The Great Ocean Road and Otways have become a lot more dog friendly in recent times, with some trial dog friendly walks in the Otways as well as options for accommodation, particularly dog friendly cottages and cabins.
While much of the Otway National Park is not dog friendly, there are still walk options in the Otway Forest park as well as dog friendly beaches.
If you are looking for some quick ideas for a dog friendly day trips, Stevensons Falls + Lake Elizabeth Walk near Forrest + the Forrest Brewery are a great dog friendly combo of easy bushwalk and food/drinks.
Another option is the Ocean View Lookout walk at Moggs Creek (either 1.1km return from town or just over 5km return from the Moggs Creek Picnic area) combined with the Aireys Inlet Pub.
Great Ocean Road Dog Friendly Posts
Track Notes for Dog Friendly Bushwalks on the Great Ocean Road
Dog Friendly Travel Guide – Great Ocean Road East to West
From east to west, here are some ideas for travelling the Great Ocean Road with a dog.
Technically the Great Ocean Road starts on the west side of Torquay at the roundabout but this very busy tourist town is super dog friendly with dog beaches, cafes and restaurants and nearby bush walks.
Dog Friendly Accommodation in Torquay
The Sands in Torquay (booking.com) is about 3km from the town centre and has dog friendly rooms thoughtfully designed with direct ground floor access to outdoors! Make sure you pick the specificed dog friendly rooms when booking.
Read about more dog friendly accommodation in Torquay on my Great Ocean Road Accommodation Guide.
Dog Friendly Camping near Torquay
Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park is dog friendly on specific sites between the 1st of May to 31st of October only (excludes Melbourne Cup)
There are a few nearby HiCamps that are dog friendly, the closest dog friendly one to Torquay I found is this one called ‘Nest Retreat’ and basically the only option for dog friendly camping in summer that’s close to Torquay to take advantage of all the dog friendly beaches and cafes.
Things to do in Torquay with Dogs
Torquay to Anglesea
Between Torquay and Anglesea there are some nice dog friendly walks, especially around the Pt Addis area.
Things to do between Torquay and Anglesea with Dogs
Anglesea is a relaxed bush town on the Great Ocean Road famous for its easy to spot Kangaroos that laze around on the Golf Course.
Dog Friendly Accommodation in Anglesea
It is private rentals as well as two cabins in the caravan park. You can find ideas for dog friendly accommodation in Anglesea on my Great Ocean Road Accommodation Guide.
Dog Friendly Camping near Anglesea
Anglesea Caravan Park is dog friendly from 1st of February to the 15th of December. They have two dog friendly cabins for small dogs only and you have to call to book. It’s in a great location on the river and beach and a short walk from the shops and restaurants.
Currently, the closest nearby crown land campsite that’s dog friendly is inland at Hammonds Road North which is a bit of a drive from the coast.
Things to do in Anglesea with Dogs
Anglesea to Aireys Inlet
Between Anglesea and Aireys Inlet there is a massive long dog beach suitable for long dog friendly beach walk. It is through land managed by Parks Victoria but the beach is dog friendly.
Things to do between Anglesea and Aireys Inlet with Dogs
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