disease. No matter what the cause is, good dental care is critical for your dog’s well being. As a bare minimum it is likely to save you a huge vet bill in the future.

 

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease is maybe the most common condition on dogs. If your pup has reached 3 years of age, it is very likely there are early signs of this condition. Some of the most popular dog breeds in Australia have a higher tendency to have this condition than others. These breeds include Cavalier King Charles, Pug, Malteses, Chihuahua, Greyhound, Shetland Sheepdog and Yorkshire Terrier.

Best and easiest prevention and treatment is brushing your dog’s teeth. You can also supplement this by giving your dog dental sticks, dental powder, water additives or dental supplements.

 

Oral tumours

Oral tumours may also cause bad breath, excessive drooling or even bleeding. This mouth disease is significantly more rare that periodontal disease. Tumours can be removed through a surgery. In particular benign growths are relatively simple to operate, while cancer cells will require more significant treatments.

 

Diabetes

Just like us humans, dogs can also get diabetes, in particularly if they are overweight. This will cause a disgustingly sweet or fruity smelling breath. Treatment is no different to us that is your dog will require regular insuline shots. You can give them to your dog at home. Best prevention is to keep your dog on healthy diet, provide enough exercise and monitor the weight.

 

Kidney diseases

Kidney diseases will cause bad, ammonia like breath. You dog is likely to drink excessive amounts of water, urine heavily and in many cases vomiting and diarrhea are also common. Fluid treatment and changing diet are the likely treatments required.

 

When is the right time to consult the vet?

If your dog’s breath smells like urine or unusually sweet you should consult your vet immediately as these are the signs of non-dental diseases. If your dog is vomiting, has diarrhea or the bad breath simple remains for more than a few days, we would strongly recommend to contact your vet.

 

 

Best dog friendly Park & Pub combinations

Best dog friendly Park & Pub combinations

Talking about win-win. Dog friendly pub next to an amazing dog park. Spend a special afternoon with your special friend!

Why not taking your dog to somewhere new! Just watch that tail go crazy, ears lifting up and head tilting from side to side when you make that suggestion to your furry friend. To unleash the full potential of your adventure to the unknown, we have selected the best Pub & Park combos for you to choose from.

Let the adventure begin! For those hot summer days, check out also The 10 best From Beach to Bar combos

Rowland Reserve & Newport

This combo makes your adventure to the Northern Beaches worthwhile. Although it may be more of a summer thing to do, 24h off the lead Rowland Reserve is definitely worth a visit any time of the year. Large green area combined with the dog friendly beach and water access is guaranteed to make your dog happy.

The Newport is just a short drive away across the water and has more than plenty of drink and food options to choose from. And your pup is welcome to join you anywhere in the pub!

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Mona Vale Headlands

Centennial Park & Grand National

Centennial Parklands is one of the largest 24h off the lead areas in Sydney. Your pup is allowed to sniff freely off the lead anywhere outside the Grand Drive. Most popular spots can be found around the Federation Pavillion and Queens Park.

After a happy playtime, walk across the Oxford Street to the dog friendly pub The Grand National. This Paddington icon welcomes your pup inside the bar. They have great selection of beers on tap, beautiful wines and tasty pub menu.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

The London

Glebe Foreshore & The Annandale

Glebe Foreshore offers some great walking tracks for you and your dog (see our detailed blog Amazing dog walking area right next door to Sydney CBD). There are multiple 24h off the lead areas for your pup to play while your are enjoying the amazing harbour views.

The Annandale is a short drive (or 20min walk) away from Glebe Foreshore and offers a great experience for both you and your dog! Dogs are welcome inside to join you for a great selection of local craft beers and mouth-watering burgers. It is a live music venue so evenings are probably out of the question for those fluffy ears.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Wayward Brewing

Prince Alfred Park & The Duck Inn

This is a great Sunday afternoon combo. Prince Alfred Park is 24h off the lead and plenty of room to sniff and chase. It is a great example of how parks can fulfil the needs of the entire community. Sports fields, outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds, off the lead areas and place to sit and relax are all made possible with smart planning and park management.

The local secret, The Duck Inn is only a few minutes drive or 5-10 minutes walk away from the park. It has a cosy and chilled out atmosphere with comfy couches and welcoming English style pub area. Dogs are allowed inside except for the formal dining area.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

The Carrington

Victoria Park

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park & The Marlborough Hotel

If you are looking for a great community feel on a lazy weekend afternoon, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park is your spot. Off the lead hours are 4pm-9am on the weekends and 24h during the week. Picnic goers, families & friends, random musicians and dogs of all breeds are the usual sights here.

Once you are ready to wave the tail goodbye, visit the dog friendly The Marlborough Hotel (or Marly) for an afternoon pint and a snack. Your dog will get an amazing amount of attention from the locals as well as the staff and the best part, furry friends are allowed to join you everywhere in the pub. Great meals

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Young Henrys Brewing

Grifters Brewing Company

The Courthouse Hotel

Marks Park & BBPB

Marks Park is an off the lead park with views that are hard to find anywhere else! From the northern end you can enjoy the ocean breeze with the entire Bondi Beach in front of you, while the coastal walk curving around Tamarama and Bronte opens towards the south. Dogs are allowed off the lead between 4.30pm-8.30am, which gives you plenty of time for a play before sunset.

Follow the Coastal Walk down the hill towards Bondi Beach. Just after the Bondi Pavillion on Campbell Parade you will find the Bondi Beach Public Bar. This eastern suburbs newcomer is a great place  for an “after play” refreshment. BBPB is the only place in Eastern Suburbs where dogs are allowed inside the bar! This brand new bar has some cocktails to die for and delicious Mediterranean inspired food menu.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Bucket List

St Leonards Park & The Greens

This is our favourite combo for families with dogs. St Leonards Park is 24h off the lead and offers a large area for you and your family to play with the furry members.

And once the youngest members feel like changing the scenery, the dog friendly bowling club The Greens is right in the middle of it all! It is very popular spot with families to gather on Sundays for a casual lunch or special occasions e.g. birthdays. Dogs are allowed outside but unfortunately not inside or in the bowling area.

 

Happy adventures everyone! Why don’t you leave us a comment and let us know your favourite Park & Pub combos in Sydney.


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Amazing dog walking area right next door to Sydney CBD | Glebe Foreshore

Amazing dog walking area right next door to Sydney CBD | Glebe Foreshore

 

GLEBE FORESHORE – WALKS WITH MY DOG NEAR SYDNEY CBD

Glebe Foreshore is a stunningly beautiful dog walking area with multiple parks and viewing points towards the Anzac Bridge and Rozelle Bay. It is one of the best dog walking areas only a few minutes away from the CBD.

If you arrive by car, you can park at the parking area on Chapman Road right next to the Federal Park. PetO is conveniently located opposite the car park in case you needed to get a ball or some treats for your walk.

 

Dogs at Bicentennial Park
Game on at the off lead area in Bicentennial Park!

PLAYTIME @ BICENTENNIAL PARK!

Start your journey by releasing some of your pup’s excitement with a little play at the Federal Park or Bicentennial Park off the lead areas. If the weather allows, your dog has even access for a quick swim at the edge of the Bicentennial Park. Although the park sometimes gets busy, it is large enough not to feel too crowded. Bicentennial Park was established in 1988 to commemorate 200 years of white settlement in NSW.
Once your furry friend is ready, start your walk towards the Blackwattle Bay along the Rozelle Bay shoreline. This is an easy and picturesque walk, however remember to leash your dog when crossing to the eastern side of the Bicentennial Park.

 

Stunning views from Pope Paul VI Reserve

ENJOY THE VIEWS AROUND THE FORESHORE

Right after the Jubilee Park you will arrive to the Pope Paul VI Reserve, established to commemorate the first ever papal visit in 1970. Slow down, relax and enjoy the unique viewing point over the three iconic bridges: Anzac Bridge, Glebe Island Bridge and the Harbour Bridge. From this point onwards your dog can roam freely off the lead all the way up to the Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club.

 

Great dog beach at Blackwattle Bay!

TIME FOR A QUICK DIP @ BLACKWATTLE BAY!

Blackwatttle Bay Park is another great off the lead area where your dog can meet new friends for a tail wagging play. You may decide to turn back or continue a little further to the Wentworth Park off the lead area, located north of the Greyhound Stadium. If you feel super energetic, you could even walk across the Anzac Bridge and come around the entire Rozelle Bay, which would take you approximately 2h altogether. Alternatively, you can return through the small streets in Glebe to admire all the Victorian homes and Federation houses.

 

Food & drinks galore @ Tramsheds

COFFEE & DELI @ TRAMSHED

On your return to the Federal Park have a quick look at the Tramsheds located between Dalgal Way and Maxwell Road. Unfortunately your dog is not allowed inside but there is a rather cute dog parking station just outside the Tramshed in case you want to have a quick peak or pick some delicious treats or maybe a bottle of artisan wine. Some of the cafes have outdoor seating areas for both you and your dog to enjoy the coffee together. Or simply reward yourself with an ice cream from Messina!

 

Plenty of room to play!

WALK AROUND THE CREEK!

From here you can either return to your car or continue your walk along the Johnstons Creek through Smith Hogan & Spindlers Park towards Annandale. Most of the park is off lead except the end of the park (area is well signed so just follow the signs). You can return on the cute little walk path on the other side of the canal.

 

 

 

Dog friendly pubs near Glebe Foreshore

TIME FOR A WELL DESERVED DRINK!

By now you must be ready for some refreshments! There are two excellent dog friendly venues nearby where your dog is allowed inside the main bar with you. Our Venue of the Month Wayward Brewing is an easy 15mins walk from the Tramshed and offers a unique brewery experience for both you and your dog. Or you can drop by at the iconic The Annandale Hotel located 20mins walk from Tramshed on the corner of Parramatta Road and Nelson Street. Normally you can find a parking spot relatively near both of the venues in case you wanted to drive a little closer.

 

 

Let the tail wagging adventure begin!

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