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3 DOG-FRIENDLY CAMPING SPOTS IN VICTORIA

Victoria may be the country’s second smallest state, but it’s jam-packed with places to go camping. If you are looking for dog-friendly camping spots in Victoria where you and your four-legged companion can spend time together, consider going to these three destinations.

O’BRIENS CROSSING, LERDERDERG STATE PARK

If you want to take your dog to a wildlife hideaway but still be close to the city, then Lerderderg State Park is a great place to go. Dogs are allowed in some areas of the park. However, there are some areas in the state park where dogs can’t stay in, such as MacKenzies Flat picnic area.

The camping site at O’Briens crossing provides a great view of O’Briens Gorge. There are plenty of trails and places to swim.

When bringing your dog to Lerderderg State Park, make sure you are using a leash. Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria. With only some locations you can take your dog, I highly recommend that you do thorough research so you don’t get disappointed.

WAKITI CREEK RESORT

Found on over 60 acres of bushland is Wakiti Creek Resort. It’s a destination with views of a picturesque landscape and a quiet environment, which is located just 30 minutes away from the Echuca township. Here, you’ll definitely enjoy having some downtime and bring your dog.

There are many activities including bushwalking and the like. One big advantage is that some areas you can let your dog off the leash.

Like in any other camping area, you need to follow a few conditions while bringing your dog along. While on the actual resort’s premises, your dog needs to be on-leash. You also need to make sure your pet is well-behaved.

JERUSALEM CREEK CAMPGROUNDS

At only 150km from Melbourne, Jerusalem Creek Campgrounds in Lake Eidolon National Park are a great option. This dog-friendly camping spot in Victoria is made up of eight unpowered areas where you can pitch a tent, relax and have fun.

Jerusalem Creek provides some of the best scenic views in Victoria’s Central Highlands. Many take their dog along a hike or walk bushwalking trails. On occasion, the campgrounds do put on activities. As usual, make sure your dog is on-leash at all times.

Obviously, there are plenty of other pet-friendly camping locations in Victoria that I need to explore. Nevertheless, I have had a good experience with these three.

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Philip Wallis
philipwwwww@dinga.com.au

Philip grew up with a family of pet lovers. He particularly loves dogs and is sharing his experience with OnDECK by DINGA.