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12 Best Dog Friendly Bars, Cafes and Walks in Toowoomba

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12 Best Dog Friendly Bars, Cafes and Walks in Toowoomba

If spending a weekend strolling through perfectly manicured gardens, taking in amazing art and indulging in a long lunch with your dog appeals, then dog friendly Toowoomba is your pawfect pick. There are several stunning dog friendly walks and off leash areas to let of some steam. Toowoomba is also a host of many dog friendly cafes welcoming your pooch to sit and relax with you. We have selected the best dog friendly places to visit.

But before, here are some ideas of where to stay with your dog in Toowoomba.


Dog Friendly Accommodation

Ambiente Cottage

South Toowoomba

Guests 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | FROM $170

Conveniently situated in the quiet Jacaranda lined streets of South Toowoomba, Ambiente Cottage has the capacity to sleep 6 guests. “We have tried to think of just about everything; the cottage boasts a fully functional kitchen and laundry, wifi, Netflix, games/books, BBQ, 2 single beds and 2 Queen Beds, double lock up garage and a large backyard. We have a cot (not porta cot) and highchair available upon request; making it the perfect base for the whole family including the fur children”

The Cottage is walking distance to shops, CBD and Base Hospital. Close proximity to dog friendly walk at Queen’s Park, Empire Theatre, Toowoomba City Golf Club and Gabbinbar Homestead.

Guests are provided with fresh bread, milk, juice and a few other goodies on arrival. Also basic condiments and pantry supplies and stocked to avoid the need of buying the essentials.

Dog Friendly Cafes

1. The Bungalow & Basket


The Bungalow & Basket is a dog friendly cafe / homeware boutique in Toowoomba. Make time for sipping on lattes and savouring the home baking alfresco style, from our boutique cake and coffee bar.  Then browse our sunny corner store decorated with homewares that are as beautiful as they are practical, thoughtful gift ideas and an abundance of lifestyle pieces.

2. The Finch


Dog friendly cafe in Toowoomba serving the best Banh Mi rolls in town, along with awesome seasonal salads, Fonzie Abbott Espresso and other sweet and savoury delights. Dogs are always welcome to join you on the covered outdoor seating area.

3. The Cafe at Abbie Lane


Dog friendly cafe with a menu to tickle your taste buds morning, noon and night. Old favourites like our Eggs Benny and mouthwatering steak burgers and always something new with our ever changing specials. Don’t forget the selection of freshly prepared cakes, slices and goodies, you’ll find something you’ll love at “The Cafe”. Great Coffee, Great Food, Great Location and Great friendly service. Dogs welcome on outdoor seating areas (some seats under cover).

4. Chocolate Cottage Cafe


Time will stand still as you soak in the wide open views over the hills of Queensland’s South East escarpment. Food, Coffee and of course the chocolate handmade on the premises. Dogs are welcome any time on the lawn areas with plenty of covered seating to chill and enjoy.

5. New Brew Cafe


Goals of the dog friendly New Brew Cafe says it all: to produce great food from fresh local ingredients, to brew amazing coffee every time, to listen to what our customers want, to connect with the local community and to make life a little bit better for all of us.

6. Urth Cafe


Urth Cafe & Co is a family run dog friendly cafe located on the outskirts of the Toowoomba CBD. We offer all day breakfast with our famous Baked Eggs, Bad Benny croissant and homemade sweets which include clean eating & gluten friendly. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor areas, one of which can be covered in case of rain.

Dog Friendly House | Sunshine Coast (QLD)

Guests 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3

Dog Friendly Pubs

7. 4 Brothers Brewing

North Toowoomba

Born and brewed in Toowoomba. The mission of the dog friendly brewery, 4 Brothers Brewing, is to reconnect people with good friends, good tastes, and good times. Dogs are welcome everywhere in the Taproom.

Dog Friendly Walks

8. East Creek Trail


East Creek Trail is a 11.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near town. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are welcome to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail begins just west of Queens Park and the state-heritage listed Toowoomba Botanic Garden on the Traditional lands of the Giabal people.

9. Queens Park & Botanic Gardens

East Toowoomba

The Queens Park and the state-heritage listed Toowoomba Botanic Garden are a calm nature refuge nestled inside the city of Toowoomba. You can walk a loop around both or simply zig-zag your way and enjoy the tree-lined pathways. Dogs are welcome to join you on leash. There is also an off leash area in the park, perfect for a little playtime for the pups.

Off Leash Parks

10. Coronation Park


Harristowns’ beloved Coronation Park was recently upgraded. The approved upgrades to the grounds included additional tree planting, improved pathways and car parking, new lighting and shelters, renewed playground equipment, a kick-about area and a new toilet block.Dogs are welcome off leash on the southern section of the park.

11. Murray Clewett Wetlands

Kearneys Spring

The Murray Clewett Wetlands are named in honour of Toowoomba City Council engineer, Murray Clewett. They serve as a detention basin to mitigate flood events as well as providing a serene environment to take a gentle walk, watch the birdlife or embark on a larger run or cycle along West Creek. There are pathways throughout the park which are popular for walkers, joggers and cyclists. The western side of the pond and the adjacent pathway are permitted off-leash areas in the park.

12. North Ruthven Reserve


Recently upgraded fenced off leash park. Across the parkland, mature trees provide extensive shade during summer making for a relaxing environment. Seating, bins and information signage also included onsite along with car parking and a drinking fountain with dog bowl attachment.

You can find ALL off leash parks in the Toowoomba Council Area from here!

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