If you are a pet lover, then you know how hard it is to leave your furry friend at home when going on a camping trip with the rest of the family. But often, that is exactly what you have to do as many locations do not allow pets.
While you can always choose to leave your pet pal with a relative or neighbour, we suggest you don’t deprive your constant companion the joy of the trip. Instead, what you can do is choose a camping location that is pet friendly.
There are quite a few such camping locations in Queensland; these place not only allow you to take your pet along, but also provide ample facilities for them. When going camping to one of these sites, you can be sure that your pet will have a great time.
To help you along with your task of choosing that perfect camping site, here’s a list of the top 5 pet friendly campsites in Queensland for you to consider visiting during the coming year.
Murphy’s Creek Escape
When camping in Queensland, you can’t afford to give Murphy’s Creek Escape a miss. With its charming location and natural bush setting, the Escape provides you with an unmatched panorama of nature that is sure to sooth your senses.
Go on a hike with your pet around the site, or take a walk on the beautiful, picturesque inland beach. And if you’re looking for some excitement you can even try out adventure activities such as the ropes course and archery; what’s more, if you are a biking enthusiast then you should certainly check out the dedicated mountain bike trail.
After you’re done with the day you can simply choose to unwind beneath the shade of the trees while taking in the scenery around you, or, in the evening, tell stories around the campfire. Just be sure to include your pets in any activity you do; this is sure to keep them as well as you happy.
Log Dump Camping Area
Tucked away in Tuan State Forest and located between Tin Can Bay and Boonooroo, Log Dump Camping Area is a wonderful getaway for you and your furry companion. Pine forests surround the campsite, lending it an isolated feel that only serves to increase its attraction. We suggest you visit here in late winter; it’s then that this region puts on a vibrant display of wildflowers.
You only need to make sure your pets are leashed and on their best behavior. The site allows campfires, so make sure your pets don’t get into or become the cause of an accident.
Queens Beach Tourist Village
Queens Beach Tourist Village is located just five kilometers from the Central Business District. Here you can take part in a number of camping activities and outdoor excursions. Add to that the picturesque scenery, and you’ve got yourself the perfect location for camping with your pets.
The Tourist Village is beautifully located in the midst of award winning garden sites, with an immaculate beach, playgrounds for the children and walking tracks for exercise, along with all the major amenities that you may need. Think of this as a home away from home, sans the four walls with the sky for a roof.
This location even provides places to stay in the form of self- contained cabins that serve the needs of all guests from multiple walks of life. Also, if you are looking for camping in a trailer or motor home there’s the option for that as well.
Overall, this is a must visit location if you are looking for an escape from the drudgery of everyday life, and want to spend time away from it all with just your pets, and maybe that special someone.
Gordon Country Campgrounds
Located in Goomburra, the Gordon Country Campgrounds offer ample space for your pets to run amok, all the while leaving you to enjoy some quality time. With over 4000 acres of open bushland, you can be sure that your pets will have more than enough room to stretch their legs, and then some. There is a small $3 fee for pets to stay at the campgrounds, which is payable upon arrival. This fee ensures that we can maintain a pet-friendly environment for all visitors. Additionally, please note that pets must be in proper health, have had all their shots, and should be restrained at night.
Golden Beach Holiday Park
If you are tired of bush camping and would like a change of scenery, then head for the Golden Beach Holiday Park in Caloundra for a beachside camping trip. Only an hour’s drive from Brisbane, this is one of the most attractive, and pet friendly, camp spots in Queensland.
Here you have access to the beach, beautiful seaside scenery and best of all, proximity to all modern amenities. So, if you are looking to get away from it all, yet stay in touch, this is the place to go.
Camping is best enjoyed with those who are special to us; and as pets are surely our most precious companions (other than humans!), we are certain that you don’t want to take a trip without them. However, restrictions often compel us not to take our furry friends along for the ride.
However, now that you have so many excellent options, there’s no need to leave your pet behind and spend the trip missing your ‘best mate’. So, the next time you decide to go on a camping trip, just get out your camping gear, load up the pets and head for your nearest pet friendly camping location from our list. We guarantee that you will come back with memories you will cherish forever.
And…so will your pets.