Travel with dogs

Looking to travel with dogs in Australia, this page has a collection of post :) Also here is a rant about how I feel about dog friendly travel in Australia lol

As someone who has studied conservation and managed parks I understand why there are no dogs allowed in National Parks. Their presence (they smell like a predator) can alter or even stop migration, movement for resources and mating behaviours in some species, they spread weeds on fur and paws and when owners don’t keep their dog leashed they chase and stress animals.

However in a country deep in the grips of an obesity crisis I have to wonder how many more people would be tempted to get out and about if they could take their dog. In North America where the system has a lot more flexability in certain types of parks for furry friends to accompany their owners people love their parks. This is evident by the many 1000’s of insta accounts who hike with their dog and influence and encourage 100’s of thousands of people to move more.

For the sake of our health and wellbeing and the mental stimulation of our couped up high energy rescue dogs I hope there are some changes in our systems to introduce the ability to bushwalk more with dogs in lower conservation parks and more new designated bush areas for human recreation. Until that happens here is a collection of dog friendly bushwalks, campgrounds and places I have either visited or discovered in my research into travel with dogs in Australia.

Also, because this is a big part of my life you can now visit my new dedicated blog to travelling with dogs in Australia over at dogfriendlytrips.com.au.

Wills Bend | Campground notes & photos

Wills Bend Quick Fact Box* FreeDog FriendlySandbar Beach for swimmingDrop ToiletBoat RampAccessible by gravel/dirt corrugated road. Generally 2WD accessible unless wet/changed conditionsBYO drinking water, own cooking etc^Before visiting always check up to date regional fire, safety & road access conditions…