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23 Best Dog Friendly Wineries, Bars, Cafes and Walks in Orange and Mudgee

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23 Best Dog Friendly Wineries, Bars, Cafes and Walks in Orange & Mudgee

Surrounded by valleys of vines, peaceful farmland, and rolling hills, it’s impossible not to be charmed by the Central West region of New South Wales. Renowned for its exceptional food and wine, there is much to smell, taste and explore with your canine companion in tow. Discover dog friendly wineries cafes, walks, pubs and accommodation in the historic towns of Orange & Mudgee.

A mere four hours from Sydney, and around two hours apart from one another, the regional towns are known for their cool climate wines and their sensational, fresh produce. Wander, shop, eat and drink your way around this stunning region with your furry friend by your side. Dog-friendly wineries, pubs, cafes and more are all eagerly awaiting your arrival. Coffee stops, long lunches, and wine tasting are just the beginning!

We found out just how dog-friendly the wine region of Orange and Mudgee in Central West New South Wales really is…. This is what also makes this historical town at the foothills of Great Dividing Range a pur-fect place to go on holiday with your dog.

But before we unleash our top dog friendly spots in Orange & Mudgee, here are some of the most amazing dog friendly accommodations to stay with your pooch.

This Travel Guide was created in Partnership with PUCCII WE CARE

Dog Friendly Accommodation

Dog Friendly House

Guests 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2

Dog friendly accommodation with all the luxuries you would expect to make your short break memorable. The covered deck enables you to enjoy a barbie on the built in BBQ whatever the weather and the outdoor fridge ensures your drinks are accessible while you relax. The outdoor fire pit, complete with cushions, is perfect for the cooler nights and indoor wood burner great for the winter nights. There is plenty of wood always available. The large fenced grassy area will provide space for your dogs and kids to run around or play games. There is giant Jenga and swing ball available for guests.

Dog Friendly Luxury Retreat

Guests 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4

A place to unwind & relax. Escape to this private modern dog friendly country retreat accommodation in the heart of the Mudgee wine region. Set upon 25 acres high amid the beautiful rolling pine hills of Riverlea, and with breathtaking views of the green hills on one side and open grass land on the other, with complete privacy in an exquisite modern country setting. Relax and cool down in our unique double deck mineral swimming pool during the summer or pamper yourself with a hot outdoor bath while sipping a glass of Mudgee’s finest wine. Or gather besides the crackling fireplace or outdoor firepit during winters and gaze at the night sky. Bring your family or besties to this unique property for some country R&R away from the city where fresh air awaits and the stars shine bright.

Dog Friendly Cottage

Guests 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2

Oozing charm – you will just love staying at this historic (170 years old) dog friendly cottage – everything you need – contemporary – historical – and presented in immaculate condition of cleanliness – everything down to the crisp white commercially laundered linens for you to indulge in at the end of the day …a very short walk to restaurants and cafes and all that the Mudgee CBD has to offer …light the wood burning fire – or chat around the wine barrel before heading in to town for dinner. The garden is large and abundant in fruit trees … 🌳 


Dog Friendly Wineries

1. Lowe Family Wine

Tinja Lane, Eurundee

Dog friendly cellar door at Lowe Family Wine Co is a reflection of David Lowe and Kim Currie’s dedication to their crafts. Made up of Lowe Wines, Zin House and The Pavilion, LFWC’s focus is on providing premium regional food, wine & experiences here in Mudgee. Alongside David and Kim lies a team of exceptional people we like to call the ‘Tinja Team’. With over 30 people working across the vineyards, gardens, kitchens, winery and office, each person plays an essential role in creating the ultimate Lowe Family Wine Co experience. Dogs are welcome everywhere at the venue, they even have a Doggy Dining Room in the restaurant where guests can bring their furry family members.

2. Di Lusso Estate

Eurunderee Lane, Mudgee

Just 7kms outside Mudgee, di Lusso Estate offers Australia’s largest range of Italian varietal wines. The cellar door is open every day of the week and has over seventeen Italian varietals and blends available for you to try, while the restaurant is open for lunch only, Friday-Saturday, and serves up delicious wood-fired pizza and regional Mediterranean favourites. Dogs are allowed to join you in the cellar door, and water bowls are readily available at the outdoor seating area.

3. Moothi Estate

85 Rocky Waterhole Road, Mudgee

Located on the northwest facing slopes of Mount Frome, Moothi Estate offers award-winning wines, spectacular views and generous lunch platters. Dogs are welcome to join owners in the cellar door and there is air-conditioned indoor seating and heated outdoor seating for the cooler months. They even have two cellar door dogs of their own who love to play with guests.

Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars

4. Woolpack Hotel

67 Market Street, Mudgee

Tuck in to some great pub food at the lively Woolpack Hotel, an iconic country hotel located in the heart of Mudgee. Full of country charm, there are plenty of spaces for you to enjoy a local wine, cocktail or craft beer. Your furry friend is welcome to join you in the covered outdoor area and water bowls are readily available.

5. Paragon Hotel

38 Perry Street, Mudgee

A popular watering hole for the locals, the Paragon Hotel serves up some delicious meals and icy cold drinks. There is a beer garden out the back and a front verandah, both are covered and have water bowls ready to rehydrate your canine pal.

6. Mudgee Brewing Co.

4 Church Street, Mudgee

For a true local beer, head to Mudgee Brewing Co. just a short distance from the town centre. The brewing takes place in a rustic 100-year old red brick former wool store owned by the Anglican Church and you can learn the history of how the company established itself in 2007 following the footsteps of Dressler’s Brewery, and taste the famous ‘Mudgee Mud’ beer. Dogs are more than welcome in the courtyard and out the front of the building. There are also dog biscuits on hand if they fancy a tasty treat!

7. Three Tails Brewery & Smokehouse

13 Lewis Street, Mudgee

Three Tails is a dog friendly brewery in Mudgee. 18 Craft Beers on tap, local wines and produce, artisan wines and spirits, on site brewery and slow cooked Texan style BBQ brought to you by Smokin Bro. Everything sourced from 100% independent sources. Dogs are welcome everywhere in the brewery.


Dog Friendly Cafes

8. The Zin House

237 Tinja Lane, Mudgee

The Zin House is a regional restaurant located on the organic & biodynamic Lowe Family Wine Co farm. The seasonal 5-course set menu showcases the produce grown in the gardens and sourced across the region, while the leisurely dining pace allows you plenty of time to relax and explore. If you wish to bring your dog to your Zin House booking, please get in touch. From Dec 1, open for lunch Thu-Mon. Bookings essential.

9. The Quick Brown Fox

79 Market Street, Mudgee

Located in the heart of Mudgee, The Quick Brown Fox should not be missed when you’re on the hunt for a caffeine fix or a bite to eat. The quiet little cafe is dog friendly and there are various sized, covered tables outside where you can sit with your pet pal.

10. Alby & Esthers

61 Market Street, Mudgee

Tucked away down a small yet inviting alley, you’ll find the charming Alby & Esthers, a coffee house and wine bar with occasional live music and delicious options for long lunch. Dogs are more than welcome to enjoy the cobblestone courtyard area with their owners, and the leafy grapevine overhead acts as a canopy offering plenty of shade.

11. The Dancing Goat

104 Church Street, Mudgee

For gourmet food and great coffee in the centre of Mudgee, take a seat at The Dancing Goat. Known for its mouthwatering menu and friendly staff, this colourful cafe allows you to sit outdoors with your pet. The seating outside is partially covered and there are also umbrellas available in case the heavens open up.

Off Leash Dog Parks

12. Jennie Blackman Dog Park

If you want to taste everything the Mudgee region has to offer, then you can’t go past the Mudgee Fine Food Farmers’ Market. Held on the third Saturday of every month between 8.30am and 12.30pm, all produce is local, fresh and seasonal. Tantalise your tastebuds and listen to the serenade of local musicians as you make your way away around the stalls with your furry friend in tow.

Dog Friendly Markets

13. Mudgee Fine Food Farmers Market

If you want to taste everything the Mudgee region has to offer, then you can’t go past the Mudgee Fine Food Farmers’ Market. Held on the third Saturday of every month between 8.30am and 12.30pm, all produce is local, fresh and seasonal. Tantalise your tastebuds and listen to the serenade of local musicians as you make your way away around the stalls with your furry friend in tow.



Dog Friendly Wineries

14. Philip Shaw Wines

100 Shiralee Road, Orange

Dog friendly cellar door at Philip Shaw Wines offer cool climate wines of elegance – book your tasting experience. Dogs are welcome on the covered outdoor seating area.

15. Heifer Station Wines

1034 The Escort Way, Borenore

Heifer Station is a dog friendly winery & cellar door located on some of the richest soils in the Orange wine region. Dogs are welcome on the partly covered outdoor seating area.

Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars

16. The Union Bank Hotel

84 Byng Street, Orange

The Union Bank has a beautiful dog friendly courtyard (provided the dogs are on a lead) with plenty of tress providing some shelter. Note that the areas is not properly covered and not suitable for seating in case of rain.

17. Parkview Hotel

281 Summer Street, Orange

Parkview Hotel has a great dog friendly beer garden to relax with your favourite beverage. It is partly covered to give you and your furry friend some shelter.

Dog Friendly Cafes

18. Scrumptious On Summer Cafe

142 – 146 Summer Street, Orange

With hearty, homemade food that’s full of flavour using fresh produce and teamed with great coffee, this cafe certainly lives up to its scrumptious name. There are plenty of tables outside, some which are well covered in case it rains, for you to sit with your pooch as you peruse the varied food and drink menu and watch the world go by.


Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks

19. Bloomfield Park

Set on 21 hectares of beautiful parkland, and surrounded by native and exotic trees, Bloomfield Park has several areas where dogs are allowed to be leash-free to run and explore.

20. Orange Botanic Gardens

Relax and enjoy the native and exotic plant collection with your pooch at the Orange Botanic Gardens. The 17 hectare gardens perfectly exhibit the four seasons of Orange and it’s an ideal spot for a picnic, bird spotting or just a leisurely stroll. Dogs on leads are permitted in the garden.

21. Wirrabarra Walk

For a scenic wander, take your pal for a leisurely stroll along Wirrabarra Walk. It’s a long and shaded stretch, located on the western side of town and along the edge of Duntryleague Golf Course. The path is narrow and it is a popular spot for dog walkers, therefore it is an on leash walk only.

22. Pilcher Park

Let your dog burn off some energy in Pilcher Park. The park is a well shaded area and there’s lots to explore, including a creek. While the area is not fully enclosed, it is a relatively safe park to let your dogs off the leash.

23. Anzac Park

If you’re ready for some high intensity exercise with your pet pal then head on over to Anzac Park. It’s the only dog park in Orange with its own agility equipment, including an A-frame, a balance board and rings to run through. The park is entirely enclosed and partially shaded, great for when your pooch needs a well-earned rest.

All off leash areas in Orange & Mudgee (and in other areas across NSW and VIC) can be found from Pupsy Dog Parks directory!

Dog Friendly Markets

Orange Farmers Market

Shop for fresh produce from around the Orange region every second Saturday and fourth Sunday of the month at the popular Orange Farmers Market. More than 60 stallholders gather to offer freshly picked, grown and handcrafted produce each month. Your pooch will be welcomed with open arms (and maybe given a treat or two) as you wander through the market smelling, touching and tasting the best produce from the Central West region.

All the places in this article (and many more) are also available on Pupsy website. Simply go to Dog Friendly Places & Services and search for any dog friendly places near you or in your holiday destination.

This Travel Guide was created in Partnership with:

Puccii was established by two very compassionate kids who have a great love for all dogs.  They designed a small range of products made entirely from recycled materials and the majority of profits generated from the sales are donated directly to dog shelters Australia wide. 

At the time of writing, Puccii has donated over $10,000 in profits and products to a growing number of dog charities.


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