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Dog friendly Destination Guides

Yarra Valley in winter with your dog

Yarra Valley in winter with your dog

by: Helen Collier

Winter is a great time for exploring the Yarra Valley with your dog as it has a well-deserved reputation for being a seriously pet-friendly region. Stay at one of the gorgeous pooch-welcoming properties and then set off with your pooch to explore the region

This is your ultimate guide to visit Yarra Valley with your dog during the winter.

Check out also the full Yarra Valley Guide with your dog!

Dog Friendly Wineries to visit during the winter

After a lovely brisk dog walk at one of the lovely parks, why not find a cellar door that welcomes pooches or a cafe with a fire where you can enjoy great food with your pup – read on as we have all the goss.

Maddens Rise

Maddens Lane, Coldstream

One of our favourite cellar doors over winter has to be Maddens Rise. It’s a tiny boutique cellar door with a stunning view, a wood burning stove, gorgeous cellar door staff, Emma (owner) and Ben (owner of two doggos himself) who welcome pooches with open arms. A wine tasting with either of them is like hanging out with friends and if the weather’s fine, take a glass out onto the deck while your pooch has a run around on the lawn and a fuss made of him/her by all who are there.


Yering Farm

19 St Huberts Road, Yering

Yering Farm is a properly pup-friendly place to visit – your pup can come inside with you by the fire and be by your side as you try their wines with a knowledgable tasting guide by one of their cellar door staff (we love Megan). If you’re a cider lover, make sure you try their apple syder as they call it, made by their wine maker too!! If you’re hungry, order the Pruner’s Platter and enjoy some local produce as you admire the view, which is quite staggering on a clear day.

You can find all dog friendly wineries in the Yarra Valley (and beyond) from Pupsy Dog Friendly Wineries directory.


Dog Friendly Pubs & Cafes

My Little Kitchen

274 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

If you’re after something more substantial to eat with your dog – head into Healesville, to My Little Kitchen, a fantastic recent addition to the café scene in this popular town, with a lovely covered outdoor area which is fully heated and enclosed – ideal for you and your pupper.  Their menu is sensational, with plenty of healthy options, a haven for GF, vegan, vego peeps.  And Toby’s Estate coffee too, really well made.


Healesville Hotel

256 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

On a sunny winter’s day if you’re well rugged up, and you fancy good pub food for lunch with a glass of wine, the Healesville Hotel has a huge garden at the rear of the pub and you can sit out with your pooch and have a great slap up meal together.


Four Pillars Distillery

2A Lilydale Road, Healesville

If you are a Gin lover you’re going to want to fit in a visit to Four Pillars Gin, a MUST VISIT distillery in Healesville. Head to the heated covered outdoor area with your pup and enjoy a gin tasting paddle (3 gins distilled there on the premises) while the staff make a fuss of your pooch – they’re all dog-mad! You can order some snacks, have a gin cocktail and learn all about the distilling process and which botanicals they use. It’s won awards all over the world and once you’ve tried their Bloody Shiraz Gin you’ll understand why!

Find the full list of pubs, bars and cafes in the Yarra Valley!

Dog Friendly Winter Walks

Maroondah Dam

Healesville

Maroondah Dam is a beautiful place to walk your dog on lead, full of European trees planted 100 years ago, as well as natives and bush – and if you’re there mid week you’ll likely have the place to yourself. Climb the rose steps (constructed nearly 100 years ago) and walk along to the dam wall and look out over the reservoir with views for miles.  If you’re there early morning you’ll be bound to see roos, and the birdlife is abundant and colourful too. When the reservoir is full, the excess water spills over the spillway and it’s a sight and sound to behold – ideal for those who don’t want to climb too as it’s at ground level


Healesville Showgrounds

Don Road, Healesville

For those who want to tear around a bit off lead, head to Healesville Showgrounds where you’re bound to find some other four-legged friends to chase around with and it’s legal too!  There’s a lake to walk around and a few ovals too – so take a ball and have some fun with other local dogs.


Lilydale Lake

Lilydale

Speaking of lakes, Lilydale Lake is a favourite with local dog owners, and is always busy whatever time of day you go. With off lead areas and plenty of other dogs going for their daily walk, you’re bound to have fun.


Margaret Lewis Reserve

Coldstream

Margaret Lewis Reserve is another lovely dog-friendly park for a walk.  Just outside Coldstream it’s so well set up for dogs, with poo bag dispensers as you enter, plenty of bins for you to dispose of them, water bowls at various points, even benches named after special dogs and their owners.  It’s off lead too so go and have fun and let off some steam.

There are several other dog parks in the region. CLICK HERE to find all official off leash areas within the Yarra Ranges.


If you’d rather leave all the planning to someone else so you can enjoy some wine tastings too, with your pup, and not have to drive – give Pooches & Pinot a call – because as you can see from these suggestions, we know the area like the back of our hand, we’re local and we’re dog owners and Jeff, your guide and dog handler, is well loved so you’ll be warmly received wherever you go – it’s VIP all the way. Be a rock star for a day on a Pooches & Pinot wine tour. ☺

Dog friendly pubs in Brisbane

Dog friendly pubs in Brisbane

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Do you want to grab a beer or wine while hanging out with your four-legged friend? Lucky for you, Brisbane has an abundance of dog friendly bars & pubs where you and your dog can enjoy drinks, good food and the live ambiance of the vibrant city atmosphere. Separated by suburbs this guide will help you find the perfect spot for you and your pooch to chill out!

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

Brisbane City Center

Do you want some buffalo wings followed by a nice cold beer? Because look no further and grab your dog and head on over to Buffalo Bar. Dogs are allowed in the beer garden but must be kept on the leash.

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This dog friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner place will happily give your puppy dog a bowl of fresh water. The food choices are scrumptious, ranging from usual avocado on toast for breakfast to signature dishes such as mustard. Dogs are welcome on the covered outdoor seating area.

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Banyo

A boutique brewery with a dog friendly beer garden is the best place to start the weekend. They have 11 beers and ciders on tap, food trucks which stop by, along with live music to provide the whole area with a relaxed, Sunday session atmosphere.

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Bowen Hills

Get your fix on craft beers, fancy desserts, and woodfired pizza at this riverside destination. They have a large outdoor seating area where your dogs are welcome to come along.

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Bulimba

Get your fix on craft beers, fancy desserts, and woodfired pizza at this riverside destination. They have a large outdoor seating area where your dogs are welcome to come along.

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Chapel Hill

This eatery provides the visitor with a hometown vibe, delicious meals at a lovely outdoor courtyard area. This is where dogs can join their owners and relax in the afternoon sun.

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Fortitude Valley

The outdoor beer garden in this inner-city hotel welcomes pooches to stay near their owners while they enjoy an evening drink. You have an abundant choice of fancy cocktails, craft beers, along with delicious bar fair and a friendly atmosphere.

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Do you love craft beer? Because then you must try the continually rotating draft beers available on tap. You will be surrounded by exposed brick, hanging tree plants, stylish décor and a place for your dog in the back covered areas.

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This corner hotel has been pouring beers since 1864 and has long since amassed a local dedicated following. Your pup is more than welcome in the outdoor seating area if well behaved.

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A live music and beer staple in Fortitude Valley. They have bar games, delicious cocktails, and a garden themed bar. Why not try your luck at giant Jenga while drinking craft beers? Dogs are welcome in the seating area if they remain on the leash, and well behaved.

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Get yourself some traditional American style cuisine, chicken wings, delicious pizza, and a fantastic choice of beers or cocktails. Dogs are welcome inside and they will surely get many cuddles from the dog loving bar staff.

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Hamilton

Looking for a delicious dinner with a glass of wine? Why not head over to this chic river side restaurant where you can bring your puppy along. They have an undercover outdoor seating area where the puppies can stay while you enjoy your dinner.

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Kangaroo Point

If you are looking for the best view of Brisbane, then take your dog and head on over to the Bar Spritz. It is the place to enjoy the setting sun, fancy Aperitivo cocktail, and their signature elderflower Spritz.

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This beer brewing company has become iconic on the banks of Kangaroo Point Cliffs as the first craft beer bar in Brisbane. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area, with shade cover and water bowls provided.

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Newstead

A restaurant, bar, and grill perfect for any occasion. Bring your family and friends to a function, for lunch or dinner. Pups are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

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New Farm

There is an extensive modern menu ranging from finger foods and delicious lunches overlooking the river. Dogs are very welcome in the outdoor seating area for food and drinks. The surrounding area provides picturesque dog walking trails, river front views, and a great dog park.

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Nundah

Want a bar with a rooftop view and a spot for your four-legged fluffy friend? Then Fitz and Potts with its bright character is the perfect place to grab an afterwork drink. Your puppy is more than welcome on the roof top terrace on a leash while their owners enjoy a drink or snack.

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Milton

Whether you need a caffeine hit, one of the 14 craft beers on tap, wine from anywhere in the world, and a fine selection of gin, it’s all there! Dogs are more than welcome to come and sit in the under-cover area. There are bean bags available outdoors or comfortable chairs inside.

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Not too far from the railway, the scratch bar has a dimly lit interior with many mismatched but comfortable pieces of furniture for you to sit on. There are also plenty of cheeses to choose from, option to BYO food, and outdoor seating and the four-legged guests are also welcome.

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Paddington

During the day, you can stop by to grab a coffee and once the sun goes down, this café transforms into a cosy deck bar. There is always a water bowl nearby for your four-legged friend and they can stay next to you in the outdoor, covered seating section.

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A traditional English style pub has an outdoor seating area which welcomes pups to sit next to their owners. It’s a great place for a quick pint, ambient English pub feel atmosphere, and some old-time photographs on the wall.

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The outdoor area features lovely views and abundant seating under the sun shading umbrellas. Dogs are allowed in the front of the courtyard area, where they will be welcomed with a cool bowl of water.

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This beautiful plant filled courtyard is the ultimate dog friendly destination whether you are interested in a brunch or an afternoon enjoying a craft beer. This bar has several dog themed snacks and welcomes puppies on leashes in the undercover outdoor and indoor area.

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A café in the daytime and a bar in the nighttime located in the beloved Paddington. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area where they can share the afternoon sunshine with you while you try a milkshake and beer.

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Salisbury

A modern industrial building featuring high ceilings and concrete flooring. There is picnic- style tables, tall tables with stools, and a view of the beer brewing facilities. So, bring your dog, and taste the beers.

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West End

An old milk factory transformed into a live music venue with delicious beers. They are big fans of puppies, so bring your dog along for an afternoon or evening. There are some great outdoor seating options and tasty cocktails to choose from

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A narrow bar squeezed in near the end of one of the main streets in west end, their little rainbow sign invited beer and dog lovers alike. They have their own pup and are more than happy to say hello to yours.

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A large outdoor covered and uncovered seating area is dog friendly, where you can enjoy a beer while your pup enjoys a bowl of water. The Rumpus room is a local favourite on a sunny afternoon or the best place to grab a beer on a Friday and Saturday night.

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Billykart is a fantastic destination for a morning coffee or an afternoon wine or beer after work. The workers are big fans of puppies and kitties, so bring along your fur friend who will most definitely get many pats on the head and a cool bowl of water.

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Grab your puppy and have a seat in the covered outdoor section of this West End side street. You will enjoy delicious beers, wines, and al fresco seating on the acro-turf.

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If you ever wanted a dog enthusiastic bunch of people, look no further than the staff working at the Boundary. Bring your pup for pats and your drinking mood for the many beers and happy hour specials.

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Woolloongabba

Gorgeous boutique brewery featuring craft beers open from Friday until Sunday. There are retro lounges, recycled timber tables, and a view of the local brewing tank. Dogs are allowed with their owners to come inside and relax in the beer atmosphere.

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Yeerongpilly

Gorgeous boutique brewery featuring craft beers open from Friday until Sunday. There are retro lounges, recycled timber tables, and a view of the local brewing tank. Dogs are allowed with their owners to come inside and relax in the beer atmosphere.

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For the full list of dog friendly places in Brisbane and beyond go to https://pupsy.com.au/dog-services/

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Dog Friendly Sydney: Eastern Suburbs

Dog Friendly Sydney: Eastern Suburbs

How to spend a memorable day in the Eastern Suburbs with your dog? This article will reveal maybe a little less known dog friendly places as well as the iconic dog walks and dog friendly pubs from Watsons Bay in the north to Kingsford in the south; Bondi in the East to Double Bay in the West.

No lamp post has been left “unsniffed” and no off leash area “unplayed”. This is your ultimate guide to a dog friendly Eastern Suburbs!

Trails & Ales

Eastern Suburbs are home to some of the most amazing walks in Sydney and many of them are great to explore with your dog. We have selected the best walks, which also include some off leash playtime with your pooch and a dog friendly venues to stop for a drink (or two).

Cooper Park ➣ 🐾🐾 ➣ The Golden Sheaf

Time: 60-90mins | Level: Easy | Off Leash Areas: 2

Lumi exploring Cooper Park

Cooper Park is one of the most mesmerising places in the entire Eastern Suburbs. It is nearly impossible to remember that you are in the heart of the city while wondering around the park that feels more like rainforest that a city park.

Start your walk from the Lower Cooper Park near the tennis courts and car park. Circle around the park following the Rosewood Walk or any other route until you end up back where you started. You can walk up the range or remain at the bottom of the park near the water. Either way, your walk will take about 20-30mins depending on the route you choose.

Playtime @ Lower Cooper Park off leash area

On you return, head to the Lower Cooper Park or Lough Paying Fields off leash area for a game of fetch, meet some new friends or just chill out before heading to the dog friendly pub, The Golden Sheaf.

The Golden Sheaf is one of the most dog friendly pubs in Sydney. Therefore it is no surprise you will very often find other furry friends at the covered and heated dog friendly beer garden.

Puppy Paradise @ The Golden Sheaf

While you can choose from a great variety of beers, wines and cocktails, it is your pooch that is up for a real treat! The Golden Sheaf have developed a special Doggie Menu together with Southern Cross Vets that is guaranteed to please even more demanding pups. The menu includes mouthwatering pug-cicles for the warmer days, BFF (best furry friend) biscuits for puppies feeling a little peckish and as a crown The Ultimate Pooch Poke Bowl that will even make you feel like ordering one (consider yourself warned!).

Single ladies and gentlemen, make note of the monthly Dating with Dogs event taking place at the Rooftop.

Off leash Areas on the Trail:

Lower Cooper Park | Lough Playing Fields


Bondi to Bronte ➣ 🐾🐾 ➣ Bondi Beach Public Bar

Time: 1-2h return | Level: Medium | Off Leash Areas: 2

Early morning @ Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Iconic coastal walk that needs no introductions. It does tempt to get busy especially during the summer months so we recommend to do this walk in the morning or maybe a little later in the afternoon. Regardless of the time you choose, you and your dog will both love this dog friendly coastal walk.

Soon after leaving Bondi, you will pass an off leash area at Marks Park (twice if you return to Bondi) with access to water, toilets, poo bags and a great grassy area to have a play.

Playtime @ Marks Park

Stop for a coffee at one of the many coffee shops in Bronte or simply get a take away and sit by the Promenade or maybe visit an off leash area at the back of the Bronte Park. This part of the park does get rather muddy after the rain but is normally fine during the sunny days.

Dog Friendly Bondi Beach Public Bar

Return to Bondi and visit the most dog friendly pub in the area, Bondi Beach Public Bar. You and your dog are both welcome inside for a refreshment. While you are enjoying your favourite drink, your pooch is guaranteed to get heaps of attention from other patrons and the staff. The Bucket List also invites dogs on the outdoor area, which tempts to get very busy during the summer weekends but is perfect for off peak visits.

Off leash areas on the Trail:

Marks Park | Bronte Park


Dover Heights Coastal Walk ➣ 🐾🐾 ➣ Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Time: 2-3h return | Level: Medium | Off Leash Areas: 3

Vaucluse Coastal Walk

Less know coastal walk with equally (if not more) amazing views of the ocean. Start your walk from the Raleigh Reserve off leash area and walk all the way to the other side of the Rodney Reserve sports field. Walk up to Military Road and stop at Dudley Page Reserve (not off leash) for some amazing views of the city.

Stunning views from Raleigh Reserve off leash area

Follow Military Road to Diamond Bay Reserve where you have access to water and another off leash play. Then continue on the cliff walk up to Marne Street and head straight towards the Christison Park and the Lighthouse Reserve, both 24h off leash. Follow the coastal path all the way down to dog friendly The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Off leash areas on the Trail:

Raleigh Reserve | Diamond Bay Reserve | Christison Park | Lighthouse Reserve


Dog Friendly Bars & Cafes

There are plenty of pubs and bars particularly in and around Bondi and Double Bay but surprisingly few welcome your dog to join you. Luckily the ones that welcome your dog, REALLY welcome them rather than just allow them. We have listed the most amazing dog friendly bars and cafes in the Eastern Suburbs.

The Golden Sheaf

429 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Everything from special Doggie Menu to Dating with Dogs events. The Golden Sheaf is arguably the best dog friendly pub in the Eastern Suburbs! Your dog is welcome on the partly covered and heated beer garden.


Bondi Beach Public Bar

203 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Dog friendly heaven for Bondi dog owners welcoming you and your pooch inside the bar, which comes handy particularly during the colder months of the year! Check out the trendy cocktails and cool lounge vibes at the BBPB!


The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

Popular place for visitors near and far. Cool beach tunes and colourful dog friendly beer garden is a a guaranteed winner. Expect heaps of attention for your pooch from the fellow bar goers!


Bucket List

Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach

From pop up to local icon, Bucket List is a super popular destination for locals and visitors. Dogs are welcome on the large ocean facing outdoor area, which gets rather busy during the summer weekends but great place to sit and relax with your dog during the slower periods.


The Regent Hotel

416 Anzac Parade, Kingsford

The best dog friendly venue in the southern part of Eastern Suburbs! Regular host for doggie events & dogs are welcome inside the front bar away from the cold and rain. Great dog friendly beer garden for warmer days!


Storehouse on the Park

100 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay

Cosy garden at the back of the cafe serves a special doggie menu and even has a special doggie corners full of toys and bedding. Straight access from the Rushcutters Bay Park side makes it a pur-fect place to enjoy a morning coffee after a walk & play at the park!


Off Leash Areas in the Eastern Subs

Raleigh Reserve, Dover Heights

There are plenty of off leash areas to choose from in the Eastern Suburbs. We would highly recommend you to visit at least Rose Bay Foreshore (great for swimming), Raleigh Reserve and Marks Park (views), Christison Park (size) and Rushcutters Bay (meeting new friends).

All off leash areas in the Eastern Suburbs are listed below. You can also find all off leash parks and beaches in Sydney from our Places & Services section!

Bondi

Dickson Park | Waverley Park

Bronte

Bronte Park

Clovelly

Burrows Park

Coogee

Bardon Park | Baker Park | Trenerry Reserve | Blenheim Reserve | Bangor Park

Double Bay

Steyne Park| Lough Playing Fields & Lower Cooper Park | Rushcutters Bay Park

Dover Heights

Raleigh Reserve | Hugh Bamford Reserve

Kingsford

Paine Reserve

Malabar

Pioneers Park | Ella Reserve

Maroubra

Snape Park | Broadarrow Reserve | Nagle Park | Coral Sea Park

Rose Bay

Dumaresq Reserve & Rose Bay Foreshore | Lyne Park

Tamarama

Marks Park

Vaucluse

Diamond Bay Reserve | Christison Park

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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Southern Highlands

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Southern Highlands

Edited by: Ella Holgate

We know how much planning it takes to travel with your dog. Finding dog friendly accommodation can be a daunting task in itself, not to mention discovering the best dog walks or dog parks at your destination. Your dog might also get car sickness, in which case we highly recommend you read the article on “What you should know about long car trips with your dog” from our friends at Sydney’s Southern Cross Vets before starting your journey.

The Southern Highlands has plenty to offer you and your dog. We have listed the best dog friendly accommodation, walks, pubs and cafés to make your next visit to this beautiful NSW countryside with your dog a truly memorable experience!

Check out also our other popular travel guides with your dog

Where to stay in the Southern Highlands?

Let’s start with your visit to the Southern Highlands! We have sourced the most amazing dog friendly accommodation options in the area. Whether you are after a couple’s retreat or are travelling with a bigger band, there is always plenty on offer. The full list of all dog friendly accommodations can be found here!

Church Conversion on Pupsy

This air-conditioned, two-bedroom holiday home comes with a garden and free WiFi. Stylishly decorated, featuring a modern spacious bathroom and cosy bedrooms, this dog friendly home is close to the popular Carrington Falls and is only a few minutes walk away from the Robertson Cheese Factory.

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Green Acres on Pupsy

Green Acres is set amongst farmlands at the heart of Kangaroo Valley. Enjoy stunning views whilst relaxing by the pool or having a glass of your favourite wine as you sit by the fireplace, reading a good book.

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Kooyong on Pupsy

Relax in the garden and take in the fresh mountain air. This stylishly decorated, fully equipped luxury holiday estate includes 4 bedrooms, which means there is plenty of room for family or friends!

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Lark Cottage on Pupsy

Located in the beautiful village of Burrawang and only a short walk to the award winning Burrawang Village Hotel, Lark cottage offers a relaxing and romantic retreat, allowing you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The cottage is open plan and is perfect for both couples and family groups looking for a country escape.

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Taliesin on Pupsy

Set in one of the exclusive areas of Kangaroo Valley, this family home offers a perfect hideaway for either a group of friends or the extended family. It will be very hard to recall your daily agenda while sitting on the deck and gazing towards the rolling hills on the horizon. On colder nights, why not set a comfy family dinner by the fireplace?

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Treehouse on Pupsy

The Treehouse is a place where you are utterly immersed in nature, cocooned by the sounds of running water and native wildlife. It is a place that allows you unplug and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and Mother Nature, with the freedom to do as much or as little as you like.

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Vicarage View on Pupsy

Vicarage View Cottage boasts a year-round outdoor pool and mountain views. If you are passing through or looking for a accommodation that allows single night bookings for a quicker experience of the beautiful Kangaroo Valley, Vicarage View Cottage is definitely worth checking out.

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What to do?

The Southern Highlands is filled with great hiking and walking tracks. You can climb up the hills, hike in the bush or enjoy the equally calming walking tracks close to the villages. We have handpicked the best walks and hikes to do with your dog!

Bong Bong Track on Pupsy

The Bong Bong track is a popular walking track outside Bowral. Stunning scenery along the rolling hills and fields of the Southern Highland makes you forget your daily routine and take in the calmness of nature!

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Cherry Tree Walk on Pupsy

The Cherry Tree walk is listed in The Best of Bowral, and is a beautiful and popular track that meanders through 526 cherry trees. For the most stunning experience, visit in spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Start the walk with a morning coffee from the RAW & WILD dog friendly café.

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Mt Gibraltar Track on Pupsy

Hike with your dog up the hill to one of the best viewing spots around Southern Highlands. Dogs must be on the lead at all times but they will still be able to enjoy this countryside hike up Mount Gibraltar!

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Gibbergunyah Walk on Pupsy

Gibbergunyah (meaning a “shallow cave used as a shelter”) is a reserve for public recreation and for the preservation of native flora and fauna. Kangaroos, wombats and echidnas are often seen so keep your dog on the lead at all times. The track is quite steep if you ascend from Howard’s Lane in Welby. The easier approach is from Boronia Street in Bowral.

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Box Vale Track on Pupsy

The Box Vale walking track takes you along a historic path out the back of Mittagong in the Southern Highlands. The bushwalk takes you along the track that was cut during the late 1800s for coal mining access. One of the key highlights of the hike is the cuttings; walking between the rock faces along either side of you is awe-inspiring.

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Berrima River Walk on Pupsy

This beautiful dog friendly walk follows the Wingecarribee River. Here you can discover what the German merchant seamen built along river while they were interned in Berrima for four years during WW1. Finish the walk at Surveyor General Inn, one of the most dog friendly pubs in the Southern Highlands.

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Food & Drinks?

A weekend away in the Southern Highlands wouldn’t be the same without a relaxing afternoon drink or meal in one of the many great cafés and pubs. Unfortunately, not all of them are as welcoming of your pup as they will be of you. No worries, we have sourced the best and most comprehensive selection of dog friendly cafés and pubs, where you and your furry travel companion will always feel welcome! These are listed below in alphabetical order.

Artemis Wines on Pupsy

If you are interested in mixing it up a bit, how about visiting a local winery with your pup! Southern Highland wineries may not be known to be as dog friendly as the ones in the Hunter Valley but Artemis Wines is worth a visit. At Artemis Wines you can enjoy a glass of wine on the deck, which is fully covered from the rain /sun, accompanied by your pup.

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Burrawang Village Hotel on Pupsy

This dog friendly pub is located in the quaint village of Burrawang, among the picturesque rolling green hills of the Southern Highlands. It is famous for its beautiful gardens, spectacular views and tasty food, so make sure you include it in your Southern Highland bucket list!

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Magpie Cafe on Pupsy

Magpie Café not only welcomes pups, they love them to be around at the front garden. They will get an equal (or maybe a bit more) amount of attention as you. This is a great place to start the day, followed by a walk along Berrima River!

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RAW and WILD on Pupsy

This is a gourmet market with a dog friendly café at the back, which offers delicious bites for you and a doggie menu for your pup. RAW & WILD is a great place to finish your morning walk, and is near the Cherry Tree walking track!

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Scottish Arms on Pupsy

Their recently renovated beer garden must be one of the most stunning pieces of architecture you will find in the Southern Highlands. There is plenty of shade for pups and some rare Scottish beers for the two legged guests! Make sure this is one of your pit stops when staying around Bowral!

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Surveyor General Inn on Pupsy

In our humble opinion, Surveyor General Inn is the most dog friendly pub in the Southern Highlands. Dogs are allowed inside the front bar and if the days are getting a little chilly, they can lay at your feet in front of the fire place while you enjoy a beer at this old school English style pub!

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The Friendly Inn on Pupsy

The legendary Friendly Inn has been serving locals and visitors for a looooong time. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden, front terrace and on the deck. Visiting this inn is a must for anyone travelling through the Kangaroo Valley town centre!

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The Royal Hotel on Pupsy

Located in the centre of Bowral, The Royal Hotel is popular amongst locals as well as many of the visitors in town. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden on the side of the pub.

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In case of emergency

Rest assured, the Southern Highlands has excellent vet services covering everything from an upset stomach and 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.

We would also like to remind you to make sure your pup’s tick treatment is up to date when venturing out in the Southern Highlands.

 


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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.

You can find the full list of dog friendly accommodations in Sydney here!


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!

Find out more about the Luxe Beach House and book a luxury weekend with your pooch now!

 

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!

Find out more about the High End Lux and book a luxury weekend with your pooch now!

 

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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!

 

Dog Friendly Places in Inner West:

 


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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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.

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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

274 Old North Road, Pokolbin

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

2 Regent Street, Cessnock

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

247 Wilderness Road, Pokolbin

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

Hermitage Road, Pokolbin

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

251 Talga Road, Rothbury

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

Talga Road, Rothbury

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

293 Deasys Road, Rothbury

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

Tallavera Grove, Mount View

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

16 Pokolbin Mountains Road, Pokolbin

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 Cafe

701 Lovedale Road, Rothbury

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

Broke Road, Pokolbin

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

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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Discovering dog friendly Sydney – Adventures of Lumi the Groodle –  Inner West

Discovering dog friendly Sydney – Adventures of Lumi the Groodle –  Inner West

Woof everyone,

Boy,  do I have a story to tell from this weekend’s adventure to the dog friendly Inner West! My human parents asked if I was ready to go somewhere new, which got me so excited that I might have accidentally jumped onto the couch… Thankfully they understood that I was just so happy to hear those words.

VICTORIA PARK –> 4 BONES RATING

Victoria Park | Pupsy  Victoria Park | Pupsy

First stop was at Victoria Park in Camperdown where I immediately spotted a friend who was ready for a chase. What was I thinking, Groodle vs Kelpie? What chances do you think I had on that? Anyway, I went for it regardless. I was pretty exhausted after a while and decided to follow my nose in stead. What is that delicious perfume? I cannot resist that. Oh, there it is. I really need to roll on it right now. And then it happened. My human dad grabbed me just when I was ready to get that perfume on my fur. I don’t understand why my human parents wouldn’t like that yummy rubbish on me.

Anyway, I would rate Victoria Park with 4 bones as it is large enough for me to run like crazy without disturbing others. Unfortunately we are only allowed off the lead in the mornings and from 6pm onwards 🙁 4 BONES

THE DUCK INN –> 5 BONES RATING

The Duck Inn | Pupsy  The Duck Inn | Pupsy

My human dad suggested going for a drink around the corner. I wasn’t too excited at first as this might mean that I need to stay outside. But then he revealed the best thing ever; I’m invited inside the bar as well! I almost ran into a lamppost out of pure joy.

As soon as we walked into The Duck Inn, everyone greeted me with crazy amount of cuddles. I didn’t see the ducks anywhere though but never mind I was happy with the attention alone. My human mum said we needed to come back on Tuesday for the Doggy Date Night. I have no idea what that is but it sounds pawsome and I’m in. Food looked irresistible and I’m kind of happy that my human parents didn’t order anything.

The Duck Inn | Pupsy  The Duck Inn | Pupsy

YOUNG HENRY’S BREWERY –> 4 BONES RATING

Back into the car (not my favourite place by the way) and as soon as I jumped in I remembered that I forgot to do my 7th wee. Luckily Young Henry’s Brewery wasn’t too far and I could relief myself just a few minutes later. Again I was welcomed inside and this time I was the only dog in the hoods. That’s the way wo-of wo-of, I like it, wo-of wo-of. One of the bartenders gave me some water and everyone thought I was super cute, which I know is the case, but it is still nice to hear that. My human dad refilled his beer bottle (looked like a canister to me) and then I heard the magic words: Lumi, do you wanna go to the park? I’M READY!!!

 

CAMPERDOWN MEMORIAL REST PARK –> 4 BONES RATING

We went to the nearby Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. I made some new friends right away. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (although she smelled more like a queen to me) and a Rottweiler puppy (who was as big as I am) where there among many others. Oh yeah, and another Kelpie that I decided not to challenge for a run this time. Learned my lesson even without a treat, you see.

 

Very nice community and the place was full of interesting things to sniff as many humans seems to come there for a picnic. And a water station for me, which was very much in need after playing fetch with my new mates.

 

THE COURTHOUSE –> 5 BONES RATING

 

Apparently I wasn’t the only one who got thirsty so it was time to go and check out another dog friendly pub, which is literally 3 puppy pawsteps away. The Courthouse has a big dog friendly beer garden but to my surprise I was also asked to come and say hello to everyone at the bar inside! They were quite a few of us four legged creatures at the Courty, one even had a jacket and a beanie. Not my cup of chicken soup but he looked kind of funky.

 

Finally, it was time to head home for my favourite part of the day. Yeah you guessed it, dinnertime. After my food, I all of a sudden realised that I’m actually knackered. So I decided to roll into my favourite spot and let my human parents enjoy some quality time without me.

See you soon at my next adventure!

Lumi the Groodle