Dog On A Leash Out Camping


Queensland is a place blessed with stunning beaches, amazing rainforests and beautifully-preserved national parks. All these make Australia’s Sunshine State an excellent destination for campers. If you’re an outdoor junkie and a pet owner at the same time, there’s no better way to take in Queensland’s natural beauty other than camping with your faithful companion.

Here are my top three dog-friendly camping spots in Queensland for you to check out.


If a tranquil environment with a scenic view from the beach while you get away from it all in your 4WD is your thing, you and your dog must visit Flinders Beach Campgrounds. Located on Stradbroke Island, you can get there via a pre-booked ferry from Cleveland in Redland City. On the island, you can only access the campgrounds via 4WD.

If you decide to camp here, there are a few rules you need to follow regarding pets. In most locations, your dog must be on a leash. However, there are designated off-leash areas where your dog can freely run around and release some energy.

With 12 camping areas right next to the beach, it’s a great destination to spend some quality time with your dog. You can even go whale watching between the months of May and November.


In the Scenic Rim, you can check out Coleyville Lodge. It’s a wonderful place to camp with your pets if you want some time to relax. The lodge is only 65 km away from Brisbane and you’re more than welcome to bring your dog along. You can pitch a tent on the cattle grounds or stay in the lodge, depending on your budget.

What makes this place different from other dog-friendly camping spots in Queensland is the fact that well-behaved dogs can be unleashed during the day. Coleyville Lodge’s campgrounds are located on a working cattle station. Some towns and wineries are located near the site. A creek and swimming hole are also close to the camp.


A short 30-minute ride south of Brisbane is the Tamborine Mountain Caravan and Camping Park. The Tamborine Mountain Caravan and Camping Park is great if you want to camp with your dog but still be near the city.

Located at the foot of Mt Tamborine, the park gives you access to see the area’s vast array of flora and fauna. Right next to the campsite is Thunderbird Park. The best thing you can do here is walking your dog while taking in all of the rainforest’s beauty.

While the camping park is pet-friendly, there are some conditions you still need to observe. While at the camping grounds, your dog must always be on a leash. Additionally, you must always keep an eye out and clean up after your dog but really, that goes without saying.

If you’ve yet to try camping with your pet, these dog-friendly camping spots in Queensland are great places to start.



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Kimberly Powell
Kimberly Powell

Kimberly loves camping, cooking, travelling and animals. She's turned her hand to writing to share her experience.