Travelling with Pets

Are you looking for suggestions for caravan or camping places to stay that are also pet-friendly? Then keep reading as we’ve put together a couple of places to check out, along with some helpful resources for travelling with pets in Australia!

Pet-Friendly Places to Visit

Kookaburra Park, QLD

If you’re looking for a boutique accommodation getaway that’s also pet-friendly, you’ll want to check out Kookaburra Park located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland. They’re like a fancy caravan park that’s almost a farm-stay except that they rescue their animals rather than farm them.

You can choose from any zone (except the Windmill Field) to book your pet-friendly stay. If you’re a seasoned camper, the Gumtree Valley area is recommended as a great spot for dogs and kids. There’s also direct access across from the property to the Mary River where you can swim, paddle, or relax… and is a place where you’re also allowed to take the dog!

Image Credit: Kookaburra Park

Riverwood Downs, NSW

If you’re travelling through New South Wales, the Riverwood Downs property is a great pet-friendly place to stay. It’s a 750-acre property located 2.5 hours north of Sydney, and is nestled on the banks of a mountain river. There are a number of accommodation options, including camping and caravan sites, and a wide range of activities like horse riding, canoeing, bushwalking, and platypus spotting.

The Property “truly understand the relationship that you have with your pets”. There is an expanse of manicured lawns for playing on, and walking trails to go explore. They even have dining out with your pet options!

Image Credit: Riverwood Downs

Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park, SA

The Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park is a spacious 22-acre park located on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. It has a range of accommodation options, including sites for camping and all-sized caravans and RVs. The Park has great facilities like waterslides and mini-golf, and is pet-friendly.

Pets are allowed to stay in a guest’s own van or tent, on sites, or in the designated pet friendly cabins. The Park is also situated near the Victor Harbor Dog Park which is a 3-minute drive or 10-minute walk. Check out all you need to know about the pet friendly accommodation, along with a list of some things to pack for your pet’s adventure!

Image Credit: Victor Harbor Holiday, Caravan & Cabin Park

Resources for Travelling with Pets

For some tips for travelling with pets, check out the links to these resources:

  • RSPCA Pet Insurance have an ultimate pet travel guide to looking after your pets whilst you’re travelling. Some of the things it talks about is using restraints and carriers, bringing emergency kits, and what to do before heading off on a trip with your pet.
  • Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast has a ‘pet friendly locator’ search engine to help you locate places to stay with your pets. They also have a book that you can purchase to help you find pet-friendly accommodation anywhere between Cairns and Melbourne (including Cooktown and the Great Ocean Road).
  • Camplify has put together a guide to van life with dogs with suggestions for making your van dog friendly, tips for van life with your dog, finding dog friendly campsites, and FAQs.

Been travelling with your pet?

Have you taken your pets out on an adventure in your Winjana RV? If you have a photo of them with your van, we’d love for you to share a photo with us on our Facebook page!

You can find out more about all of our vans on our website or via our online brochure. Please also feel free to contact us direct at Winjana RV, and we will be very happy to assist and answer any questions.

Winjana RV (Adventure RV P/L)
Contact: Andrew Brennen on (07) 4638 3576

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