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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Daylesford

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Daylesford

Daylesford is known for its natural mineral springs and beautiful gardens and lakes. This is exactly what makes this historical town at the foothills of Great Dividing Range a pur-fect place to go on holiday with your dog.

Visit the leafy Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens go for a walk around Lake Daylesford and enjoy the great dog friendly cafe and bar scenery in town.

We have collected the best places to visit with your dog in and around Daylesford.

Where to Stay?

Chestnut Daylesford

34 Hill Street, Daylesford

Build for relaxation, dog friendly Chestnut is located only a few pawsteps away from the beautiful Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. Go for a walk with your dog around the gardens and maybe stop for a coffee at the dog friendly cafe Wombat Hill House. Head back and relax in front of the open fire or maybe heat up a nice warm bath.

Bilsons Landing

23 King Street, Daylesford

Stay in this architecturally stunning dog friendly holiday house right next door to Lake Daylesford. It simply offers everything you and your pooch need for your visit to Daylesford. Walk around the lake is a fantastic way to start the day!


42 Millar Street, Daylesford

Clementine is a cozy dog friendly house in the heart of Daylesford. You can easily walk everywhere from cafes and bars to the lake and botanical gardens. Recently renovated to a maximise the comfort of you and your dog.

Gumnut Cottage

60 Lightwood Drive, Wheatsheaf

Gumnut Cottage is located less than 10 minutes drive away from town. If you are after some peace and quiet with your dog in the middle of the forest, this may just be a perfect holiday home for you. Gumnut Cottage sits on more than 6 acres so there is plenty of new places to sniff.

Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars

There is a great variety of bars, cafes and restaurants in Daylesford and in the surrounding areas. We have handpicked the ones that not only allow dogs to join you but welcome them. Your furry companion is guaranteed to feel as part of the family in these dog friendly cafes and pubs; and we have even discover a couple of cellar doors for you to visit.

You can find the full list of dog friendly pubs/bars, cafes, wineries and many other dog friendly places in Daylesford, Victoria and even beyond on Pupsy!

Animus Distillery

1 Piper Street, Kyneton

Animus Distillery is located about an half an hour drive away from Daylesford in the town of Kyneton. Dogs are welcome to join you on the partly covered outdoor area.

Daylesford Cider Company

155 Daily Flat Road, Musk

The old school English style tavern vibes are in the heart of this dog friendly cellar door. Only a few minutes drive from town, it is a destination worth a visit.

The Farmers Arms Hotel

1 East Street, Daylesford

The Farmers Arms offers a perfect blend of country charm combined with a sophisticated menu, extensive wine list and professional service. Always a good mix of friendly and chatty locals and visitors our of town. Dogs are welcome at the beer garden.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel

21 High Street Trentham

The Cosmopolitan Hotel is located in the town of Trentham about 20 minutes drive from Daylesford. It has a fantastic dog friendly beer garden/alfresco dining area shaded by century old elms. Visit the Trentham Falls with your pooch before heading to The Cosmo for a drink!

Dog Friendly Cafes

Lavandula Farm

Hepburn-Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat

Located approximately ten minutes North of Daylesford, Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is nestled amongst the rolling hills of Shepherds Flat. This dog friendly spot is one of Victoria’s most important rural properties. The farm boasts European-style gardens planted out to frame and meander around the original 1850s stone buildings.


117 Vincent Street, Daylesford

Fully licensed dog friendly cafe in the heart of Daylesford is a great place to visit with your pooch. Menu is build of many delicious home made items such as their own yoghurt, fermented pickles and relishes and cakes.

Wombat Hill House

Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Daylesford

Go for a walk with your dog in the beautiful Wombat Hill Gardens and stop by at the Wombat Hill House for a coffee or lunch. If the walk somehow failed to make you forget the city life (which we highly doubt) the dog friendly garden seating area at the Wombat Hill house surely will.

Daylesford Farmers’ Market

Vincent Street, Daylesford

The volcanic soil in and around Daylesford is one of the most fertile soil in Victoria. You can witness this by visiting the local dog friendly Farmers’ Market and sample everything the area has to offer.

Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks

Apart from the local high quality produce, Daylesford is known for it’s natural beauty! The Lake Daylesford, Wombat Hill Gardens and countless other spots are perfect places to visit with your dog during the morning mist or in the afternoon before heading to one of the areas many dog friendly cafes or bars.

Jubilee Lake

21 Hallenstein Street, Daylesford

Jubilee Lake is a natural haven for the local wildlife especially the water birds that will be quite often swimming in the lake or near the waters edge. your pup is guaranteed to love to visit the lake, however should be kept on the lead to make sure the local wildlife can also relax in this stunning setting.

Lake Daylesford


When walking around this beautiful lake, it is hard to remember it is actually man made. In the 1890s the idea of creating a lake close to Daylesford and near the mineral springs was planned several times, but the Lake Daylesford didn’t actually get built until 1929 and was officially opened in 1930 with a lot of fanfare and excitement.

Lake Daylesford has become a main attraction for all visitors and regularly used by locals. It is a haven for the local bird life, a place for everyone of all ages to relax, enjoy a picnic, take a scenic walk and enjoy the glorious views it provides.

Wombat Hill

Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Daylesford

The Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens are an outstanding and enchanting place to visit anytime of the day or year with your dog. The gardens are built on top of an extinct volcano known as Wombat Hill which can be seen from most locations in Daylesford.

The main entrance to the gardens for vehicles is in Central Springs Road, each side of the Wombat Hill Gardens has an entrance for anyone walking to the gardens from nearby surrounding streets.

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.

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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!


Dickson Park | Waverley Park


Bronte Park


Burrows Park


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


Paine Reserve


Pioneers Park | Ella Reserve


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

Rose Bay

Dumaresq Reserve & Rose Bay Foreshore | Lyne Park


Marks Park


Diamond Bay Reserve | Christison Park

We would love to hear from your experience!

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5 Best Dog Friendly Winter Beaches in Sydney!

5 Best Dog Friendly Winter Beaches in Sydney!

Cooler months don’t mean we should shy away from going to the beach. It is actually a pur-fect time to take our dogs for a run & play on one of the off leash beaches around Sydney. Although we would love to see more dog friendly beaches in Sydney, there are several to choose from.

Although there are several fantastic off leash dog beaches in Sydney such as Greenhills Beach in Cronulla, Horderns Beach in Bundeena or Silver Beach in Kurnell, we have collected the best dog friendly off leash beaches in Sydney for you to visit during the cooler months of the year! You can find all Dog Friendly Beaches in Sydney from our website!

Bicentennial Park

Glebe | City of Sydney Council

Protected most of the time from the harsh southerly winds, Bicentennial Park is a great dog friendly beach to visit with your dog during the colder months. Although it is not technically a dog beach, dogs can have a swim on this harbour side off leash area or just simply have a good old rumble with their mates on the large green off leash park area. Dog friendly pubs, The Annandale Hotel and Wayward Brewing are both located 15-20 minutes walk away.

Curl Curl Lagoon

Curl Curl | Northern Beaches Council

Although North Curl Curl Lagoon may not have the clearest water in Sydney, it is very shallow making it a great place to go for a play. Stroll along the shoreline (on lead) all the way to Freshwater Beach and back (approx. 4km return) is an excellent walk to keep warm on those cold winter days. Head to the dog friendly 7th Day Brewery located only a few minutes away for an after beach drink. Dogs are welcome inside!

Rose Bay Foreshore

Rose Bay | Woollahra Council

Rose Bay can get a little windy at times but it’s vast sandy off leash beach combined with shallow waters makes it a great beach to visit with your dog also during the cooler months. On a low tide walk along the beach all the way to Lyne Park off leash area for a play before heading back.

Rowland Reserve

Bayview | Northern Beaches Council

Rowland Reserve is one of the best (if not THE best) off leash beach in Sydney. Large grassy area to play with your dog, beach to run around and shallow waters to go fishing. That’s right, there area plenty of small fish around the bay and almost without an exception you will witness at least one of the furry friends attempting to catch them (normally the retrievers;-)). The beach is also relatively shelter from nasty winds and there are plenty of options nearby to go for a after play drink. Choose from Modus Operandi, The Newport and The Park House.

Sirius Cove

Mosman | Mosman Council

Well hidden dog friendly off leash beach in a small cove in the heart of Mosman. Surrounding trees provide shelter and the grassy area offers plenty of space for a run and rumble. Take few steps down to the beach and enjoy the views of the boats in the harbour.

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Dog Friendly Travel Guide: Orange & Mudgee

Dog Friendly Travel Guide: Orange & Mudgee

by Rebecca Francis & Pupsy

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. And where better to start than the historic towns of Orange and 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.

Where to Stay?


Towac Valley Cabins

809 Canobolas Road, Canobolas

Enjoy the majestic views of the Mount Canobolas and the horses in the paddocks next door. The ultimate relaxation is guaranteed in this beautiful and cosy dog friendly countryside hideaway!


166 McLachlan Street, Orange

Dog friendly holiday home in the heart of Orange! Make Arden your base and explore everything Orange has to offer by foot! Fenced garden makes it safe even for the more exploring pups!

Casa Dolce Cottage

74 Dalton Street, Orange

Escaping “la vida loca” (the crazy life), dog friendly Casa Dolce Cottage is your cosy holiday home to simply chill!


Black Rose Cottage

Burrundulla Avenue, Mudgee

This charming 3 bedroom holiday home is pur-fect place to set up your headquarters during your next visit to Mudgee. Relax in front of the open fire with a perfect book and your furry companion, and of course a glass of the finest local produce.


146 Market Street, Mudgee

5 STAR luxury boutique accommodation for you and your pooch to travel in style. Choose your favourite villa and enjoy all the comforts Evanslea has to offer. If you are travelling with a larger group, you can also rent the entire main building for the ultimate luxury!

Almas Cottage

154 Market Street, Mudgee

Almas Cottage is a dog friendly 3 bedroom holiday home located only a kilometre away from the town centre. Double glazed windows keep the house cool in the summer and warm during the colder months. You are even welcome to bring your horse with you!

Bandalong Cottage

282 Hill End Road, Mudgee

Bandalong Cottages have 3 different villas available. The two bedroom cosy villa called Kurrajong is dog friendly. Enjoy your private space, set up a fire in the evening and sit back and listen to the calmness of the nature!

Dog Friendly Wineries, Pubs & Breweries


Borrodell Vineyard

298 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange

The sky is the limit at this vineyard! Sitting pretty at an altitude of over 1030 metres above sea-level, Borrodell is one of Australia’s highest vineyards and is known for its stunning views, sensational cool climate wines and an abundance of fresh produce grown on the property. Dogs are welcome on the terrace with owners as long as they stay on a lead. The accomodation is also pet friendly if you decide to stay the night after a few glasses of vino.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Dog Friendly Cafes


Bissy’s Cafe

889 Warrendine Street, Orange

Gather for wholesome and nutritious home cooked food at Bissys, a popular permaculture cafe in the heart of Orange. Enjoy the sun with your pup out in the cosy garden area where there is plenty of shade and water available.

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.


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.

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.

Artisan on Lewis

13 Lewis Street, Mudgee

An art space, shop and cafe, Artisan on Lewis has it all – even a dog-friendly courtyard! Monthly art exhibitions are held at the cafe, reflecting contemporary country life, and the work of several slow-craft regional artisans is showcased throughout the gallery. Your canine companion is welcome to join you in the hidden and peaceful garden as you try the local, home-made treats. Water bowls are also available.

Alby and Esthers

61 Market Street, Mudgee

Tucked away down a small yet inviting alley, you’ll find the charming Alby and Esthers, a coffee house and wine bar. There is ample seating available in this hidden gem, both indoors and out. 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. While you sip on some artisan coffee or a delicious local wine, your pooch can cool down with some refreshing H20 from the provided water bowls.

Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Glen Willow Sporting Complex

There is an off leash area near the netball courts that allows your pooch to run free.

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.

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.

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.

We would love to hear from your experience!

Did your dog find his/her new favourite spot? Was the place you visited not as dog friendly as you expected?

Leave a review and help other dog owners to find the best places to visit with their dogs. Your review will also be super valuable for the dog friendly venues to improve their dog friendliness!

Thank you and enjoy the beautiful Central West NSW with your dog !

You can find our other Travel Guides from pupsy.com.au/dog-friendly-destination-guides

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Mornington Peninsula

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Mornington Peninsula

Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks, Off Leash Beaches and Cellar Doors inviting your dog with you for a wine tasting as well as countless dog friendly cafes and bars to chill out. All this is possible in the Mornington Peninsula. Less than 2 hours drive from Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula together with Yarra Valley, is one of the best dog friendly weekend getaway destinations from Melbourne.

It’s time to go on holiday with your dog, because simply put, you both deserve it. This is your Ultimate Guide to visit Mornington Peninsula with your dog!

Where to Stay?

Cottage On Rye, 4 Hardy Street, Rye

Air-conditioned 3 bedroom holiday home only a few minutes drive away from the dog off leash beaches in Blairgowrie & Rye! Enjoy a glass of pinot with your pooch on the fenced backyard and let the world go by.

Wonderland Hobby Farm | 165 Coolart Road, Hastings

Dog friendly farm stay in the heart of the peninsula with plenty of room to roam, sniff and play! Farm has cattle, sheep and chooks and will be a truly magical experience for the entire family!

Relaxing Retreat | 19 Mountain View Road, Mount Eliza

Stay close to the dog friendly beaches and wineries and enjoy your sun drenched terrace and a private pool with your pooch.

Caretakers Cottage | 224 Barkers Road, Main Ridge

Peaceful and quiet 3 bedroom farm cottage hideaway surrounded by dog friendly wineries. Ideal location for a you and your pooch to stay off the fuzz & buzz, visit the wineries and just chill.

The Shoreham Beach House | 56 Marine Parade, Shoreham

The Shoreham Beach House is located right on the water and only a few minutes away from the dog friendly wineries. Rather large 120m2 property is stylishly decorated with wooden beach lifestyle items and is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing weekend away from the city.

Dog Friendly Cellar Doors

The Mornington Peninsula landscape with its rolling hills and tranquil vineyards is as stunning as the range of wines produced by its wineries. Mornington Peninsula is known for producing high quality, cool climate varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinto Gris. No vineyard is further than 7km from the ocean, which creates a unique climate for the vines as well as for the visitors in the region. We have listed the most dog friendly vineyards (in an alphabetical order) you should visit with your pooch!

Moorooduc Estate | 501 Derril Road, Moorooduc

Family run award winning vineyard to enjoy with your pooch. Dogs are allowed to join you in the Cellar Door on leash (as apparently the local peacock is not too happy to be chased;-)). Great place to enjoy beautiful wines and maybe buy a bottle or two to take home for the evening meal.

Paradigm Hill | 26 Merricks Road, Merricks

Paradigm Hill focuses on achieving balanced healthy vines producing carefully selected, exceptional & low yielding fruit. Their very rationale dog policy says ” we are dog friendly to friendly dogs”!

Rahona Valley | 6 Oceanview Avenue, Red Hill South

One of the most interesting boutique dog friendly wineries in the Mornington Peninsula. It’s located on a steep north-facing slope of a secluded valley in the Red Hill area known for its ancient red basalt soils.

Tucks Wine | 37 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South

Tucks has a fresh take on winery visits. Rather than having your traditional wine tasting in the Cellar Door, why don’t you take advantage of the massive lawns and have a picnic in stead!

Dog Friendly Bars & Cafes

There are thousands of bars & cafes in the peninsula to choose from. But we do feel your pain when it comes to taking a gamble on which places will allow your furry friend to join you. To make it less time consuming for you to search for these places, we have combined a list of dog friendly places to drink & eat (in an alphabetical order) for you.

You can find the full list of dog friendly pubs/bars and cafes in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Yarra Valley and beyond from Pupsy.

Bass & Flinders Distillery | 40 Collins Road, Dromana

Gin flights, cocktails and sun drenched garden to enjoy them. Bass & Flinders offers an interesting alternative to winery tours and brewery visits. And while you are in Dromana, visit the dog friendly Safety Beach only a few minutes away from the distillery.

Green Olive at Red Hill | 1180 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge

Visit Green Olive for a full Mornington farm experience. Meet the local sheep, pigs and chooks and taste the locally grown olives, grapes and veggies. Green Olive will not disappoint any family members (including the furrier ones).

Miss Drew’s Bakery & Dog Cafe | 14 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Tyabb

Mornington Peninsula’s one and only Cafe / Bakery serving DOGS ONLY! Humans can purchase great food and drinks from the Red Rattler Train cafe just opposite to Miss Drew’s.

Morgan’s Beach Shack | 1 Esplanade, Sorrento

Perfect place for lunch or afternoon drinks with your pooch. Enjoy the views of Port Phillip Bay while having a taste of the best local seafood the Peninsula has to offer. Like

Mornington Peninsula Brewery | 72 Watt Road, Mornington

Casual craft beer brewery with a rustic dog friendly beer garden. Great place to sit and relax after spending a day at the beach, exploring dog friendly hikes or visiting wineries.

Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks

There are too many stunning dog friendly beaches on the Peninsula to list them all here. In stead, you can find, visit and review all off leash beaches on our website.

Off leash beaches in Mornington Peninsula on Pupsy

But Mornington Peninsula has so much more to offer than just the beaches. We have selected the most amazing dog friendly hikes off the coastline and we strongly recommend you to explore at least one of them.

Red Hill Rail Trail | Red Hill South – Merricks

One of the most scenic dog friendly hikes in the entire peninsula. Follow the old rail trail between Red Hill South and Merricks. Turn back whenever you feel like it as the entire return will be approx. 12 kms long.

Balcombe Estuary Boardwalk | Mount Martha

This wooden boardwalk runs through the bushland between Eplanade and Nepean Highway. Home to numerous flora and fauna this walk is a great way to start the day. Make use of the off leash areas and dog friendly Hawkers Beach!

Mount Martha Community Forest | Mount Martha

Beautiful off leash forest walk with plenty of places to sniff, creek to swim and other dogs to play with. Enjoy the tall trees, sounds of kookaburras and the running creek before heading back to the village for a drink or a bite to eat.

As we are writing this, all off leash dog parks are being created on Pupsy as well. For the full list of off leash exercise areas, visit the Mornington Peninsula Council website.

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.

We would love to hear from your experience!

Did your dog find his/her new favourite beach or hike? Was the place you visited not as dog friendly as you expected?

Leave a review and help other dog owners to find the best places to visit with their dogs. Your review will also be super valuable for the dog friendly venues to improve their dog friendliness!

Thank You and enjoy Mornington Peninsula with your dog !

You can find our other Travel Guides from pupsy.com.au/dog-friendly-destination-guides

Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Yarra Valley

Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Yarra Valley

Edited by: Ella Holgate

The Yarra Valley must be one of the best wine regions in the world, and it’s only a one hour drive away from a major cosmopolitan city. It’s known for the warm welcome visitors will receive across the variety of wineries and as we found out, this welcome is extended to our furry friends as well. Dog-friendly wineries in the Yarra Valley are only a start. There are great dog-friendly hikes and dog-friendly pubs and cafés as well in this beautiful wine region. Next time you are heading for wine tasting or a mini break in the Yarra Valley, make sure you take your dog with you.

This is your ultimate guide to DOG FRIENDLY YARRA VALLEY!

Check out other Pupsy Dog Friendly Guides around Melbourne & other Wine Regions


Dog Friendly Yarra Valley

One of the main reasons for heading to the Yarra Valley is drinking and purchasing wine. Fair enough, and there are many wineries to choose from. We don’t like travelling without our dog, as he surely wants (and deserves) to be part of the experience. Good news is, visiting the Yarra Valley is not just possible with your dog but even recommended in many places. This guide will unleash the best dog friendly wineries, dog friendly pubs & cafes, dog friendly walks & hikes and even a place to go for a swim with your dog. But let’s start with the most essential.

Dog Friendly Wineries

There are over 150 wineries in the Yarra Valley, which is best known for the cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines. It’s the oldest wine region in Victoria with the first wines planted at Yering Station in 1838.

You can visit most of the wineries without any bookings but we do recommend to check with them in advance as some of them do get very busy during the weekends.

Badger Creek Blueberry Farm, 11 Garnook Grove, Badger Creek

Potentially the sweetest place in Yarra Valley to visit. Blueberry wines, ciders, Moscato and plenty more. All of which can be enjoyed with your pup beside you.


Panton Hill Winery | 145 Manuka Road, Panton Hill

Experience the hospitality of a family founded and run dog-friendly boutique winery. You’ll discover outstanding architecture reminiscent of Southern Europe, exceptional estate produced wines and delicious light food. Being one of Melbourne’s Closest Wineries, it’s just 35 minutes from the CBD and 35 minutes from Melbourne Airport. There is a great 24h dog park at  Fergusons Paddock in less than 10 mins drive away from the winery!


De Bortoli Wines | 58 Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek

Philosophy at De Bortoli is that great wine begins in the vineyard and should reflect the region where the grapes that made it are grown. Achieving this must involve both vineyard and winery.

In the vineyard, this means thoughtful site selection, vine maturity and a move towards sustainable, biological farming practices that deliver exceptional fruit quality and real environmental benefits. It also involves an increasing embrace of single vineyard wines.


Maddens Rise | Maddens Lane, Coldstream

The Maddens Rise range of wines is focused on a pure expression of the Yarra Valley region. Decisions are made based on the fruit itself, and the climatic variations of each and every season. The consistent quality of wines comes from carefully managing this balancing act. Dogs are more than welcome to join you for a wine tasting, even inside the Cellar Door (subject to other guests being alright with it).


Immerse | 1548 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek

Immerse is a dog-friendly winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Their team is friendly and knowledgeable, and loves nothing more than taking you through the wines, sharing a few yarns and giving your dog plenty of cuddles. Dogs are allowed in the stunning outdoor area, where you can relax with a glass of your favourite drop while local wine dogs Luca & Zya entertain your pup.


Greenstone Vineyards | 179 Glenview Road, Yarra Glen

Greenstone Vineyards is known for their dog friendliness. Even dog touring companies regularly pay them a visit. Dogs are allowed on the covered deck and on the large open lawns.


Coombe Yarra Valley | 673 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream

Enjoy a glass of wine and platter / light lunch options from the cellar door menu or maybe a game of croquet in the infamous hedge while taking in the beauty of the flora and fauna surrounding the winery. Dogs are welcome to join you in the outside seating area.


Seville Hill | 8 Paynes Road, Seville

Although Seville Hill doesn’t allow dogs inside the Cellar Door, you can bring your pup with you to enjoy a glass of wine on the lawns. Very enjoyable vibes but check the weather forecast as there is not much shelter from rain or sun.


Steels Gate Wines | 1974 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek

Steels Gate Vineyard, situated at 230m above sea level, was planted in the late 1970s on an undulating slope of friable grey loam soils. Completely naturally irrigated and hand nurtured, surrounded by National Park, the vines are cared for by hand and the grapes carefully hand picked at the perfect harvest time. For a unique wine-tasting experience, sit next to the vines on a picnic blanket with your dog and simply chillax.


Warramunda Estate | 860 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream

Explore the home-grown wines at the Warramunda Estate cellar door with a plate of small bites, cheese or charcuterie. Dogs are allowed at the serviced and covered outdoor area.


Seville Estate | 65 Linwood Road, Seville

Winery not to be missed with your dog! Seville Estate won the 2019 James Halliday Winery of the Year award and they welcome your pooch to enjoy every inch of it. Dogs are welcome inside the Cellar Door to make sure nobody misses out on tasting their award winning wines.


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

For the ULTIMATE winery experience with your dog you can book your private luxury packages with Pooches & Pinot

Dog Friendly Accommodation

Finding a place to stay with your dog is always a bit of mission as still too often the answer is a straight no when you are travelling with your pooch. We have listed some of the most amazing dog-friendly places in the Yarra Valley for you to choose from. They are all well located close to the main towns, wineries and other attractions in the valley.

Leddicott Cottage | 11 Cards Lane, Olinda

This is a beautiful hidden cottage in Olinda, close to the dog-friendly hikes and cafés. The fireplace will warm your pooch in the winter and 1.5 acres of historical garden settings will give you and your dog plenty of room to roam.


Mount Evelyn Retreat | 4 Borang Avenue, Mount Evelyn

Ultimate relaxation with your dog and your partner (optional) is what Mount Evelyn Retreat is all about. With its central location, dog-friendly wineries, cafés and hikes in the Dandenong Ranges are all only a few minutes away.


Haig Avenue | Haig Avenue, Healesville

This cosy little dog-friendly cottage is only a few pawsteps away from Healesville shops, bars and the Four Pillars Distillery. There are also plenty of great walks and hikes nearby that you can do with your dog.


Harvest Farm | 101 Badgers Avenue, Badgers Creek

This dog-friendly farm-house is surrounded by the best flora and fauna that the Yarra Valley has to offer. This tranquil setting is guaranteed to make you forget your daily routines and enhance your visit to the valley with your dog.


Find more dog friendly accommodations in the Yarra Valley and beyond on Pupsy!

Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars & Cafes

Yarra Valley is known for its culinary experience as well as great bar and café scene. The main towns in the region are Coldstream, Lilydale, Yarra Glen, Dixons Creek, Seville and Healesville, out of which Healesville is the clear centre for the active bar scene.

Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars

Innocent Bystander | 316 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

A dog-friendly Winery Cellar Door comes to town! Visit dog-friendly Innocent Bystander for delicious wine, local produce, artisan pizza and tasty paella, or enjoy a non-wine option such as the real cider, local beers and spirits or great coffee. Dogs are welcome in the heated and covered outdoor area.


Giant Steps | 336 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

Giant Steps is another beautifully designed Cellar Door turnd bar/restaurant in Healesville. It is located right next door to Innocent Bystander, making the block one of the must-visit spots in Healesville. As with its neighbour, dogs are allowed in the partly covered outdoor area.


Watts River Brewing | 7 Hunter Road, Healesville

Two young families passionate about creating high quality, brewer driven beers that could be shared with everyone came together to create the Watts River brand. Watts River is comprised of brewers Aaron and Ben with over 11 years industry brewing experience and their wives Emily and Hanna. Dogs are an essential part of beer culture and therefore they are allowed everywhere, as long as they are kept under control.


The Grand Hotel Healesville | 270 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

“The Grand Old Lady” with a modern twist focuses on showcasing local produce and wines. Whether you are looking for an afternoon catch up for drinks with friends, a family meal or a social gathering to wine and dine, The Grand Hotel is the perfect dog-friendly pub to visit with your dog. Dogs are allowed in the beer garden and the front verandah.


Dog Friendly Cafes

Yarra Valley is full of cafés and most of them “allow” your dog to sit under the table with you but there are others that actually LOVE your dog as much as you do. We have listed the most welcoming dog-friendly cafés in the region you should visit for that morning brew, brekkie or lunch!

Wagtime Cafe | 1526 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

The name says it all! Wagtime Café is super dog friendly, and has many four-legged regulars. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area, or should we say laying area, as they even have doggie beds to maximise the comfort of your pup.


Habituel | 314 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

Think freshly brewed coffee, on-premise baked sourdough and a pleasant undercover outdoor seating area inviting you and your dog to start the day in the most relaxing way you possibly can. This is Habituel and we highly recommend you check it out especially if you are staying in the area. By the way, the artwork above is made by their very own espresso.


The Lilydale General | 110 Beresford Road, Lilydale

Whether you are after something hearty or healthy The Lilydale General has it on the menu, from fresh berries and fruits with granola to the mouth watering General’s Burger. Dogs are welcome in an outdoor seating area and we can almost guarantee they will have some four-legged company! Visit the nearby Lilydale Lake off leash park / beach for a play and complete the morning with a coffee at The Lilydale General.


Non-wine related activities

If you are spending more than a day in the valley (which we highly recommend), there are plenty of other things to discover than just wine. Take your dog for a swim, meet other dog owners in the off leash parks or follow the historic Warburton Railway line that used to service the agriculture industry 100 years ago.

Lilydale Lake | Lilydale

Lilydale Lake has several 24h off leash areas but the one we recommend is the sandy beach right next to the lake where your dog can have a splash in the water. There is no better way for your pup to start the day than by running freely on the soft sand and having a little swim. Go to the nearby The Lilydale General for an after play coffee / breakfast.


Maroondah Reservoir Park | Healesville

Maroondah Reservoir Park is a massive area offering hundreds of kilometres of dog-friendly walking tracks along the lake and in the bush! It is something a little different to explore when visiting the Yarra Valley. Take a picnic basket and enjoy this beautiful slice of nature before heading to the wineries


Warburton Historic Rail Trail | Lilydale – Warburton

Follow the historic railway line through the valley from Lilydale all the way to Warburton (or just parts of it). This stunning dog-friendly hike (on lead) provides you and your dog the most amazing views of what the Yarra Valley has to offer


Yarra Valley Farmers Market | Yering Station, Yering

Held every third Sunday of the month between 9am – 2pm, Yarra Valley Farmers Market offers something little different to explore with your dog.


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

That’s it; you’re all set for your adventure to the Yarra Valley with your dog! For other dog-friendly guides, visit Pupsy Destination Guides.