Man Camping With His Dog


It’s more fun to bring your dog with you on a camping trip. If you’re thinking about taking your furry companion along, keep in mind that not all available camping grounds will allow dogs into their premises. Don’t fret; there are many dog-friendly camping spots in New South Wales you can visit with your furry pal. Here are some of them.


One dog-friendly camping spot you may already know about is the Mystery Bay Campgrounds. It’s located near the south coast of New South Wales. The campsites are found near the beach, scattered around the bush. It provides you and your furry pal a first-class view of cliffs and the ocean.

In Mystery Bay, you can find a lot of activities to do with your dog. You can opt to walk with him down the sandy beach or catch some fish at the rock pools nearby.

Mystery Bay is welcoming to pets, but standard pet handling rules still apply. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after him. Also, keep in mind that dogs are only allowed on the beach between 5pm and 9am. Other than that, you and your furry pal are good to go.


Located near Barrington Tops National Park, many consider Riverwood Downs as one of the best dog-friendly camping spots in New South Wales.
Dogs are welcome to roam around the 750-acre camping area. Some areas the management even allow them to go off leash.

A lot of activities are available for you and your dog at Riverwood Downs. There are many trails and paths you can follow with your pet. You and your pet can also explore and look for the many swimming holes and mountain streams near your camp. If you feel like it, you can even take your dog paddling. With all the available activities and welcoming nature of the place, Riverwood Downs is definitely a place many pets and pet owners love.


If you want to take your dog to a tranquil bush camping retreat, then Turon Gates is the perfect place to check out. This camping destination, made up of sites scattered around a 6,000-acre area, is a place with beautiful mountain views. It’s located in the Blue Mountains, near the Turon River.
At Turon Gates, you can either pitch your tent, rent a cabin or a glamping tent. Your dog can also roam around the area, as long as it’s well-trained and well-behaved.

The camp offers many outdoor activities that you can choose to do. You can go bushwalking with your dog or go mountain biking if you feel like it.

Birdwatching is also a favourite activity to do here. But if you want to do something different, you can try out gold panning. This camping spot is only a 2.5-hour drive away from Sydney.

New South Wales is a perfect destination for camping with your dog. It has many spots where you and your furry companion can experience the beauty of the Australian bush. If you’re planning to take your pet to a bush hideaway, consider checking out these three dog-friendly camping spots in New South Wales.



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Philip Wallis

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